Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we face in our lives. A funeral reception gives friends and family the chance to support each other, share stories and memories, and celebrate the life of someone they deeply cared about. Our team are fully experienced to help you plan a dignified and respectful celebration of life or funeral wake aboard the Sabrina . You may also wish to say goodbye to your loved one with an ashes scattering ceremony which we can also handle on board.

A Celebration of Life on the River Severn

A funeral reception is a time of remembrance, be that a pause for a moment of reflection or a joyous occasion where you can share fond memories with family and friends. A funeral wake or ashes ceremony aboard Sabrina is perfectly suited to a celebration of life whether it be religious or humanist.

Our main focus is to make the whole experience as comfortable as possible for all on board our spacious venue. Three decks provide ample room within a peaceful location as we slowly travel down the serine River Severn. It’s a beautiful backdrop for family members and those that knew the departed to gather together and say farewell.

Funerals & Wakes on Sabrina

The Sabrina Boat can accommodate up to 60 guests and offers table service for drinks throughout your charter. We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time so if you have any special requests then let us know, our team will take care of all the finer details.

Funeral wakes aboard Sabrina are available from 10am to 4pm daily from the 1st March to 31st October. Rates are as follows:

  • 1-hour hire (Mon – Fri): from £350.00
  • 1-hour hire (Sat – Sun): from £410.00

A Celebration of Life on 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 or for families to honour the memory of their loved ones.

The Picnic Boat is available to hire all day and night from 1st March to 31st October. Rates: £150.00 for the first hour and £60.00 for every additional hour.


Ashes Ceremonies

Ashes ceremonies are a dignified and fitting way to scatter the ashes of a loved one on the river that they enjoyed so much in life. Onboard the Sabrina we welcome people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs. We aim to create a calm and sensitive environment for your ceremony, whether it be religious, humanist or a celebration of life.


Support where you need it

Cherishing and preserving the memories of a loved one requires a team of dedicated staff to make sure your every wish is carried out. As a family-run business, we understand those needs, providing attentive and non-intrusive support. We will work closely with you so that the service is exactly how you want it. We’ll provide exceptional catering and beautiful spaces to make the funeral service one that you can look back on with peaceful memories.

To talk to us about planning an ashes ceremony or wake please call us on 01743 369741 or send us a message

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One of the reasons why people choose the Sabrina Boat for their funeral reception is not just for the scenic beauty, but because of our dedicated team. As a family-run business, we’ve been hosting funerals and wakes for over 10 years. We pride  our staff will treat your event with the sensitivity and discretion it deserves.

Our event planning team will make sure every detail of your wishes are fulfilled. We’ll take care of the catering and reception venue, giving you peace of mind to focus on what really matters, sharing stories and remembering the life of the person who has passed.

To talk to us about funeral receptions & wakes please call us on 01743 369741 or send us a message