Portsmouth: Illustrious maritime heritage
Portsmouth is a fantastic coastal location lending itself perfectly to a suit a range of different requirements. It is packed with unique and versatile venues ideal for weddings, parties, meetings and more. It is one of the UK’s most prolific coastal cities – predominantly situated on Portsea Island, which is separated from to the mainland by several road links.
Portsmouth has long been associated with prosperity and strong connections with Britain’s illustrious maritime heritage. In particular Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, a preserved Mary Rose and remnants of naval activity around the area serve as reminders of its much-celebrated roots as an important port city. The city is also home to premiership team Portsmouth FC.
Portsmouth is a fantastic location for visitors from the UK and overseas, attracting a great number of tourists per year. It is one of the world’s best-known ports – and as such a thriving township has developed around it, with trendy restaurants serving delicious seafood, independent coffee shops and designer boutiques joining the usual suspects on the high streets. Shoppers are served by the Cascades Shopping Centre between Commercial Road and Charlotte Street where a huge selection of high street and outlet stores can be found.
Parts of Portsmouth and Portsea Island are incredibly picturesque – featuring golden beaches stretching beside turquoise waters. Portsmouth county also includes Milton Locks Nature Reserve and Farling Marshes – thriving habitats for some of Britain’s rarest seabirds and wildlife.
At 70 miles from London, Portsmouth offers a perfect getaway from the capital. Accommodation can be found in abundance catering to all kinds of visits to the city. Our comprehensive list of venues features some fantastic locations suitable for a variety of requirements and criteria. Whether you’re searching for a rural setting or want to make sure you’re in the thick of it you’ll find the perfect venue at The Big Venue Book. Portsmouth venues include some more unusual and unique choices – including the stunning HMS Warrior and the historic Square Tower.