Christmas Party Venue in Portsmouth | The Mary Rose
Eat, Drink and be Merry at the Mary Rose this Christmas

Travel back in time for a magical Christmas set against the evocatively-lit hull of the magnificent Tudor warship, the Mary Rose.

We have a number of packages suitable for events of all sizes.

Festive Cocktails and Finger Buffet

Step back in time for a magical Christmas wandering through our galleries with a themed cocktail in hand, before heading to our upper deck for a buffet overlooking the Mary Rose.

Sample menu:

  • Tomato blush and miso shortbread
  • Olive and parmesan biscotti
  • Anchovy palmiers

Wraps

  • Falafel, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, tzatziki
  • Festive New Yorker
  • Ham hock, mustard mayonnaise, winter slaw

Savoury bites

  • Festive sausage roll
  • Brie and cranberry parcel
  • Vegetarian and chicken pakoras with a spiced curry dip
  • Korean spiced barbecue chicken skewers

Salads

  • Jewelled festive couscous
  • Caesar salad

Sweet treats

  • Miniature lemon posset, spiced shortbread biscuit
  • Miniature Christmas brownie bites

£95 + VAT per person (minimum 50 people)

Festive Cocktails and Bowl Food

Have exclusive access to the museum after hours enjoying a festive cocktail whilst exploring our galleries. Tuck into our warming bowl food options, the perfect option for those looking for hearty but informal dining.

Sample menu:

Mains

  • Pulled Turkey, pigs in blanket, goose fat mini roasties, parsnip crisp, festive gravy
  • Braised beef, onions, bacon, mushrooms cooked in Powder Monkey’s Drunken Sailor stout, horseradish mash
  • Roasted cauliflower, aubergine and red lentil curry, white basmati rice
  • Chilli and lime salmon, teriyaki flavoured quinoa and kale 
  • Thai green prawn curry, coconut rice, toasted flaked coconut, lime wedge
  • Butternut squash, red pepper and spinach risotto, parmesan crisp

 Desserts

  • Mulled berry and apple crumble
  • Madagascan vanilla custard
  • Lemon posset
  • Raspberry compote, spiced shortbread biscuit
  • Cappuccino, Chocolate Mousse
  • Whipped cream, chocolate pencil
  •  Christmas Pudding
  • Brandy Cream

£100 + VAT per person (minimum 50 people)

Yuletide Dining

Have a very Mary Rose Christmas this festive season dining on our atmospheric upper deck.

Sample menu:

  • Homemade bread selection with salted butter
  • Olive and parmesan biscotti
  • Anchovy palmiers

Mains

  • Turkey parcel stuffed with sage and onion and wrapped with cured bacon
  • Goose fat potatoes, winter vegetables, enriched gravy

 

  • Duck leg confit
  • Goose fat potatoes, parsnip puree, winter vegetables, red wine jus

 

  • Goats cheese tart
  • Roasted leeks, onion, spinach, pomegranate, balsamic dressing

 

  • Vegan pithivier
  • Butternut squash, spinach, red pepper, tomato sauce

Desserts

  • Mulled berry and apple crumble
  • Madagascan vanilla custard

 

  • Lemon posset
  • Raspberry compote, spiced shortbread biscuit

 

  • Cappuccino, Chocolate Mousse
  • Whipped cream, chocolate pencil

 

  • Christmas Pudding
  • Brandy Cream

 

£130 + VAT per person (minimum 30 people)

 

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