About The Venue
The perfect venue whatever the event
Our fantastic boathouse, newly refurbished at a cost of £1.3m, was opened by Sir Steve Redgrave in September 2016.
Thanks to generous funding we doubled the space we previously had. We have always enjoyed a beautiful location, but it is now enhanced with a redesigned bar and large balcony, all overlooking the River Lea. A full alcohol and entertainment license now allows us to offer our facility as a local community asset and we delight in welcoming the public to our ever more popular Sunday lunch, see roasts n’ records section.
Working with Shock and Marvell we also promote a variety of excellent local musicians with gigs every Friday night. Check out the schedule under the Live at the Lea section.
As a weddings venue we offer first class service including our all-inclusive packages with Luminosa and three spaces which, in combination, offer the flexibility needed to suit most sized weddings up to 230 guests. All three spaces are licensed to hold ceremonies.
THE MAIN HALL -can seat up to 140 people dining or can hold 230 standing. It measures 14m by 14m and has a bright and airy feel even on a cloudy day. This is due to its impressive 4m ceiling height and the eight large roof lights. The hall is also fully air conditioned.
THE JOY OF THE MAIN HALL IS IT’S A BLANK CANVAS UPON WHICH YOU CAN IMPRINT YOUR UNIQUE VISION. WE ONLY ASK THAT YOU DON’T DAMAGE THE PAINTWORK.
THE L SHAPED BAR seats up to 70 guests or up to approximately 100 guests if you add the study. The bar is almost 20m long by 4m wide with the L measuring 7.5m x 4.5m. The sanded wooden floors and assortment of shabby chic furniture make for a trendy and comfortable ambiance. The hanging wooden rowing boat, pendants and photographs of past glories remind you of the clubs proud history. You can enjoy views of the river along most of the 20m length or you can step out onto the balcony which runs the length of the clubhouse for a closer view.
THE STUDY can cater for 35 guests and is at its best when added to the bar area for weddings up to approximately 100 people or adds real flexibility for people hiring all three spaces. It measures 11.5m by 4m, has a 3.5m high vaulted ceiling and has 2.1m high floor to ceiling windows along its entire length making for stunning views of the river. There are two full height glass doors and a fire escape door making it the easiest thing to step out onto the balcony. This room is also something of a blank canvas and is air conditioned.