Food, Beverage, Venue

Everything you need to know about hiring our Club House for your event or party

At Wimbledon Rugby Club we have been building up great reputation for amazing food in the last few years. During lockdown we made major investments upgrading and refitting our Bar B Que area and the main kitchen.

Since 2018 Guy Barrett started collaborating with the club to turn the club into a real gastronomic bright spot in the Wimbledon Area.

Guy started his career almost 30 years ago working at Gordon Ramsays first restaurant, which was awarded two Michelin stars and then in one of Marco Pierre Whites flagship restaurant in Chelsea Harbour. With a will to see the world he then set off working on Superyachts around the world, which he did for 18 yrs, in that time he cooked for Prime Ministers, US Presidents and numerous celebrities around the world, all the while learning first hand the intricacies of the cuisines of the world.

The club has been a wonderful blank canvass for him to build a diverse catering portfolio. From hearty authentic curries for 500 rugby players to intimate, intricate high end dinner parties and events for 60-120, to sandwiches and homemade cakes for assorted parties, birthdays or wakes, there is no limit to what we can provide for your event at Wimbledon Rugby Club.

We have a range of menus to suit all budgets, but what we specialise in is taking all your favourites or ideas and building bespoke menus especially for your event.

Catering

The Club House offers a range of catering options for large and small events – from formal dinners to finger buffets – and is happy to plan a menu to suit your guests and budget.

  • Three course sit-down menus from £35 per head.
  • Evening buffets available from £9.50 per head.

The Club House at Wimbledon RFC can be exclusively hired for up to 350 guests. It is a truly unique venue with a large open-plan room, bar, patio and acres of outdoor space. With its bi-fold doors opening out onto the expansive grounds, it’s the ideal venue to host anything from a bespoke wedding, a ball or fundraiser to simply celebrating with family and friends.

Decoration

We’re happy for you to decorate the Club House and just ask that it is returned to us as you found it. If you’d like us to, we can also arrange to decorate the space for you. Please ask the Event Manager for details and prices.

Drinks

Hiring the Club House comes with a fully staffed and stocked bar. A good selection of draft beers, Guinness and cider, as well as spirits and mixers are all available.

The Club House steward will be very happy to discuss any special requests you might have for your event. If you opt for a sit-down dinner, we can also provide a selection of wines to complement your meal.

Music

If you’d like a band, The Club House is licensed for live music. We also have a resident DJ, or you can provide your own. We even have the equipment for you to simply plug in yourtablet or smart device. The last dance is at 12.30am.

Clubhouse Hire

Private Functions

  • Tuesdays - Thursdays 7.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Fridays - Saturdays 7.00pm – 1.00am

Weddings

  • Saturdays - all day hire until 1.00am

Children's Parties

  • Sundays 3pm – 6pm

Capacity

  • Seated 120
  • Standing 200

Capacity can be increased to 200 seated or 350 standing with a marquee over the patio

Also included

  • Dedicated Event Manager
  • Fully staffed bar
  • Tables and chairs
  • Table linen and napkins
  • China, cutlery and glassware

Contact information

For all enquiries please contact our Club Steward, Ruth McKinney..

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TESTIMONIALS

Children's Party - July 2019

Your team was very helpful as always. We also love the venue, it is a great room and also the outdoor space is amazing for the children wanting to play football etc.

We'll likely book again in the future.

Corporate Summer Party - July 2019

Everyone had a great time on Saturday and your staff were great as always!

Leaving Do - July 2019

It was a really super evening – we had lovely weather for it, and everything went very smoothly. Lots of complimentary comments about the venue from friends who hadn’t been there before.

Ruth and her team were really excellent – very helpful, going above and beyond to help make the evening go well, and friendly and courteous at all times, even when we were probably outstaying our welcome at the end! All in all we couldn’t fault them or the venue in any way.

Thanks so much for your help in making it such a memorable occasion for us all.

Christening - July 2019

We had a wonderful time last weekend thanks! Thank you so much for all your help and time - we loved the venue and the ladies behind the bar that day were wonderfully helpful and friendly too! Food was great and we'd definitely consider it again for an event.

Joint 60th - July 2019

Andy and I just wanted say a big thank you to you, Ruth and team for making our birthday party such a great success.

The food was excellent and we would have no hesitation in rebooking and recommending the venue

Children's Party - July 2019Your team was very helpful as always. We also love the venue, it is a great room and the outdoor space is amazing for the children wanting to play football or else. We'll likely book again in the future.

Corporate Summer BBQ - July 2019

Everyone had a great time on Saturday and your staff were great as always!

The Study Year 6 Leavers BBQ - July 2019

Please can you pass on our thanks to the team at the rugby club. We had a fabulous evening and everything worked so smoothly.

40th Birthday Party - June 2019

It was amazing. Perfect in fact! Right from the initial contact through to execution it was seamless. Lots of people commented on how lovely the venue was. We had lovely weather and a beautiful sunset. Ruth and her team did a great job. She helped set the room up and the little touches of flowers on the bar were nice. I also received great feedback on the food, it was delicious. Thank you for all of your help.

Willington School Year 6 Summer Party - June 2019

BIGGEST and WARMEST thanks for everything you did to make our party such huge success. Everyone (boys, parents, teachers, siblings) LOVED it. It was a blast. The venue looked so special with the table cloths, the gazebo's, the sofas on the terrace, the drinks table etc and everyone loved the food. It was so special that you laid out the Brownies and cakes onto the large boards - they looked really lovely. So many of the guests only knew the rugby club as a Sunday morning rugby club and were so pleasantly surprised to experience it as a special event venue.

Please pass on my thanks to both the bar staff that night too - they worked so hard all night and were extremely helpful.

