Riverside wedding venue in London

The Boathouse, Chiswick

The Boathouse is an operational rowing club on the River Thames which is operated on wedding days by Bijou. Its facilities are summarised here:


Indoor ceremony licence  
Indoor ceremony capacity 100
Outdoor ceremony licence  
Indoor banquet capacity 80
Marquee available  
Marquee capacity 150
Evening capacity 150
Exclusive use Partial
Bridal suite  
Further bedrooms  
Online wedding planning tool  
Personal wedding planner  
In-house catering  
Kosher catering Non-offensive
External caterer permitted Restricted
Corkage option  
Wheelchair access  
Fireworks permitted  
Live music permitted  
Onsite parking Street
Finishing time Midnight
Extension available  
Halal available  
DJ facilities  
Leisure facilities  

Just past the finish line of the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race on the north bank of the River Thames by Chiswick Bridge, the Bijou Boathouse is the perfect riverside setting for anyone looking for a wedding surrounded by the history and paraphernalia one of the River Thames’ greatest gifts. The clubhouse itself is raised up affording you and your guests perfect views from Mortlake to Kew with an unbroken line of woodland on the opposite bank and the river flowing beneath you.

This “View with a Room” is an operational club boathouse with river frontage and stunning views over the Thames. The Boathouse will appeal to Brides and Grooms with the imagination and vision to turn it into a truly spectacular wedding venue.

It is available for a limited number of dates and with capacity to entertain up to 80 guests inside and 150 guests if you hire a marquee. It is licensed for wedding ceremonies and can form a delightful, informal backdrop to your big day.  For larger weddings, dining in the marquee leaves the Lawson room and extensive balconies for your drinks reception and evening festivities.

The Bijou Boathouse is operated by Bijou on wedding days. In contrast to Bijou's other venues, The Boathouse is owned independently and continues to function as an operational Rowing Club. 

Boathouse wedding venue
Wedding venue with a river view
Wedding Planning Support

Our knowledgeable and experienced Wedding Planning team has the safest hands in the industry. Choosing Bijou is more than just booking a wedding venue – it is choosing a complete support package for total peace of mind. Our Proprietary online Wedding Planner allows you to keep all of your plans and information in a secure place and allows both you and us to have ready access to the most up-to-date version of your dream. No need to worry about table plans or unexpected costs- this software ensures optimum transparency of costs, logistics and intricate detailing so that absolute perfection is achieved on the day. By having a dedicated wedding planning department and a personal planning manager, couples are guided through their wedding planning journey with meticulous care. Our team has over fifteen years experience in making dreams come true and we will listen and understand needs and visions whilst offering friendly support every step of the way.

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Ibis Boathouse
Hartington Road
London
W4 3UJ
United Kingdom

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