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Welcome to your event at The Mary Rose

The softly-lit hull of the historic Mary Rose and the intrinsic sense of a story spanning five centuries creates the most stunning and atmospheric backdrop to any event.

Set in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with spectacular views over the harbour, The Mary Rose is enveloped in maritime history and sits right on the water’s edge.

Curators limit the number of events, enhancing exclusivity and, critically, protecting the historically important hull of Henry VIII’s Tudor warship. Of those who host a private dinner, a meeting, a seminar, a celebration, a reception, or a wedding in this world-renowned museum, all say the space is not only exclusive and atmospheric, it is truly unique.

Evening events

Experience dinner or a drinks reception with Henry VIII's flagship

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Weddings

The Mary Rose provides a truly unique wedding venue for your special day

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Daytime events

Enjoy a cultural day out by dining at The Mary Rose

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Meetings

The Mary Rose is no ordinary meeting space

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Christmas Parties

Eat, Drink and be Merry at the Mary Rose this Christmas

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+44 (0) 23 9281 2931

The Museum staff on the night were excellent and several of our guests have remarked on this.  We hadn’t realised that volunteers in costume would be there but they brought something special to the event and were so knowledgeable and helpful.  We were very pleased with the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff.
 

Susan Brown, Birthday Celebration Dinner, November 2017

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Date: February 2018

The staff were fantastic during the planning and on the night. The Museum is very well laid out and very clean. The catering was outstanding – the Canapés were to die for and so beautifully presented.
 

Emma Elderfield, Wilkins Kennedy, Networking & Drinks Reception, June 2017

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Date: February 2018

The support, flexibility and attentive nature of yourselves and your staff on the evening itself was second to none. It made for a great evening and left the guests interested in the museum and happy at the great experience.

Joe Hall, University of Portsmouth International Office, Gala Dinner, June 2017

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Date: February 2018

Thank you for organising an excellent and truly memorable day for us. We all really enjoyed it, especially the initial interactive by the Education Team. Our thanks to them and the guide on the Museum Tour! Our US Colleague remarked that they have nothing like the Mary Rose! We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch later in the day. Thank you again. 

James Mant, DSTL, Away Day Package, January 2017

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Date: February 2018

A big thank you for all your help on Saturday in making my Mum’s birthday party go so well. It was enjoyed by all and we could not have picked a better venue, it was perfect. We loved the way we were looked after by all the staff, and the beautiful balcony.

Jenny Baseley, Wardroom Birthday Lunch, October 2016

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Date: February 2018

It was an evening that everyone will remember for a long time. Attention to detail was perfect and we were kept up to date throughout the planning and arranging process. Once again thank you to everyone for making our Christmas Party a night to remember.

Sam Watson, Triangle Information Management Ltd., Christmas Party, December 2016

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Date: February 2018

Everything was wonderfully organised, and the events team was flexible with our requests. The venue was stunning; our staff members enjoyed being guided around the museum by the volunteers. The museum staff and volunteers were wonderful, incredibly friendly and approachable.

Ioana Gagea,, Boskalis Westminster Ltd., Gala Dinner, December 2017

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Date: February 2018

Booking/further information

To find out more, organise a viewing or make a booking, just fill out the form below, or call us on +44 (0)23 9281 2931

We'll be there for you

Our dedicated Events Team will be on hand from the moment you book until the last guests leave. We are delighted to help, advise and ensure your day goes smoothly.

Please contact the events team for further information or to arrange a viewing.

 

Caterers

Here at the Mary Rose Museum, we are proud of the relationships we have established with our approved caterers and we are delighted to recommend them to you for your special day.

We currently work with five approved caterers, who would be happy to discuss your event with you: