Botel Marina - Wedding on a boat
If you have successfully completed your engagement and are now deciding where your wedding will actually take place, then we have just the tip for you on a new wedding venue that is unconventional and affordable for all clients. And what kind of wedding venue is it? Another farmhouse or a barn? No, something much more original!
Why farmhouse or a barn?
Anyone who has gone through the beginning of planning a wedding, specifically looking for a wedding venue, will tell us that this is the most challenging activity of the entire planning process. Finding a wedding venue that exactly meets all your requirements, especially those relating to sufficient reception and accommodation capacities, the possibility of having your own catering or alcohol, a party until the early hours of the morning or distance from your home, ideally at the lowest possible price, is not easy.
Nowadays, farmhouses and barns are the most in demand. Why? Farmhouses and barns are often located at the end of villages or smaller towns and attract with their surrounding nature and solitude, which most fiancés look for due to playing music until morning hours and not be limited by quiet hours from 10 pm. Farmhouses and barns are also often associated with lower rental prices, which is true compared to any castle, but prices have increased in the last few years. On average you’ll pay 100 000 CZK for a weekend rental, but for that kind of money you can rent much more original wedding venues. And that’s what today’s article is about.
Boat and hotel together - that´s the Botel Marina!
If you want to have your wedding in a new, unconventional place that will impress not only you but also your guests, then we have the Botel Marina for you! Botel Marina is a hotel and a boat in one, permanently berthed at the Libeň Bridge, in a quiet location in the centre of Prague. And why Botel Marina? Because it will provide you an original space for your dream wedding.
You can park your car right next to the boat before you board, free of charge. You won’t find that in Prague. Upon entering, you will find the reception area, connected to the restaurant, where you can enjoy a breakfast after the wedding with a beautiful view of the river and the surrounding area.
The most atractive place is definitely SunDeck, which offers a unique view of Karlín, Holešovice, the nearby golf course. The capacity is up to 250 guests. It can be used for a wedding ceremony, a reception, where round tables or square tables in “U” and “I” arrangement can be used, or even as a dance floor. I’m sure the question immediately comes to mind, what about the nighttime quiet? In Prague, nighttime quiet must be observed, but don’t despair, your party will only move indoor, to the club, after 10pm.
The mentioned club, with its own bar, is ready for up to 150 guests, has its own private terrace at the stern of the ship and is connected by stairs to the SunDeck, giving you a large and almost endless space for your day. There is also a kitchen with a fridge and freezer, a large cooler for cakes and other snacks, a stove, a kettle, crockery and 2x barbecues. The Club also has a screen and projector including sound system for showing your photos and videos. For added convenience, you can also rent their furniture such as seating bags, tables, chairs, bistro tables, solar lamps, etc. For having fun you can rent paddle boards!
The accommodation offers a literal boat experience, as most rooms are situated on the lower deck, with the window on the same level as the water. In total, up to 63 guests can be accommodated in 40 rooms. A honeymoon suite with river views is also included.
Botel Marina is one of the few wedding venues, especially in Prague and the surrounding area, that allows you to have your own catering including your own alcohol without paying corkage fees, as well as your own cake without cake fees. You only rent the areas, all other suppliers are chosen by you. As for hire prices, you can always find these up to date on their website www.botelmarina.cz. In particular, we must highlight the possibility to rent only half of SunDeck with a bar for an unbeatable price of 35 000 CZK excluding VAT (price as of 26.7.2023). If you add the price for the club rental, it will be cheaper compared to the mentioned barn.
Advantages of a wedding on Botel Marina
To sum up why to have a wedding on a bot, specifically on the Botel Marina, we would highlight:
- SunDeck overlooking the river and surrounding area, where you can have up to 250 guests
- Multiple spaces for your event – restaurant, club with bar, private terrace
- Accommodation capacity – 63 guests in 40 rooms
- Possibility to have your own catering and drinks without corkage and other charges
- Facilities for your catering
- Possibility of music after 10pm
- Parking free of charge next to the boat
- Affordable rental prices
If you are looking for an original venue for your wedding, you and your guests want to experience something extraordinary and be able to plan your wedding exactly to your liking, then Botel Marina in Prague near Libeň bridge is the right place for your dream day.