Parties & Celebrations in York
What better way than to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations on the river?
City Cruises York private charters offer you a unique, floating venue on the beautiful River Ouse, cruising through historic York and beyond. What better way to make an impression than a venue with ever changing scenery?
City Cruises Private Hire Form
We have years of experience in hosting:
- Corporate Hospitality
- Civil Partnership Celebrations
- Wedding Anniversaries
- Birthdays and Christenings
- Prom Nights
- Hen Parties
- Life Celebrations and Wakes
- Christmas Parties
Our fleet of party boats can accommodate from 10 up to 100 guests, have fully stocked bars, toilets and are suitable for any occasion, from small gatherings to large celebrations. Enjoy wonderful food, dancing and entertainment for 10-100 people as you relax and cruise through York on your own privately chartered riverboat in York, most of the year! View our 5 party boats!
If you have an enquiry for a private charter sailing between September 2020 and March 2021, please send us an online enquiry form, or call our Private Hire team on 01904 628324.
If you have an enquiry for a private charter sailing from April 2021 onwards:
When you break down the cost of a private charter cruise with City Cruises York on a cost per head basis, you will see that is very competitive with hiring a function room in the City Centre (and remember, your function venue will be sailing up and down the beautiful River Ouse!). Your first port of call would usually be to choose your vessel and then you can select from our large range of optional extras such as entertainment, catering, drinks and decorations. See some examples below.
The example packages are samples only. Please bear in mind that guest numbers and costs per head will vary depending on the number of guests on board, season and choice of food, entertainment, boarding drinks and decorations.
|Hire River King for 3 hours||£600|
|Captains buffet x 35 @ £13.80||£483|
|Background MP3 Music||No Charge|
|Cost per person:||£30.94|
30th Wedding Anniversary for 80 People on a Saturday night in August
|Hire Captain James Cook for 3 hours||£1,400|
|BBQ Menu x 80 @ £22.00||£1,760|
|Band Music License Fee||£25|
|Pimms Boarding Drink 80 x £3.70||£296|
|Cost per person:||£45.08|
|Daytime Hire Eleanor Rose from 12 Noon to 4pm||£1,200|
|Endeavour Cold Fork Buffet x 50 @ £26.50||£1,325|
|Background MP3 Music||No Charge|
|Sparkling Wine Boarding Drink x 7 bottles @ £23.00||£161|
|Cost per person:||£53.72|
|Hire River Prince for 3 hours||£900|
|Admiral’s Buffet x 40 @ £17.50||£660|
|House Wine Boarding Drink x 7 bottles @ £17.50||£122.50|
|Cost per person:||£47.56|
Private Charter Brochure
Vessel Charter Prices: The prices are for the hire of the boat itself and are fixed regardless of how many guests you invite, provided that number does not exceed the maximum allowed for each vessel. The price is however determined by the time of day and time of year that you are hiring the boat. A calendar reflecting this is included in the brochure.
Catering: Our professional caterers can prepare food from a range of mouth-watering menus ranging from Canapés to hot or cold buffets and from afternoon teas to hot suppers.
Welcome Drinks: We can also supply a Welcome Drink for all of your guests as they step aboard your party boat; choose from a glass of wine, bucks fizz, cocktails, soft drinks and more.
Banqueting Wines: Finally, you can pre-order drinks packages from our Banqueting Wine List to make your special event even more special.
Decorations: We can dress the boat however you wish; helium balloons, floral displays, bunting or even ‘Just Married’ life rings and banners. If you want to have a Pirate Party we will source the decorations for you. Or if you supply your own we will happily dress the boat for you ready for your special event (there would be a charge for using our helium for balloons).
City Cruises York will be delighted to get in touch with you to discuss your ideas, helping you to choose from a wide range of options. You are more than welcome to visit our Sales Office for a tea or coffee to further discuss your special event before having a private viewing of the fleet.We can arrange a booking to view the boat between 9:30-10:00am on weekdays and between the same time on Saturdays from May to September (subject to the boat not being in operation). Then sit back and let us do the rest so you can simply step aboard and enjoy your special event.
For groups of 20 or more, we will offer you a 10% discount on the ticket price, provide you a complimentary balloon package and also a bottle of Prosecco for the lucky person celebrating the special occasion.
To book a reserved area on one of our daytime dining cruises, call 01904 628324 or email our Sales Team [email protected].