Lea Rowing Club is a British Rowing affiliated club, its heritage dating back to the 19th century. Its location, perched between the vibrant east London boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest, makes it feels close to wilderness, directly overlooking a tranquil stretch of the River Lea and surrounded on all sides by ancient marshland.
Recently renovated, the club’s beautiful Boathouse offers a series of complementary spacious areas, perfect for holding a celebration or wedding reception. The venue is also fully licensed for weddings.
The main hall is light and airy, and offers great ceiling heights. The space can hold up to 130 people seated for dining or 200 standing guests. It boasts a clean, modern and minimal backdrop to your celebration, and is fully air-conditioned with a large dance floor.
The two additional rooms – the L shaped bar and study – boast bags of character and are located to the rear of the venue, sharing a huge private balcony with stunning views over the River Lea and Walthamstow marshes beyond.
The Boathouse can be hired as a dry hire venue or couples can choose from one of three inclusive wedding packages. Request our wedding package brochure for more information on these.
12 Reviews for Lea Rowing Club
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Harriet B. · Married on 17/07/2021
Amazing summer wedding
We loved our wedding at the Lea Rowing Club. Organising a wedding during Covid was no mean feat, but Stephen and his team supported us every step of the way and always with a smile. They were very responsive, organised and brilliant with all our suppliers, which made a huge difference especially as we chose not to use a wedding planner.Sent on 20/07/2021
The venue is already a lovely space so we had to do very little to decorate it, but Stephen was happy to let us use flowers and simple decorations to add some flair. Although the weather was so good on our wedding day, our guests really got to see it at its best - we had so many people say what a gorgeous spot it was. We got lots of amazing photos on the bridge and in the surrounding areas as well as in the Club itself - there's lots of variety in terms of wedding photography.
We had a wedding with kids in attendance so the different spaces in the venue really helped. We were able to use the main hall for our ceremony, the bar and deck for our reception and the anteroom next to the bar as a creche so it felt like we had unique and differentiated areas, which worked really well.
Thanks so much to Stephen and particularly JC, the bar manager, who was brilliant! We had the best day!
Harriet and Alex
Fiona R. · Married on 26/06/2021
Fantastic wedding at the Boathouse
We had the most incredible day celebrating our wedding at the Boathouse. We hired the bar and the study, and the venue looked beautiful on a glorious June day. All of our guests were so impressed at this little hidden gem in the city! Stephen and JC were so helpful - especially as we had to postpone and change things around due to Covid. But they were both on hand to answer any questions and help arrange everything we needed and the day ran seamlessly. The bar staff were fantastic too, and our guests had a brilliant time. The Boathouse was everything we had been looking for in a venue - as soon as we visited we knew it would be the perfect location for our day - it's a beautiful space, full of character, while remaining relaxed and fun too. Thank you so much for everything and making our day extra-special!
Sent on 12/07/2021
Jane · Married on 06/07/2019
We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful ven
It really was perfect for our event and day.Sent on 30/07/2019
I particularly wanted to thank you for the bar staffs fabulous work on the night, you looked after us brilliantly and whilst a lot of people commented on how great the venue was and looked, quite a few friends said how fantastic the staff were - and you looked after us a treat, handed over bubbles at all the right moments and were a joy.
Thanks again, the whole thing couldn't have been better - and your venue was a huge part of that.