The Mary Rose Museum has launched new corporate event packages which will allow guests to experience Henry VIII’s flagship as never before.
For the first time the museum, in the heart of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, is inviting guests to enjoy a premium silver service dinner on the top deck of the museum.
Guests will be enjoy first class catering while looking down at uninterrupted views of the restored timbers of the ship.
The experience can be personalised with music and lighting tailored to the client and the nature of the event – making each one a memorable, bespoke experience.
The exclusive offering is part of a relaunched suite of events packages offered by the museum for 2017.
They include brand new catering packages for the use of the museum’s wardroom, suitable for smaller gatherings and business lunches, and for its stunning Admiral’s Gallery, which is ideally suited to larger gatherings.
Guests at all events enjoy a tour of the museum and experience its multimedia show, which brings the Mary Rose’s history vividly to life through sound and images projected directly on to the ship.
Paul Griffiths, Head of Operations at the Mary Rose Museum, said: “Upper Deck Dinners very literally take the experience of holding a corporate event at the Mary Rose Museum up a level.
“It is a new addition at the top of the range of our expanding events offering at the museum and truly is an experience like no other. Guests feel almost as if they are within touching distance of the Mary Rose, and being seated for dinner on the upper deck is as close as you can get to dining on the ship herself.
“Since the museum relaunched in 2016, the feedback from our corporate guests has been overwhelmingly positive. I am delighted to be able to take our offering that one step further with this new option for guests looking for something extra special.
“It is a truly premium experience which cannot be replicated elsewhere and one which guests will talk about for a long, long time to come.”
Upper Deck dinners start from £150 + vat per head, with a minimum of 20 guests and a maximum of 40.
For larger events catering for up to 110 guests, the museum offers the use of the Admiral’s Gallery, where visitors can be seated with views of the conserved hull of the Mary Rose, surrounded by some her finest artefacts.
The Admiral’s Gallery caters for theatre-style presentations or for dinners and can be set up with a large multimedia screen.
The museum also offers use of its Wardroom Suite, a fully-equipped function room which can seat up to 18 guests for business lunches, meetings and conferences.
One-day delegate packages are available which include a dedicated event manager, free parking, full multimedia facilities, complimentary wi-fi and a buffet lunch.
In each case a museum tour is included, and guests can also use the venue’s Bridge Balcony from where they can enjoy a drink and spectacular views across the harbour.
From this vantage point they will be able to see historic ships, including Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, along with any visiting warships – perhaps while watching the sun set.
To find out more about corporate events at the Mary Rose Museum, see www.maryrose.org/venue-hire