Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous ships and is the last surviving tea clipper, the fastest and greatest of her time. She stands as a glorious monument to the age of sail and to all those who lost their lives in the merchant service. Situated on the shore of the mighty Thames River the ship provides commanding views over Canary Wharf and the City of London.
There are three spaces available to hire both on board and beneath the ship from October 2012:
The Dry Berth
The Dry Berth is the largest and most versatile entertaining space at Cutty Sark. There are great opportunities to design your event beneath the gleaming copper hull, perfect for gala dinners, awards ceremonies, unique events and receptions.
The Tween Deck
The Tween Deck is ideal for smaller dinners and receptions. This space would have originally been used to store and transport goods from all over the world and now houses exhibits on trade routes and life on board the ship.
The Master’s Saloon
The Master's Saloon is a luxurious part of the ship with mahogany panelling and the captain’s table, originally used for studying maps and entertaining while at port. Perfect for VIP and intimate Dinners, guests will enjoy an authentic maritime experience.
With all three hire options of Cutty Sark, the ship will be open for guests to explore during the first hour of the event. Should the weather permit there is then also the opportunity to enjoy drinks on the weather deck to take in the spectacular views of Canary Wharf.
|Event Space and capacity||Times||Cost|
Dry Berth Evening Events:
|19.00–23.00||£8000 + VAT|
Tween Deck Evening Events: (limited height clearance)
|19.00–23.00||£7500 + VAT|
Masters Saloon Evening Events:
|19.00–23.00||£2500 + VAT|
|After dark telescope viewing, with an Astronomer using a portable telescope (weather permitting)||After dark||£250 + VAT|
|Introductory Talk in Michael Edwards Studio Theatre||Flexible||£250 + VAT|
|Tours for up to 10 guests per guide||Flexible||£250 + VAT|
Each additional hour or part thereof:
|After 23.00||£700 per hour + VAT|
Please note that Cutty Sark is not available for daytime hire and Civil Ceremonies.
Restrictions specific to the ship include that no stiletto heels are to be worn on Cutty Sark due to the nature of the decks, stairs, and gratings. Please ensure that all attendees including staff and guests are aware that stiletto heels are not to be worn.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 8517
Due to the precious nature of our venues and collections, we have hand-selected a list of approved caterers, production companies and florists that will not only ensure the safety of our venue, but will work above-and-beyond to meet your event requirements. See our list of approved suppliers (PDF).