Your wedding day is a special event to be treasured and remembered forever. What better way to spend it than gliding down London's River Thames with a glass of champagne in your hand and all your friends and family around you. Each of CPBS’s boats boasts a large sundeck and panoramic views of London’s famous landmarks and is the ultimate venue for a day to remember.
The "I Do's"
With the help of a celebrant it is possible to have your wedding ceremony onboard our boats. A celebrant allows you the freedom to have a symbolic wedding* onboard any of our vessels with no restrictions in the content or time. You meet with the celebrant in advance to create the ceremony you want, which can include religious or spiritual content if you wish but does not have to.
We can also hold same sex wedding ceremonies and vow-renewal ceremonies onboard our boats.
*At present the law does not allow pleasure boats on the Thames to be licensed venues for a legal wedding ceremony. However, by using the services of a celebrant you can overcome this hurdle and create the truly personal ceremony you wish for. In order to be married legally you will need to have a civil ceremony (arranged through a register office) separately.More about our boats
Once the ceremony has taken place and you have tied the knot it will be time to celebrate with your family and friends and there's no better place than onboard one of our fabulous pleasure boats.
We have a variety of options available to you depending upon your guest numbers, taste and budget. Our friendly, professional event managers know that each wedding is as unique as the individuals involved, and are on hand to guide you through the process.
We can arrange your catering, entertainment and bar requirements and can also arrange for the boat to be decorated for your special day, including a "Just Married" banner on the back of the boat. Alternatively you can bring on your own caterers, band, DJ or decoraters for a small surcharge. More details of the additional services we offer can be found below.
Use the table below to select the boat that best suits your needs.Free Quote Calculator
Which boat is best for your wedding?
|Number of Guest||Type of Catering||Recommended Boat|
|Up to 60||Sit down meal||Golden Star|
|Up to 90||Sit down meal||Golden Jubilee|
|Up to 120||Buffet / no catering||Golden Star|
|Up to 200||Buffet / no catering||Golden Sunrise|
|Up to 240||Buffet / no catering||Golden Flame / Jubilee|
We can also privide wedding transfers to transport your guests in style.
“Thank you so much to Farren for making our day a magical one. It was perfect from the start to finish and the team were all personable and accommodating. Our guests loved it. I would not hesitate to recommend you and return in the future.”Claire, Golden Flame, 8th September
“Our experience on the Golden Star was just too good not to rave about it! Sarah Redman was just first class and made the pressures of organising a London wedding almost non-existent. On the day of the wedding, the boat looked incredible I would highly recommend using Capital Pleasure Boats for any event, particularly for birthday/wedding celebrations - our guests have claimed it's the 'best family wedding yet'! - thanks to everyone at CPB!”Ashton, Golden Star, 1st December
“My husband and I recently held our one year wedding anniversary party onboard the Golden Star. It was an amazing day! The boat looked great, the staff were wonderful, drinks flowed and everyone had a blast. Hopefully we can do it again for our 10th anniversary... or maybe every year?!”Chris, Golden Star, 5th June
Before the Big day
Are you looking for a romantic and unique way to propose to your other half?
Why not hire one our our boats? We have lots of ideas to help you surprise and/or personalise your propsal. Why not position your other half on a bridge whist you cruise underneath with a sign asking the BIG question followed by a celebration onboard with your very closest friends and family?Email us for more information
Hen and stag pre-wedding celebration
If you are looking for a fun and unique activity for your hen or stag celebrations, look no further than a function onboard the Golden Star. We can offer a variety of possibilities from a champagne afternoon tea to an evening disco. We also run some ticketed events if you wish to join in with other people, the latest information on these can be found on our ticket parties page.
Give us a call now so we can help you make your party one to remember.
Optional extras to make your boat party go with a bang
Contact us for more information, especially if what you want isn't listed as we are always very happy to try to source for you.
DJs and bands
Resident DJ - dance the night away to the best music from the 60’s to present day - from £250 + VAT
Own DJ - bring on your own DJ with their equipment for a surcharge of £60 + VAT or hire our equipment at £50 ph + VAT
Karaoke DJ - Your chance to dazzle with your Sinatra or Robbie impressions - from £300 + VAT
Bands - From string quartets to swing bands, we will help you select the perfect band for your party. POA
Each of our boats has a bar on each level, selling drinks at reasonable pub prices. Drinks can be purchased by individuals (cash bar) or an account bar can be organised. Reception drinks are a nice way to welcome your guests and can be organised in advance. You can see all our drinks choices here.
Eating on the Thames is easy with our in-house caterers who can provide classy canapés, a simple buffet or a more lavish Silver Service meal for your guests, click here for all menus. Alternatively you can bring your own catering onto our river boats for a small surcharge.
Full size authentic gaming equipment and professional croupiers for an evening of fun and sophistication - 1 table £330 + VAT, subsequent tables £175 + VAT. Prices are for 3 hours playing (please note that these prices will be subject to a seasonal increase in December, please ask for more information)
A great way of capturing those special moments. Step into the booth, dress up in the props provided and take 4 pictures or record a 10 second video. Guests get an instant copy of the pictures to take away. From £600 + VAT for 4 hours which includes booth hire, attendant, all props, video with green screen, 2 copies of all pictures and memento disc of all pictures and videos.
Click the images below to find out more about our fabulous river Thames party boats
Ready to book your date?
Email us now, or call our experienced event managers to check availability and secure the boat for your wedding day.