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Back to Henley Royal Regatta
  • Overall Rating 8 /10
  • Value for Money 7 /10
Back to Henley Royal Regatta

Riverside Chalets
Official Hospitality – Fawley Meadows

  • 8 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Overall Rating
  • 7 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Value for Money

Package Overview

The Riverside Chalets offer a private hospitality space for groups of 30 and multiples thereafter. Situated along the bank of the River Thames this facility enjoys wonderful views of the racing.

Award-winning hospitality is on offer throughout the day, with a riverboat cruise, private outdoor area and live entertainment on hand to ensure a memorable day for your guests.

There is also a private garden which adds to the VIP experience as well as the option to upgrade to the Stewards’ Enclosure where guests can enjoy additional viewing, food, and drink.

  • Private & Exclusive Facility
  • Views of the Racing Close to Finish
  • 5-Course Luncheon
  • Riverboat Cruise
  • Stewards’ Enclosure Upgrade Available
  • No Entertainment
  • No Hostess Service

Key Points

Location Banks of Fawley Meadows, ¼ Mile from Finish
Side of River Thames Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire Station
Catering
  • Coffee & Biscuits on Arrival
  • 5-Course Lunch featuring Local Produce complemented by Cellar Master's Selected Wines
  • Full Afternoon Tea
Drinks
  • Moet & Chandon Champagne Reception with Canapés
  • Complimentary Bar Including Champagne (Beers, Selected Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide from £370 (Stewards Upgrade from £50)
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Banks of Fawley Meadows, ¼ Mile from Finish

Viewing

Riverside Views

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

Private Chalet of 30 (or Multiples of)

Reception Catering

Coffee & Biscuits on Arrival

Reception Drink

Moet & Chandon Champagne Reception with Canapés

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • Champagne, Beers, Selected Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks

Main Meal

5-Course Lunch featuring Local Produce complemented by Cellar Master's Selected Wines

Additional Catering

Full Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

Two Large TV Screens

Programme

Henley Royal Regatta Programme

Riverboat Cruise

River Boat Cruise Running Regularly throughout the Day

Extra Inclusions

  • Entrance to Fawley Meadows Official Hospitality Village
  • Fun & Interactive Elements Throughout
  • Relaxing Lawn Games
  • Alfresco Lounge & Bar Areas
  • Internal Branding Opportunities
  • Option to Upgrade to Stewards' Enclosure

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

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Riverside Chalets Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

Private Riverside Chalets are situated in the Official Fawley Meadows Hospitality Village. A village atmosphere has been created here, along the riverbank, which includes fun & interactive elements, relaxing lawn games and an alfresco lounge and bar area.

Location

Fawley Meadows is situated on the opposite side (Buckinghamshire side) of the River Thames to the Stewards’ Enclosure. It is a picturesque location along the riverbank with lovely views of the racing as they approach the closing 500m of the race.

Facility/Décor

The river-fronted chalets each have a private garden area with garden furniture, defined by white picket fencing.

Private Facilities

The private chalets are available for a minimum of 30 guests and multiples thereof. Each chalet has round tables, each to seat 10 guests. The privacy allows companies the opportunity to internally brand the chalets.

Admission

There are no admission tickets required to watch the Henley Royal Regatta, however, most vantage points along the river have been taken over by hospitality pavilions and the ticketed Regatta Enclosure (downstream from the Stewards). The key exception to this is the Stewards’ Enclosure itself (equivalent to Ascot’s Royal Enclosure), which sits opposite the regatta Finish Line, where tickets are usually only available for Members and their guests (there is over a 5-year waiting list to become a Member). However, the Fawley Hospitality Village package includes the option to purchase Stewards’ Enclosure admission as an upgrade of £50 pp plus vat (boat transfers included).

Catering

Catering is a key element of your day at Henley and after morning coffee and biscuits you can look forward to pre-lunch canapés followed by a sumptuous 5-course luncheon. Later in the day, you can enjoy a Full sweet & savoury Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, cakes & scones.

 

Guests enjoying hospitality

Drinks

There is a full complimentary bar throughout the day that includes Champagne & Pimms, wines, beers, selected spirits, and soft drinks.

Riverboat Cruise

A riverboat Cruise is included, which runs throughout the day, you will be allocated a specific time for you and your guests. This is a popular addition to the day.

Service

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

Entertainment

There is no entertainment or guest speakers in the private chalets.

Audio-Visual

There is a small TV monitor to allow you to keep a track on other sporting events taking place, notably Wimbledon.

Car Parking

Car park labels are included on a 1:2 basis and the car park is ideally located adjacent to the hospitality village.

Extras

Each guest receives an official souvenir Henley Royal Regatta Racing Programme.

Dress Code (Stewards’ Enclosure)

There is no formal dress code, except in the Stewards’ Enclosure, where 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
77 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Riverboat Cruise
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 77/100
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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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