The Fishing Smack at Boathouse Studios, Barking

  44 reviews  – 
62 - 76 Abbey Road, London, IG11 7BT
Barking Station (1000 yd)
Carole P.

Carole P.

About this space

The Fishing Smack is a light and airy space right next to the River Roding and part of our 4 studio venue.

We are mindful of COVID-19 safety protocols and want to ensure that our guests have a great experience with us and feel safe in the venue. We ask clients to sanitise their hands and wear masks where appropriate to protect others. Guests and suppliers are required to submit an online COVID-19 declaration form.


A dry hire includes
Up to 10 trestle tables, 100 chairs.
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 
Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.
Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI


* Please enquire about our wedding and civil partnership reception packages.


Prices

Monday
8:00 – 23:00
from £45–£55 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £45 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £55 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.

A dry hire includes:
Up to 10 trestle tables
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 

Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.

Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI

 


Tuesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £45–£55 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £45 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £55 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.

A dry hire includes:
Up to 10 trestle tables
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 

Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.

Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI

 


Wednesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £45–£55 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £45 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £55 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.

A dry hire includes:
Up to 10 trestle tables
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 

Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.

Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI

 


Thursday
8:00 – 23:00
from £45–£55 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £45 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £55 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.

A dry hire includes:
Up to 10 trestle tables
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 

Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.

Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI

 


Friday
8:00 – 23:00
from £45–£75 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £45 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £75 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.

A dry hire includes:
Up to 10 trestle tables
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 

Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.

Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI

 


Saturday
8:00 – 23:00
from £55–£75 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £55 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £75 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.

A dry hire includes:
Up to 10 trestle tables
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 

Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.

Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI

 


Sunday
8:00 – 23:00
from £55–£75 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £55 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £75 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.

A dry hire includes:
Up to 10 trestle tables
Standard spandex black table covers supplied. 
Bluetooth connected sound system. 

Free parking for up to 40 cars with a code for the barrier, after 6pm weekdays and all weekend, prior to this there is own on road Ringo parking on St Paul's Road which is a one minute walk away.

Clients are permitted to use their own caterers, or the Boathouse will recommend suppliers. 
The venue has a small galley kitchen which can be used for setting up food. It is not licensed for cooking but a microwave is available for warming food. 

Clients may decorate the studios subject to the terms and conditions below.

Time should be carefully factored in for set up and clear away of the event. Recommended no less than an hour for each. 

Alcohol surcharge of £150.00 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.

This is the link to our slideshow video which shows the studio in a number of set-ups. 

https://youtu.be/e9Izj9k3ElI

 



Capacity

Standing
up to 80
Theatre
up to 60
Boardroom
up to 30
Cabaret
up to 60
U-Shaped
up to 30
Classroom
up to 60

Cancellation policy

Standard 30 day

Cancellations 30 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 30 days to 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 7 days are non-refundable.

Event date of a confirmed booking can be changed to another date within 1 months from the original date, at no cost.


Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
Natural light
Free parking is available on-site
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Original open brick wall
Free car parking - Evenings from 6pm and at weekends - space for 40 cars
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Disabled parking space available
Lift to all floors

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Rules of the space

Our terms and conditions are available on request.


Reviews and ratings

(44 reviews and ratings - )

M
Mr & Mrs Sandiford
November 2021

Julie is a wonderful lady very helpful, caring & kind.

K
Kelly Marshall
May 2021

The venue was perfect for filming and the rehearsals before hand, Carol has been so accommodating and quick at replying throughout the whole booking process and couldn’t do enough for us on the day! Definitely recommend!

K
Kaajel Patel
March 2021

Love this service! Really lovely people. I’d highly recommend hiring this space.

No negatives

S
Sharna
March 2020

The staff were helpful and friendly, did a lot to try and accomodate us The venue itself is a blank canvas, very simple but can be decorated really nicely Private car park for guests after 6pm was a great touch Would use again x


An unusual and quirky riverside multi-purpose venue offering two flexible studios for a variety of business, corporate and private celebration events.

Both studios have sprung floors and offer a blank canvas that can be transformed to suit your needs. This peaceful 'get-away-from-it-all' offers great privacy.

The venue is highly flexible and appeals to people who really want to make it their own.



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