The River Thames is used for pretty much any occasion: parties, product launches, PR events, movie stunts. You name it, the Thames can host it.
Included in that, of course, are weddings.
Many people choose to host their wedding reception on a Thames boat, allowing them to drink and dance the night away with the ever-changing backdrop of London’s landmarks behind them.
If you’re interested in finding out what a Thames-based wedding would be like, you should get yourself down to the 2016 River Thames Wedding Showcase.
This year’s event is hosted by Thames Luxury Charters, in conjunction with Your London Wedding, at their Butler’s Wharf Pier (SE1 2YE) on Saturday 15 October (10:30am to 2:30pm) – and is completely free to attend.
Here’s four reasons why you should put it in your diary…
1) Visit 15 fantastic, hand-picked wedding suppliers in one place
If you’re looking to nail your wedding planning in one fell swoop, this is the place to come. There’s everything from jewellers to florists and magicians, not to mention the chance to sample some top-notch food and drink from the caterers on board. From furniture hire specialist Chilled Events, who have a whole host of props available to photographer Nathalie Crouch and London’s premier entertainment supplier Sternberg Clarke, plus many more.
2) Explore Thames Luxury Charters’ fleet
Roam freely across TLC’s luxury fleet, from the grand and spectacular Dixie Queen – a replica paddle steamer that resembles the cruisers of the Mississippi – to the Edwardian, with its elegant wood-panelled interiors or the stunning Elizabethan. Each is truly special in their own unique way, providing an amazing wedding reception venue.
3) Enjoy London in all its splendour
If you don’t often get the opportunity to see London from the water, this is your chance to explore. On the day, you’ll be able to admire the capital’s iconic skyline from a unique vantage point and take in views of Tower Bridge from the Thames.
4) Meet event experts
At the Showcase, you’ll have the opportunity to meet TLC’s friendly and experienced Events Management Team. They’ve helped organise countless weddings on the river and will be able to assist you in making a wedding a truly unique occasion.
If you need anymore information about the event, feel free to visit the Wedding Showcase’s dedicated website at tlclondon.co.uk.
Entry is completely free for all – although you can RSVP to the event’s Facebook event page.