London Rowing Club – A Fabulously Unique Setting on the Embankment in Putney

by Michelle
London Rowing Club on Girl Gets Wed

The London Rowing Club on the Embankment at Putney offers fabulous wide reaching views of the River Thames. The club has three rooms available for your exclusive use, each reflecting the long history of this well respected club. An added bonus is the generously proportioned terrace, again overlooking the river, making it a wonderful ‘inside/outside’ reception area for your guests to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate in style with up to 250 guests, or you’re looking for something altogether more intimate, you can rest assured that the events team at the club will done all they can to make your day truly special. Over to them now to tell us more about their wonderfully unique venue.

Tell us about your venue

The London Rowing Club is the oldest club on the embankment, established in 1856, the club’s interior is full of memorabilia, including pictures of the club over the years, awards, oars, and even a boat on the roof.

The club has 3 rooms that are lovely to use for a wedding, the Long Room, Members Room and Fairbairn Room, two of which open out onto the 20 metre balcony providing you with panoramic views over the Thames.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Yes. Couples can have their ceremony in the Long Room, overlooking the river, or in the Members Room, which is a treasured room in the club and is for a more intimate ceremony.

Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Yes, we only hire the venue out to one client per day and we do not hire out multiple rooms at a time.

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?


Full venue – up to 250 guests

Long Room – 100 seated guests, 150 standing guests.

Members Room – 20 seated guests, 30 standing

Fairbairn Room (reception room) – 100 standing

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

Our venue hire fees can be found in our brochure.  To receive the brochure just contact our Event Manger, all contact details on our website.

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

We have a range of suppliers that we have worked with for several years and we are more than happy to recommend them. Regarding caterers, we highly recommend our in-house caterer Shona Pollock, and we also use a local catering company called Greenfig. However, we do understand that you may want to bring your own caterer in. We are more than happy to discuss this with you.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

The club has a wine list which can be supplied on request. You can also supply your own wine and champagne at a corkage fee. The bar serves a good selection of beers and Guiness on draft. The bar closes at 23:30 latest for any event.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

We have a resident DJ John Codd as well as a PA system to plug an MP3 into.  Live music is permitted until 23:00, with the balcony also closing at this time, and all music must cease promptly at 24:00. This is due to the club being located in a residential area.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?


Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

Yes, our dedicated events team including our Event Manager who will help anyway they can in the lead up to the day.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

The client and suppliers can access from 10am on the day of the event. If there are no events taking place we may also be able to set up the day before, however, this can not be guaranteed.

You can decorate the Club, but any decorations put up must not interfere with any boats/blade/pictures on the wall. Decorations must also be taken down by yourselves or we can do this for an additional fee.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Along the front of the club is a large balcony that is wonderful for photos, and gives you and your guests outdoor space during your wedding. The balcony offers glorious panoramic views of the River Thames, and across to Bishops Park.

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

Come prepared with a long list of questions and take lots of photos!

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

The best part is when we see the bride and groom let their hair down on the dancefloor!

All images courtesy of London Rowing Club

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