Testimonials

We’re delighted to have hosted many events at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and love to receive feedback from our guests. Here’s what some of them have to say:

Thank you for all your support Rebecca - the experience from the booking process till the event closure was very good and hassle free. All the points we discussed were taken care off.

We had a lovely experience yesterday, and the staff were very helpful and supportive. It was an enjoyable night with lovely view!

Big thanks to Rebecca and her team.

- Priyanka – Accenture UK Christmas Party, December 2018

Thankyou to Rebecca and her team for all of their hard work for mine and James’ party on Saturday night.

Everything went brilliantly, all the staff were friendly and helpful and the venue looked amazing.

I was particularly impressed by how thoroughly all of our decorations and other items had been stored and kept ready to collect yesterday – even things I thought would be thrown away.

Myself and all the guests had a fantastic time though – my only regret is it seemed to be over so quickly!

- Steve – 30th Birthday Party, November 2018

I just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to Rebecca and everyone involved with our event on Thursday evening. The staff were all brilliant and the food was delicious and I’ve only received good feedback from my colleagues who attended.

- Sharron – Airbus Defence and Space , November 2018

A massive thank you to James and his team for making our wedding day at the Spinnaker Tower the most magical, unforgettable day for us and all of our guests.
Despite the rain battering down outside, we could not have picked a better venue. Everything had been organised beautifully and once inside the weather was forgotten.
The day ran smoothly, all stress gone as James and his team worked so hard to create the perfect ambience and day for us. I also must mention the outside agencies that James also recommended who did an outstanding job with regards to flower arrangements, food, balloons etc and a massive thank you to the bar and lift staff, running around keeping us all happy.
An absolutely incredible day, one my husband and I will treasure forever.
Thank you so much.

- Liz & Paul – Wedding, September 2018

A big THANK YOU to Rebecca and the team for making our sleepover successful. James and the boys were brilliant company and really embraced the nature of the event.

The children had an amazing time and I've had lots of thankful emails from parents. I'm looking forward to organising next year's abseils and hopefully offer The Drop too.

I really do love being at the tower and am grateful for the support you've all offered the charity over the years.

- Tori – PLANETS Charity, September 2018

I organised a surprise 40th Party for my wife Nadine at the Spinnaker Tower at the beginning of September. It was a complete surprise for Nadine, so she was absolutely speechless when the lift opened on the viewing deck of the Tower, to be greeted by over 100 friends and family wishing her a Happy Birthday!

The surprises kept coming for Nadine, with a pyrotech air display over by Steve Carver from Mark Jefferies Air Display Team. The sun was just setting over, so the view of the display over Portsmouth Harbour high up in the Spinnaker Tower was absolutely stunning. Nadine couldn’t believe her eyes.

An absolutely fantastic evening. The view from the Tower was incredible and the staff there went out of the way to make Nadine’s night so special.

All of the guests are still talking about the Party, as they probably will be for a long time to come! The pressure is on though, for me to top that for her next big party!

- Gareth Hodgson – Birthday Party, September 2018

Rebecca, you were so accommodating before and during our meeting. I was so impressed with everything, thank you so much. I know the rest of the team had a brilliant time and the setting inspired us to be extremely productive.

Fantastic value for money to have use of that room for the entire day, as well as the amazing pastries and afternoon tea – it was really nice food, I would certainly recommend to others.

I wanted to give a special mention to the gentlemen who brought us the afternoon tea. We also loved being able to try the glass floor!

It was a great day, we all loved it. Thanks again.

- Lottie – Britax, July 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved .From our point of view everything went very smoothly as usual - both Rebecca throughout the booking process and her staff on the day were very helpful and professional. A special thank you once again to James and his colleague for arranging the room and providing the drinks and delicious brownies.

The feedback so far from some of the volunteers was how much they enjoyed the event and how having it in such a prestigious venue made them feel special.

- Rosemary Blackmore, Portsmouth City Council June 2018

A big thank you to you Rebecca for your assistance in planning what was a fantastic evening. The company thoroughly enjoyed the party and it was seen as a huge success. James and the team on the night were fantastic. They went above and beyond to help Felicity and I get everything ready and to make sure we were happy with everything. I’d be confident to recommend the venue and its staff to anyone wanting to host an event in the area. Thank you ever so much for all your help Rebecca and for your patience with our many, many, emails!

