Looking for a unique party or celebration venue?

We like to help create a memorable moment at Thames River Cruise. Our boats are great floating party and celebration venues. The scenery is constantly changing, the drinks tailored to your occasion from our well stocked bar and food catered for any taste, from fine dining and silver service to traditional pub fare and casual canapés.

If you are looking to book a party  talk to us about our great rates, starting at just £20 per person for a 3 hour private charter. You will be surprised how exclusive charter is great value.

Old and young alike will equally enjoy a private and relaxed environment, whether sipping champagne on the fore deck or boogieing the night away on the dance floor.

The Thames River Cruise fleet can host anything from an intimate family gathering to a birthday party or christening. Board either in Reading at Caversham Pier or from numerous other points from Streatley and Goring all the way down to Marlow.

Unique Historic Venue

Unique Historic Venue

Our fleet includes a Dunkirk Little Ship & a WWII Gunboat

Gourmet Dining

Gourmet Dining

Canapés & culinary delights to suit every taste

Fine Wines

Fine Wines

Champagne and wines for every occasion

Our historic vessels create an intimate and unique environment for your celebration, and a memorable experience for your family and friends

The Boats & Entertainment

Our boats are a fine dining experience, live music stage, casino or a good night in the pub. Each event is tailored to you, we aim to please and work with you to create an experience that your guests will remember and you will treasure.

By their nature, our boats are completely private and intimate environments that you need not share with uninvited guests or revellers.

Centrally heated and with a full bar and galley, we can provide all the ingredients to feed and water your party as we slip past some of the best reaches of the Thames.

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Invite family and friends for an afternoon or evening celebrating together for that milestone, even if you don’t let on which one it is.

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Throw a bash on board to say a big thanks to your friends for being there, or  goodbye to your colleagues as you change jobs.


A christening, wedding, anniversary or engagement in style with loved ones and make a night to remember on the Thames.

Choose the perfect boat for your party

Princess Marina or Devon Belle

from £550

Accommodate up to 40 People

Historical Boats

Warm & Cosy Interiors

Outside Decks

Full Onboard Bar

Caversham Lady

from £900

Accommodate up to 70 People

Large & Bright Interior

Open Foredeck

Dance Floor

Full Onboard Bar

Caversham Princess

from £1,000

Accommodate up to 120 People

Our Flagship Vessel

Twin Decks

Dance Floor

Full Onboard Bar

For full pricing options and rates for private charter click here

Discover more about our Gourmet Dining Menus & Fine Wines

We’ll Serve Up A Culinary Delight, From Your Choices Of World Cuisine, Canapés Or Finger-Food.

Gourmet Dining

Set the tone of your evening with a choice from our exclusive on board menus. From hearty gastro pub food and buffets, to silver service and multi-course evening meals, our on-board catering partners will hit the right spot.

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Let our waiting staff circulate and titivate the palate.

sq-buffetRelaxed buffet

Easily tailored for the time of year and you tastes, a popular option for small and large parties alike

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Full service at your table, from a party of 10-60, our chefs offer gourmet dining as you watch the river quietly slip by.

Discover more about The Venue & Fine Wines

Welcome Your Guests With Champagne, Compliment The Meal With Handpicked Wines And Round Off The Evening With A Nightcap.

Fine Wines, Champagnes & Local Tipples

From drinks or champagne on arrival to our carefully matched wine menu to compliment your meal, we have a hand-picked selection available on each boat including local ale, cider and beer on tap as well as a full range of spirits to wet your lips as glide up and down The Thames.

sq-champagneA sparkling treat

Prosecco or Champagne, chilled and ready to share with friends or by the glass. A great start to a party or celebration and to toast the host.

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More of a pint person? Our bars offer beer and lager on tap from the barrel, or if you prefer a bottle, we have those too!

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Our range of spirits include various gins, whiskies and vodkas, all served by trained bar staff to perfection and just the way you like them.

Discover more about our Gourmet Dining Menus & The Venue

Need some help?

If you would like more information about a cruise, boat trip or wish to discuss a party or private charter booking, please call Theresa in our planning office on 0118 948 1088 or email us using the contact form below.