There are few better ways to spend a summer afternoon than on the banks of a river with fine food and sporting entertainment. Henley Royal Regatta is a one of the most anticipated event in the British social calendar and an ideal opportunity to entertain business clients. As its name suggests, this cultured event has a history of style and prestige. This glamour is colourfully reflected by its attendees, complementing the beautiful riverside scene, with women in demure floral dresses and the men in smart, often brightly coloured suits. With not a trace a tattoo or fake tan at night, the event organisers have never needed to impose a Dress Code.
Entertaining at the Henley Royal Regatta
The elegant marquees along the river banks of Henley-on Thames offer superb facilities in which to entertain clients, none more so than the elegant River Lounge. This splendid facility, decorated with ornate floral designs, shade guests from the height of the summer heat whilst letting in plenty of natural light. The facility includes a wonderful private garden overlooking the rowing action. The day commences in style, with champagne and canapés and clients can look forward to a delightful four course lunch with wines. Entertainment from a live jazz band adds to the quintessential summer atmosphere.
The Rowing at Henley Regatta
Undoubtedly the most famous regatta in the world, Henley Royal Regatta’s history, tradition and customs distinguish it within the racing world enabling Henley to attract a world class calibre of rowers Including Olympic Rowers. In 2012, the Henley Royal Regatta was the last major UK event before the Olympics and was a platform for British success with Great Britain winning five trophies. British pair Peter Reed and Andy Hodge equalled the record time over the course, previously set by Sir Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent.
The rowing at this year’s Regatta features 250 races across 26 different events. The 2013 Henley Royal Regatta commences Wednesday 3rd June with the final on Sunday 7th. World class sporting action, fantastic food and unrivalled style make the Henley Royal Regatta a fantastic event to entertain business clients.