Capital Pleasure Boats

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Weddings At Capital Pleasure Boats

Your wedding day is a special event to be treasured and remembered forever, and 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.

Before the BIG day

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, these are mainly in December, but occasionally at other times of year too . Give us a call now so we can help you make your party one to remember.

The "I Do's"

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.
We are pleased to recommend Emma who is not only a celebrant but also a trained registrar, so can assist with the legal side of getting married. 

*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.

The Reception

Once the ceremony has taken place it's time to celebrate with your family and friends, which of our boats you choose to do this on will depend on your passenger numbers and requirements, please use the table as a guide. Further information about each boat can be found below, or contact us and one of our friendly events organisers can talk you through the different options.

Number of Guests Type of Catering Recommended Vessel
Up to 52 Sit down meal Golden Sunrise*
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 Jubilee / Golden Flame

*Please note boats are subject to minimum numbers at peak times, please call one of our friendly event managers for more details

Golden Star Boat Golden Sunrise Boat Golden Flame Boat Golden Jubilee Boat

Golden Star

Golden Star is one of London's most popular party boats, and ideal for up to 120 guests.

Completely refitted internally in 2018 with luxury Amtico flooring for the saloon and the dance floor, sumptuous new seating for guests, and a bespoke stainless-steel bar serving drinks at pub prices.   The perimeter of the saloon is fitted with fixed bench seating along each side, with the option of adding tables and chairs to allow for optimum flexibility for your wedding day.  

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Golden Sunrise

The Golden Sunrise is the perfect wedding venue for up to 200 friends and family.

Downstairs her bespoke oak bar and beautifully laid out saloon create an intimate atmosphere, while upstairs the spacious saloon is ideal for dancing, eating or just enjoying a glass of champagne with your guests. The icing on the cake is enormous sun deck with its panoramic views which will guarantee the perfect picture of your magical day.

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Golden Flame

Golden Flame is the perfect boat to enjoy family celebrations for up to 240 guests. Inside there are 2 spacious saloons with fixed bench seating and fully stocked bars, as well as space for a DJ, band, fun casino or other entertainment. Her full service galley allows for catering of all kinds, from a light buffet to a la carte dining.

Uniquely among our boats the lower saloon can be shut for smaller more intimate events, preventing your guests from spreading out too much.

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Golden Jubilee

Our flagship Golden Jubilee boasts two decks, she also has two bars, a full service galley, self enclosed DJ box, spacious dance floor and a large sun deck able to hold up to 150 guests for those memorable photos of your perfect day.

She is extremely versatile and decorated to a high standard throughout. We encourage catering in the lower saloon thereby leaving the upper deck clear for your guests to relax and enjoy a disco, live band or fun casino.

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Catering

Our in-house caterers, Flying Eagle and Travelling Chef Catering, can provide classy canapés, a simple buffet, a delicious carvery or a more lavish Silver Service meal for your guests. Alternatively you can bring on your own catering for a small surcharge.

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Entertainment

We can arrange entertainment to suit all types of functions; the ever popular disco can be supplemented with a band or something more flamboyant such as close up magicians, caricaturists or fun casino. Please ask for details of all our entertainment possibilities.

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Bar

Our boats all have a bar on each level from which we stock a variety of drinks at reasonable prices. Reception drinks are a lovely way to welcome your guests, and an account bar and/or pre-paid wine can be arranged should you require this.

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Extras

Should you not already have a photographer organised Capital Pleasure Boats can highly recommend both Natalie Crouch or Andrew Reece. Each of them have many years experience photographing both weddings and our vessels.

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