Funeral receptions offer family and friends a place to come together and talk about the person they loved, liked and admired in an informal setting.

Private hire of the Sabrina boat

We are based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire on the ancient River Severn, the longest river in the United Kingdom. The River Severn, named Afon Hafren in Welsh, begins on at an elevation of 2,000ft on the North-eastern slopes of Plynlimon Fawr near the Welsh Town of Llandiloes, before following a semi-circular course southwards, flowing through Powys, into Shropshire, before heading south widening and entering the Atlantic Ocean at the Bristol Channel. The Severn is a living, flowing body of moving water.

10am – 4pm

1 hour hire (Mon – Fri): £300.00

1 hour hire (Sat – Sun): £350.00

We are able to offer table service for drinks or music of your choosing.

Hire the Picnic Boat

While Sabrina is more commonly booked for funeral receptions, sometimes families prefer an intimate setting. Little Rea can hold up to 10 guests and is perfect for ashes ceremonies where families can say their final goodbyes to their loved ones. In addition, we can provide Sabrina blankets upon request.

Length of time: 1-3 hours
Time of departure: Day or evening
Date of departure: Seven days a week
Accessibility: Wheelchair & pushchair friendly. Well behaved pets welcome.
Food: We are very flexible with food & drink on the Picnic boat and you are more than welcome to bring your own.
Total no. of guests: Up to 10

Price: £150.00 for the first hour and £50.00 for every additional hour

Download our ashes and wake ceremonies brochure below.


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