Henley Royal Regatta Headquarters
tel:- +44 1491 572153
fax:- +44 1491 575509
web address:- www.hrr.co.uk
Temple Island :-
Other title: Private Island with a beautiful historic folly.
Number of function rooms available for weddings: One
Function room names and capacities: Etruscan Room - can seat up to 40 for a formal luncheon or dinner.
With the addition of a marquee on the back lawn up to 120 can be accommodated.
Local accommodation: Henley has a wide range of accommodation on offer ranging from B&Bs through to large hotels.
Wedding services provided: We have a panel of approved caterers and marquee suppliers to select from. The caterer acts as your Event Manager.
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Riverside lawns with views down the famous Regatta course.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Balcony on the front of the Etruscan Room.
Venue special features: Temple Island is situated a mile and a half downstream of the picturesque market town of Henley, on one of the most beautiful reaches of the River Thames. Located amidst rolling water meadows and surrounded by wooded hills, it marks the start of the famous Henley Royal Regatta Course. The Island is approached by boat, of which there is a wide range available to suite the client's choice of size and style. Whatever the choice, the journey by water adds enchantment to a memorable occasion.
Venue History: The Temple itself is a delightful Georgian folly, designed by James Wyatt as a fishing lodge for Fawley Court, the Christopher Wren mansion on the Henley Reach. The Temple was built in 1771, its interior being decorated with frescos based on designs which had just been discovered at Pompeii. This work, now beautifully restored, is the first example in England of the form of ornamentation which came to be known as the Etruscan Style.
Other information: All profits from the hire of the Island benefit The Stewards' Charitable Trust.
The Island is not licensed for weddings but blessings can be held on the front lawn.
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