An email from Alexandra, following her Thank You party at AK on 26th January 2013:
“Thank you and all involved last night for helping to make it such a brilliant evening. The venue is fantastic and the evening went amazingly smoothly. I can’t believe how stress-free the whole experience has been (maybe running out of glasses and champagne was a little stressful but nobody seemed to mind as it was a very relaxed affair).
Please thank all of your team for me and many thanks to you for lining it up so efficiently.
An email from Anna, following the wedding reception of Anna & Tom at AK in January 2013:
A massive thank you from Tom and I for everything you and your team did to help make our wedding on Saturday so special. From all your assistance in the weeks leading up to the event, to Michael’s friendly, professional and superb front of house management on the day, there is nothing that could have gone better. So many of our guests commented on the fantastic venue and standing on the terrace for the fireworks with those spectacular views over the river was truly magical.
Please pass on my thanks and very best wishes to all your team. We will remember our day forever and recommend the Auriol Kensington to everyone.
Anna and Tom”
A letter from Andy, following his birthday party at AK in January 2013:
Huge thank you for helping to make my party run so smoothly. Liz and the other staff were amazing and everyone had a great time”
An email from Ania, following her Wedding Reception at AK in September:
I hope you are well.
We are just back from our honeymoon and back to reality so I thought I
would finally get in touch to thank you for making our Big day so
special and magical. We can’t thank you enough for your amazing support and helping us with planning the reception from start to finish. We are both really impressed with your impeccable organisation and coordination skills
and with your patience in dealing with us. I personally can’t thank
you enough for agreeing to decorate the venue for us, it was so
important for me and I just don’t know how we would have done that
without your amazing help -:) You have been absolutely phenomenal
Ramsay and we are so grateful for everything you have done for us.
Our Big day turned out to be so beautiful and magical and the venue
looked absolutely lovely. Everything was so nicely organised, we
didn’t have to worry about anything and just enjoyed the evening.
Thank you so much Ramsay, you really helped to make our Big day a
truly memorable and enjoable one and we will never forget this.
Ps. Delicious Parties were amazing too – we are super impressed with
them and I have sent them a thank you note too.
All the best
Ania and Mark Newland
A text from Leah Walland, following her birthday party at AK Rowing Club at the beginning of October 2012:
Michael and the 2 bar staff were absolutely amazing, really helped make it a great party – thanks!
An email from Kate Cooper, following her birthday party dinner held at AK Rowing Club at the end of September 2012:
An email received from the Bride’s parents, following a post-wedding luncheon held in September 2012 at AK Rowing Club:
I meant to E Mail you earlier, to congratulate you on the organisation for Hattie and Tim’s party last week. It was a very successful and happy occasion, and we are grateful to you for all that you did for us. The two rooms worked well, and the balconies were magical in the sun. Your staff were friendly, efficient and long-suffering! So were you! Thank you.
Roger and Margaret
An email received from Charlie (the Bride) following her marriage to Ben and their Wedding reception at AK Rowing Club in September 2012:
Better late than never, but just wanted to say thank you for the use of the boat club on the 1st September. We had a fantastic day, enjoyed by all I think. The bar stuff were lovely & really helpful.
Best wishes for the rest of the year and the up & coming festive period.
Ben & Charlie
An email received from Alison on 28th August 2012, following her daughter, Jessica’s 21st birthday party at AK:
Just wanted to say thank-you for your help in holding Jessica ‘s 21st party last Friday. It was a roaring success and the venue is really fabulous. Your staff were great and the food was lovely too!
I will heartily recommend it as a wonderful party venue!
Text message received from Antonia Grey, following her birthday party on 30th April 2011 at AK Rowing Club:
“Hello Ramsay! Was about to send you a long email..to say we had the best party ever!! Everything was great & the guests had a fab time. They loved the venue & at least 3 are planning to book. Thank you for all you did & your helpful advice. Angela was great & all loved the food. Pls thank her from me as I didn’t see her before she left. See you again soon, I am sure!! Antonia”
3rd April 2011: Joe’s Christening lunch party. Message received by email:
“we wanted to thank you for arranging such a stressfree and enjoyable party for Joel’s christening. We had a lovely day and many of our guests commented on the club as a wonderful venue (in fact at least one said they were interested in booking it for a future event). We also had very enthusiastic feedback on the delicious food provided by the deli. Finally the service was notable in being friendly, efficient and helpful while being unobtrusive. Both William and Angela who waitressed were great.
So all in all, we were delighted with the way the party went and pleased to have chosen the club as the venue. Many thanks again.
—————————————————————————————12th February. AK Pop-Up Breakfast, following the Dewar’s Shield Challenge race:
12th October 2010 via qype
What a fantastic venue! I organised my wedding reception here and was blown away with the result!
The venue is, of course, a functioning (and highly regarded) rowing club during daylight hours, but it has a fully stocked bar and two floors of entertainment space available for hire at a reasonable price. They arranged a late license, great food from a local caterer and coat check for us and we had a band and DJ in addition to speeches and fireworks!
One of the great things about this venue is its location with views of Hammersmith Bridge to the left and up river towards Chiswick to the right as you stand on the spacious balcony. We were lucky enough to be treated to a spectacular October sunset just as the party really got going!
Ramsay, who runs the venue in the evenings is a fantastic chap who really wants to make the event a success and I would highly recommend the place to anyone wanting to throw a party in West London!
5th October, New York Times:
Here’s a review of Whiz Bang Pop, the pop up restaurant that puts in an appearance at AK at least once a month.: