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Northampton’s first and only floating bar and restaurant, welcome to The Ark! A truly unique venue, quite literally on the River Nene, it would make for a wonderful setting for your wedding celebrations. Situated close to a range of venues for your ceremony, The Ark is a convenient sanctuary for you and your guests to retreat to!

Since opening in 2014, The Ark has been one of Northampton’s go to event spaces for people looking for a venue with something a little bit different. Nestled away in the heart of the enchanting Midsummer Meadow, this charming boat boasts three separate decks with gorgeous views across the river, and a separate indoor area ideal for your wedding breakfast.

Whether you are looking for a formal, sit down meal, or something a little more relaxed, the experienced and dedicated team at The Ark will be on-hand to ensure it is the wedding celebration you always dreamt it to be! Exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations, The Ark has the ability to host anything from a formal banquet to hog roast, and, with music facilities and a fully stocked bar, you can celebrate the night away!

For more information on the kinds of weddings The Ark can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch today!

  • Truly unique, moored boat venue on the River Nene, Northampton
  • Exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations for up to 120 guests
  • Flexible space ideal for both formal and informal celebrations
  • Beautiful views across the River from the three different deck areas
  • Choose between delicious buffet, hog roast, or sit down meal catering
  • Situated close to a range of ceremony venues
  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Midsummer Meadow, Bedford Road NN1 5FY Northampton (Northamptonshire)
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