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:

The GP ball went really well. No issues with the booking process and the communication was excellent. The event went smoothly on the night – thank you.

- Penny, GP Ball 2019, June 2019

I honestly can’t thank Rebecca and Alaina enough, our day was just perfect, everything we wanted - laid back, relaxed, and a full on party! Honestly you all did a fantastic job and I wouldn’t have changed a thing

- Hannah and Simon, Wedding, June 2019

The experience overall felt very polished. On the night itself the staff were outstanding, Rebecca you should be very proud of them. They showed a very professional approach. I felt supported and the tone was perfect.

The links you have with local companies were great and they were also very professional. The photographer was good, and the AV company also seemed to know their stuff.

In all from a corporate point of few it worked well and we had very good feedback.

- Simon, Perfect Skin Solutions, May 2019

Well…..where to start! I have to say we had an absolutely AMAZING evening…all topped off with the weather of course, but the Venue went down an absolutely treat with many not having visited before and because of the weather, the views were spectacular!

Please pass on our thanks to all the staff concerned because they were ALL fabulous, wonderfully polite and attentive with nothing being too much trouble. The food was fabulous with everyone raving over the Salmon in particular 😊

I cannot thank you enough Rebecca for all your recommendations too which worked a treat. Please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped make it so special, it truly was very much appreciated.

- Cherie – ENSY, June 19

Your staff were truly amazing, so pleasant and great with our guests and were especially patient with some of those who had fears with the lift and heights too. Some of them had some proud moments and conquered some personal achievements – so that was just great. We all had such a fantastic evening, should we come back to the area we’ll be sure to revisit the tower.

- Mel,Corporate Dinner, May 2019

What a fantastic venue and a brilliant evening was had by all thanks.

Rebecca and James made all the prior arrangements very easy and smooth and Rebecca provided us with just the right amount of support and prompting that we needed without being pushy - Thank you!

- Helen, Lake Road Practice, April 2019

Rebecca, thank you so much for all your hard work in making our launch event successful. You were really good at helping us get everything together and your quiet organising in the background was just great. We would have no difficulty in recommending the Spinnaker Tower to others to hold an event!

- Mark - Portsmouth Harbour Marine Event, April 2019

Rebecca, just to say a huge thank you for Friday evening! We all had such a fantastic time – the venue was perfect, and it was a hugely successful evening for us. Our young people had a wonderful time which was great to see. All the guests said how much they enjoyed the experience and the whole set up. We raised over £1,000 for the charity too! Your staff were excellent – very helpful and courteous.

Many thanks again for all your support. Fantastic evening!

- Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association – Charity Event, March 2019

I just wanted to say thank you to Rebecca and the team at Spinnaker for all their hard work. It was a really smooth and easy evening thanks to everyone working that night and our guests really enjoyed the evening. Hopefully we will be able to come back down to Portsmouth and have another evening of networking over the next year or so.

- Rebecca - RINA Consulting Defence, February 2019

A massive thank you to Rebecca for making the entire process simple from booking and planning the event to holding two parties for over 300 attendees – the team exceeded our very high expectations. Both evenings James and his team had everything organised beautifully and efficiently with all the stress gone as they worked tirelessly to create the perfect setting for us.

I also must mention the delicious buffet delivered to our specifications and the Security team who did an outstanding job not only making sure we were safe but with regards to making sure everyone was checked in with a drinks voucher.

Lastly but not least the absolute stunning views from the lit up tower in Wightlink’s colours made the venue flawless. A huge thank you to Rebecca and all the team for making our 2018 Wightlink Celebrations such a success!

- Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries - Launch Party, 2018

The event went fantastically well. Our staff had a great time and there was a real buzz of appreciation back at work on Monday.

Overall, we’re very pleased! The venue was excellent, it provided our staff with a bit of a wow-factor but most importantly we felt it was priced at an appropriately level to be real value for money. Booking and organisation was very easy with Rebecca and the event staff on the night were obviously well practised at what they do, giving us a great experience.

- Simon – ENL Limited, January 2019

We had a fantastic time on Wednesday, as did all of the guests.

I found the booking and organising process with Rebecca to be very smooth and easy, feedback I have received from other guests was all great – the guests enjoyed the food, the music, the drinks and the atmosphere. They have said that it was the best Christmas Party that we have had as a company!

I’d like to thank Rebecca and her team for all of their hard work in creating and organising such a wonderful evening.

