The Dukes Head

(7 reviews) 7 5
8 Lower Richmond Road Putney South West London SW15 1JN
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About The Dukes Head

8 Lower Richmond Road, Putney
South West London, SW15 1JN

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

Facilities at The Dukes Head

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
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
Disabled Facilities
Pets Welcome

The Dukes Head Reviews (7)

Post wedding reception
Venue Service

By Sophie & Nick, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2017

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.

Huge thank you
Venue Service

By Lesley & Mick, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 06 May 2017

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.

Attentive, professional and friendly
Venue Service

By Nicola Boyd, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2016

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!

Second to none
Venue Service

By Jackie R., on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Nov 2016

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 !

Fab day!
Venue Service

By Lana & Eddie, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Oct 2016

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.

Venue Service

By Chris & Josh, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2016

Well, such an amazing evening and night, everyone was incredible and all our guests had the most amazing time.

Absolutely perfect
Venue Service

By Lisa & Luke, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Apr 2016

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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