Wedding Receptions

A truly memorable venue for your special day. Imagine your guests heading down river on one of our beautiful vessels, with views of egrets and geese on the salt marshes, sailing yachts on the river and 80 square meters of red sails above you.

The original 1906 wheel on Hydrogen is often chosen as a focal point for photos and her spacious wood lined saloon provides a perfect space for your wedding breakfast.

You can invite up to 50 guests for a daytime reception including a “Two Island” cruise and add on an evening quayside party for up to 80.

Dine on board

Your food is supplied by our in-house catering company with locally sourced food, served by our friendly team, from budget friendly to fine dining. Here are some examples.

Simple Budget Package
Afternoon Tea Buffet with 2 glasses of Prosecco  £23
Middle Range Package
Captain's Fork Buffet with 2 glasses of Prosecco, half a bottle of wine from £47
Fine Dining
Three course Seated Meal with 2 glasses of Prosecco, half a bottle of wine from £60

Get in touch

We also have lots of tips and ideas for couples looking for a simple, low cost day with the barge and river taking centre stage.

Local licensed venues include St Mary’s Church, a stone’s throw from the Quay and the Moot Hall in the High Street, Maldon’s oldest building.  If you are getting married at a registry office you could arrange for a celebrant to come on board for a tailor made ceremony.

Venue Hire

Daytime up to 6pm, including a two hour cruise - £1200

Evening to midnight - £600