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The Mary Rose Museum offers a unique venue for your special day. Surrounded by the treasures recovered along with Henry VIII’s flagship, you and your guests can enjoy the world of the Mary Rose.


  • Venue Type: Museum / Attraction
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 150
  • # Bedrooms: 0
  • Sleeps # of People: 0
  • Usual Access Time: 05:00 PM
  • Usual Finish Time: 0
  • Late Night Extension Available: Yes
  • Bridal Suite: Changing Only


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Muslim Weddings


Detailed Description

The Mary Rose Museum provides a truly unique venue for your special day. Surrounded by the many treasures recovered along with Henry VIII’s magnificent flagship, you and your guests can enjoy the enthralling world of the Mary Rose.

Our wedding venue hire includes exclusive evening access to all three floors of the museum, where our knowledgeable staff and volunteers give a fantastic insight to this Tudor warship.

We are licensed to hold ceremonies here at the museum and afterwards we can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit down dinner. We work with a number of caterers who can create your perfect wedding breakfast.

All our venue hire packages include exclusive access to our Bridge Balcony, which offers stunning views of HMS Victory and the harbour. It is a perfect location for your guests to enjoy a glass of champagne while soaking up the atmosphere.

Our dedicated Events Team will be on hand throughout the planning of your wedding and on the day to ensure you do not have to worry about a thing!


- Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The wedding of Cat and Alex in December 2013! We planned it in just six weeks!
- What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A wedding we held last year where the 12 year old niece of the bride played the harp as the couple walked down the aisle, beautiful!
- Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique, atmospheric, enthralling, historic, contemporary
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  • Year Business Was Established: 2013
  • # Of Weddings Hosted: Less than 10
  • # Of People In Team: 2
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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Bridebook Benefits

  • Bridebook Discount: 5%

    Getting here

    • Address:
    • Main Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PY, England
    • Nearest Town:
    • Portsmouth
    • Nearest Train Station:
    • Portsmouth Harbour
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
    • M27