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Boaters Enclosure is a relatively new facility, established in 2016, which offers a superb corporate setting in which to entertain important clients and guests.
Thanks to its enviable position within Temple Island Meadows Boaters Enclosure enjoys views of Temple Island and the starting line of the racing.
Guests will also enjoy live music from Rich Austin, whose vocal talents perfectly suit the occasion, as well as relishing in a beautiful four-course fine-dining experience.
|Location||Temple Island Meadows, at the Start of the Course, Overlooking Temple Island|
|Side of River Thames||Berkshire Station|
|Price Guide||from £249|
Temple Island Meadows, at the Start of the Course, Overlooking Temple Island
Champagne & Canapé Reception
Large TV's Showing Coverage of the Wimbledon Championships
The Boaters Enclosure is a hospitality facility that is situated along the Berkshire bank of the River Thames, at the start of the Regatta course (directly opposite the tree-lined section of Temple Island, the small island, eyot). The land is owned and administered by the Copas Partnership, which has a long association with Henley going back to the turn of the 20th century. There are several hospitality villages on this stretch of the river, the Boaters Enclosure occupies a nice location. Although this is an unofficial hospitality village it is of much less importance than other events as Henley does not require admission tickets, and the facility can be judged solely on the standard of its hospitality.
The village is located on the Temple Island Meadows, which are beautifully maintained meadows located on one of the most picturesque stretches of the River Thames, at the start of the Regatta Course. This Berkshire Bank location is on the same side of the river as the Stewards’ Enclosure (which is a mile upriver at the end of the course). The Boaters Enclosure is located just up from the start of the race, however, it is not quite far enough along the course for you to enjoy the views of the beautiful temple folly of Temple Island, instead, your view is of the tree-lined section of the island. (Please note that a public footpath runs along the riverbank so your view may be slightly obscured by passing pedestrians).
The hospitality village has standard modern marquees, with pretty lawned gardens defined with white picket fencing. The communal garden area is a relaxed environment with garden furniture.
There is live musical entertainment during the day.
Private tables are available for 10 guests in the restaurant facility, smaller groups will need to share a table.
An admission badge to the Boaters Enclosure is included, however, generally there are no tickets required to watch the Regatta. The facility does not include admission into the Stewards’ Enclosure; however, it is situated at the other end of the course anyway.
Catering is a key element of your day at Henley. On arrival morning coffee & pastries are served, followed by canapés, you can then look forward to a 4-course plated luncheon including a cheeseboard. Later in the day, you can enjoy Afternoon Tea.
There is a Champagne reception, and the bar is complimentary including beers, wines, selected spirits, cocktails, and soft drinks. Please note that Champagne is an extra charge after the reception.
There is a VIP hostess service, which greatly enhances the drinks service.
There are a few TV monitors which enable you to keep track of other sporting events taking place, notably Wimbledon.
Reserved car parking is available close to the hospitality facility.
The Stewards’ Enclosure requires gentlemen to wear lounge suits, or jackets/blazers with flannels and a tie or cravat, ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts with a hemline below the knee. Outside of the enclosure, the atmosphere is less formal though most dress up, wearing club blazers and other rowing apparel.
Please allow extra time to enter car parks near the Regatta due to security measures and the one-way system in place during the Regatta which is indicated by signs. The main taxi drop point during the Regatta is on the main road, just a short walk from the enclosures.