Henley-on-Thames: Henley Royal Regatta
The Home of British Rowing
Held on the river banks at Henley-on-Thames since 1839, and near to where Oxfordshire meets Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, Henley-on-Thames is the unassuming British home of one of the most physically demanding and dramatic sports – rowing.
The most prestigious event is Sunday’s main event: the Grand Challenge Cup. Held for men’s eights. Each year the Royal Regatta attracts more and more attention, boasting a record-breaking 660 entries in 2019, which was 100 above the agreed limit in 2018.
Surrounded in stunning natural beauty, and the serenity of an ancient market town, it’s no wonder rowers from across the globe flock to compete on the famous Thames course.
Many guests opt to attend Henley Royal Regatta as VIPs with luxury hospitality packages. Henley-on-Thames hospitality facilities treat guests to the finest experiences. We offer four different hospitality packages for the Henley Regatta: the Boaters Enclosure, Fawley Meadows, Temple Island Enclosure and the Riverside Enclosure.
The Henley Royal Regatta is the world’s most famous rowing event. Henley has hosted the event for longer than any governing body in the sport has existed, so the Henley Stewards are in the rather unique position of being allowed to stay independent.
The Henley Festival, which first took place in 1983 has fast become one of the most sought after events of the year. It usually takes place in July and is without a doubt one of the biggest events of British summer, combining the world’s finest music, culture and food across six magical days. The floating stage is a spectacular sight to behold and is unlike anything at any other event in the UK.
We provide hospitality options for Henley Festival too, which welcomes some of the world’s biggest artists; with previous acts including Sir Elton John and Elvis Costello across this spectacular event.