Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season.

It attracts thousands of visitors over a 5 day period and spectators will be thrilled by over 200 races of an international standard, including Olympians and crews new to the event.

 

Henley Royal Regatta Dates for the diary:

2nd July - 6th July 2014

1st July - 5th July 2015
 

Here shows The Red LIon Hotel highlighted in red situated right next to the river where the main event is held 

 

History of Regatta 

 

Henley Regatta was first held in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, except during the two World Wars. Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis rapidly changed so that competitive amateur rowing became its main purpose.

The 1839 Regatta took place on a single afternoon but proved so popular with oarsmen that the racing lasted for two days from 1840. In 1886 the Regatta was extended to three days and to four in 1906. Since 1928 its increased popularity meant entries exceeded the permitted numbers in several events, and so Qualifying Races are now held in the week before the Regatta to reduce the number of entries to the permitted maximum. In 1986 the Regatta was extended to five days, with an increase in the maximum entry for certain events.

 

 

 

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This is the Red Lion's largest function room and it can be used for every type of event. We celebrate all events from weddings, birthday parties, naming ceremonies, christenings, children's parties and baby showers. This room also works as a great space for corporate events from meetings, team building, exhibitions and private dinners ideal for the Henley Royal Regatta.

The Regatta Suite has adjustable lighting, easy access for large equipment and is fully air conditioned with bifolding patio doors that let in lots of natural daylight and open up onto the charming courtyard. The Regatta Suite also overlooks the Chantry Cottage; the oldest building in Henley.

The room has adequate space for a wooden dance floor ideal for parties and evening functions.

This room can be made larger holding up to 200 guests for a sit-down meal by extending it with a heated marquee turning the Regatta Suite into one large space.

 

Exclusive Regatta Packages

 

Platinum Package 

- Fresh pastries with tea or coffee on your arrival 

- A Champagne and Pimms reception in the lead up to the luncheon

- A superb gala buffet luncheon feat. our live jazz player 

- A complimentary bar throughout the day with a eclectic range of wines 

- A serving of the Red Lion Hotels renowned Traditional Afternoon Tea 

- An offical race progamme 

- Personal Regatta Host 

- Regatta enclosure badges 

 

Prices start from £135.00 per person.

 

Gold Package 

- Fresh pastries with tea or coffee on your arrival 

- A Champagne and Pimms reception in the lead up to the luncheon 

- Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks 

- A superb gala buffet luncheon feat. our live jazz player 

- A serving of the Red Lion Hotels renowned traditional afternoon tea 

- An offical race programme

- Personal Regatta Host

 

Prices start from £115.00 per person 

 

Silver Package 

- A superb gala buffet luncheon feat. our live jazz player 

- A serving of the Red Lion Hotels renowned traditional afternoon tea 

- Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks

 

Prices start from £89.00 per person.

 

Bronze Package 

- A superb gala buffet luncheon  feat. our live jazz player. 

 

Prices start from £49.00 per person

 

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Not quite what you had in mind? 

We are happy to tailor make our packages to suit your personal requirments and ensure that your Regatta experience truely is everything it should be!

Please contact us for further information on 01491 572161 or email events@redlionhenley.co.uk

 

Alternatively, complete the below form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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