The Dukes Head, Putney

£200 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
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Riverside Grand Victorian grade II listed building, the Duke’s Head echoes with history, style and laughter, and has a brilliant array of gorgeous spaces available for any part of your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Maximum Price
We do not charge room hire from wedding breakfast, drinks receptions or after parties. Only if you are looking to book our ceremony room we charge a room hire of £200 instead of setting a minimum spend.

(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
We offer the following packages for all weddings: Welcoming drink + 2 course meal - £36 per head Welcoming drink + 3 course meal - £40 per head Welcoming drink + 2 course meal + evening buffet - £52 per head Welcoming drink + 3 course meal + evening buffet - £55 per head Canape reception + welcoming drink + 2 course meal - £44 per head Canape reception + welcoming drink + 3 course meal - £50 per head
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
For memories that last a lifetime… The Duke’s Head is a grand Victorian grade II listed building that has watched over the River Thames in Putney for nearly 150 years. Sitting at the start of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, she has enjoyed this uniquely British battle of the oars for over a Century. One of a kind riverside venue echoes with history, style and laughter and has brilliant array of elegant and bright spaces available for any part of your special day - from intimate gatherings to grand weddings. With a dedicated events staff to help you plan, gorgeous fresh seasonal food and an enviable wine cellar, The Duke's Head really does have it all.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Victoria
Hi , Massive Congratulations on your engagement! Don't hesitate to drop us a call or an email and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you plan your special day! All the best, Jake


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Peter & Madeleine
Happy couple Married on July
July 2018
The BEST wedding party!
We held our wedding party at The Duke's Head a couple of weeks' ago and had the BEST time. The pub looked beautiful, the staff were fantastic and the food was delicious. Jake who helped organise the whole thing was an absolute hero, he ensured everything was exactly as we wanted it and went above and beyond to give us the perfect party. If you are looking for a bit of a different wedding venue I would definitely recommend it. All our guests had a fantastic time!
Sophie & Nick
Happy couple Married on June
June 2017
Post wedding reception
We had a post wedding reception dinner in the Wolsey 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.
Lesley & Mick
Happy couple Married on May
May 2017
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.
Happy couple Married on December
December 2016
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!
Jackie R.
Wedding: November
November 2016
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 !
Lana & Eddie
Happy couple Married on October
October 2016
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.
Location & Contact Details


8 Lower Richmond Road, London, Greater London, SW15 1JN, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Putney, London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remember; your wedding day is your day!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Bright, airy, elegant, informal, flexible

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Outside, right by the river.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We might have, we might have not.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with cheese.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

One more glass of bubbly.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The view.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team.