Gondola Hire

The Gondola of Marie Corelli

At the beginning of the 1900's Miss Marie Corelli, the famous and eccentric romantic novelist, had her own gondola on the river Avon. The gondola has recently been restored to the river, in honour of Marie Corelli and her eccentric lifestyle. If you have ever been in a gondola you will understand why she loved it so much and what it is that makes the gondola unique and unrivalled on the water. Avon Boating are delighted to be able to offer the gondola for hire, with attendant gondolier.

If you would like to know more about the history of our gondola and more about Marie Corelli, please follow the following link www.mariecorelli.org.uk


Gondola Hire

Our gondola seats up to 3 people and comes with one of our staff trained as a skilled gondolier. Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged either at our Boathouse, by the theatre, from next to Holy Trinity church, or anywhere else as requested. A number of options are available.


A forty minute trip along the River Avon; departing from the Boathouse and passing the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church. (Maximum 3 people).

Price: £100.00

Gondola Wedding

Up to 1 hour on hire for the wedding with gondolier in full costume and the gondola decorated with white ribbon accompanied by music on our traditional gramophone.

Price: £180.00

Gondola and Two Course Meal

Based on two. Depart from the Boathouse for a thirty minute trip, passing the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, returning to the Boathouse for a two course meal at the Bistrot Pierre.

Price: £114.00 for Lunch - £126.00 for Dinner


Gondola Hire Nationally and Internationally

Our gondola has appeared in Hollywood films, commercials and International Events, as well as a large number of PR and private events. Our staff are experienced in organising transportation and are able to operate the gondola on rivers, lakes or canals. Our gondola also provides a great attraction off the water. For national and international hire please contact us to discuss your requirements fully.

Booking and Payment Terms and Conditions


To Book call our Office on 01789 267073 or email bookings@avon-boating.co.uk for prices.