For memories that last a lifetime… Sitting at the start of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, the grand Victorian grade II listed building has watched over the River Thames in Putney for nearly 150 years and has enjoyed this uniquely British battle of the oars for over a Century.
One of a kind riverside venue with a full wedding license echoes with history, style and laughter and has a 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 co-ordinator to help you plan your special day, gorgeous fresh seasonal food and an enviable wine cellar, The Duke's Head really does have it all.
Seated 80 max
Standing 150 max
Civil ceremony 50 max
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Nick & Sophie
We had a post wedding reception dinner in the Coxswain 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 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.
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.
Lisa & Luke
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
Chris & Josh
Well, such an amazing evening and night, everyone was incredible and all our guests had the most amazing time.
Lana & Eddie
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.
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.
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.
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!