Mespil Rd, Dublin 4
+353 87 790 0077

Exclusive Hire

La Peniche is available for exclusive hire on any day. You will have the entire barge to yourself and your crew. The barge provides an elegant and unique environment for hen and stag nights, private parties, birthdays, corporate events, product and book launches, staff events and weddings.

For private entertaining it makes a stylish and memorable setting. No matter what you may be celebrating, all our exclusive hire packages offer exclusive charter, including a Grand Canal cruise as standard, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience for your guests aboard La Peniche.

The barge can accommodate up to 60 guests, with some minimums depending on the package you choose (see below).

All our menus are well thought out, reasonably priced and we use as many local products and ingredients as possible.

In addition we offer an acclaimed wine list, a selection of bottled beer, pints of Guinness and a full bar. Our exclusive hire menu options, including food and drink, are listed towards the end of this page.

Why hire the whole barge?

  • More options for food: You have the choice of either 2 course meal, 3 Course meal, or finger food for larger groups. See below for menus.
  • Options for drinks: Cash bar, bar tokens or run a bar tab
  • Music options: we have a sophisticated sound system which a small band can hook up to, or you may bring an mp3 player to plug in.
  • Cruise through Dublin’s grand canal included at no extra cost
  • Bring your own decorations to make the atmosphere more personal
  • We can be flexible with the time
  • You have the whole barge to your group, no strangers in your space
  • We endeavour to ensure that you and your crew will have an unforgettable night aboard

Exclusive Hire Information and Pricing

We offer three exclusive hire packages to suit all occasions. Your menu options will depend on the package you select. All ingredients are locally sourced, and all food is freshly prepared onboard on the day of your event.

Lunch + Cruise

30 – 50 guests

2 courses from 35p/p
3 courses from 42p/p

Dinner + Cruise

40 – 50 guests

2 courses from 42p/p
3 courses from 49p/p

Finger Food + Cruise

45 – 60 guests

€22 per person, + private hire fee of €600, includes a generous variety of food platters to feed your entire group

Time slots are flexible depending on availability, we are open from midday to 1am and offer slots from 3-4 hours.

Your dinner and lunch guests can enjoy a drink of their choice on arrival, for an added cost.

Smaller group? We may be able to accommodate this depending on availability.

Contact us using the below form to discuss.

Get in touch with us now to book your exclusive hire

Phone us on +353 877 900 077 or use the below contact form:

    We offer 7 different platters to feed your entire group

    A selection of finger food platters will be available for your event, including:

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    Marie Rose sauce.

    Crispy toast, creme fraiche, salmon, cucumber slice.

    Crackers, goat cheese mousse, strawberry, onion marmalade, honey dressing.

    garlic mayo,parsley,parmesan

    Toasted bread, tomato, basil , Shallots, balsamic vinegar, topped with parmesan cheese

    Sausage, Honey, Wholegrain Mustard

    Plum tomato,fresh  basil leaves, pesto.

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