The Trafalgar Tavern

(7 reviews) 7 4.14
Park Row Greenwich South East London SE10 9NW
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About The Trafalgar Tavern

Park Row, Greenwich
South East London, SE10 9NW

The Trafalgar Tavern was built in 1837 and sits on the bank of the River Thames, welcoming visitors and providing the sights for visitors to Greenwich for over 150 years. Charles Dickens was once a familiar visitor to this historic tavern, and the Nelson Room became famous for holding its renowned whitebait dinners.

In more recent times, the Tavern has become available for private hire, and has become one of the most attractive and most popular venues in the heart of the City of London to celebrate a wedding.

Trafalgar Tavern’s historic characteristics and charm both inside the building and out remains unchanged, with beautiful balconies and bay windows that overlook the Thames. To give you a sense of City living, the Nelson Room and the Admiral’s Gallery Bar have been recently re-furbished, and now ooze beautiful late regency magnificence.

The first floor of the Tavern can be hired out in its entirety exclusively for your wedding. The venue will be available for the entire day, so there will be plenty of time for your suppliers to set up and for you to take photos of the room should you want to.

The Nelson Room can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit down dinner, and 350 guests for a standing reception. This room is also licensed for civil weddings.

Should you want to hold a more intimate ceremony, The Nile Restaurant is the perfect alternative space. Located on the ground floor of our venue, it has its own entrance from Crane Street and also features its own bar. This room can seat 70 dining guests, and 120 for a standing reception.

For more information about our wonderful venue, please do get in touch!

• Historic City of London tavern with views over the River Thames • Available for private hire, with the first floor of the venue available to be hired in its entirety exclusively for your day • One of the most attractive and popular venues in London • The Nelson Room can accommodate 200 seated guests and 250 standing • The Trafalgar Club is perfect for intimate receptions, accommodating 40 seated guests and 120 standing • Recently refurbished function rooms

Facilities at The Trafalgar Tavern

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
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
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House 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
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

The Trafalgar Tavern Reviews (7)

August 2019 wedding
Venue Service

By Chris Gribben, on 21 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

We had our wedding in August 2019. The whole day went really well, the food and drink was brilliant, as was the service on the day. All our guest had a great time, loving the unique venue with its views over Thames! The balconies and beach area also provided great spots for photos. The only negative was the organisation and communication before the wedding. Communication was very poor and numerous mistakes were made during the build-up, which made us feel very uneasy and stressed that the day would not go according to plan and I had chase them up on a number of occasions. However, the day was delivered very well and the venue made for a beautiful place to have a wedding so I would recommend the venue.

Trafalgar Tavern Wedding - Valuables Stolen!
Venue Service

By Tommy Ho, on 19 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2018

We’re writing this to warn & inform future couples who might be considering hosting their wedding at this venue. We decided to host our wedding at Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich on 9th July 2018. We were initially impressed with the professionalism of staff, location & venue facilities. We also assumed that it would be a safe & secure environment for our big day. Unfortunately, there was a robbery on the night of our wedding at this venue & we called the police (who are currently investigating this case). This caused us a significant amount of distress to us & our guests & ruined an otherwise prefect wedding celebration. We received very little support / assistance from Trafalgar Tavern. This could be because we were made to pay for all fees due before the wedding. There was also no phone call or attempt to contact us to understand what happened & to offer us any assistance (despite them having our contact details). They only contacted us once as we continued to chase them for answers. We find it difficult to comprehend that a venue is unable to access their own CCTV system (this is not a joke). They were unable to do this for a number of weeks (despite us chasing them regularly to access this urgently). The CCTV footage at the venue, which might have helped the police investigation, has been now been deleted & lost. We’re very disappointed with how this incident has been handled by the Trafalgar Tavern. As at today, we are still awaiting a response from them but no one has contacted us.. Regards, Catherine & Tommy.

The Trafalgar Tavern, Guest Relation Manager at The Trafalgar Tavern responded to this review on 22/08/2018 15:19:52

Dear Tommy Ho, So glad you and Catherine had a "Perfect" wedding. Our initial enquiries could prove no theft, but as this is an ongoing legal matter, that could potentially go to court, no reviews should be published until it is resolved. It is still a Police investigation. We thank you for your patience. Sincerely, The Trafalgar Tavern

So Happy !
Venue Service

By Nikolas, on 02 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2016

The Tafalgar Tavern has given us memories that we will treasure forever. The whole experience was amazing. The venue itself is just beautiful, you couldn't want for more but aside from that, the team behind it is what makes it! They were amazing. So friendly and approachable. They allowed us the freedom to make the venue are our own. Communication was great, I never felt out of touch. The venue met our every need! The running of the day was smooth and the staff were just amazing !

Wonderful winter wedding
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs S, on 17 Feb 2008

We were married at the Trafalgar Tav in December and it was everything we dreamed it would be. In the run up to the big day the staff were superb and very supportive, willing to meet whenever was convenient to us and brilliant attention to detail. This continued to be the case on the wedding day itself and our guests and ourselves had a great time as a result. Ceremony, drinks, dinner and 'evening do' were all managed brilliantly, and with a personal touch too. I thoroughly recommend the TT for anyone's 'big day'.

Lovely location but beware the large size
Venue Service

By MrsB, on 21 Aug 2006

This venue has gorgeous views of the thames and excellent service, but beware of the large space - if you’re having an evening reception with extra guests coming to dance the night away, try and keep them in the main room - the two times I’ve been here for an evening reception, most of the guests gravitated to the bar and balconies and didn’t dance making it more of a night out at the pub rather than an evening dance which the bride clearly hoped it would be. Our wedding party - 140 guests by the evening - was in a space similar to the main room only and rocked all night as everyone was in the one room it never felt crowded, the dance floor was always busy and there was plenty of space for those who wanted to sit at the tables which had been used earlier for diner.

Had the best wedding!!
Venue Service

By Mrs Shelley Green, on 26 Sep 2005

We had our wedding here 30/07/05 and they were brilliant!! Helpful, flexible and organised. Beautiful location and fabulous food.

Good so far!
Venue Service

By Clare Mitchell, on 03 Jun 2005

Been to view and had booked this venue for our wedding next year. Really nice venue, helpful staff....and very flexible about menus, wine etc

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