London Rowing Club

(25 reviews) 25 5
Embankment Putney South West London SW15 1LB
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About London Rowing Club

Embankment, Putney
South West London, SW15 1LB

This beautiful Victorian building is home to one of London’s oldest rowing clubs founded in 1856 and its patron is none other than HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
The London Rowing Club on the Embankment in Putney offers glorious panoramic views of the River Thames with Bishops Park just across the water. This idyllic peaceful location is perfect for any event.
We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests with a choice of banqueting suites to accommodate the more intimate gathering.
Ideal for Dinners of up to 100 guests and drinks receptions of 200 The Long Room over looking the river Thames is the perfect celebration venue.

• Riverside Location • Licensed for civil ceremonies • Exclusive use • Experienced Event Manager • Licensed Bar • Entertainment License

Facilities at London Rowing Club

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities

London Rowing Club Reviews (25)

Amazing venue with a fantastic team!
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By Hannah Instrall de Smet, on 04 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Apr 2017

We booked the London Rowing Club for a number of reasons - it's amazingly well located, beautifully decorated and perfect for the relaxed and non traditional wedding that we wanted. To top it off, it came complete with a fantastic Venue Manager, Olivia! Olivia was brilliantly helpful over the year and three months leading up to the wedding. She was always on hand to answer any questions we had and always made herself available for us to come back to the venue whenever we wanted. She's very experienced and knowledgable and her advice helped us plan the best day of our lives. On the day itself, Olivia, the Bar Manager and the rest of the team completely blew us away with how lovely, fun, efficient, helpful and professional they all were. Such a brilliant team and it really made the day for us. We can't recommend this venue enough!

Wedding Day Video at London Rowing Club
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By Olivia, on 02 May 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Jul 2016

The first half of the wedding vid (it's a short vid) shows The London Rowing Club. Loved the venue and the location was fab!!!

Absolutely Perfect Day
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By Steve & Mirae Seymour, on 18 Apr 2016

We held our wedding reception at the London Rowing Club in April 2016 - and couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue, event manager (Olivia Malcolm Berry) and event team. We really liked the venue from the moment we visited the rowing club (although my partner and I are not and never have been rowers) - and once we met Olivia we knew that we wouldn't have any problems getting organised! All the way up to the wedding Olivia was perfect with logistics, decoration ideas and answering any question we ever had (and many times answering questions we hadn't even thought of!). Whenever a problem came up - Olivia always had an answer or solution - which is perfect given how stressful organising a wedding can be! The venue itself is almost indescribably beautiful. Being right on the river, having a great outdoor balcony and having so much history (150+ years old) which you can really see and feel in all of the rooms and decorations. All of our guests told us repeatedly how much they loved the venue. On the day itself everything was perfect, the venue was even more beautiful than we could have imagined, and all of the event staff were absolutely perfect - from serving food, managing the bar, handling the wedding cake, ordering taxis and even getting reluctant guests onto the dance floor! The recommended caterer (Shona Pollock) couldn't have been better - and the canapés, and all of the courses were outstanding. So many of the guests loved the main course that they begged us to ask Shona for the recipe... which she gave us! All in all absolutely everything was perfect- and we couldn't have asked for anymore - and wouldn't have changed a single thing. Steve & Mirae Seymour

Absolutely perfect
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By Harriet and Mathew, on 30 Mar 2015

I was planning our wedding from abroad, so Olivia's incredibly friendly and helpful attitude throughout the organisation was not just a nicety, but an absolute life saver. On the day itself the entire team at the club could not have been any more helpful, and everything was done with total seamlessness without us even realising. The balcony alone is a total winner, especially if you are planning a summer wedding. The house caterer (Shona Pollock) was incredible, flexible, and her suggestions were spot on - again, all the catering staff were genuinely lovely people and only added to the great atmosphere. An additional recommendation for the house DJ who was brilliant fun and hasn't since complained, despite possibly needing to have bleached his eyes after witnessing some of the dance moves that night.

Amazing venue with fantastic staff
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By Tina & Neil, on 19 Jun 2014

We would like to thank Olivia and the staff at the LRC for making our wedding day absolutely perfect! The venue itself is stunning, but it is the quality of the staff that make the club so special. Olivia is simply a star! We had great confidence in her and she surpassed our expectations by far as every little detail was taken care of. The caterer Shona Pollock and her team outdid themselves with the delicious canapes and main meal, everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. The bar staff and resident DJ John Codd added to the fun atmosphere and were a pleasure to deal with! Our wedding reception turned into a fabulous party and there was nothing that we would have done differently. All our guests felt welcome and enjoyed themselves immensely! Again, we can not put into words how grateful we are to the staff and the club for making our dream wedding day come true! Thanks again for everything and good luck in the future!

