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Members’ Balcony Room
Leander Club

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  • 56 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Situated on the first floor of the famed Leander Club, the Members’ Balcony Room is a premium dining experience within the heart of the clubhouse.

This comfortable facility provides stunning river views of the race finish and surrounds, alongside a gourmet 4-course luncheon and traditional afternoon tea.

Guests can choose to dine alongside Members on tables of 10 or can a enjoy a privately screened Balcony for 40 guests.




Rating: Average

Plus

  • Prestigious Rowing Venue
  • Exclusive Badge to View the Racing
  • Elevated & Private Room

Minus

  • No Access to the Stewards’ Enclosure
  • Riverboat Cruise is an Extra Charge
  • No Car Park Passes
  • Drinks Allowance May Not Cover Consumption
  • Minimum Booking of 10 Guests

Key Points

Location Leander Club (1st Floor), Beyond the Finish Line past the Boat Tents & Henley Bridge
Side of River Thames Berkshire Station
Capacity 100 Guests
Catering
  • Refreshments on Arrival
  • Gourmet 4-Course Luncheon
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
Admission Entry Badge to Leander Club
Drinks
  • Glass of 'Leander Pink'
  • 1/2 Bottle of Quality Wine per Person
  • Includes Bar Credit of £30 per Person
Parking By Special Arrangement
Price Guide from £360
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Leander Club (1st Floor), Beyond the Finish Line past the Boat Tents & Henley Bridge

Viewing

Riverside Views

Tickets

Entry Badge to Leander Club

Car Parking

By Special Arrangement

Private Table/Facility Size

  • 10 Guests
  • (Private Screened Balcony Areas for 40 Guests)

Reception Catering

Refreshments on Arrival

Reception Drink

Glass of 'Leander Pink'

Bar Inclusions

  • 1/2 Bottle of Quality Wine per Person
  • Includes Bar Credit of £30 per Person

Main Meal

Gourmet 4-Course Luncheon

Additional Catering

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Programme

Henley Royal Regatta Programme

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Introduction

The Members’ Balcony Room is situated in The Leander Club, a private Members’ Club that was founded in 1818, and which is regarded as the world’s premier rowing club. The Leander Club boasts an unsurpassed record in rowing achievements, it is home to heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave CBE and Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE. The Leander Club is situated past the Finish Post of the Regatta just before Henley Bridge, on the same Berkshire side as the Stewards’ Enclosure.  The Members’ Balcony Room has a capacity of approximately 100 guests.

Location

The Members’ Balcony Room is situated on the first floor of the Leander Clubhouse, it is Leander’s premium dining experience. From its windows it has elevated panoramic views of the river and landing stations for the boats, but please note that its location is past the Finish Line, so racing cannot be viewed.

Facility/Décor

The Members’ Balcony Room is a smart recently refurbished air-conditioned room, which is set with round dining tables. It has traditional windows, not floor-to-ceiling, so views are restricted to those sitting close to them, although the views do offer a sweeping view of the river.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for bookings of 10 guests, smaller bookings cannot be made. It is possible to book a private screen section of the balcony area for 40 guests.

Admission

An admission badge to the Leander Club is included, as well as an exclusive badge to allow you to watch the races. The facility does not include admission into the Stewards’ Enclosure, which is located a little downstream on the same (Berkshire) side of the river.

Catering

Catering is a key element of your day at Henley. You will be given refreshments on arrival followed by a four-course luncheon. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served later in the day.

 

View from the suite

Drinks

Your day includes a glass of ‘Leander Pink’ prior to lunch and half-a-bottle of wine during lunch. You then have a further allowance of £30 per person included for additional drinks, you will be charged over this amount.

Riverboat Cruise

A Riverboat Cruise is not included; however, a private 1½ hour launch can be booked (for groups up to 12 guests) at an additional charge to view some of the races close up.

Service

Service is left to the waiting-staff, there is not a hostess service.

Entertainment

There is no live music in this facility.

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

Dress code at the Leander Club is similar to the Stewards’ Enclosure, in that gentlemen are required to wear lounge suits, or jackets/blazers with flannels, together with a tie or cravat. Ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts, with a hemline below the knee.

Ratings Understand our scoring
56 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Riverboat Cruise
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 56/100
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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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