Hospitality at Henley

At DTB we pride ourselves in offering an array of sporting options for hosting experiences, a more unique option amongst them being rowing.

Where better to spend your summer days then on the banks of the River Thames sipping on a fruit filled Pimm’s whilst watching world-class rowing races with unrivalled views and even take a trip down the river yourself, all included in the price of a hospitality package at the Henley Royal Regatta. Makes a change to the usual corporate hospitality at one of London’s stadium’s, by taking a trip out to the suburbs, to explore the leafy area of Henley-on-Thames.

The Regatta is the perfect combination of socialising and sport, positioned at the top of the list for premium social sporting events alongside the likes of Ascot and Wimbledon. So, dig out your fascinators, finest summer dress and buff your brogues, the racing begins in under 2 weeks!

Where and when does The Henley Royal Regatta take place

The Regatta usually takes place within the final weeks of June, ending on the first weekend of July in the picturesque town of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

This year’s dates: Tuesday 27th June to Sunday 2nd July 2023

If your calendar is looking empty, fill it up and join the thousands of visitors that gather over the course of the week to witness over 300 races of an international standard along the one-mile upstream course, often including Olympic rowers.

Dress code

The dress code plays a vital role in the culture and history of this event. Whilst there is no strict dress code in the Regatta enclosure, guests are encouraged to follow guidelines to keep up the tradition of this quintessentially British event. It is nice to dress up every now and again!

For the men, a jacket of a blazer sort of style along with tie/cravat, tailored trousers, and some smart shoes (no sandals or trainers) will have you looking sophisticated and embraces the high standards and prestige of the event.

For the ladies a go to look is a classy summer dress or skirt. For some areas a hemline no shorter than below the knee is required, so a classic midi/ maxi dress is an excellent option. Trouser suits are also acceptable, although keep in mind the weather as it can get hot. Finally, traditional but not essential, top it off with a hat or fascinator and you are good to go!

Racing Schedule

Racing takes place across all the six days, with heats taking place on the first four days and the semi’s and then the final taking place on the Saturday and Sunday. The event draws in interest from teams all around the world, from the USA, Australia, and Germany, as they take part in a head-to-head knock out competition for a range of different plates and cups.

Types of hospitality at Henley Royal Regatta

Hospitality at the Regatta is award-winning and there are many options to choose from, including your very own private island! Entertain your guests in a private area right on the riverbanks, allowing you to enjoy to action in a relaxing style. 

Fawley Meadows:

Situated alongside the picturesque bank of Fawley Meadows roughly halfway between the start and the finish line of the racing course. There are two options for this area, first being the restaurant with a stylish and elegant feel, with access to a private outdoor terrace, free-flowing Moet Champagne and mouth-watering food curated from local produce.

If you prefer more of a relaxed style, a new hospitality experience, the Lounge at Fawley Meadows, brings a trendy ambience with a gourmet grazing menu and a DJ to heighten the experience.

Temple Island:

Hosting a large group? Temple Island offers an exclusive private island for you and your guests, which you are able to tailor to exact requirements. Placed at the starting line of the race, a private oasis with a beautifully restored Temple and Etruscan Room. Throughout the day you can enjoy specially selected wines, 5-star food and boat trips up and down the river.

Package example at Henley Royal Regatta

Hidden Garden

  • Exclusive access to The Hidden Garden from 11:00
  • VIP table on The Hidden Garden terrace with undisturbed views
  • Indulgent champagne + canapé reception
  • Enchanting Luncheon banquet
  • Unlimited Wine, beer, house spirits and mixers & soft drinks till 16:00
  • Prime views of river and races
  • Luxury toilets
  • Featured cocktail bar
  • Caribbean sundown beats
  • Live music throughout the day
  • DJ
  • Ability to come and go as you please

Tables available for 12, 10 or 8 guests

Prices from £475

How to book? 

DTB has access to a large range of hospitality options for The Royal Regatta, contact a member from the team and we will find the perfect option for your group size, preferences and budget! 

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