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Henley Royal Regatta 2018 – Boaters Hospitality Review

Boaters Enclosure at Henley Regatta 2018 was a great success – here it is as it happened

The Henley Royal Regatta 2018 once again lived up to its reputation as the premier social event of the British summer. Eventmasters were delighted to provide some of the finest hospitality from our wonderful and exclusive facility – Boaters.

The luxurious marquee facility situated on the banks of the Thames provided guests with excellent views of the racing, with the start line just metres away and the iconic Temple Island directly opposite; this was the perfect location to experience all the delights of the Henley Regatta.

The world’s oldest rowing regatta has been held since 1839 and once again the five-days of action featured over 200 races of international standard.

On arrival guests were treated to a delicious brunch canapé selection and champagne reception which included – Blanketed Toulouse Sausage, Croque Monsieur, Welsh Rarebit Barquette and White Truffle & Wild Mushroom Omelette. All expertly prepared by our Savoy-trained chef Dave Goodwin.

With the exception of Wednesday (which unfortunately saw a little sprinkling rainfall in the later afternoon) the weather gods were smiling down all of our guests who enjoyed some glorious weather – which perfectly complimented the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside setting.

“Really enjoyed the whole experience. Would not hesitate to recommend your company or use it again.”An Eventmasters guest at the Henley Regatta 2018

The 2018 Lunch Menu was as follows:

Artisan Breads, Balsamic & Olive Oil
Smoked Salmon, Lilliput Caper, Cucumber & Sweet Onion Relish, Herb Crostini
Beef Fillet, Red Wine Jus, Butter Bean & Pancetta Puree
Rosemary & Wild Garlic Fondant Potato
Chanteney Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Onion Scallions
Chocolate Mousse, Canape Shortbread
& Raspberry Panna cotta ice cream
Selection of English Cheeses with Grapes & Fudge`s Biscuits
(Oxfordshire Organic Cheddar, Cropwell Bishop Stilton, Lightwood Chaser, Red Storm)

The fabulous hospitality continued with our afternoon tea party and Gin cocktails prepared by our trained Mixologist, which proved to be a real hit with all who sampled the wide-range of drinks available.

“Thank you so much for a fantastic day at Henley, we all had such a memorable day.”

An Eventmasters guest at Boaters Enclosure, Henley Regatta 2018

Over the years we’ve had some wonderful musical performances.  In 2018, we were delighted to have the brilliant Jak Chantler play for guests:

In previous years, we have been serenaded by other musicians:

Throughout the day our VIP guests were treated to some relaxing music from our professional Cellist Llinos Richards (who had performed on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage the week before with the Electric Light Orchestra).

Guests could also take mementos of the day home with them with our fabulous watercolour artist Lucy Mcloughlin, who produced some truly stunning pictures throughout the week of people enjoying their day at Henley.

We look forward to the Henley Royal Regatta 2019 and hope to see you there at one of the best events of the British summer.

Our Boaters Enclosure Henley Regatta hospitality packages 2019 are now available to buy online.  If you’d like to speak to our helpful hospitality team, please call now: 020 7989 6500.