Add some flair to your corporate function by hosting it aboard one of our luxurious riverboats!

Inside a Hobbs of Henley boat, set up with tables for a corporate event.

Corporate Events

Our vessels are unique venues, perfect for any kind of corporate event. Whether it’s an office party, a product launch, or a business meeting, we are certain to have a vessel to suit your needs.

With the largest and most elegant fleet on the Thames, we will ensure that your event goes off without a hitch.

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Or scroll down for details of our corporate packages.


Looking for a unique setting to hold a business meeting?
Look no further than The New Orleans!

Our meetings package is available from Monday to Friday. It includes the following:

  • Breakfast: hot bacon/egg rolls and a fresh fruit platter
  • Lunch: a selection of sandwiches and crisps
  • Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, with a selection of homemade
    cakes or biscuits
  • Still and sparkling water on the table
  • Wifi and AV system
  • Flipchart/pens/notepads



Day delegate rate

£69.50 + VAT per person

Half day delegate rate

£44.50 + VAT per person

Optional Extras

One hour river trip

£220.00 + VAT

Open bar for additional drinks

£110.00 + VAT

Upgrade to a hot buffet

£11.00 + VAT per person

To enquire about hosting your event on one of our boats, please contact our office.

Inside the Hobbs of Henley boat The New Orleans, with wooden features, red seating and a red carpet. The tables are set up with white tablecloths.

All Inclusive

On a catered charter, your guests will be treated to delicious food and top quality service as we cruise down the scenic River Thames.


And best of all?

Hobbs of Henley will take care of all the arrangements – all you need to do is invite the guests and arrive on the day!

From Monday to Friday, our two largest vessels – The Waterman and The New Orleans – are available for these exclusive, four hour, fully catered charters for 50 or more guests.


Our standard all inclusive package includes:

  • A drink on arrival, whether that’s a glass of house wine, an orange juice, or a G&T made with our very own Mr Hobbs Gin
  • A fork buffet – see our sample menu
  • A four hour exclusive charter, which can run from 12.00pm – 4.00pm or 7.00pm – 11.00pm. (To arrange for alternative sailing times, please get in contact with our office.)


Entertainment and decorations can be arranged at an additional charge.

Available Boats & Pricing

The New Orleans

Maximum capacity of 125 guests

Open upper deck

A licensed bar

Dance floor/presentation space

The Waterman

Maximum capacity of 100 guests

Toilet facilities

A licensed bar

Open upper deck


Low Season 2024
(October to May)


12.00pm – 4.00pm

£50.00 per guest


7.00pm – 11.00pm

£60.00 per guest

High Season
(June to September)


12.00pm – 4.00pm

£60.00 per guest


7.00pm – 11.00pm

£65.00 per guest

“Great boat, great crew, really nice lady looking after the bar, caterers and two casino tables, all organised by Hobbs – a brilliant night out for 30 colleagues and nothing but praise the next day from all who attended.”



  • Our boats depart from and return to our jetty at RG9 1AZ. We can pick up guests elsewhere by arrangement, but we must have the landowner’s permission to moor up, which may incur a charge. For more information, please contact the office.

    Please note that the charter for the boat will include the time it takes to travel to and from the mooring destination.

    Boarding is permitted 15 minutes prior to departure. Early access for organisers is available by arrangement.

  • For all passenger boat bookings, we can reserve two car parking spaces at our riverfront car park. 

    The remaining guests will need to find alternative parking in Henley. We recommend nearby Mill Meadows or Henley Train Station (a few minutes walk from Hobbs).

  • Wifi is currently available on The New Orleans vessel only.

  • Initially, you will pay 50% of the charter to confirm your booking. The remaining charter balance is due two weeks before your trip.

    Your final balance invoice including the remaining charter, catering, and entertainment needs to be settled two weeks before your trip. Any outstanding bar balance must be settled at the end of the cruise.