- Julia - Nick Grace Management , International Tour of Mamma Mia June 2018

The event went extremely well and as far as I know everyone had a lovely evening, also helped with the sunny weather and great view! The organising of the event with Rebecca was easy and her and the team before the event were always helpful. The team on the night were also helpful with questions and setting up the presentation on the screen. All in all it was pain free to organise and a success on the night so thank you.

- Nicola - Solent Local Enterprise Partnership April 2018

Suzie and I couldn’t have asked for a more magical venue for our wedding. James and his team have to be the best in the business. The organisation, communication and 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude made our wedding day absolutely first class. I thought it would be hard to compete with the beauty of the tower itself. But James' team along with the companies we used for catering, decorating and photography were second to none. Getting married at the Spinnaker Tower is a no brainer, not only because of the venue but the outstanding service from James and his team which make the day stress free.

- Richard & Suzie – Wedding April 2018 

Fabulously Unique Venue. Superb team who are very friendly and extremely helpful . Would have no hesitation in recommending.

- Stephen Baker, Roar Events

We had a fabulous day, and the staff at the Spinnaker were absolutely brilliant! We had an amazing day, everything was well organised and I would highly recommend the team at the Spinnaker to anyone and everyone!!

- Lauren & Jake, December 2017 Wedding

Can I just say a huge thank you to yourself and all the staff who were serving at my 50th party last night. It was a fantastic night and wouldn't have been possible without you guys - the bar, waiting and security staff were so polite, helpful and friendly throughout the entire evening.

Thank you once again for making my 50th an amazing night!

- S. Offin, 50th Birthday Party

Just a thank you from both me and our volunteer managers for allowing us the use of the Spinnaker yesterday for our volunteers’ thank you event. Please also extend our thanks to the reception staff for getting everyone through so efficiently. Special thanks to James and his colleague for providing us with drinks, delicious brownies and added value good natured humour!
Everyone appeared to have a good time and enjoyed themselves - particularly the deputy Lord Mayor.

- R. Blackmore, Health Development Officer, Portsmouth City Council

Everything was well taken care of, extremely stress free, which was amazing and the evening was beautiful, the decorations were perfect!

- S. & P. Brooks, Wedding

The event went very well, from initial discussions with Jenny and James through to the smooth and flexible set up. Food and drink were timely on the morning, as we're the lifts for everyone upstairs in time for our live Facebook video on the Royal Navy website and the helicopter fly past. Payment went smoothly afterwards too!

- G A R Nolan, Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve, HMS KING ALFRED

Our event went extremely well, we have had numerous complements from the evening many stating how wonderful the venue was.

I would like to say thank to Rebecca for all of her assistance through the booking and planning process - she was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. James was also very helpful on the evening and went above and beyond to meet our needs and requirements.

Overall it was a fantastic evening and made even greater by the helpful staff at Spinnaker Tower!

- Lauren - Gigabit Portsmouth Event, November 2018

Thank you to Rebecca and her team for a super event, everyone had a fantastic time. Vanilla Catering and the waiting staff provided a very professional service and worked really well with your team, so thank you very much. I am sure Vector will be coming back for events in the near future.

- Trish – Vector Aerospace, October 2018

James, what can we say we have arrived back from our honeymoon and just wanted to say what a fantastic evening we had at the tower.
Jess and I have been blown away with your hospitality and the fantastic service from all of your staff.

We are very thankful to you personally in helping to make our day so special.

- Chris & Jess – Wedding Reception, October 2018

What an amazing wedding! Everything went so well and everyone I spoke to was full of admiration for the venue, the staffing, service and excitement of the whole event. It was lovely to see – one could not have asked for a better day. Wendy and I also used it to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary, so that helped make it extra special for us too.

James, I wanted to thank you personally for all the contribution you made to the planning, management and delivery of such a great time. It is such a change to meet someone who is totally on top of their job and does it with such care and attention, both to the detail of the event and to meeting (and exceeding) the needs of the customer.

