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The Hidden Garden – Sofa on the Terrace
Remenham

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  • 35 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Hidden Garden launched in 2019 and offers a few packages within its confines, the Sofa on the Terrace is a relaxed seating area brimming with atmosphere.

This package provides you and your guests a private sofa for eight people on the VIP terrace from 11.00 until 17.30, however, you are free to access The Hidden Garden all day until 23.00.

An indulgent Champagne and canapé reception start the day off, and there are prime views of the racing, live music sets occur at 14.30 and 18.30 to help break up the day as well.




Rating: Basic

Plus

  • Casual ‘Club’ Environment
  • House DJ & Live Entertainment

Minus

  • No Access to the Stewards’ Enclosure
  • No Riverboat Cruise
  • No Car Park Passes
  • Food is Extra Cost, other than Canapés, Nuts & Olives
  • All Drinks are an Extra Cost after the Champagne Reception

Key Points

Location Between the Remenham Club & the Stewards Enclosure ¼ Mile from Finish
Side of River Thames Berkshire Station
Catering
  • Food Available throughout the Day
  • Complimentary Olives & Nuts
Drinks
  • Champagne & Canapé Reception
  • Cash Bar
Price Guide From £150
Price Rating ££

Package Content

Location

Between the Remenham Club & the Stewards Enclosure ¼ Mile from Finish

Viewing

Riverside Views (Elevated VIP Terrace)

Private Table/Facility Size

Private Sofa for 8 Guests

Reception Drink

Champagne & Canapé Reception

Bar Inclusions

Cash Bar

Main Meal

Food Available throughout the Day

Additional Catering

Complimentary Olives & Nuts

Programme

Henley Royal Regatta Programme

Extra Inclusions

  • Sofa from 11.00 until 17.30
  • Access The Hidden Garden all Day until 23.00
  • Live Music at 14:30 & 18:30

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.

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The Hidden Garden – Sofa on the Terrace Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Hidden Garden was launched at the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta. It is not a traditional hospitality offering, it has been modelled as a place to be seen, getting its inspiration from St Tropez’s Club 55, with an emphasis on laid-back luxury. It is located on the riverbank at Remenham on the Berkshire side of the river, opposite the official Fawley Court Hospitality Village (approx. 500m from the Finish Line). The venue offers a mix of dining options from table dining to casual drinks and pizzas, which might not suit everyone, although others may find it a refreshing change.

Location

Sofa on the Terrace is a casual package option at the Hidden Garden. You will be allocated a private sofa on the HG VIP Terrace, with a drinks table, until 5.30 pm. You are free to upgrade with an evening package and enjoy the Hidden Garden until 11.00 pm. The custom-built terrace is raised, providing nice views of the racing. (Please note that a public footpath runs along the riverbank so your view may be slightly obscured by passing pedestrians).

Facility/Décor

The Hidden Garden has a central open marquee, which also provides shelter as necessary. There is a small lounge area and the terrace is a raised area with nice wooden flooring. An extra effort has been made with the lighting, which is especially attractive in the evening when the venue is transformed into a ‘Club’ environment.

Private Tables

Private Sofas are available for groups of 8 guests. Smaller bookings cannot be made for this package.

Admission

An admission badge to the Hidden Garden is included. The facility does not include admission into the Stewards’ Enclosure, which is located a little upstream on the same (Berkshire) side of the river.

Catering

Catering is a key element of your day at Henley. There is a canapés reception, however food options throughout the day are an extra cost. Picnic boxes and Wood Fired Pizzas are also available from 4 pm at an extra cost. If you upgrade to add-on the evening package you will enjoy a casual Italian dining experience. There are complimentary olives and nuts.

 

Relaxed informal seating

Drinks

There is a Champagne Reception included however all other drinks are an extra cost.

Riverboat Cruise

A Riverboat Cruise is not included.

Service

You will be allocated a hostess to your sofa/table, who will attend to your drinks.

Entertainment

There is live music scheduled for 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm. You can party into the evening with the Hidden Garden’s house DJ.

Audio-Visual

There are no TV facilities, to enable you to keep track of other sporting events, notably Wimbledon.

Car Parking

There are no car park passes included although these can be arranged for an additional cost.

Extras

A souvenir Henley Royal Regatta Racing Programme is provided.

Dress Code

Unlike the formality of other facilities, the dress code at the Hidden Garden is smart casual, although jeans and trainers are not permitted.

Ratings Understand our scoring
35 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Riverboat Cruise
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 35/100
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Dress Code

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.

Getting There

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.

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