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The Fawley River Club
Fawley Court

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  • 62 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Within the grounds of the beautiful Fawley Court Country House is The Fawley River Club, a fantastic location approximately a third of the way along the course.

This luxurious marquee facility boasts wonderful views of the Thames, and regularly launches riverboat tours so you can your guests can get up close to the action.

The package comes with a gourmet three-course luncheon, complimentary bar, and full butler service to ensure the day goes smoothly and everything is taken care of.




Rating: Good

Plus

  • Nice Views of the River & Racing
  • Attractive Setting
  • Riverboat Cruise

Minus

  • No Access to the Stewards’ Enclosure

Key Points

Location Fawley Court Estate, Situated at the Halfway Point of the Race
Side of River Thames Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire Station
Catering Gourmet 3-Course Luncheon
Drinks
  • Champagne & Canapés Reception
  • Complimentary Bar (Champagne, Premium Wines & Spirits)
Parking Valet Parking
Price Guide from £440
Price Rating £££££

Package Content

Location

Fawley Court Estate, Situated at the Halfway Point of the Race

Viewing

Riverside Views

Car Parking

Valet Parking

Private Table/Facility Size

Reserved Table

Reception Drink

Champagne & Canapés Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • Champagne, Premium Wines & Spirits

Main Meal

Gourmet 3-Course Luncheon

Audio Visual

TV Coverage

Programme

Henley Royal Regatta Programme

Riverboat Cruise

Riverboat Tours

Hostess Service

Full Butler Service

Extra Inclusions

  • Live Band & DJ
  • Floating Long Water Bar

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

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The Fawley River Club Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

It is claimed that the magnificent Fawley Court was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1684, certainly, the parkland was designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. It is also said to be Toad Hall in the Wind in the Willows. Fawley Court provides a spectacular setting for the Fawley River Club, which is approximately one-third of the way along the Regatta course on the Buckinghamshire side of the River Thames.

Location

The main house is set back from the river and is aesthetically connected by the Long Water, a beautiful inlet connecting the house with the river. The hospitality marquee is situated at the mouth of the Long Water, providing lovely waterfront views of the river and racing.

Facility/Décor

The marquee used in previous years has been an attractive conservatory-style structure. The tables have been long rectangle tables, which are not ideally suited to corporate entertaining, such as round tables are. Attractive floral design completes the décor. A nice feature is a ‘floating’ bar on the Long Water.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for bookings of 10 guests, a smaller group will need to share a table.

Admission

An admission badge to Fawley Court Estate is included, however, generally there are no tickets required to watch the Regatta. The facility does not include admission into the Stewards’ Enclosure, which is located on the opposite (Berkshire) side of the river.

Catering

Catering is a key element of your day at Henley. A four-course luncheon is served followed by Traditional English High Tea later in the day.

 

Table setting in the Fawley River Club

Drinks

There is a full complimentary bar throughout the day, including Champagne.

Riverboat Cruise

A Riverboat Cruise is included, from the facility’s private moorings, which runs throughout the day, you will be allocated a specific time for you and your guests. The boats accommodate only a small number of guests, so larger groups will require multiple trips. 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 live music playing relaxing music.

Audio-Visual

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

Car Parking

Reserved parking is provided at the front of the estate, which is a little walk from the riverside.

Extras

A souvenir Henley Royal Regatta Racing Programme is provided.

Ratings Understand our scoring
62 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Riverboat Cruise
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 62/100
Paul Terry (61)
Hospitality Critic Reviewer
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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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