The Marlborough River Queen is available to hire for private functions and cruises - we're Marlborough's only floating function centre!
Whether you're a couple looking for a unique wedding venue, a local business, or someone with an event to celebrate, we can tailor a cruise so that it's perfect for your group.

Cruises are generally 3 hours long, but your group can be on board at our Horton St moorings before and after the cruise: we're flexible to suit your unique needs. The River Queen can cater for up to 99 people at one time.

Hiring the River Queen for your function and 3 hour cruise costs $1200 incl GST for up to 40 people. There is an additional $25.00 charge for each additional person over 40 people.

We can also do longer or shorter cruises if you are interested.

Please contact us via email at  Facebook or phone Michelle on 021 507 404  to make an enquiry and secure your preferred function date.


We know the food is a big part of your function, and we provide either finger food or a full buffet meal as part of every cruise. We will work with you to confirm your menu selections so that on the day of your cruise, you can relax and know that everything is taken care of.


We serve the best that Marlborough has to offer: whether that's locally-produced award-winning craft beer, or some of the premium wine labels in Marlborough. Our beverages are carefully selected to match the food and the occasion. And our staff can assist you to get home safely.