Leicester Rowing Club facilities are available on Saturday evenings to hire for private functions including parties, evening wedding receptions and live bands. Our function rooms offer a unique setting with a traditional twist and the background of the local waterways will add distinction to your event. A fully stocked bar with late license, wooden sprung dance floor, capacity for up to 150 people and ample free parking will all help to make your event a success.
Early access can be arranged to set up for your function.
- Saturday 7pm – 12 midnight
Please note that due to our opening hours we are unable to accommodate daytime events e.g. children’s parties, baby showers
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – How many people can the room hold?
A – The maximum room capacity is 150. We are very flexible with the room setup meaning smaller numbers can be accommodated and still make full use of the space.
Q – What parking facilities do you have?
A – We have free parking onsite with enough spaces for approx 50 cars
Q – Do you have disabled and wheelchair access?
A – Yes we have a ramp to access the building, a lift to the first floor and a separate disabled toilet.
Q – What time does the bar close?
A – Leicester Rowing Club has a license until midnight.
Q – Do you accept cards\contactless?
A – Yes we accept all major cards, apple pay etc.
Q – Is access available before the event to setup?
A – Yes, we can provide your own access to setup the rooms.
Q – Can we return the following morning to clean the room and collect items?
A – Yes, it’s a condition of hire that the room is left in the condition it was provided. We can arrange access the following morning to save you cleaning up directly after your event.
Q – Can we hire a DJ or band?
A – Yes, a DJ, live band or similar entertainment is permitted.
Q – Are children allowed on your premises?
A – Yes, children are very welcome at our venue.
Q – Do you allow 18th or 21st birthday parties?
A – Yes, but with an £100 deposit.
Q – Do you provide tables and chairs?
A – We have a number of small tables and chairs in the bar area along with 4 larger fold out tables suitable for laying out buffet food. If you are planning a sit down meal you will need to hire them in, we recommend local company Bybrook Hire.
Q – What food preparation facilities do you have?
A – We have kitchen facilities suitable for preparing buffets and self-serving food.
Q – Can we hire in outside catering?
A – Yes providing they can operate within the space available.
Q – Can we provide our own drinks?
A – To comply with our license conditions all alcoholic drinks must be purchased at the bar. The only exception being a catered sit-down meal where we charge a £7 corkage fee per bottle of wine. Soft drinks can be provided during a catered sit-down meal otherwise they need to be purchased at the bar.
Q – What options are there for playing music?
A – Our bar has a sound system suitable for playing background music. In addition you are welcome to use our set of larger speakers and disco lights suitable for a DIY disco playing music off a laptop\phone.
The evening hire cost is £200 which includes free parking and a bar staffed from 7pm – 12 midnight.
A £50 refundable deposit is required to secure your booking
Bar Price List
Our bar serves a good range of reasonably priced beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. For more information please download our price list.
We typically require a minimum of 4 weeks notice of an event. Any short term requests will be considered but can’t be assured of a booking.