- Jessica – The Car Finance Company Christmas Party, December 2018

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

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Rebecca and the team at Spinnaker Tower, my son’s christening celebrations on Sunday were wonderful. All elements of the high tea were delicious and enjoyed by all whilst admiring the amazing views.

- Kathryn, Christening, July 2019

I would like to thank Rebecca and all the team who made my 18th birthday party so special. The staff were so helpful and lovely and made my evening fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for a better venue and team to run my party. I’m so grateful for everything! Everything ran so smoothly.

- Talia, 18th Birthday Party, June 2019

I enquired over a year before my party and the service I have received ever since has been excellent. Rebecca was so helpful and knowledgeable, she assisted in organising the evening, including helping out with the catering & band logistics. The staff were very helpful in the lead up to the evening, allowing us to drop off the cake and photo boards during the day.

The evening itself was excellent, I arrived to find the catering & band all set up. I met my event manager Will, who ran through everything and explained what we could / couldn’t do etc. My guests have complemented the venue and staff several times. I have to say that all the staff were excellent, friendly and very accommodating including the security guys. It was a great evening, well managed and organised in a unique venue. I would thoroughly recommend the Spinnaker Tower for any event.

- Darren, Birthday Party, June 2019

Thank you very much for Saturday night, it was great fun and I know everyone who went had a good time!

The booking process was very simple, especially with all the information that was provided to me in the very first email. Visiting the Tower itself and talking to Rebecca made everything much clearer as to what the night would be like, and all the extras that we could purchase as well! Rebecca was always prompt at answering my emails and for that I was very grateful as it made everything easier on my end.

It was my first event to organise through the RAF and I must say that it wasn’t stressful and it was a lot of fun to be a part of, so thank you!

- Jasmine, RAF, June 2019

Rebecca, thank you for all the help you have given me in organising my party and for pulling off the best evening. It was perfect! Yourself and your team are flawless and I couldn’t fault the process or evening at all.

Thank you so much for everything!

- Millie, 21st Birthday, May 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you Rebecca and your team for all your help in organising and executing the event on Friday - it went perfectly to plan and we couldn't be happier!

- Seb, Surprise Proposal, April 2019

James, myself and Manny just wanted to thank you and the rest of your team for ensuring our wedding went so well on Saturday. Our family and friends were so amazed by the venue and ceremony.

- Dave & Manny, Wedding, April 2019

I just want to say a huge thank you to Rebecca and her staff again for a fantastic morning at the Spinnaker Tower. The food was excellent and we received a lot of compliments. All the technology worked without a hitch and it was great to have Rebecca helping with the registration/name badges/gift bags. We really had a fab time and definitely want to come back and host more events for our lovely supporters in Portsmouth!

- Fay, International Fund for Animal Welfare, March 2019

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Rebecca and the team for the fabulous night on Saturday… It was perfect!

- Andy – Birthday Party, March 2019

The feedback we had from our staff was very positive. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening, and were suitably impressed with the venue.
The reception was perfect, I felt the transition between floors was excellently managed and the food was plentiful and tasty.

The staff were friendly, helpful and polite, it was everything we had hoped for! Our thanks to Rebecca and the team for a great evening.

- Rebecca - EE Glass, January 2019

Thank you very much Rebecca for making the day so memorable - everything went really well! I will be in contact in due course to book the venue for another event in July!

- Patience - Birthday Party, January 2019

From the moment we met James to discuss our wedding plans, it was clear he is extremely experienced and professional. Nothing was too much trouble and he ensured that all of our wishes were accommodated, with ease. We felt our wedding plans were in very safe hands and on the actual wedding day we had the most magical of times. Thank you again, we loved it.

- Jo & Rich – Wedding, December 2018

The booking process with Rebecca was excellent and easy. Everyone had a fabulous evening and they were very impressed with the views – the venue has the wow factor! All the staff were very courteous, DJ was great and had everyone on the dance floor. Overall a great experience. Thank you for all your help Rebecca!

- Kiri - Art + Science International Christmas Party, December 2018

We absolutely loved our Christmas party with yourselves on Saturday. Everything from start to finish was absolutely brilliant and so was the feedback from our guests.
It was the best Christmas Party we’ve ever had!! Thank you very much to Rebecca for all of her help in the organisation.

- Carole – Lawrence Clarke Christmas Party, December 2018

Thank you so much to Rebecca for all of her help over the past few months, the event was everything we had hoped for! It was really beautiful and all of the staff on the evening were all incredible.
I couldn’t recommend the entire experience more highly from the organising to the night itself.

- Ella – Bishop Luffa Winter Ball, December 2018

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