As one of the best-known regattas in the world, every summer 300,000 spectators head to the leafy banks of Oxfordshire's Henley-on-Thames for the highlight of the British social season: the Henley Royal Regatta.
Dating back to 1839, the regatta was originally arranged as a public attraction taking place on a single day. Fast-forward almost 200 years and the event is now held over six days with 300 races of an international standard, many featuring Olympic rowers.
Choose one of our hospitality packages to be in the heart of the action. With exceptional facilities, fine dining, and private garden areas for the best race-viewing, what better way to spend a week at the height of summer than within this idyllic riverside setting.
Included in this package is access to an exclusive garden area with views of the Thames. The hospitality inclusions are morning coffee and Danish pastries on arrival, Champagne & Pimm's reception, full complimentary bar, four course lunch, and a traditional afternoon tea. A live jazz band will play, and a plasma TV with be playing with full rowing coverage so you don't miss a thing.
Regarded as the finest hospitality facility, you'll arrive at the Temple Island Enclosure by river launch which takes in the most scenic stretch of the River Thames. Following morning coffee, you'll enjoy a Champagne, Pimm's and canape reception before being treated to a gourmet four course lunch with fine wines. Being located in the heart of the action means you won't miss any of the rowing, but for those wanting to enjoy the hospitality there will the televisions showing the action, as well as live regatta race commentary.
Set over six days, over 500 rowers from every corner of the globe will compete in hundreds of races over the 1 mile 550 yard-course. The most significant races are the Grand Challenge Cup and the Diamond Challenge Sculls, while a number of celebratory rowpasts will take place during the lunch and tea intervals on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Prizegiving Ceremony takes place from the Fawley Stand within the Stewards’ Enclosure on Sunday, 3 July.
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