Choosing your mouth-watering Reception food

Amazing food helps make an amazing celebration – especially when complemented with divine sea views.

Celebrations and receptions

The food on your ceremony day should be something you savour as much as the day itself. We have all the ingredients to ensure it is. The pride and passion of our chefs is clear to see (and taste) on each and every plate. Our dedicated and experienced team – from our inspiring executive chefs (all ordained into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society), through our highly skilled galley team of chefs, bakers, and pâtissiers, to our knowledgeable and attentive waiters – is simply the very best in the business. And our wine experts have selected and paired some of the world’s best wines with your dining choices. But the cherry on the cake is our team of Food Heroes. These leading lights of the contemporary British food scene have lavished their culinary magic on our menus. And Marco Pierre White, the godfather of modern cuisine, has designed our superb Gala Dinner menu.

It’s your day

To really make the most of your whole wedding day, when selecting your ceremony time (11.00am, 2.00pm or 3.30pm) please keep in mind your wedding reception requirements. If you have no more than 20 guests, you’ll have the greatest choice of where and when to hold your reception when you choose the 11am ceremony, and we will always recommend this option. For larger wedding parties, when you call we can advise on the different packages available, costs and help you plan.

Traditional or private ceremony luncheon*

After your morning ceremony, you can choose to have a traditional luncheon in which a separate area can be laid out for you in one of our main restaurants, where you will be served with our set ceremony menu. (The venue will be shared with other guests.) Or, if your party is 12 or more, on selected ships, you can opt for a more private reception by reserving one of our Select Dining venues (cover charges apply).

Ceremony dinner

For an evening dinner reception, our Select Dining venues offer signature restaurants – intimate settings for a seated meal for smaller ceremony parties – in which to relish gourmet indulgence, with a bespoke level of service to match. Standard cover charges apply. Select Dining venues are subject to party size.

Ceremony buffet and canapés

If you’d prefer a more informal reception, choose from one of our sumptuous buffet menus, which is served in one of our function rooms. Or for something lighter, you can select from a range of delicious canapés that can be served in the privacy of your cabin or function room. Where possible, we will offer exclusive use of the function room. Buffets are only available for 11.00am and 2.00pm weddings.

Small plates

Children’s options are also available for all celebrations and receptions. Just speak to your ceremony coordinator at the time of booking.

Wines and Champagne

The celebrations start here! And, luckily, we have one of the finest cellars afloat. It’s simple to find the perfect selection, as our wines have been chosen to match our menus, with one enhancing the flavour of the other. So what pops your cork? Celebratory fizz? A crisp white? A full-bodied red? Your ceremony coordinator is on hand to help you make the ideal choice for your day.

*Available on board Arcadia, Azura, Oriana and Ventura only.