When you think about picturesque coastal towns in the United Kingdom, Poole immediately comes to mind. Located in Dorset and situated on the South Coast of England, this stunning waterfront destination makes for a maritime adventure people can’t wait to experience. Beloved for its expansive and spectacular natural harbour (Europe’s largest, in fact), Poole is the ideal destination for a range of events and occasions, so it’s important to choose wisely on where and how you decide to host them. Naturally, when it comes to Poole event venues and Poole event spaces, among those places for hire that are most in-demand are the ones that provide an immersive experience in the gorgeous surroundings. What do we mean? While Poole Harbour events in and of themselves are an exciting prospect, UK event venues on the water elevate the occasion even further. In fact, Poole corporate hires often turn to City Cruises because of the numerous amenities we offer, it demonstrates good business sense — and we’re happy to provide the details on why.


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Why Choose City Cruises to Host Your Event in Poole?

If you embark on hosting an event on the water, it’s really important to choose your carrier wisely. Because there are so many elements that are part of event planning, working with industry pros is the only way to go. City Cruises has a proven presence in Poole, and the features we offer aim to impress. From comfortable luxury vessels, and enticing gourmet cuisine, to delectable drinks and unforgettable views, City Cruises will cater to all your needs whether your gathering is designed for team building, client enhancement, special celebrations, post-work drinks, lunch or dinner, we’ve got a cruise to suit you.

When you dive into hosting a Poole Corporate Event on the Water, you’ll discover our extensive fleet of luxury vessels and the different ways we can collaborate on everything from product launches to fundraisers. But of course, the benefits don’t end there, City Cruises can also be booked for personal celebrations including Poole Social Events on the Water and even a Poole Wedding on the Water. Because you won’t have to coordinate a separate venue, catering, and entertainment – event organizers will be able to focus on what’s most important: spending quality time with attendees and enjoying a seamless and stress-free experience.


Top Event Spaces and Venues in Poole

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Poole Harbour is known for its crystal-clear waters, historic landmarks, and lively quayside, which boasts a variety of boutiques, shops, markets, and exquisite environs. When you choose to cruise the area, you’ll enjoy harbour views from the water that showcase unforgettable scenic beauty, and offer guests the opportunity to capture Instagram-worthy images that will illicit some serious envy for anyone who isn’t onboard. And when you book with City Cruises, you’ll also experience the beautiful benefits of flexibility and personalization, including the option to create bespoke occasions with Poole Private Hire/Groups charter cruises that can operate from both Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. Between the mouthwatering cuisines and customized amenities to fit your needs, every detail will be handled seamlessly to guarantee success. In addition, we offer a choice of quality vessels — the largest fleet of boats in town — a vast operational network, and a dedicated sales and delivery team to collaborate with you throughout the booking and delivery process, no matter the gathering, themed cruises included.


Factors to Consider When Choosing a City Cruises Event Venue or Space

After you choose City Cruises for your event venue, there are a few things to take into consideration — including space capacity and party size — to ensure that the venue can accommodate everyone on your guest list. Of course, a big bonus that comes with all of our crafts are amenities and facilities that can comfortably fit small and large groups within cozy interior and exterior decks. The atmosphere and ambiance provide a unique perspective of the area’s surroundings and an inviting space for guests to network and spend some quality time together. Because City Cruises is focused on flexibility and customization, we can tailor your event experience with the desired food, drinks, entertainment, and any special touches you have in mind.

pooleIn addition, aside from a three-hour cruise around Poole Harbour, which sails past Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula, and Millionaire’s Row, City Cruises also has a new event space on Poole Quay known as Hennings. This stylish and versatile venue is ideal for both professional and personal events, ranging from corporate meetings and holiday parties, to birthdays, anniversaries, and baby showers. With its own outside terrace that overlooks the harbour, Hennings can accommodate up to 60 people for a meeting; has a dedicated boardroom for up to 10; and catering is available for up to 120 — plus it’s available for half day, day, and evening hire.


Tips for Planning a Successful Event with City Cruises in Poole

 The goal for any event is to make it a success, and when you work with City Cruises’ staff, we ensure the process is a breeze and stress-free. As you coordinate every aspect with our team, it’s important to communicate needs clearly and enjoy the collaboration — that’s part of the fun. Incorporating the cruise experience into any occasion elevates the experience for everyone involved, and City Cruises experts can provide a wealth of ideas for enhancing your event with the cruise setting, and our ease of booking makes it simple to seal the deal.




Hosting events with City Cruises in Poole provides plenty of unique advantages, from delectable food and drinks and entertainment options to special features, all amenities and enhancements are available on our exceptional fleet of vessels, which also provide the ideal views of the area’s breathtaking surroundings. So when the time is right to consider hosting your next Poole event and you want to impress guests, consider City Cruises. Just fill out this form, and a representative will reach out to you to get the process going. After that, all you have to do is get ready (and really excited…) to host your best event yet.