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Venue hire

The Thames riverside venue. Function and meeting rooms for parties, wedding receptions, conferences, filming and other events in central London.

Westminster Boating Base is a unique venue, set in the attractive Pimlico Gardens. The spacious open-plan building lends itself to a wide variety of theming, with floor to ceiling windows all around to provide amazing views up and down the Thames. The venue has been used as a location for a variety of filming including blockbuster movie ‘Love Actually’, starring Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley.

As Westminster Boating Base is a charity, the venue hire fee for the rental of the building goes directly to support the Trust’s charitable activities for young people. Many customers have expressed satisfaction in knowing that part of the cost of their event is going to a worthwhile cause.

  

Why choose Westminster Boating Base?

 

  • Christmas parties
  • Parties & receptions
  • Weddings
  • Conferences & meetings

Looking for a stunning venue at a good price for a corporate or private Christmas party? Our riverside venue could be right for you.

  

Capacities:

80 – 150 people for fully seated buffet or dinner
80 – 350 for a drinks reception or bowl food

 

Packages can include:

  • Pre dinner canapes
  • Sparkling wine & cocktail reception
  • Three course seated dinner, buffet, reception or bowl food menu
  • Open bar with wines, beers and soft drinks for the duration of event (including half an hour drinking up time)
  • Provision of all necessary furniture: dining tables, banqueting chairs
  • Provision of all necessary linen, crockery, cutlery & glassware
  • All essential service & bar staff
  • Event security & stewarding staff
  • DJ & Disco
  • Event management
  • Cab marshal taxi service on request

  

We are pleased to welcome The Admirable Crichton as our resident venue company from April 2021. All enquiries will be directed via The AC.

 

Tel: 020 7326 3800

Email: wbb@theac.events

 



                                          

The Boating Base is a stunning and unique venue for any type of event - whether it be a private party such as a family member's birthday - or a corporate affair such as your company's end-of-project celebration.      

Set back from the road, in an attractive park setting, our entrance provides an air of exclusivity and once inside, the panorama of the river and Battersea power station is a striking view from our riverfront balconies.

The building lends itself to a variety of theming options and the gardens can be hired if you have an outdoor event in mind.

 

Capacities:

80 – 150 people for fully seated buffet or dinner
80 – 350 for a drinks reception or bowl food

 

Various packages are available and can include:

  • Venue hire
  • Event timing 18:00 - midnight
  • Pre dinner canapes
  • Sparkling wine & cocktail reception
  • Three course seated dinner, buffet, BBQ or bowl food menu
  • Open bar with wines, beers and soft drinks for the duration of event (including half an hour drinking up time)
  • Provision of all necessary furniture: banqueting chairs, dining tables, poseur tables & bar stools
  • Provision of all necessary linen, crockery, cutlery & glassware
  • All essential service & bar staff
  • Event security & stewarding staff
  • DJ & Disco
  • Event management

 

We are pleased to welcome The Admirable Crichton as our resident venue company from April 2021. All enquiries will be directed via The AC.

 

Enquire now

Tel: 020 7326 3800

Email: wbb@theac.events

 

Westminster Boating Base is an idyllic setting for your wedding reception. The main room is large and airy with floor to ceiling windows and a full length balcony extending over the river. This room has the capacity to seat up to 150 people for a silver service dinner.

The Edgson room has a full length covered balcony to the river and is equipped with effects lights and speakers for music and dancing.

The configuration of the function rooms is such that the sounds of a disco need not interfere with your other guests enjoying a quiet drink and conversation whilst admiring the views.

Our riverside location includes pier and pontoon, making us ideally suited to parties of guests leaving or arriving by boat, or the bride and groom romantically cruising off into the night amid cheers from their guests.

Packages can include:

  • Venue hire
  • Pre dinner canapes
  • Sparkling wine & cocktail reception
  • Three course seated dinner
  • Wines & waters on tables for the duration of the meal
  • Cheese board, tea & coffee
  • Provision of all necessary furniture: banqueting chairs, dining tables
  • Provision of linen, crockery, cutlery & glassware
  • All essential service & bar staff
  • Security
  • DJ & Disco
  • Event management

 

We are pleased to welcome The Admirable Crichton as our resident venue company from April 2021. All enquiries will be directed via The AC.

 

Enquire now

Tel: 020 7326 3800

Email: wbb@theac.events

 

Our main function room has floor to ceiling glass allowing for plenty of natural light and a fantastic view of the Thames.

Our second riverside room can be used as a break-out area or for serving food.

Both rooms have riverfront balconies for those essential leg-stretching and fresh air breaks.

Audio-visual requirements are different for each event and we can source this for you. We are able to accommodate up to 130 theatre or cabaret style whether it's a meeting, exhibition, workshop, conference or an away day. With access to both of the rooms your event can include areas for team building exercises, chill out areas for group activities and so on.

A typical conference hire could include:

  • Venue hire
  • Tea, coffee & pastries on arrival
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Service staff
  • Variety of AV equipment can provided on request
  • Limited Wi-Fi available

 

We are pleased to welcome The Admirable Crichton as our resident venue company from April 2021. All enquiries will be directed via The AC.

 

Enquire now

Tel: 020 7326 3800

Email: wbb@theac.events

 

A Royal Yachting Association (RYA) & British Canoeing (BC) approved training centre, regulated by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS).

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