Hire Rates

Whole boat – capacity 150:
Minimum spends: £5,500-£15,000 (winter/summer/day/eve)
To confirm the venue a deposit of £500 is required to secure the booking. This is non-refundable. The remainder must be paid 1 month ahead of the event.

Indoor Lower Deck: £285 (Saturday evening – peak); £235 (Thursday & Friday evenings); £185 (all other times – off peak) (subj. to min numbers):

  • 70+ guests – peak; 50+ guests off-peak (accommodates apx 80 guests but you can invite more (120+ as access is to the whole boat)
  • Access to the PA (own music)
  • Can arrange own DJ/book one of ours +£285 for 5-hour set
  • Time is from when your guests are invited (please arrive 10 minutes before so we can arrange the space)
  • Private Party sign present but please ask bar if there are any non-party guests present
  • £300 authentication deposit for access to PA
  • Does not apply to 18-21-year-old events
  • Fee waived if the date is available in the next 2 weeks + min numbers exceeded (authentication deposit required towards cancellation & numbers)

We do not promote our own gigs but offer the space on Sunday-Wednesday + daytimes (or any available date within the next 4 weeks)

  • £100 hire fee + £200 authentication deposit towards access to the PA & terms and conditions as listed in the PDF
  • You would be welcome to use our external sound engineers whose prices start from £250 for (apx) 5 hours. Please contact us if you wish to use them and we will quote for this.
  • If you would prefer to bring in your own sound engineer, we would require their CV & references.

Outdoor East Deck: 25+ guests (£150) OR Terrace: 30+ guests (£250) OR East Deck + Terrace: 50+ guests (£350) – (between 12-5.30pm or 6-11pm)

  • Fee waived for a £1.2k pre-paid minimum spend (£1.6k peak) (or if you can guarantee 40+ guests + the date is available in the next 2 weeks (authentication deposit required towards cancellation & numbers)
  • More can be invited as can spread out to the rest of the boat
  • Tables and chairs cleared from the space to create more standing space
  • N.B. the space opened up/deposit used if there are under minimum numbers agreed
  • Time is from when your guests are invited (please arrive 10 minutes before so we can arrange the space)
  • Partially uncovered so please bring umbrellas & weather-proof clothing if needed

Indoor Lower Deck + East Deck/Terrace: £2,900 (off-peak) – £5,000 (peak) minimum spend

1/3 Top Deck: (£200)
The Top Deck is designed for relaxed terrace vibes – party vibes are strictly restricted to the inside Lower Deck.

Whole day hire for wedding ceremonies & receptions:

Click here for our online wedding brochure.
The Barge offers a wedding license – capacity apx 150; seated approx 75 on the lower (cosy) or outdoor deck (spacious); 150 over all levels. We would love for you to host your special day with us and offer lots of outdoor space where ceremonies can now take place.*

As a general guide:
Just ceremonies
£600 for partial deck hire or £1,000 hire fee for whole boat hire from 11am-2pm. This may be reduced depending on your budget.

Whole boat hire for ceremonies and receptions
Minimum spends: from £3,500-15,000.

*Please arrange your own Registrar **Public Liability Insurance required *** Budgets over £12k may incorporate hire fees

Dry hire
For the ultimate customisation, you can ‘Dry Hire’ the Battersea Barge.

  • Bring your own food and drink
  • Use all your own suppliers
  • From £2,500 – £9,500 for the whole day

Barge layout
Click here for the layout and dimensions of the upper, middle 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 here for our online 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.

As we are located next to a residential area, we would be grateful if you could take this into consideration when leaving / while aboard.

There is a 20-minute parking bay by the concierge office on Kirtling Street (check the map here). You may drive through the car park (20 minutes allowed) to get closer to the Barge and use the lifts to access ground level.

There is an underground car park at Riverlight (via Kirtling Street) within walking distance of both boats. Click here for details.

Sound and lighting

2x Martin Audio Blackline X15 Hi-Mid boxes and 2x Martin Audio X118 Subs, IP8 controller (8 Inputs x 4 Outputs). IP6 bar controller, 6 Martin Audio CDD5 speakers in bar, AHM64 System Control & Speaker Crossovers to control the overall sound levels.

Although, the PA system allows you to plug into your iPod / laptop, you’re required to book one of our in-house technicians for any other sound & light applications, such as bands, performances, etc. for setting up and/or operations.

Please contact Phil at noiseboyphil@gmail.com or Brang at grafiosense@gmail.com for sound technician and equipment (i.e. microphones, monitors, etc.) needed for your event set-up.

If you would prefer to bring in your own sound engineer, we would require their CV & references.

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 and social media profiles.