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What We Provide

Venue Hire Northampton

The Ark has everything necessary to hold parties, conferences, weddings, events, meetings and many other functions. This custom built barge has been designed with hospitality in mind, from the on-board bar, open air top deck and parking.  

The boat is nestled in Midsummer Meadow, overlooking the nature reserve, river Nene and surrounding parks and green space. The main event hall can accommodate up to 45 guests for a sit down meal or up to 65 for a more informal get together. The room layout can also be adjusted to suit celebrations with a lower numbers of guests. 

The space has great acoustics for either a DJ or live music.  

Your event will be organised and managed by our event planner, who will be able to provide advice and guidance throughout the planning process and make the process as stress free as possible.


The venue is a centrally located in Northampton, walking distance from the town center and surrounded by many hotels for those travelling from out of town. 


We offer a full catering service alongside the venue hire. Whether it’s a cold buffet or full
three course dinner you are after, we can provide what you’re looking for.


You may also choose to bring your own cooked food if this is something you would prefer.

Weddings Receptions

Set in the heart of Midsummer Meadow, a wedding reception at The Ark guarantees to make your
big day extra special. With charming views across the river, a fantastic private space and expert catering team, it's the perfect location for your celebration.

Whether you are looking for a sit down meal or a more informal get together, The Ark events team
can tailor-make a wedding package to suit all your requirements.



“You made my day perfect, I’m so grateful for everything and the venue was perfect."


"Thank you and your team for helping to make the evening so successful. The venue was perfect for the occasion and the food was great. Everyone had a wonderful time."


“Great venue for private hire, courteous and communicative staff.”
Venue Hire Northampton

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