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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Located in Putney, South West London, England, The Duke's Head is an elegant and historic wedding venue. It's a Victorian Grade II listed building that has stood proudly looking over the River Thames in Putney for well over a century. It also sits at the start of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race. The venue combines history and style to create a memorable backdrop for wedding celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

The Duke's Head features a number of spaces that can be used for weddings and events. Each has a sense of elegance and vintage charm that can complement a range of wedding visions. The venue is suitable for small gatherings as well as grand celebrations. One event space is The Wolsey Room, which is located on the first floor. This drawing room has a wall of windows that showcase splendid views and is ideal for weddings with 50 people. Another event space is The Coxswain, which is bright and airy. This flexible space can work as the setting for a wedding lunch of up to 80 guests. A third space is The Rowing Club, which is on the lower ground and has a riverside terrace. It can accommodate up to 120 attendees and has room for live music or a DJ.

Services Offered

Eager to make your day a success, The Duke's Head's team offers a number of wedding services. This includes menus, which feature seasonal dishes. The fully licensed venue also offers wedding planning for your convenience. Other services include a dance floor, DJ facilities, and more.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Historic
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for The Dukes Head

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Karen J. Sent on 15/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding experience at the Dukes Head Putney

We recently celebrated our wedding at The Duke’s Head in Putney and couldn't be happier. The venue’s historic charm and riverside location provided a perfect backdrop, but it was Rhys and Rebecca's exceptional service that made our day unforgettable. From the start, Rhys understood our vision and offered inspired ideas, particularly for the table arrangements, creating an intimate and memorable dinner. He and Rebecca went above and beyond on the day, ensuring every detail was perfect and that everything ran smoothly.

The food and wine were spectacular, with each dish beautifully presented and delicious. Our guests are still raving about the meal and also the evening food that was provided. The riverside setting offered incredible photo opportunities with the Thames and central London skyline, resulting in stunning photos. We wholeheartedly recommend The Duke’s Head for any special event. Rhys, Rebecca, and the team made our day everything we dreamed of. Thank you for an incredible wedding!
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Sophie Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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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Jackie Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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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Nicola Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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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8 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1JN Putney (South West London)
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