The Matthew offers a unique venue for your event – join us on board for a really special way to celebrate with friends and family. Whether it be a pirate-themed wedding reception or a sea-shanty accompanied anniversary, we will work with you to make sure you have a fantastic time celebrating with us.
We use a number of local caterers to provide everything from finger buffets and nibbles to traditional fish and chips delivered straight to the ship while you’re on board. We have a fully licensed bar on board and our drinks are supplied by the notable Averys of Bristol wine merchants, Bristol Beer Factory and Butcombe Brewery.
Please note that as we are a licensed venue, we cannot offer corkage options and all drinks purchased from the bar must be consumed on board.
The Matthew can accommodate up to 40 people for a cruise or 50 people for a static hire.
Please note that passenger numbers are dependent on any COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of booking and so may change in the future. Please contact the office should you require more information.
The Matthew is available for private hire from Tuesday to Sunday, between April and early November. We are closed on Mondays and throughout our maintenance period, from December until March.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
(Header photo by Neil James)
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