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Find your perfect conference venue in Portsmouth

Are you looking for the best Portsmouth venues for your next conference or event in the city? With so many facilities to choose from at the University of Portsmouth, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Our meeting venues and function rooms are located in modern and historical venues across our campus. We can host up to 1,000 delegates in our conference venues, and up to 2,000 delegates when we work in partnership with the local Portsmouth Guildhall. Our function rooms hold up to 300 guests and are perfect for dinners, receptions and weddings.

When you book your conference or event with us, you'll benefit from fully accessible venues, free WiFi and the latest audio-visual facilities. You'll also receive full support from our conference and event team from the moment of your enquiry to the day of your event, making sure it's successful and memorable.

Contact us to book conference or event space

Have a query or want to book a tour? Get in touch today.

Email us: reservations@port.ac.uk

Phone us: +44 (0)23 9284 4884

Conference venue hire Portsmouth

You have a choice of over 150 rooms across our main campus, including small meeting venues for 20 people to large lecture theatres. These rooms are suitable for:

  • meetings
  • courses
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • exhibitions
  • networking events
  • conferences

Accessibility

All our spaces are fully accessible for anyone with physical disabilities. The majority of our rooms also have hearing loops fitted.

Availability

Our Portsmouth venues vary in availability. We usually have availability during the Easter break, between June and September at any time, and on weekends and evenings all year round. Between September and June there is a lower level of midweek availability.

Enquire about availability by calling us on +44 (0)23 9284 4884 or by email at reservations@port.ac.uk.

Delegates at a conference at the University

Delegates at a conference at the University.

Our conference facilities

Each conference room has simple to use audio-visual equipment including a PC (connected to the internet), a DVD player and a visualiser. You're free to plug in your own laptops if needed.

All our lecture theatres have surround sound as well as lectern and lapel microphones available for you to use.

Conference management services

When you host your conference or event with us, you'll receive a range of support services from a team dedicated to you from your initial enquiry to the event itself. We'll match your individual requirements to the right venue, and provide event coordinators to help you prepare for and run the event on the day.

Conference catering services

When you book your conference with us, you'll get flexible catering options. Our catering is usually served in a central networking area, with additional space for your registration desk, sponsors and exhibitors.

We can also provide conference dinners and receptions on campus, or in the corporate facilities of local attractions such as the Spinnaker Tower or the Historic Dockyard.

Our facilities and catering are charged as part of our Day Delegate Rate. Please contact the reservations team on +44 (0)23 9284 4884 or at reservations@port.ac.uk for more information about the Day Delegate Rate.

Additional conference services

  • secure online registration
  • processing registrations and payments
  • issuing registration confirmations
  • issuing joining instructions
  • providing delegate information for venues
  • printing badges
  • staffing the registration desk during the event
  • coordinating accommodation bookings
  • audio-visual support

Event function rooms

Our function rooms in Portsmouth offer unique settings for your special occasion. Whether you're planning your wedding, reception, birthday, or annual work dinner, we offer various function rooms, catering choices, bars and accommodation.

Weddings and celebrations

The University of Portsmouth looks forward to helping make your wedding day or birthday a memorable experience.

Private dinners

The University of Portsmouth understands fine dining. Our venue hire is serviced by the University’s dedicated team of catering and event professionals who'll work with you to create your perfect evening.

We specialise in:

  • conference dinners
  • banquets
  • buffet receptions

Outdoor parties

We can also cater for large outdoor parties. Our sites at Ravelin Park or Langstone Campus can host 100 to 2,000 guests and are the perfect locations for a hog roast or a summer BBQ. We can also provide a bar and SIA security for outdoor events.

Private event at the University

Guests at a private function at the University.


Book a conference or event space

Below are our four main Portsmouth venues for hire. Please note, we also offer various lecture halls and meeting rooms elsewhere across the University campus. For more details on each venue hire and the range of catering options please contact the Conferences and Lettings team by phone on +44 (0)23 9284 4884 or by email at reservations@port.ac.uk.

Dennis Sciama Building

  • The Dennis Sciama Building can accommodate 150 people for a seated meal, or 200 people for a standing event.

    It's located less than 200 metres from Portsmouth Registry Office and is less than a 10–minute walk from Gunwharf Quays. The building is also a 10–minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour train station as well as Portsmouth and Southsea train station

    This building is only available on weekends.

    Building facilities:

    • a bar
    • music facilities

Outside view of Dennis Scamia building on campus

Dennis Sciama address

Dennis Sciama Building
University of Portsmouth
Burnaby Road
Portsmouth
PO1 3FX

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Portland Building

  • Portland Building has a ground floor Atrium space that can accommodate 150 people for a seated meal, or 200 people for a standing event.

    It's located just 400 metres from Portsmouth Registry Office and is less than a 10–minute walk from Gunwharf Quays. The building is also a 10–minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour train station and a 15–minute walk from Portsmouth and Southsea train station

    This building is only available on weekends.

    Building facilities:

    • a private outdoor area

Artistic view of stairwell in Portland building

Portland Building address

Portland Building
University of Portsmouth
Portland Street
Portsmouth
PO1 3AH

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Rees Hall

  • Ress Hall is located on Southsea seafront and offers an informal dining experience for 150 people with views across Southsea Common.

    It's less than a 20–minute walk from Portsmouth and Southsea train station and just a 15–minute walk from Gunwharf Quays and the historic streets of Old Portsmouth.

    This building is only available between June and August.

    Building facilities:

    • a courtyard garden
    • a bar
    • accommodation

The canteen in Rees hall

Rees Hall address

Rees Hall
University of Portsmouth
Southsea Terrace
Southsea
PO5 3AP

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The 3rd Space

  • The 3rd space is home to the University's Student Union during term time and is the largest space in the University. This building can accommodate up to 300 people seated, and over 500 standing across the first floor, the bar on the ground floor and the outside area. This venue is ideal for large groups.

    This building is only available between June and August.

    Building facilities:

    • an outside area
    • a bar
    • two floors

Group of students at feel good fest in third space building

The 3rd Space address

3rd Space
University of Portsmouth Student's Union
Cambridge Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2EF

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Contact us

Have a query or want to book a tour? Get in touch today.

Email us: reservations@port.ac.uk

Phone us: +44 (0)23 9284 4884

Visit us:
University of Portsmouth
Conferences and Lettings
Mercantile House
Hampshire Terrace
Portsmouth
PO1 2EG

If you have a more specific enquiry about our conference and event space in Portsmouth, you'll find further contact details below.

Please email us at reservations@port.ac.uk to see our full terms and conditions.

Specific enquiries:

From June to September each year, we offer over 2,500 award-winning beds to individuals, coach parties, special interest groups, and conferences of almost any size.

Find out more about our accommodation and plan your stay in Portsmouth this summer.

Contact: Nicola Bown, Deputy Commercial Manager

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 4829

Email: nicola.bown@port.ac.uk

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