Our beautiful replica of an 1890s stern-wheeled Mississippi paddle steamer is one of the most desirable boats for hire on the River Thames.
Whether you're seeking a venue for press receptions, film shoots, product launches, seminars, dinner dances, sightseeing, luncheons, wedding receptions, or simply to celebrate, the Elizabethan is in a class of her own.
Fully refurbished in 2020, her capacious upper deck provides a versatile space for guests to mingle, host presentations, dine – or dance below the stars, thanks to her large retractable roof. Wooden paneling and sumptuous carpets in her air conditioned saloon are matched with spectacular views through vast windows that were sympathetically installed to retain her beautiful lines as part of a half-million pound refit. You can find out more about her extensive 2020 refurbishment here.
On board, nine discreetly positioned flat screen television screens are capable of playing anything from conference presentations to family photo albums for a birthday party as you enjoy your event in stunning surroundings.
The Elizabethan experience
We had an excellent time aboard the Elizabethan. The staff and the boat itself are exceptional. It's wonderful to see London from the river both by day and night, and all our guests were very much impressed. Thank you.
Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding celebrations on the river go so smoothly - it really was a fabulous day and we were so lucky with the weather as it turned into a beautiful sunny evening. The boat looked incredible after Zoe and her crack team of bunting putter-uppers did their thing, and Hari's pompoms were the icing on the cake. The band were brilliant and we certainly got our money's worth out of Bespoke Productions as they went the extra mile to make sure everyone was happy with the setup. Asta and her team did a brilliant job and everyone commented on how delicious the food was.
It really was a day to remember for everyone there. We had a total ball, so thank you for all your help in making it happen - you were brilliant and we really appreciated all your help with our various requests. Thank you again for being so helpful and lovely throughout and compliments to all involved. We had the best party ever!
Everything about the booking process and our actual cruise was amazing. Lucy was incredibly helpful, the crew were very friendly and patient, the waiting staff efficient and professional and I must make a special mention to Asta who was very attentive with great attention to detail. Thank you.
First of all, thank you for your help in arranging our visit aboard the Elizabethan and for ensuring that everything we arranged happened.
It was a great success and I would ask you to pass on our sincere thanks to Carole and her team for the way they looked after us, including the crew of the beautiful boat. The meal and wines were excellent so please also give a big thank you to the chef on our behalf. Also please pass on our thanks to Jane Parker and her colleagues for the lovely entertainment which was enjoyed by all.
Our Chairman claims responsibility for the perfect weather we enjoyed, which was the icing on the cake! The whole event was wonderful and we would be happy to recommend your company to anyone thinking of doing a similar event.
I hired the MV Elizabethan for my wedding reception - a perfect venue with an outstanding crew! The boat was exactly what we wanted for a relaxed event and the DJ (arranged by TLC) had everyone dancing all night with the roof open. The food was great, staff (in planning and delivery) all excellent - it was an amazing way to see London and a perfect party! Our wedding has been cited as the best ever and a few of our guests enquired about hiring the boat for their own upcoming events.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you; there are not enough words to say thank you! We and our guests had a phenomenal time during our wedding celebration on the Elizabethan. Very well done to you all, especially the captain, Tofeeq the chef and the entire catering team who contributed to the very beautiful memory of our wedding on the steamship. Thank you.
We held our wedding day celebrations on the Elizabethan. Everything was perfect - the staff were professional and very nice indeed, and the food was delicious. Almost all of our guests were saying what a great venue and what a great idea it was!
If you are looking for a different, but very enjoyable experience, I totally recommend this option!
We booked the Elizabethan for a charity event and it was brilliant from start to finish. Great staff, well organised, beautiful venue and great food and drink on board. We raised a significant amount for our charity, which I attribute a great deal to the wonderful experience on board. We'd love to use you again!