Weddings

The Dukes Head

Putney, South West London View map
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Menus from £32
Up to 150 Guests

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Menus from £32
Up to 150 Guests

Congratulations on your engagement, and thank you for considering The Duke’s Head as the venue for your special celebrations.

The Duke’s Head is a grand Victorian Grade II listed building that has stood proudly over the River Thames in Putney for nearly 150 years. Sitting at the start of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, our venue has enjoyed this uniquely British battle of the oars for over a Century.

The Duke’s Head echoes with history, style and laughter and has a brilliant variety of gorgeous spaces available for events of any size – from intimate gatherings to grand weddings.

The Wolsey Room is a bright first floor Victorian drawing room with a wall of windows featuring a Riverview background. This room is ideal for an intimate wedding ceremony for 50 of your guests.

Bright, airy, and stylish with outstanding views of the river, The Coxswain is a fabulous space to entertain in. Completely flexible in the way it can be laid out, it is just the place for a wedding lunch for up to 80 guests.

Situated on the lower ground with a riverside terrace The Rowing Club is the best place to end your night in. The room is suitable for hosting drinks and canape receptions up to 120 people and a great space to have live music or a DJ in.

For more information or to arrange a viewing of our wonderful venue, please get in touch with us today. We very much look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Victorian Grade II listed building
  • Stands proudly over the River Thames
  • Echoes with history style and laughter
  • Several bright and airy to choose from
  • Delicious seasonal menus
  • Affordable wedding venue

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Pub or Restaurant
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Sophie Married on 24/06/2017
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    Post wedding reception

    We had a post wedding reception dinner in the Connaught room for 45 people which Sofia had helped us organise. We were able to choose our menu and pre order so that the food would be ready for our arrival. The setting was relaxed and we had an informal table plan which can't have been easy for the staff but everything was done without a fuss, we ate really well and we were met with smiles all the way through. Thanks to Sofia and the staff. The evening couldn't have gone any better. We were able to wander about freely in the room and by the river and it was a fantastic way to celebrate with our families. Thanks very much to the Duke's Head for all your care. I would recommend this place to anyone for functions of a similar kind.
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    Lesley Married on 06/05/2017
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    Huge thank you

    Lesley and I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for all the hard work you put into making our wedding on Saturday such a great success. The room looked amazing, the food was great and many of the guests made a point of mentioning how friendly and courteous they thought the staff were. Please pass on our thanks to Jake and Harriet.

    I was very nervous before the event but in all our meetings you reassured me, quietly and calmly,"It will be fine" and you were absolutely right. We are very grateful and we would definitely recommend the Coxswain room to anyone thinking of planning a wedding reception.
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    Nicola Married on 23/12/2016
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    Attentive, professional and friendly

    We had a lovely 3 course lunch upstairs in the beautiful Woolsey Room at the Dukes Head to celebrate our Wedding. The room was the perfect size for our 30 guests and the food was delicious. Sofia helped us diligently before the event and the bar staff and servers on the day were excellent; attentive, professional and friendly, willing to accommodate all requests.
    Would recommend a large party here, but equally we will be back for a quiet pint and bite to eat!
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    Jackie Married on 05/11/2016
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    Second to none

    Our son and his new wife got married here. The service was second to none and nothing was too much trouble. The ceremony was held on the top floor, the reception on the next floor down - all overlooking the river, and the evening party was held in The Boathouse at ground level, opening out onto the small terrace. All very convenient! The food was excellent - you need to try their wild boar sausages.
    The next day all the trappings from the party were ready for us to collect. Jake and the rest of the staff deserve a medal - they were on duty all day on Saturday and Jake was there early on Sunday morning clearing up from the night before, with a smile in his face
    If you are looking for a relaxed wedding in convivial surroundings look at The Duke's Head - you won't regret it !
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    Lana Married on 08/10/2016
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    Fab day!

    Thanks so much for everything on our wedding day! It was a fab day helped very much by all the hard work put in by you and the team.
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    Chris Married on 17/09/2016
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    Amazing

    Well, such an amazing evening and night, everyone was incredible and all our guests had the most amazing time.
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    Lisa Married on 30/04/2016
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    Absolutely perfect

    Words can't express our gratitude for all you did to make our wedding absolutely perfect!
    Your calm, can-do, warm, attentive, and detail oriented personality throughout the entire planning process was so very much noticed and appreciated. You're a true rock star and it was a pleasure working with you.

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