Hire Rates

Whole boat – capacity 150:
Minimum spends – Friday/Saturday – £10,450-£12,450 | Thursday – £9,350-£11,350 | Wednesday £6,490-£8,490 | Monday/Tuesday £4,950-£6,950
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.​

Lower deck (with the stage) – capacity 100 guests standing or 80 seated:
Thursday – Saturday evening – £300 hire + min. 70 people
Sunday – Wednesday + daytimes – £200 hire + min. 50 people

Security fees may apply. Discounts and waivers may be offered for charities.

N.B. (apart from December) we only host performances on lower deck Sundays – Wednesdays. (exceptions may be made for performances or gigs with a full house).
For performances with more than one date we require the standard fee plus an additional deposit of £200 for every extra date to guarantee a minimum audience of 60 people.

Rehearsals / additional time for performances / additional time to set up for an event £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 40 guests:
£1,000-£2,000 minimum spend (4 hours)

Snug leading to the outside deck – capacity 30 guests standing:
Minimum spend of £200-£1,000 or £100-£300 hire fee

Table Booking
4 – 8 seater as a base for your group (15+)
£20 deposit which can be used towards food and drink on the night.

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. However, we are sorry that we will be unable to accept any liability.

Click to download a PDF of our hire information brochure.


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

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 £80 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.

Table reservations

We also take table reservations for which we require a £20 (non-refundable) deposit that may be spent on food and drink during the reservation. You can make a table reservation here.

Theatre & Dinner Option – 3-course dinner option & a glass of wine – £19.99 (available to all those who have booked their tickets for a performance – price does not include cost of the performance ticket). See our sample dinner menu. This may vary and specials may also be available.