Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies

Weddings at Groundlings


Celebrate your love story at the Groundlings Theatre, established 1784. The grade 2* listed Georgian building, with renovated interior is an exquisite blend of period and contemporary features. The main auditorium with an open fire place makes Groundlings an unforgettable wedding venue providing all the charm, atmosphere and warmth you could hope for on your special day. This unique theatre provides a perfect backdrop for memorable photography. Groundlings will help you to create a day that is truly yours. We offer every couple an entirely personal and expert service, from beginning to end.

Groundlings can cater for a variety of wedding celebrations and we can tailor our environment to shape your individual needs. From an intimate, relaxed dinner and dance to a quirky fancy dress soiree, we want you to experience the day exactly as you dreamed it would be.

Being a theatrical venue, we have a large number of unique items such as candelabras, centre pieces, vintage crockery, a red carpet and over 11,000 period costumes which you may hire for your special day if you may desire.

We have several years of experience in hosting weddings and are there to assist you in creating the perfect day to bring your dreams to life. Our dedicated team will guide and assist you at every step of your preparations and will offer the highest levels of service.

We believe that every couple should get the wedding that they desire, whatever their budget. So here at Groundlings, we are dedicated to making sure your day is both unforgettable and affordable. We have a range of wedding packages depending on your budget to get your day as close to your vision as possible.

To find out what’s included and more, book a walk around tour with our wedding coordinator.

Here at Groundlings we attend to every last little detail. Our dedicated team know that the finishing touches are vital to creating the perfect ambience that will make your wedding unique. We will work with you to guide your preparation from food to theme. So, you can rest assure that your wedding will be unique, elegant and sophisticated.

At the end of your special day when you take leave of Groundlings, you and your guests will take with you a treasure trove of memories that will stay with you forever. As the next chapter of your Love story begins you will be happy in the knowledge that you celebrated your marriage in a way that was uniquely special.

Please get in touch with any queries and please come and visit us and look around. We are situated in the heart of Portsmouth with extensive private parking and a railway station just a 10-minute walk from the venue. We can also provide a discount to all guests using the local taxi service.


42 Kent Street, Portsea, Portsmouth



023 9273 7370


We would be overjoyed if you decide to have your wedding with us and to help you celebrate, we will offer 2 free theatre tickets to a show of your choice.