An incredible 18th Century transatlantic three-masted barque graced The Thames at Her Magesty’s request over the period of her Diamond Jubilee.
Built in 1896 in Nantes, France, she was origionally a cargo ship transporting sugar from the West Indies, cocoa, and coffee from Brazil and French Guiana, back to Nantes. She was sold in 1914 to Hugh Grosvenor 2nd Duke of Westminster, who converted her to his private luxurious pleasure yacht. After changing hands a few times, she came back to her home port as the Belem, flying the French flag after 65 years. Fully restored to her original condition, she began a new career as a sail training ship.
Olivia Brinkley Events catered for a Private Event aboard the ship, as it was moored right by Tower Bridge so the scenery was fantastic. Atendees at this event consisted of mainly French Ambassors and Diplomats. OB Events served Champange and a number of French wines along side many differet varieties of Canapes and Bowl Food.