When considering venue hire, the characterful hold of a wooden sail boat provides a unique warmth and a great atmosphere, perfect for celebration events, private dining, meetings, or music nights.

Our sailing barge, Edith May, can hold up to 60 people for a static event, or up to 30 for a sit down meal, making her a great venue to hire for a range of events.

With a fully licenced bar, we stock a range of locally sourced beers, wines and spirits. Catering quotes can be provided on request. Our food is homemade, with an emphasis on high quality, and Kent produce.

The barge is based at Lower Halstow, in Kent, but she also regularly moors at Chatham Maritime and quotes can be provided for her to be moored at a range of other East Coast ports, from Whitstable to Ipswich.

Heather & Ed are experienced event managers and in addition to the barge, also run local cultural venue, Sun Pier House. We are always happy to share our experience and offer advice if you need support with your idea. We even held our own wedding reception drinks on board the barge!

Please contact us to talk about your event, venue hire and our availability. Our hire fees are individually priced  based on your requirements.