Amazing day, thanks to Olivia
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By Linsey Rollett, on 27 Aug 2013

I can't thank Olivia and her team at London Rowing Club enough for making our wedding day so perfect! She stepped in at the 11th hour to take over the organisation, didn't flap when the useless Wandsworth florist failed to turn up with the ordered flowers, and still managed to make the room look beautiful. Her attention to detail and organisational skills were exceptional and she thought of many things we'd never even considered. I'd highly recommend the Rowing Club as a wedding venue - the long room looks amazing when decorated for a wedding - and even though it poured down all day for our wedding, the riverside location was still amazing. Many thanks, Linsey & Tom Rollett

a memorable day
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By Lee Lawrence, on 17 Jun 2013

Dear David & Daniel The event on Saturday was very special - made even more special by the way you and the team set up and managed the day. You are both clearly passionate about what you do and I would like to offer sincere thanks from Barbara and myself for all the hard work and coordination that ensured success. Clearly the caterers and floral arrangements have to deliver, which they did, but the two of you ensure it all came together with military precision, especially the room reset!! We wish you every success with all your plans for the Events potential at LRC, please have no hesitation in using this feedback in any testimonial with prospective clients Again, many, many thanks - a memorable day for us. Lee and Barbara Lawrence (parents of the bride) =

Simply the best
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By Amy Armstrong, on 23 May 2013

Dear David & Daniel Thank you to you and all involved in the wonderful Wedding Reception you gave Mike and Katie last weekend. It was of course not helped by the weather, but so enhanced! by all the attention to detail, Superb Cuisine, created by Shona and the upbeat joyful manor in which you and Daniel conducted yourselves. The Bride and Groom were very touched by the personalized service given by you both and will thank you themselves on their return from honeymoon. The organisation was absolutely seamless and made the day flow. These things do not happen by themselves and we would like to express our appreciation to you and all the staff for making it work with such apparent ease. You have created a Wedding haven in an unlikely setting of The London Rowing Club and every one of Shona’s staff we spoke to individually talked about you and the Club with such enthusiasm and pride, which came across in the way everything was carried out. I am justifiably proud of the Bride and Groom but it is always gratifying to be informed that theirs was simply the best wedding they had ever been to. That in no small measure was due to you and your staff.

Highly Reccomended!
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By MRS. J Fenton, on 12 Jan 2013

My husband and I had many dreams and thoughts about how my Daughter Sarah’s wedding would be. Having been involved in the original search for a venue, I had even more reason to want things to turn out right. Well, I am pleased to say they did. We had the most amazing day on A Saturday back in December before the madness of Christmas with so many people saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to. This was due in no small part to your venue The London Rowing Club, which people loved, and to the wonderful way David and Daniel who were always there, working unobtrusively, always on hand when we wanted them but never in the way. I will be recommending the service offered by David and Daniel at The London Rowing Club to everyone I meet and I am sure many people who were there will be doing the same.

The perfect venue
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By Alanna & Richard PomeroyLyons, on 27 Nov 2012

Hi David and Daniel, We hope this says it all: What a wonderful wedding we had on Saturday! From our very first meeting at LRC we knew that we were able to put our utmost trust in you both, and we did not once worry about how things would turn out at the Rowing Club, because we knew how dedicated and professional you both are. You looked after us from the very beginning, always answering questions promptly; nothing was ever too much trouble. When I first walked into the Long Room on our wedding day, I couldn’t believe my eyes! I was absolutely thrilled with how beautiful the room looked; the open fire that I wasn’t expecting was the icing on the cake: just wonderful. The entire venue looked FABULOUS and we have had so many comments on what a wonderful venue we chose. You were so very professional and attentive on the day itself too; you ensured that everyone was well looked after from start to finish. The London Rowing Club was the perfect venue for our winter wedding. The food provided by Shona and team was just outstanding. One guest told us that this was their ninth wedding this year and our food was by far the best – what an incredible compliment to Shona and team. John Codd did an excellent job with the music and there was lots of dancing and singing to our favourite tunes. Suzy did an amazing job with the chair covers and sashes. All of these people were recommended by you, so thank you! Everybody had a brilliant time. That was all down to the both of you. It was truly amazing (and with the exception of a few too many tequilas) our perfect day. Kind Regards Alanna & Richard Pomeroy-Lyons

You are true stars!
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By Jess & Neil Thomas, on 29 Oct 2012

Gentlemen, You are true stars! It is our honour to offer you a testimonial, we just wish it came close to how grateful we are for everything you did! Dear David and Daniel, A fantastic venue hosted by fantastic people – thank you so much for making our wedding day so special! From the friendly welcome to the professional enthusiasm, a tireless attention to detail and always a humorous conversation, you really did make The London Rowing Club the perfect venue for us and everyone. We cannot thank you enough! Jess & Neil

Best kept secret
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By John & Helen Lancaster, on 15 Oct 2012

Dear David & Daniel Thank you for making our Wedding day such A Memorable and wonderful occasion. You are quite simply the most wonderful & best kept secret in the whole of London!!! Thanks love and best wishes John & Helen Lancaster xxxxxxxx

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