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London Rowing Club

Putney, South West London View map
2022 Wedding Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
31 reviews
Starting at £1,000
1 to 150 Guests

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2022 Wedding Awards Winner
Starting at £1,000
1 to 150 Guests

Situated on the Embankment in Putney, South West London, The London Rowing Club is a beautiful Victorian building that offers glorious panoramic views of the River Thames with views of Bishops Park just beyond the water. Home to one of London's oldest rowing clubs, founded in 1856, the building has undergone some considerate upgrades and modernisations to retain much of its original charms and period features. This peaceful location is licensed for civil ceremonies and is perfect for families and friends to come together to celebrate.

Facilities and Capacity

The Long Room is a bright and airy interior, licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests with a choice of banqueting suites to accommodate more intimate gatherings. This neutral space lends itself to any colour scheme. The room features dual aspect large period style windows, classic portraits, vintage rowing boats suspended from the ceiling, two stunning working fireplaces and three french doors leading onto a 20-metre long balcony. The balcony is perfect to pop a champagne cork and begin celebrating your marriage. As guests mingle and enjoy the views, you can slip away to capture some photographs on the river bank. You can host dinners with up to 110 guests and drink receptions with 200 standing.

Services Offered

The highly experienced wedding team at London Rowing Club will assist you in planning your special day, from your first enquiry right through to the departure of the very last guest. This estate is a short walk from many public transport links, including the Overground, London Underground, multiple TFL Bus Services and The Thames Clipper River Service. The club's other services include, but are not limited to:

  • Cabaret or refectory tables
  • Linens
  • Crockery and glassware
  • Licensed bar
  • Entertainment license

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Sporting
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Susannah T. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Wonderful Wedding Reception at the LRC

    We had our wedding reception at the London Rowing Club this October, it’s a wonderful venue right on the river with lots of character. The team at the LRC were incredible, so thoughtful and dedicated to making our event a success. They ensured not only that it ran smoothly, but was brilliant fun. Special thank you to Tommy and Annabel. Events manager Annabel is also a caterer (Green Fig), which was so convenient as we could plan the food and reception together. The food was absolutely delicious and generous in quantity, we had plenty of complements from our guests. All the venue’s recommended suppliers, from florist (Poppy Frost) to DJ (John Codd), were also brilliant. We couldn’t recommend the LRC highly enough for a special and unique wedding reception venue.
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    Chris G. Married on 29/08/2021
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    Outstanding event exceeding expectations

    The London Rowing Club team alongside the Dinner Ladies went above and beyond to ensure that we had the wedding perfectly fitting our requirements. Throughout the entire all of the suppliers worked seamlessly together to ensure the space transformed as we progressively added guests and transitioned between eating, our ceremony, more eating, music and dancing. We wouldn’t have had it any other way. The attention to detail of the team is second to none - perfect for any bride and groom seeking a beautiful event.
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    Alex S. Married on 29/01/2022
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    Magic, perfectly executed winter wedding

    We got married at the London Rowing Club on a brilliantly sunny winter day on Saturday. All the way through in the run up (after 2 years or more of postponements), Annabel and team bent over backwards to help us arrange everything, recommended some brilliant suppliers for food (Shona Pollock comes highly recommended) and flowers (same with Steph the charityflorist.)

    So many of our guests said how lovely the venue and staff were on the day, and the whole place looked a million dollars with an amazing photo set on and around the balcony and river - although we haven't seen those yet. The corkage and bar tariff prices are also incredibly reasonable for an inner London location!

    I can't recommend the LRC highly enough. It will live in memory for a very long time.
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    Megan R. Married on 07/01/2022
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    Beautiful, historic venue on the Thames

    I highly recommend the London Rowing Club as a wedding venue. The team were professional, super helpful (a blessing for a bride juggling multiple things) and offered plenty valuable advise. On the day, the staff set up for the ceremony @ then diverted the same room for the reception seamlessly. Our guests had a fantastic time & we had a magical start to our married life together
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    Francesca H. Married on 15/10/2021
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    The perfect day!

    We recently had our wedding reception at LRC having had to postpone twice and I can not recommend Annabel, Tom and the team any higher. Not only were they so hands on and paitent, but they also went out of their way to ensure everything ran smoothly. The venue is beautiful and our guests (ranging from 3 months to 91 years old!) All had so much fun, and the venue was suitable for all demographics.
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    Hope V. Married on 27/08/2021
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    Couldn’t rate this high enough!

    Lit the best place for a wedding venue! Brilliant staff, beautiful views!
    Getting married in COVID was already quite stressful, but the venue adapted to make it work, flexible on dates, at the end of an email if we needed anything and the catering staff were just fantastic. Many people commented the best food they had ever had at a wedding (we used green fig - annabelle’s!) the staff helped set the venue up beautifully & cleared it all away! They made sure our guests were all okay, and made it run smoothly so we had nothing to worry about!
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    Hannah Married on 22/04/2017
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    Amazing venue with a fantastic team!

    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!
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    Olivia Married on 31/07/2016
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    Wedding Day Video at London Rowing Club

    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!!!

    https://vimeo.com/tomcoletv/wedding
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    Linsey Married on 24/08/2013
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    Amazing day, thanks to Olivia

    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
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    Absolutely Perfect Day

    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
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    Absolutely perfect

    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.
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    Amazing venue with fantastic staff

    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!
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    a memorable day

    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) =
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    Simply the best

    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.
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    Highly Reccomended!

    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.

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