The Silver Sturgeon

The Silver Sturgeon is Woods’ Silver Fleet’s largest and most versatile venue. A 21st century, luxury river yacht with capacity for up to 550 guests. Designed by leading British architects, including fashion designer Tristram Webber, The Silver Sturgeon is a sight to behold. With a main deck that includes a central bar and elegantly sculptured staircase, it has the flexibility to transform into theatre style venue, seating 350 guests, or a total dining facility for 440 diners.

With the latest high calibre technology and a sophisticated lighting system able to adjust to the mood of the occasion onboard, The Silver Sturgeon provides everything needed for large corporate events, weddings, presentations, product launches or private screenings.

The Silver Sturgeon’s upper deck is fitted with an open air glass bar, complimented by chrome finishing that offers breathtaking views of The River Thames. The lower deck has a luxuriously neutral palette, think hues of butterscotch, intertwined with natural oak and maple finishing. With subtly illuminated glass and shades of taupe throughout, the interiors of the Silver Sturgeon have been specially designed to allow the space onboard to adapt to each clients’ individual vision. Although beautiful in design and architecture within its own right, this is the ultimate blank canvas. A cool, multi-functional space and a stunning backdrop for any corporate or private event.

Exquisite attention to detail onboard The Silver Sturgeon not only allows the interior to be uniquely dressed and adapted for each event, it also means that food and entertainment served up by Woods’ Silver Sturgeon are always evolving and are never the same. Out-of-the-box solutions and one-off ideas push the limits of what is possible on the water, creating legendary events and memorable occasions.  With Fabulous Feasts by Jamie Oliver supplying ethically-sourced, fresh and seasonal food onboard, and London’s leading entertainment suppliers’ ‘little black book’ of singers, dancers and live performance artists, Woods’ Silver Fleet encourage unique creative partnerships, resulting in extraordinary, original events.  Added to this is the passion that the Woods’ family show to their clients with outrageously spectacular pyrotechnics, the latest lighting systems and their thought that goes into the technology used onboard.

Fabulous Feasts by Jamie Oliver offers unique food and menus created exclusively for Woods’ Silver Fleet. Their extensive ‘food charter’ has been designed to ensure Jamie’s promise of top-quality food, sustainably sourced, seasonal and wherever possible British and local, is always followed and delivered. Jamie’s Fabulous Feasts onboard selection ranges from classic, traditional seated menus to  informal Bowl Food and tapas-style Market Stalls, offering a global food experience, where the likes of  Marrakesh-style beef tagine, Italian Artichoke risotto, or Daisy May’s American ribs., can all be sampled and savoured by clients.

The Silver Sturgeon also offers an open air Fabulous Feasts On-Deck Barbecue, embracing traditional cooking methods with Great British bangers, dry-aged British beef burgers and Oxfordshire lamb on fresh rosemary sticks, or whole-roasted river or sea trout, line-caught mackerel, and Indian-style barbecue monkfish.  Clients can expect five star restaurant quality meals at all times on The Silver Sturgeon as all ingredients are fresh and cooked to order onboard.

The more traditional, formal seated dining menus are a modern British take on classic dishes. A sample of this menu includes, seafood cocktail with hand-picked Cornish white crab, best end of Oxfordshire lamb, filo-baked King Edward potato and Pimm’s soaked strawberries. Canapés and bar snacks include Fabulous Feasts’ own rosemary and sea salt focaccia and flat breads, Start Bay crab cakes and deep fried oysters from Bigbury Bay in Devon. For cool crudities choose from English peas in the pod, to lovely radishes with baby carrots and asparagus spears.

The Fabulous Feasts’ wine list onboard The Silver Sturgeon has been created by leading wine expert and drinks writer Ewan Lacey. His passion for perfectly matching wine and food has led him to create a list inspired by the themes of the river and water. The list of white wines come under the guise of ‘River and Valley’, or ‘Mountains to the Sea’, and another section is headed ‘Elemental Reds’.

Cocktails are an essential part of any experience onboard The Silver Sturgeon and Fabulous Feasts have created a unique list, inspired totally by London and revealing the ‘liquid history’ of The Thames.


IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES

Passion, excitement and emotion spearhead everything that The Silver Sturgeons’ events team is involved in. With decades of experience, they are able to pinpoint clients’ exact needs and requirements, enabling them to work within a set budget, to produce spectacular one-off events.

The limitations of land-based events often mean noise curfews, listed building restrictions and neighbouring buildings which make lighting, firework pyrotechnics and other forms of live entertainment impossible to combine.

Woods’ Silver Fleet are able to provide everything from fireworks on nearby floating barges and piers to the latest 3d video mapping techniques, projecting awesome moving images and live animation onto buildings and objects as they pass by. Innovation and breathtaking performances are combined to create a lasting impression for guests, from the moment they set foot on the pier. Performances that will long stay in the memory after the event has closed.

London’s top entertainment suppliers work with Woods’ Silver Fleet, ensuring every theatrical, comic and classic form of entertainment is available onboard. The list of top class entertainment available to the events team is phenomenal and includes, show girls, glow jugglers and handbalance contortionists lining the walkway down the pier. Whilst onboard, West End flash mobs perform impromptu musical melodies amongst unsuspecting seated dinner guests, along with world class vocals from classical quartets, on trend music DJs spinning decks, celebrity hosts or presenters and Ratpack-style jazz singers. From Hollywood and Royalty lookalikes to film production photograph settings, with life-size props, inspiration is unlimited, and the list is endless.


EMBARKATION & DISEMBARKATION

1 – 249 250 – 349 350+
Guests 15 minute * 30 minute ** 30 minute ***

* embarkation & disembarkation period is included
** embarkation period is included
*** embarkation & disembarkation period is included

Woods’ Silver Fleet offer the chance to experience London from the inside out, from The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, past The Shard, The Gherkin and Shakespeare’s Globe to The Tower of London and beyond, culminating with The Royal Naval College at Greenwich and the O2 Dome. The timings, location, embarkation and disembarkation points for each event are carefully scheduled by your Captain, allowing you and your guests to experience all the significant and historic sights along the river. A single four hour event can begin and end at any point along the river, with linear or circular routes mapped out anywhere between Chelsea in the West and Greenwich in the East.

The Silver Sturgeon’s experienced captains and crew are on hand throughout every event. Reliable and highly qualified, all crew have passed through Woods’ Silver Fleets’ demanding training process, ensuring the highest standards of safety are maintained at all times onboard.


CAPACITY

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seated dinner standing theatre style
ensign room 130 250 -
river room 310 300 300
outside decks - 300 -
full boat 440 550 300


DETAILS & PLANS

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Silver Sturgeon – Lower Deck

Silver Sturgeon – Upper Deck