About Westminster Boating Base

Fans of 2003 rom-com Love Actually may recognise this venue (taste explosion, anyone?) as the setting for Peter and Juliet’s reception, but when it isn’t appearing in blockbuster films, it acts as a memorable spot for all manner of events. Whether it’s a wedding reception, summer party, barbecue, Christmas party, conference or any other large gathering you can think of, the experienced in-house events team will be on hand to offer their expertise and ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Set in Pimlico Gardens, this unique riverside space gives guests unobstructed views of the Thames through floor-to-ceiling windows and from outside on the terrace, and offers a brilliantly versatile space for theming and decorating. The standout rooms, which are linked by an atrium and used in combination for events, are the Pavilion, which extends over the river, and the Edgson Room, which comes with a covered balcony and is equipped with special effects lighting and speakers for music and dancing.

Westminster Boating Base’s packages are designed to include all the essential items you’d require for a typical event, and the team can be flexible when it comes to timings. All costs are laid out upfront so you won’t have to fear a bill filled with extra changes after your event has taken place. What’s more, Westminster Boating Base is actually a charitable organisation meaning that the venue hire fee goes directly to support the Trust’s charitable activities for young people – an element that many organisations consider an important factor.

Food and drink is catered by Retro Catering Ltd., run by Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s former personal chef. The company’s ethos is simple: to provide good quality, delicious food, so your guests will be in safe hands. The venue also has full disabled access and river boat access via a jetty.

Venue Facilities
Exclusive Hire
River or lake on site

Good to know

Up to 350
Venue Type
Meeting room, Party venue
Venue Style
Blank-canvas, Light and Bright, Modern, Spacious
Event Atmosphere
Fun, Relaxed

Westminster Boating Base Rooms

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136 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, London, SW1V 3JY

020 7630 1147


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