Henley – unique, atmospheric and VERY corporate entertainment

The Festival and Event year is full highly unique occasions of all sorts and one which is surely something of a stand alone in so many respects is The Henley Regatta


Henley is an atmospheric historic mix of sport, food, drink, Englishness ….and a good deal of dedicated Corporate Entertainment

status and charm 

There’s nothing like it in so many ways for all its Olde Worlde status,charm and tradition, which has many foreigners who happen to drop in scratching their heads as they endeavour to grasp quintessential      English-ness of it all.


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.

3images  11images


And good as the competition on the water may be down Henley way there’s an equally impressive mountain of effort and energy amid all the true pageantry and VIP style going into the delivery, on shore, of all the ambient eating, drinking and corporate ‘touching’ of hearts and minds and wallets too more than likely!

The 2017 dates are out – Henley will run from June 28th – July 2nd and corporate event biz Eventmasters can settle you in with a prestigious Boaters Enclosure ‘berth’ for between £245.00 and £295.00 More corporate offerings too from Corporate Hospitality. com. 



Needless to say our MD here at QuotroFest says he won’t be pushing the boat out so to speak with regards to a firm outing to Henley – not that most of the team would pass the dress code to be fair !

Enjoy a watch of Regatta videos here – https://www.youtube.com/user/HenleyRoyalRegatta

Finally.. A few things you might like to know about Henley – just in case you intend to go… and then if you do ….you’ll look like you always do !


Henley Regatta is five days of rowing racing held on the banks of the River Thames where it has been since 1839

It has been known as Henley Royal Regatta since 1851, when Prince Albert became the first royal patron. Since his death, every reigning monarch has agreed to be the patron.

Once professionals, foreigners and women competitors were frowned on. Today all are encouraged and the regatta regularly attracts international crews.

Races are head-to-head knock out competitions over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards which is along a stretch from Temple Island upstream towards Henley Bridge.


There have been four different courses used over the regatta’s history, the Old Course, the New Course, the Experimental Course and the Straight Course.

The most prestigious event is the Grand Challenge Cup for Men’s Eights, which has been awarded since Henley Regatta was first staged.

The racing can be viewed from a number of locations along both banks. Areas open to the general public are generally on the Berkshire (tow-path) side of the river. These are at Upper Thames Rowing Club, Remenham Farm and the Leander Club

A channel of the river remains open throughout the Regatta hence racing can also be viewed from the boats.


Henley prize giving takes place in the Stewards Enclosure after racing on Sunday.

No mobile phones in the Stewards Enclosure on the Berkshire side adjacent to the last part of the course and the finish line. 5000 members and guests only!