Kings College School Summer BBQ - June 2019

Please can we say a HUGE thank you to Ruth and all her team in the kitchen and bar area for the most fantastic party last night at the Club.

It really was a perfect evening - the weather was glorious, the BBQ food absolutely delicious and the drinks and I was delighted with it all and told the Chef and his assistant so several times!

Ruth was fantastic - polite, helpful, efficient and ran it all brilliantly.

So please do pass on my sincere thanks to everyone again - it is very much appreciated and we are already receiving emails from parents thanking us for a wonderful evening last night.

Thank you to you too of course for co-ordinating it all so well with us beforehand - everything was seamless.

We very much look forward to returning to the Club again very soon.

The Study School Summer BBQ - June 2019

We very much enjoyed the bbq and thank you for all the work - the comments we had were really positive and the food was great. Thank you again for helping us put on a great event.

Children's Birthday Party - June 2019

The party was a great success! The grounds were perfect and the indoor space was spacious and set up perfectly. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for all your help in making 3 little boys very happy!

Joint 50th Birthday Party - June 2019

We had a wonderful party on Saturday & thank you for your help in arranging it.

We have received many compliments on the delicious food so please pass on our thanks to chef (although we did both thank him on the night) and Lynsey was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble so that really took the stress out of the night.

Children's Birthday Party - June 2019

The party was absolutely wonderful! The children had a great time and my son was so happy!

A big thanks to Lynsey and Simon for al their help. They were extremely kind and courteous and made the whole 2 hours a breeze for me! The guests were very impressed with the venue and the set up so I’m sure you’ll have a lot more enquiries coming your way very soon.

Thanks to Ruth and yourself so much for all your help!

Wimbledon Hockey Club End of Season Dinner - May 2019

The event was such a success! Ruth and the team looked after us so well and everything thought the venue was great!

Children's party - February 2019

Thank you to you and your brilliant team for the fantastic party on Sunday. Everything was simply PERFECT. We honestly could not have asked for a better day. The venue is just the best and we were so lucky with the weather - being able to make the most of the patio was such a bonus!! The food was perfect and everything was just spot on. Thank you so so much for everything. The whole day went without a hitch.

School Summer BBQ - June 2018

We wanted to express our thanks and to let you know that we had numerous positive comments from guests, about the arrangements at the Summer Barbeque last night. Please convey our thanks to the excellent and cheerful team who were there on the evening and also thank you for your help with the booking and arrangements. The food was delicious and the evening was a great success.

Thank you to you and the team at Wimbledon Rugby Club.

Bride - July 2018

Club House Wimbledon was a perfect venue for our wedding Reception. It ticked so many boxes for us, from the amazing outdoor space to the fact that we could provide our own catering. Both Jen and Shaun were very accommodating and flexible. Communication with them was great and they made the process incredibly easy. Ideas, contacts and quotes for decorations/music/food were all provided but there was no pressure to use them and we were given the freedom to organise and set up the venue as we wanted. We decided to hire drapes for the walls and a dance floor which completely transformed the room.

The price was incredibly reasonable and included being able to set up the day before the wedding. Together with Jen we put together a comprehensive schedule for the day which meant that we were able to totally relax. The staff behind the bar were all friendly and professional and the bar prices are good value for London. The location is excellent with lots of public transport links close by and a large car park available. Thank you to everyone at the Club House for helping to make our day so special!

Bride - May 2018

We really can not recommend this venue enough, it made our wedding day simply perfect! Organizing our wedding at the club was effortless and they gave us the flexibility of doing it exactly how we wanted by allowing us to use outside suppliers or their own recommendations. The staff were friendly and accommodating and we transformed the space both inside & outside into a magical wedding venue and it was exactly how we envisaged our day to be. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves too and complimented us with our choice of venue. We had a gloriously sunny day which allowed us to use the space to its full potential. Shaun & Jen were a pleasure to deal with and we can not thank them enough. Many thanks, Laura & Wes

50th Birthday Party - June 2018

Thank you; we really had a fantastic time. All guests loved the venue (we had just the perfect weather!) and everybody enjoyed the food (compliments to the kitchen!). The bar staff was so friendly and efficient and Shaun was always everywhere to take care of things and make sure everything is going well (he even put up with some German music...)

It really was a very fun and relaxed evening and was a perfect way to mark the occasion. MANY THANKS TO ALL!!

I will definitely recommend the Club

21st Birthday Party - May 2018

Just wanted to thank you, Shaun and all of the team at Club House Wimbledon, firstly for allowing the booking as I know it’s not always something that you accommodate, but more importantly the warmth and professionalism shown from everyone. It was such and enjoyable night with so many people complimenting the venue, team and warm party vibe. All that is only possible for the hard work and commitment from everyone, so thank you to you Shaun and all at the Club House for your part, we really appreciated it.

Bride Jan 2017

I just wanted to send you a email to Thank you and the team for making our wedding reception an amazing evening. Everyone had such a brilliant time and loved the food, the venue and enjoyed the music. I have so many messages from our guests saying what a wonderful night it was and really loved the Music the DJ played throughout the night. Please pass on our thanks to everyone.

Amanda Jones May 2016

The team were flexible to what we were looking for, allowed us to set up and decorate as we wanted to, and the food was fantastic! They even agreed for our relatives to bring some Sierra Leonean food along. The space is really versatile and we were lucky to get married on one of the hottest days of the year, so we made the most of the patio and grounds. I highly recommend Club House Wimbledon for your wedding!

Guy Barrett joins Wimbledon RFC

Since 2018 Guy Barrett started collaborating with the club to turn the club into a real gastronomic bright spot in the Wimbledon Area.