Whilst you can watch racing from any point along the course from the towpath, why not treat yourselves to membership of the Chairman’s Enclosure, situated in the Remenham Club, on the finish line of the Henley Women’s Regatta course? The Chairman’s Enclosure is reserved for Friends of Henley Women’s Regatta and Day Package Members and offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and unrivalled views from which to cheer on crews or meet up with friends. Making the most of this highly desirable location guests can enjoy lunch and afternoon tea in the clubhouse along with a host of other benefits including:

  • Free onsite secure parking (worth £15 each day)
  • Free tea and coffee before 11:00 each day
  • Complimentary programme (worth £5)
  • Regular programme updates
  • Live streaming viewing area
  • A clear view of the finish line
  • Up-to-date results board
  • Display of HWR trophies
  • Two for the price of one launch tickets
  • Private bar and dining area
  • Best “loos” on the course!

“We loved watching the races from the Chairman’s Enclosure…It had a fabulous atmosphere – friendly and easy-going, and clearly participants (including friends, families and supporters) all having a great time.”

Day Package Member 2019

Previous winners of Henley Women’s Regatta are most welcome to join us in the Chairman’s Enclosure on Sunday from 11:00-12:00 to have a look around and enjoy the venue.

By becoming a Friend of the Regatta or taking out Day Package Membership you are also supporting the regatta financially, ensuring its long-term survival, as well as securing yourselves the prime spot for enjoying the regatta and supporting crews as they cross the finish line.

Membership to the Chairman’s Enclosure is now available for the 2020 regatta.

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Dining and bar

Friends and their guests can pre-book lunches and/or afternoon tea  during the regatta at a discounted rate. Online bookings close two days before the start of the regatta. There will be limited availability for walk-ins on the day.

A two-course summer luncheon is served over a choice of sittings: 12:00-13:00 and 13:30-14:30 on Friday and Saturday  and 12:30-13:30 on Sunday, offering a daily choice of hot and cold dishes to suit most dietary requirements.

Afternoon tea from 15:30-16:30 on Friday and Saturday and 15:00-16:00 on Sunday offers a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes, scones and a choice of beverages.

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Parent supporters & group bookings


If you are supporting a particular team and want somewhere to gather as a group, organising a reunion for a former crew, or just a group of friends who love rowing, there is no better place to be than the Chairman’s Enclosure. Come and go as you please or we can reserve an area especially for your group. Contact Louise or Kate by email at chairmansenclosure@hwr.org.uk to discuss your requirements.

Corporate entertaining

A full day package is available for you to entertain clients and business partners in the Chairman’s Enclosure. With reserved seating, two-course lunch or afternoon tea and the opportunity to follow a race from the umpire’s launch, there’s no better way to showcase your business and Henley at its best! For further information or enquiries contact Louise at chairmansenclosure@hwr.org.uk.



Guests in the Chairman’s Enclosure are required to follow our “smart casual” dress code. The wearing of rowing kit is not permitted in the Chairman’s Enclosure.