• Cutty Sark venue hire
  • Cutty Sark venue hire
  • Cutty Sark venue hire
  • Cutty Sark venue hire
  • Cutty Sark venue hire

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:

Cutty Sark venue hire - Dry BerthThe 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.

Cutty Sark venue hire - Tween DeckThe 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

Cutty Sark venue hire - Masters SaloonThe 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:

  • Stand-up Reception in Dry Berth (capacity 450)
  • Stand-up Reception and Sit Down Dinner in Dry Berth (capacity 200)
  • Sit Down Dinner Only in Dry Berth (capacity 270)
19.00–23.00 £8000 + VAT

Tween Deck Evening Events: (limited height clearance)

  • Stand-up Reception (capacity 100)
  • Stand-up Reception and Sit Down Dinner (capacity 60)
19.00–23.00 £7500 + VAT

Masters Saloon Evening Events:

  • Sit-Down dinner (capacity 10)
19.00–23.00 £2500 + VAT



Additional items Times Cost
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:

  • Monday–Tuesday, until midnight
  • Wednesday–Saturday, until 01.00
After 23.00 £700 per hour + VAT


Cutty Sark venue hire - weather deck at nightPlease 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.

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 8517

E-mail: events@rmg.co.uk

Accredited suppliers

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).