Hire Rates

Whole boat – capacity 150:
Minimum spends: £5,000-£13,000 (winter-summer)
To confirm the venue a deposit of £500 is required to secure the booking. This is non- refundable. 50% of the remainder payable 4 months before the date, with final settlement of the hire fee, food and drinks payable 1 month ahead.

Lower deck (with the stage) – capacity 100 guests standing or 70 seated:
£200 hire (after 6.00pm) + over 70 guests (Thursdays- Saturdays); over 50 guests (Sunday- Wednesdays)
Discounts and waivers may be offered to charities for Sundays – Tuesdays & daytimes.
As the Barge is in a very residential neighbourhood, parties of over 80 guests will either need security (£30/ hr) or a £200 authentication deposit towards any excess noise outside or damage.

Performances
£100 Sundays – Wednesdays or daytimes (excludes December).
For performances with more than one date we require an additional deposit of £200 for each extra date to guarantee a minimum audience of 60 people at each performance.
Rehearsals / additional time for performances / additional time to set up for an event from £50 per hour & subject to availability. Please note that access to the PA for anything apart from plugging in a tablet/ iPad will require a sound engineer. If you require a sound engineer, please liaise and co-ordinate directly with the sound engineer Brang at dbrang.jb@gmail.com.

Eastern stage deck – capacity 30+ guests:
£250 (pre/post 5.00pm)
If you have a pre-paid budget of £1,000+ the hire fee can be used towards this.
You are welcome to invite more as you will be able to spill over to the other deck.

Sheltered terrace – capacity 30+ guests:
£250 (pre/post 5.00pm)
If you have a pre-paid budget of £1,000+ the hire fee can be used towards this.
You are welcome to invite more as you will be able to spill over to the other deck.

We will consider waiving the hire fee for higher minimum spends.

Whole day hire for wedding ceremonies & receptions

£4,000 – £8,000 hire fee or £8,000 – £12,500 minimum spend. Includes:

  • arranging own catering (using full service caterers with their own public liability insurance)
  • access to the kitchen for catering

We can offer canapés, barbecues and party menus.

An immediate non-refundable £500 payment is required to secure the booking. 50% of the remainder is then payable 4 months before the date, with final settlement of the hire fee, food and drinks payable 6 weeks before the date.

Dry hire
Whole boat hire: £6,000 – £9,000

Barge layout
Click here for the layout and dimensions of the upper and lower decks of the boat.

Confirmation & cancellation
Please note that all reservations are only confirmed upon payment. We are unable to hold dates unless agreed. All payments are non-refundable unless they are part of a refundable deposit towards minimum spends / numbers. Should we for any reason beyond our control not be able to accommodate your event, a
full refund will be given or we will do our best to accommodate you on our sister boat, Tamesis Dock. However, we are sorry that we will be unable to accept any liability.

Click to download a PDF of our hire information brochure.

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When hiring, please note:

We do not allow guests or performers to bring their own drinks or food without prior agreement. Doing so may result in the event being disrupted or cancelled.

One fun option for your event might be the hire of a popcorn machine with unlimited popcorn! Let us know if this is something you’d like us to quote for when making your enquiry.

As we are located next to a residential area, we would be grateful if you could take this into consideration when leaving / while aboard. Drop off points are outside Riverlight 2 on Nine Elms Lane (please refer to the map).

Sound and lighting

2x Blackline X15 Hi-Mid boxes and 2x X118 Subs, IP8 theatre controller (4x Vocal Channels & 4x Instrument channels. It also allows for 4x Monitor mixes), IP6 bar controller, 6 Martin Audio CDD5 speakers in bar, AHM64 System Control & Speaker Crossovers to control the overall sound levels.

A singer + guitar can plug into the PA but for anything beyond this you will need to bring in your own mixer/console which you can plug in. You will need to bring in monitors (if required), mic & mic stands.

We have a PA into which you can plug your iPod / laptop. If you require our sound and lighting desk or microphones for a performance, then there will be a charge for a sound and lighting engineer. Fees are typically upwards of £100 for the evening.

If you wish to hire directly and manage the system yourself, there is a registration fee along with fees for using each item. It is only available to those with experience in sound and / or video, along with 2 written references, and an induction/registration fee of £80. You will need to register at least 1 month prior to your first event and is only recommended if you intend to host regularly with us.

Marketing your event

If you are booking the space for an event for which tickets will be sold to the public, please send details of your event (poster, short description and ticket URL) to mark@batterseabarge.com, so that he can add them to our website.