Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is an ideal location to host your event, whether it’s your dream wedding or a corporate meeting, launch or interview. We have a number of different rooms to suit various styles, sizes and budgets.

Room information guide price information can be found below. To talk through your individual needs or get more information, send us an email or call 023 9283 4737.

For an intimate wedding in grand, opulent surrounds, there is little better than Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery. The museum’s Esther Room can accommodate 56 guests for wedding ceremonies, while the gardens outside provide a wonderful setting for post-event food and drinks.

The Esther Room itself is filled with items from the 1920s and 30s, as well as an ornate 17th century fireplace. It can be set up in a number of different styles, to ensure a wedding venue that works for your needs and requirements.

Capacity is 60 people maximum (56 guests, plus the couple and registrars).

After your ceremony, why not stay a while to celebrate with your guests, either in the Esther Room or the beautiful museum gardens – complete with play area for restless children! Our competitive packages include canapes and champagne, and traditional high tea.

The Esther Room at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery

Wedding hire prices below (not including VAT)

Price (£)
Esther Room
Monday – Thursday, 2 hours between 10am and 5pm480
Friday – Sunday, 2 hours between 10am and 5pm670
Ceremony bookings 5pm – 10pm (additional fee on top of above)128
Museum Garden (marquee only)
Monday – Thursday520
All other days890
Museum Garden (whole garden plus toilets and reception)
Monday – Thursday 6pm – 10.30pm1,050
Friday – Sunday 6pm – 10.30pm1,750