Wedding Venue London

Wedding Venue London

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.

CPBS recommends Emma who is not only a celebrant but also a trained registrar, so can assist with the legal side of getting married.  For more about Emma, please click here. 

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.

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The Reception

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 a 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.

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Which boat is best for your wedding?

Number of GuestType of CateringRecommended 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. 

  • GF 110715 wedding

    “Our post-wedding boat party was fantastic! The CPBS team couldn't have been more helpful in the long run-up to the event as well as providing fantastic service on the night. Everyone had a great time, thank you!”

    Jo, Golden Flame, 11th July
  • SR 121013 Wedding

    “We had a fantastic champagne reception on board the Golden Sunrise on our wedding day. The staff were fantastic: prompt, friendly and efficient. We had a really special day.”

    Kate, Golden Sunrise, 12th October
  • GS 090515 Wedding

    “Capital Pleasure Boats are fantastic boats for an amazing party. We celebrated our wedding party and it was the most wonderful experience we ever had. ”

    Laurens, Golden Star, 9th May
Golden Sunrise Party Boat Greenwich

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

  • Drinks

    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.

  • Catering

    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. 

  • Casinos

    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)

  • Photobooth

    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

  • Golden Flame
    100-240 pax

    Golden Flame
    100-240 pax

    2 internal saloons and a large sundeck make the Golden Flame boat suitable for all types of celebrations on the river Thames for 100-240 passengers. Uniquely among our vessels the lower saloon can be closed off, ideal for smaller groups who want two distinct areas for their function.

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  • Golden Star
    40-120 pax

    Golden Star
    40-120 pax

    The Golden Star is the smallest of our river Thames boats but that doesn't mean she is lacking in character! One large open saloon with space for up to 120 guests, plus a sundeck means she is perfectly suited for birthdays, anniversaries, family get-togethers and much more.

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  • Golden Jubilee
    120-240 pax

    Golden Jubilee
    120-240 pax

    The most spacious of our fleet the Golden Jubilee is laid out over 2 decks and has a sun deck capable of holding 150 with ease. Extremely versatile, the Golden Jubilee is ideal for all types of family boat parties and celebrations on the River Thames.

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  • Golden Sunrise
    80-200 pax

    Golden Sunrise
    80-200 pax

    With a snug saloon downstairs, and large open dancefloor/ eating area upstairs the Golden Sunrise is perfectly suited to a wide variety of family celebrations for up to 200 guests. Her split level sun deck to the rear is just the icing on the cake.

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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.

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