The Mary Read Canal Boat

Unique Canal Boat Venue

Discover the extraordinary allure of The Mary Read, a truly remarkable venue for private hire in Hackney Wick. This perfect venue caters to a wide range of events, from corporate parties and unforgettable weddings to intimate birthday celebrations. With its versatile spaces and contemporary décor, The Mary Read offers a unique and customisable experience for any occasion.

Versatile space

Whether you’re planning a product launch, networking event, or intimate dinner, this boat’s breakout spaces and contemporary design create the perfect setting. Located in East London’s adored Hackney Wick, the venue boasts ample indoor and outdoor space with a roof, and a terrace available for booking, making it easy to tailor your event to perfection.

Great location with easy transport links

The boat’s central location in Hackney Wick ensures easy accessibility from London Bridge and Liverpool Street, making it an ideal choice for guests from all around the city.

Memorable Experiences

If you’re seeking a blank canvas venue with a creative atmosphere and flexible spaces, The Mary Read is your ultimate choice. Prepare for an unforgettable event at this perfect venue that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

Samantha-Rose ParvinSamantha-Rose Parvin
16:49 15 Aug 23
Reserved the boat to celebrate my birthday and all the staff were so wonderful from the planning stages to day of the event. Thank you to *everyone*, especially Lee, Bird and Daniele xxx
George HurfordGeorge Hurford
14:42 11 Aug 23
We hosted our company summer party here and it was brilliant. The food was great and the drinks kept flowing and everyone had a great time. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone.
Jonathan CottomJonathan Cottom
15:15 31 Jul 23
Would definitely recommend! We booked the boat for a joint 30th and it was really great atmosphere all day. The set up was perfect for a mixture of chatting and enjoying the outdoors upstairs whilst being livelier downstairs as the night went on.The sound system was really good and they facilitated a combination of using a playlist, our own DJs and some live music. Lee was really responsive and helpful during the booking process and the staff were all so helpful and friendly on the day.Great location all around!
June YatesJune Yates
14:06 22 Jul 23
Brother hired boat fot engagement party our bar tender Bird was amazing had the best day. Thank you for making it special Bird 💗💗💗💗
Martha GillbergMartha Gillberg
13:47 12 Jul 23
Organised my partner’s surprise birthday here and it was a really memorable night. From the cool venue, to the great choice or drinks and music/events- I couldn’t recommend this more. Lee was great support as well throughout the planning process. Much appreciated.
Rebecca JonesRebecca Jones
18:25 15 Jun 23
We booked the boat for a work summer party and it could not have been more wonderful. Constantly attentive service from Lee, great food, and the atmosphere on the boat was so conducive to great conversation. Really amazing.
Joely Buxton SmithJoely Buxton Smith
10:39 28 May 23
I hosted my sisters Hen on the beautiful canal boat and it surpassed all expectations. Lee went above and beyond in the lead up and on the day, to truly make it one to remember. The food, cocktails and vibe was perfect. I couldn't recommend enough!
Hannah BraysonHannah Brayson
13:34 23 May 23
Had a brilliant work event on the barge. Lee and the team had everything prepared for us, and it was great to have a private bar, sound system, dance floor and seating on the deck all to ourselves. Would definitely recommend, and thanks to everyone at The Mary Read!
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