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The Temple Island Enclosure boasts exceptional facilities and riverside dining with all-day Champagne on hand as the Regatta rowers cruise down the Thames.
This facility has a great location on Temple Island, situated just moments away from the start line of the Regatta guests can get up close to the day’s action.
A four-course luncheon and traditional afternoon tea with strawberries and cream await, and as an added extra guests can upgrade to the Chinawhite Regatta After-Party for an unforgettable experience.
|Location||Temple Island Meadows, at the Start of the Course, Overlooking Temple Island|
|Side of River Thames||Berkshire Station|
|Parking||Reserved Car Parking|
|Price Guide||from £289|
Temple Island Meadows, at the Start of the Course, Overlooking Temple Island
Reserved Car Parking
Morning Coffee on Arrival
Champagne, Pimms & Canapes Reception
Complimentary Bar Including Champagne
Traditional Afternoon Tea with Strawberries & Cream
Henley Royal Regatta Programme
Optional River Cruise, with Pimms, Bucks Fizz & Soft Drinks
Temple Island Enclosure is the long-established hospitality facility that is situated along the Berkshire bank of the River Thames, at the start of the Regatta course (facing the small island, eyot, of Temple Island with its iconic 18th-century temple folly). 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 Temple Island Enclosure was the first and occupies the best position. Although this is an unofficial hospitality village it is of much less important 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). Temple Island Enclosure celebrates 30-years of operation in 2021. (Please note that a public footpath runs along the riverbank so your view may be slightly obscured by passing pedestrians).
This is an attractive hospitality village with nicely decorated marquees, pretty lawned gardens defined with white picket fencing. The communal garden area is a relaxed environment with high-quality wooden garden furniture and outdoor lounge furniture, and a bandstand.
There are a few TV monitors which enable you to keep track of other sporting events taking place, notably Wimbledon.
Private tables are available for as few as 2 guests in the restaurant facility. Private company hospitality chalets (with private gardens) are available for 30 guests or more.
An admission badge to the Temple Island 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 and after morning coffee and biscuits you can look forward to a 4-course plated luncheon. Later in the day, you can enjoy Afternoon Tea served with Strawberries & Cream.
There is a full complimentary bar throughout the day that includes Champagne & Pimms, wines, beers, port & brandy, and soft drinks.
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. The cruise lasts for 1½ hours and includes Pimms, Bucks Fizz and soft drinks on board.
Service is left to the waiting staff, there is not a hostess service.
An official souvenir Henley Royal Regatta Racing Programme is included (1 per 2 guests).
A Jazz band plays on the bandstand during the morning and again during the afternoon after lunch. A nice touch is the addition of race commentary, which is played in the marquees.
Reserved car parking is available close to the hospitality facility.
Chinawhite, the exclusive nightclub for Members only, in Belgravia & Manchester, bring their glamorous DJ sets to Henley on Friday & Saturday evenings, situated in a glamorous area of the Temple Island Enclosure. This after-party is available as an optional extra, subject to availability.
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.