The summer of 2022 was a season to remember for the 100 employees of a renowned IT company who had the privilege of attending their annual summer party on the Silver Barracuda, a stunning vintage river cruiser, as it gracefully sailed between Westminster and Greenwich. The party, held on the 25th of August, brought together colleagues and friends for a day of sun, fun, and unforgettable memories.
Setting Sail on the Silver Barracuda
The choice of venue was nothing short of spectacular. The Silver Barracuda, with its elegant vintage charm, was the perfect backdrop for a memorable summer celebration. As a characterful venue to showcase the iconic sights of London, the Silver Barracuda did not disappoint. This unique boat allowed the event to embark and disembark from various central London piers, making it a convenient choice for the company’s employees. Whether they wanted to start their journey at Westminster, Greenwich, or any point in between, the Silver Barracuda accommodated their wishes.
A Taste of Elegance and Luxury
Upon boarding the Silver Barracuda, the 100 partygoers were welcomed by an art deco bar on the upper deck. The bar’s original Osbourne & Little interiors exuded warmth and sophistication, setting the stage for a delightful evening. The part-retracting roof on the upper deck allowed guests to enjoy the refreshing summer air while taking in the breathtaking views of London’s river bridges as they sailed beneath them.
As the sun dipped lower in the sky, the party transitioned to the lower deck, where elegant lunches and dinners were served atop art deco marble tables beside panoramic windows. The seasonal menus featured dishes crafted from locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients, ensuring a delectable feast for all.
Sipping and Savouring the Thames
Sipping on refreshing cocktails from the large top deck bar was a highlight of the evening. The Silver Barracuda provided the ideal setting for guests to relax and enjoy their favourite beverages. With the part-retracting roof pulled back on the upper deck, the warmth of the sunbathed the attendees as they marvelled at the iconic landmarks along the Thames.
The culinary experience was equally extraordinary. Fire-cooked and seasonal menus were presented in a variety of formats, from roving canapés to seated menus and food stations. No matter how they chose to dine, guests were treated to sumptuous dishes that delighted the taste buds.
Summertime Bliss on the Silver Barracuda
The combination of bright blue skies, calm lapping tides, and the chance to cruise the Thames between Westminster and Greenwich created the perfect setting for a remarkable summer celebration. The Silver Barracuda, part of Woods’ Silver Fleet, delivered an unforgettable experience for the IT company’s employees.
As the summer party came to a close, attendees disembarked from the Silver Barracuda with cherished memories of an enchanting evening spent sailing along the River Thames. The IT company’s choice to celebrate aboard this vintage river cruiser was a resounding success, and it will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the highlights of their summer in 2022.
In the heart of London, the Silver Barracuda proved itself to be a characterful and elegant venue, offering an exceptional backdrop to showcase the beauty of this iconic city. The IT company’s employees can look back on this summer party as a shining example of the city’s charm, enjoyed from the comfort of a remarkable vessel on the Thames.
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