Boats + business events = a great partnership
The Thames Leisure fleet of hire-boats based in central London are highly adaptable for many different types of corporate events. As unusual meeting venues or conference rooms, they deliver additional benefits beyond the reach of land-locked business venues . For corporate presentations and seminars, project meetings or break-out venues, they really excel.
Start here for everything your business event needs: meeting rooms with a difference, engaging activities, full dining options, and team-building activities.
London meeting venues that deliver extra
Business meetings should be special events. Whether the purpose is to create focus, deliver rewards, inspire and engage, or perhaps all of the above, boats for meetings have the edge. The reason for this is variety and flexibility. Our floating meeting venues supply all the basics you need and expect such as various seating layouts, AV equipment, and full dining options. In addition to this though they instantly convert into great places to relax and enjoy wonderful and unusual experiences. Consider our flagship Thames charter boat…
The ideal charter boat for meeting events: William B
This adaptable classic London riverboat has space for up to 80 delegates seated theatre style, with all other standard formats possible too. All seating and tables are movable for various options and changes mid-event. Not only can the comfortable saloon transform into a formal dining or dancing space, but she also has the largest open roof-garden space of any London charter boat. This flexibility allows for your business event to also function as a great opportunity for entertaining and enjoyment following the ‘business-end’ of the function. Once speeches and presentations are over, your guests can be ‘fed and watered’ on board with wonderful food from the kitchen, enjoying the fresh-air upstairs and ever-changing sights of London’s riverscape. Similarly, a quick transformation of the saloon by our event staff means seated dinners, entertainment and dancing can follow.
The meeting format perfect for you
Just like any standard hotel meeting or conference room you could hire, the William B can deliver theatre style (80), horseshoe (36), meeting tables (66), or other seating formats. You will cruise along the Thames serenely as you deliver your meeting schedule. The backdrop of London will quietly pass by outside the panoramic windows all around. Teas and Coffees, and perhaps pastries and biscuits can be on hand throughout of course. Then how about a champagne reception to signal the next phase of your event? There are so many possibilities now as to how you enjoy the rest of your cruise. We can add entertainment – wine-tasting events or casino-tables, or how about something even more fun that can be tuned to team-building outcomes too: a Clay-Pigeon Shoot from the boat, or our brilliant Thames Treasure Hunt?