Private hire

Guests attending a private party on board the ferry

Hire The Shields Ferry for your special event

Set in the unique surroundings of the River Tyne the ferry is a fun and unusual venue to host any occasion:

  • a memorable birthday, wedding or anniversary to celebrate with family and friends
  • a corporate hospitality event which will really stand out from all the other events your guests attend
  • a works night out that's different from anywhere else; or
  • a fundraising evening to help support a charity close to your heart

… you can be guaranteed a party on the ferry will leave a lasting impression on your guests!

What is included?

Your hire package will include:

  • a three and a half hour trip along the River Tyne allowing you to take in historical landmarks and be impressed by the spectacular views along Newcastle/Gateshead's quaysides
  • sailing under the iconic Millennium bridge
  • a choice of two boarding points, either Newcastle's quayside (outside the Law Courts) or South Shields and/or North Shields ferry landings
  • room for up to 200 guests
  • optional extras are also available upon request - see below*

Contact us to find out more

Speak to our Customer Services team on 0191 20 20 747 (8.00am-6.00pm Monday to Friday) who will be happy to discuss your full hire options; or enquire at [email protected]

*Ask about:

  • special hire rates (available for registered charities)
  • catering and disco packages
  • running your own bar or us providing a bar service
  • wheelchair-friendly facilities
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