The Blue Anchor at Boathouse Studios, Barking

  111 reviews  – 
62 - 76 Abbey Road, London, IG11 7BT
Barking Station (1000 yd)

About this space

The Blue Anchor is a light and airy space right next to the River Roding and part of our four studio venue.

A dry hire includes:
• Tables/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 £200 for hirer providing alcohol at no charge to guests.
We are fully licensed and have paying mobile bar.

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


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

BLUE ANCHOR
Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM £50 ph
Monday - Thursday 5PM - 11PM £60 ph
Saturday, Sunday 8AM -5PM £60 ph
Fri, Sat, Sun 5PM-11PM £80 ph
Christmas Party Package: Boathouse Studios
£390 total
• Trestle Tables
• Freshly laundered black table covers
• Chairs
• Bluetooth sound system
• Free Parking, weekdays from 6pm and all weekend
• Fully accessible lift and toilets
• Baby changing facility

Wedding Offers

Ultimate Wedding Package (80-180 guests)
£6900 total
Exclusive hire of the whole venue from 11am-11.30pm
(set up Friday from 5pm)

• Licensed mobile paying bar
• Choice of chair, sashes and table coverings
• Selection of table decorations and settings
• LED light curtains
• Dressing room
• Prosecco or non-alcoholic arrival drinks
• Choice of catering suppliers
• PA Bluetooth system with mic
• Fully staff serviced set up and clear away
• Capacity 80-180
• Free Car parking
• Dedicated Venue Host
Intimate Wedding Package (50-80 guests)
£5100 total
Exclusive hire of the Fishing Smack Studio and Barge Aground from 11am-11.30pm
(set up Friday from 5pm)

• Licensed mobile paying bar
• Choice of chair and table coverings
• Selection of decorations and table settings
• LED light curtains
• Choice of catering suppliers
• PA Bluetooth system with mic
• Staff support with set up and clear away
• Capacity 50-80
• Free Car parking
• Dedicated Venue Host

Prices

  • Graduation Party for 30 guests £432
Monday
8:00 – 23:00
from £66–£72 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £66 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £72 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please note that our prices are 'from', we provide tailored estimates for events.
We have a range of excellent suppliers who can cater for most requirements.
Tuesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £66–£72 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £66 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £72 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please note that our prices are 'from', we provide tailored estimates for events.
We have a range of excellent suppliers who can cater for most requirements.
Wednesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £66–£72 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £66 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £72 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please note that our prices are 'from', we provide tailored estimates for events.
We have a range of excellent suppliers who can cater for most requirements.
Thursday
8:00 – 23:00
from £66–£72 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £66 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £72 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please note that our prices are 'from', we provide tailored estimates for events.
We have a range of excellent suppliers who can cater for most requirements.
Friday
8:00 – 23:00
from £66–£96 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £66 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £96 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please note that our prices are 'from', we provide tailored estimates for events.
We have a range of excellent suppliers who can cater for most requirements.
Saturday
8:00 – 23:00
from £72–£96 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £72 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £96 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please note that our prices are 'from', we provide tailored estimates for events.
We have a range of excellent suppliers who can cater for most requirements.
Sunday
8:00 – 23:00
from £72–£96 hire fee per hour
Per hour
8:00 – 17:00
from £72 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £96 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please note that our prices are 'from', we provide tailored estimates for events.
We have a range of excellent suppliers who can cater for most requirements.

Capacity

Standing
up to 70
Theatre
up to 60
Boardroom
up to 40
Cabaret
up to 49
U-Shaped
up to 40
Classroom
up to 60

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Free parking is available on-site (40 spaces)
Paid parking facilities available nearby
River view
Original Brick wall
Free car parking weekdays after 6pm and weekends
Paying Mobile Bar
Air conditioning
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

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

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Host rules

Our terms and conditions are available on request.

Cancellation policy: Standard 30 day

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Reviews and ratings

(111 reviews and ratings - )

M
Marie B.
December 2021

Beautiful, spacious venue. Neutrally decorated, clean. Fast wifi- password readily available. Wifi speakers- loud, efficient. Friendly hosts- Julie Wedge was amazing! Helpful, professional, communicated well. Remained on site throughout. Greeted guests- ensured all necessary Covid precautions were met. Helped with cleaning! Very lovely women.

Slightly difficult location to find, hidden. Access code necessary for parking. Very small kitchen facilities- no utensil. Microwave was removed mid party?

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Ssayi@yahoo.co.uk
November 2021

The staff was so helpful and kind to my guest. Planning the Event with Julie, was like I was planning it with a member of the family. They made sure they facilitated our needs. A great team

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Claire C.
February 2020

My husband and I recently held our wedding reception at the Boathouse Creative Studios and couldn't recommend them more highly. Julie and Carole went above and beyond all of our expectations and requests. From continuously arranging extra time for us to stay and decorate, sourcing and liaising with suppliers on our behalf, to moving around their own days off to allow us to come in and scout the place out with our DJ, they made the whole day (and run up) go perfectly smoothly. The venue itself was spotlessly clean and provided a quirky blank canvas for us to make our mark on. Nothing was too much to ask - even the security staff they employed were so friendly that they felt more like guests on the day. All in all, we'd wholeheartedly recommend you consider the Boathouse Creative Studios for your event.

Nothing!

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Domi (.
December 2023

Speedy and so friendly!


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

Our 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.

Its urban warehouse feel with exposed brick walls gives it a contemporary feel. It's the perfect setting for people who want the freedom to create their own space in their own way, and stamp their individuality. We have a 'yes and' approach to events and if we can help you to make your idea work we'll do our best to make things possible. You can bring in your own decor, catering and entertainment. We have free parking after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend. :)


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