Thames Rowing Club Wedding Photographer
Set on the banks of the River Thames, in Putney, the Thames Rowing Club is a lively place with activity always going on on the river and people passing by of the slipway below. With three distinct areas of the club available for hire, and with a fantastic team of staff, weddings at the Thames Rowing Club always have a relaxed and colourful vibe.
Thames Rowing Club, A Beautiful Wedding Venue On The Banks Of The River
The main space at the rowing club, The Great Hall, is the jewel in the crown of the Club house, measuring 6.5 metres by 12.5 metres with a ceiling height of six metres. The three-metre wall of glass windows and doors offers a vista of the Thames that is second to none. The walls are adorned with portraits, racing results, Henley medals and winners’ blades from a bygone era.
5 Reasons To Have Your Wedding At Thames Rowing Club
Whether you’re choosing to hold your ceremony elsewhere, or at the Thames Rowing Club, the venue and staff will be waiting to welcome you and your guests with open arms! Read on to see my five reasons to chose the club as your wedding venue and why I enjoy shooting there so much. Here’s one of my very favourites on my BLOG.
1 . A Perfect Venue No Matter The Time Of Year
I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph weddings at the Thames Rowing Club in all seasons and I can safely say that it’s a wonderful venue no matter what time of the year you’re getting married. The river itself is a constant source of wonder, even on the coldest winter day, and a short walk along the river bank is always an option for couples who’d like a few relaxed portraits.
In summer the Great Hall is flooded with light and in winter time, with candles on the tables, the hall looks rather stately, and the red painted ceiling provides a lovely nod towards Christmas. Whether it’s Pimm’s being server at the bar, or warming mulled wine, the area around the bar, with its comfy sofas makes the perfect area for your guests to relax and for old friends to catch up.
2 . Beautiful Natural Light
Light is a photographer’s friend, and should be yours too! The natural light that pours into the Thames Rowing Club makes it a joy to photograph and is also a very flattering kind of indirect light as it bounces off the large white walls of the Great Hall. The large windows that face out to the river offer a wonderful panoramic and unobstructed view of this London landmark.
The bright and airy space will make any flowers or table decoration, no matter how subtle, really pop with colour (you’ll think your wedding has been lifted straight from the pages of a magazine!) By night the lights of the city can be seen in the distance and the party vibe of the Rowing Club will have your wedding guests filling the dance floor.
3 . Stunning Views Of The River Thames
From its elevated position on the banks of the river, the club house of the Thames Rowing Club boasts stunning views of the river looking both east and west. For your guests, the balcony of the club is a great area to mingle and wave to passersby on the river, so long a source of trade and leisure for the city of London.
Situated near the start of the famous Oxford v Cambridge boat race, the rowing club is easily accessed from the west of London and a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Putney, with its lively village atmosphere. For couples wishing to get married in church, have you considered a route master bus to ferry your guests to your reception at the Thames Rowing Club? It’s a great way to travel!
4 . A Venue That’s Out Of The Ordinary
The Great Hall is the jewel in the crown of the Club house, measuring 6.5 metres by 12.5 metres with a ceiling height of six metres. The three-metre wall of glass windows and doors offers a vista of the Thames that is second to none. It will have that all important wow factor as you and your guess see it set up on your wedding day.
It might sound strange choosing to hold your wedding in a rowing club, but at a time when couples are becoming more and more daring with their choice of venues, the Thames Rowing Club is one venue that is a little out of the ordinary, but is perfectly suited to host a wedding. The Hall will seat up to 150 people dining and is perfect for couples whether you have an interest in rowing or not!
5 . Great Photo Opportunities
Every couple I work with wants a few portraits of just the two of them together on their wedding day, and I’m always happy to oblige! While London wedding venues tend not to have the same landscape gardens and rolling hills of a glamorous county house venue, Thames Rowing Club is in a great location, with easy access to the river and greenery just a short walk away.
The natural light in the venue even proves ample opportunities for indoor portraits with detail of exposed brickwork and rowing memorabilia lining the walls and creating a wonderful backdrop to some creative portraits. Even after dark there is the possibility of a night time walk along the rivers edge and portraits on the balcony with the city as your backdrop.
London Wedding Photographer
I’m an award winning wedding photographer based in Surrey, just a short commute away from central London, and with over ten years experience of shooting weddings. I shoot in a mostly documentary style, which means a little time for portraits and group photos, and lots of time for natural, candid storytelling “moment-driven” photos of you and your loved ones together.
Thames Rowing Club Wedding Photographer
The Thames Rowing Club is a venue that is fast becoming one of my favourite London wedding venues to photograph at. My couples are always fun loving and easy going, and this open and airy venue suites them down to the ground. The staff at the rowing club are alway friendly and your guests will be very well looked after. They won’t want to leave at the end of the evening!
Leading Documentary/Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Documentary photography, and my approach to shooting weddings in a journalistic style, is something that I feel passionately about. It’s about storytelling, it’s about stepping back at times to allow things to unfold in front of the camera, and about stepping in on occasions to capture the action!
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