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The Penny Lane River Boat

£420 - £2120 for venue hire
Up to 70
Exclusive Use
Wedding licence
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The Penny Lane is a unique and memorable venue and we have welcomed many a happy couple and guests on board to start their journey together.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Cruise / Boat / Yacht
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
Invalid date
City view
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
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Genuinely the best wedding venue!
We held our wedding on board the Penny Lane in August 2017. Andrea and Deborah helped to plan everything with us and were so helpful mak... 
By Charlotte and Conrad on 21st August 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 2017

Full Description
  • Join us on board for a truly unique Wedding celebration. Cruising along the river Avon in Bath starting your journey in Pulteney Weir a fantastic backdrop for your photographs. Sipping a reception drink on our seated fully open top deck. Enjoy your Wedding breakfast in our indoor saloon, seated capacity of 70 guests. Our saloon is tastefully decorated with a vintage feel and includes a fully stocked bar, sparkling ceiling, dance floor area and built in background sound system. We also have spacious Ladies and Gents Toilets on board. Catering is provided by our team of chefs from Strawberryfield Catering working from our on board Galley. On route we travel under very low bridges, always a source of fun, through a deep river lock and travel on out into the beautiful countryside surrounded the city of Bath. We have decoration packages and items to hire saving you time and money and we are always happy to meet and show you around for a no obligation quote for your day. We can organise a Disco for your evening reception and evening catering where more guests can join once we are back at our moorings. We can hold up to 100 bodies on board. The Penny Lane offers a unique venue which your guests will remember and talk about for years to come.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Deborah Fisher & Andrea Bassett
    We would love to show you around our lovely boat and will assure you are personal and professional attention at all times. We are sure you will love Penny as much as we do.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (1)
Bath Life food blog, Bath Chronicle, Points west
Accreditations / Associations (1)
We have a 5* food hygiene award. Good scoring on trip advisor.
Industry Awards (1)
None to date
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Bath, Somerset, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Bath
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M4
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Bath train station
    • Travel Notes
    • We are based in the center of Bath adjacent to the Sports and Leisure Center.
    • Nearest Airport
    • Bristol Airport
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We have had so many lovely Weddings on board and each of them very individual. One of our Bride and Grooms turned up to the boat in a horse and carriage. One bride released hundreds of balloons into the air but all of them being special for their own reasons.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
During the day at some point just take a few minutes out to just take it all in as it goes by in a flash. Leave the hard work to us and relax and enjoy your day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
There have been too many to list and each Wedding has it's moments but the attention to detail and theme's are always a lovely touch. One bride remembered lost loved ones by having their photos displayed, such a lovely touch making them a part of the day.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Happy Unique Fun Interesting Romantic
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
It has to be right in the heart of Pulteney Weir. A fantastic unique backdrop for photographs.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We have not had any at a Wedding on the boat yet, however we have had some guests on board as we are not just a Wedding venue.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Beef & Horseradish Mini Yorkshire Pudding
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Glass of milk and a Marmite sandwich
What is your venue's most unique feature?
It has to be her fully open top deck where all guests can sit outside and enjoy the river views.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
My staff as they are one with each other and work as a team. They ensure every event is run safely and smoothly building a relationship with perspective clients from the very first meeting.

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Gift: Tickets for one of our Lazy Sunday cruises