Trinity House, the elegant working home of the General Lighthouse Authority opposite the historic Tower of London on Tower Hill, has teamed up with preferred caterers, palette, and powerboat charter company Solent Rib Charter to offer bookers an exciting senior corporate management team building/bonding package incorporating a light breakfast followed by a thrilling ‘Thames Rib Blast’ on the River. The Ribs can accommodate up to eight guests per boat and while the duration of the ride is flexible, most opt for a two-hour ‘Blast’ through Central London and/or to the Thames Barrier and back. Participants then return to the House for a first-rate champagne lunch catered by palette. Delegates will be welcome to leave personal items/luggage at the House while on the River.
The ‘Blast’ package is charged at a (non-negotiable) £1,988 + VAT (i.e. £248.50 per person at full capacity) per boat and includes exclusive venue hire and the two – three hour Thames River ‘Blast’ (irrespective of final numbers). The breakfast and post-Blast lunch is charged separately starting from an additional £167 + VAT per person for a minimum of eight participants. (Fewer numbers can be catered for a slightly increased charge).
Following a light continental breakfast, participants make the short walk to St. Katherine’s Dock passing the moat of the Tower of London where the memorial Poppies were so spectacularly displayed. After donning protective clothing - guests are provided with breathable oilskins for warmth – guests will embark on a Rib for a morning of high-speed thrills (but no spills) zipping past some of the City’s most famous river-side buildings such as the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, The Shard, and Old Billingsgate etc. The Ribs operate in even the most choppy and chilly conditions and can be seen on the River all year round. A celebratory lunch comprising seasonal items (such as Basil Panna Cotta to start followed by Gressingham Duck Breast as a main with Elderflower Tart for dessert) with accompanying wines and/or champagnes served by uniformed staff will be waiting the triumphant team on return to the House, rounding off an unforgettable half day on the Thames.
All bookings are subject to availability and general booking terms and conditions of Trinity House, Solent Rib Charters, and palette.
With views incorporating the Tower of London as well as the spectacular new Shard, few City venues close to the Thames are as uniquely well-located as Trinity House. Showcasing the nation’s maritime heritage throughout its five elegant rooms, Trinity House safeguards and displays a cache of artefacts and portraits of royal patrons and illustrious benefactors. Despite its location in the financial heart of the capital, the House is an oasis of calm serenity with the ambience of a grand private residence. Please view www.trinityhouse.co.uk/events
About Trinity House:
Behind the building’s imposing neo-classical façade, designed by Samuel Wyatt in 1794, are five graceful banqueting rooms (some inter-connecting) – The Library, The Court Room, The Pepys Room, Luncheon Room and Reading Room, catering for corporate events ranging in capacity from 10 - 130 places (seated) and up to 180 for a reception. The House’s particularly beautiful Reception Hall, with its sweeping, twin-curved staircase, houses remarkable maritime artefacts that bear testament to the prominent role played by Trinity House in the nation’s maritime history.
In its 200 year history, the building has welcomed royalty, prime ministers and Lords of the Admiralty and is today managed by Deputy Master, Captain Ian McNaught. Reflecting the on-going patronage of the Crown, the current Master of the Company is HRH The Princess Royal, filling a role held in former centuries by, amongst others, the diarist Samuel Pepys, the Duke of Wellington, William Pitt and, more recently, The Duke of Edinburgh.
About Solent Rib Charter:
Solent Rib Charter own Europe’s largest fleet of Ribs and is the market leading provider of Rib hire, Rib charter, Commercial Rib charter and Bareboat Rib hire services. Solent Ribs are fast, fun, safe, new and immaculately presented. Solent Rib Charter provides Ribs for corporate events, private parties and to the commercial sector and run Ribs events in the Solent and on the Thames - or anywhere in the UK where there’s water and no speed limit! With a wholly-owned fleet of 24 boats, Solent Rib Charter caters for all events – small or large. www.solentribcharter.co.uk
palette is an established event management, catering and creative agency company designing bespoke experiences for private and corporate clients alike. Mark Tilley and Matthew Blythe lead a team of dedicated professionals with a wealth of experience across their business, providing the highest level of service to private and corporate clients alike. palette strive to go beyond our client’s expectations from the initial meeting to completion of your event. www.palette-events.com