Thank your team - from the meeters and greeters, the lift attendants, the bar staff and the evening minders – for the invariably cheerful and helpful support which they offered throughout.

- Father of the Bride - Wedding, September 2018

Thankyou so much to you Rebecca, the event went fabulously. James and all of your staff were so helpful and friendly. The food was wonderful, and your kitchen was able to help us have the food ready a little earlier than they expected, which was much appreciated.

All in all it was a great event, and I will definitely be recommending we use your venue again.

- Debbie – Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd, September 2018

It was a real privilege to get married at such an iconic landmark in our hometown! From the offset the organisation was superb - James the event manager was outstanding and he made us feel at ease. Nothing was too much trouble, everyone worked extremely hard in the background while we had the most amazing time! The dedicated Hospitality team were outstanding, so thank you all for making our day so remarkably special! Our food was supplied by Vanilla Catering who were also outstanding on the day with so many positive reviews of how amazing it was.

Our wedding was perfect and it was all a credit to the team at Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Thank you James and team for making this happen you are an inspiration to all.

- Mark and Louise – Wedding June 2018

My sincere gratitude to you, Mia, and your team for a flawless experience for my 50th birthday on Saturday 16 June. Everyone commented on the super venue, good food and organisation. Congratulations!

- Gary - Birthday Party June 2018

I have nothing but praise for the entire process from booking and planning the event to the execution. The staff on hand were extremely friendly and helpful on the night itself and the guests that attended all had an excellent evening. I want to thank you all for your part in making this event a success!

- Malcolm – The University of Portsmouth May 2018

Myself and everyone had a really good night on Saturday. The venue was great, the staff were great, the food was great. Thank you Rebecca.

- Chris Rutledge – Birthday Party April 2018

Just to say thank you for organising my birthday party, we all had a great time! I would also like to thank all the lovely staff that were working that made it extra special.

- Vicky Gary Howarth, Birthday Party January 2018

Emirates Spinnaker Tower proved to be the perfect venue for our wedding. The venue is beautiful, the views amazing and the team couldn't do enough to help. Their care and attention made our day just perfect. In fact, our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever attended.

- Michelle, December 2017 Wedding

The staff were so friendly, welcoming, helpful and nothing was too much effort.

All of our family and friends have commented and asked us to pass on their thanks and gratitude to the staff for such a wonderful day in such a beautiful, amazing venue.

- Tanya, November 2017 Wedding

I wanted to send you a huge thanks from myself and Clive for your wonderful care and attention during the lead up to and on the actual big day we cannot thank you enough your service was undoubtedly 101% we were both without fault for the whole day superb. A perfect day, as shared by all our guests thank you with very kind regards

- Cathy & Clive, August 2017 Wedding 

I just wanted to thank you and your team for making our society event so memorable. Your teams organisation and kindness were greatly appreciated and everyone had a fab time! It was great not to worry about the small details as your team had it covered!It was a great night loved by all and as we were lucky with the weather it was great to see the IOW, Portsmouth and Gosport in the dark as public don't normally get a chance to see this so felt honoured.

- L. Clark, End of Year Society Ball

We had a very enjoyable evening at the Spinnaker, beautiful weather so the views were good. The food and service were also very good. We were hosting top tier partners and it was an impressive way to round off the day.

- A. Clifford, Senior Events Manager, Motorola Solutions UK Ltd.

We would like to sincerely thank you both and your team at the Spinnaker Tower for an amazing day. We all had a brilliant time, everything ran smoothly and was incredibly well organised (and stress free from our perspective!). All of our guests commented on how friendly and helpful you all were - and the dancing bar staff added to a great party!

Please pass on our warmest thanks to all involved.

- Darren & Simon, March Wedding 2017

The event was indeed a success and communication was great throughout our planning process. Everyone had a fantastic and memorable event.

- A. Pasint-Magyar, QA Doctors Summer Ball

We cannot fault any part of our event at the Spinnaker Tower. Every member of staff made us feel special, no request was too difficult. The whole event went of magically and we had a fantastic time.

- A. & D. Higginbotham, Wedding