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 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:

• Ability to book lunch and afternoon tea (see below)
• Exclusive dining area pre-book lunches and/or afternoon teas
• Free secure on-site parking (worth £18/day, not included in U23 membership)
• A guest badge for each day of the Regatta (not included in U23 membership)
• Complimentary magazine
• Live streaming viewing area
• A clear view of the finish line
• Up to date results board
• Trophy display
• Two for the price for one launch tickets
• The best “loos” on the course
• Regular race program updates


For GROUP BOOKINGS or if you want a reserved area to relax and enjoy your day, please do get in touch: chairmansenclosure@hwr.org.uk. We have many flexible options available.

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

By becoming a Friend of the Regatta 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.

“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.”

Dining and bar

Friends and their guests can pre-book lunches and/or afternoon tea during the regatta. Bookings are required There will be limited availability for walk-ins on the day..

Lunch booking
A two-course summer luncheon is served over a choice of sittings: 12.00–1.00pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm (Friday & Saturday),  12:30pm Sunday is £45

Please include any specific allergies or dietary requirements on the booking form. To help allocate a seating plan please indicate if you are supporting a specific crew or club.. The menu is:

A Choice of Mains
Persian Bandari Chicken served with Persian Bejewelled Rice
Chicken Marinated in Persian spices served with buttered sweet rice jewelled with pistachios, almonds, orange & cranberries
Salmon fillet served on mint and pea hummus with a rocket and radish salad
Rosemary crusted Beef served with horseradish cream
Leek and Watercress Risotto finished with salted almonds, watercress sprigs and olive oil (Vegan)

Salad Bowls
Hot Baby New Potatoes with Mint Butter
Epic Summer Salad
Black beans, spinach, tomatoes, mango, red onion, avocado, feta finished with a coriander, mint and basil dressing
Beetroot Coleslaw
Roasted beetroot, carrot, red cabbage and Lambs Lettuce finished with pomegranate and oranges
Baskets of Fresh Bread

Chocolate Roulade served with Raspberry sauce
Summer Pudding
A classic summer pudding, bursting with black currants, red currants, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries vegan)
Italian Lemon Posset
Zingy Lemon creamy sweetness with amaretti biscuits Served with Jugs of cream

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea and Fruit Infusions

Tea Booking
Afternoon tea
is served at 3:30.pm (Friday and Saturday) 3pm (Sunday) and is £25.00

Afternoon Tea
Selection of finger sandwiches
Egg Mayonnaise
Smoked Salmon
Ham and Mustard
Homemade Scones served with Strawberry Jam and clotted cream
Selection of Macarons
Carrot cake
Millionaire shortbread
(Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available)
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea and Fruit Infusions

Tea, coffee, pastries and bar drinks can be purchased from the bar at the Chairman’s Enclosure from 9.00am. A bar service is available throughout the day from 10.30am to the last race.

Chairman's Breakfast

HWR Life Members are invited to join the Chair Naomi Ashcroft and the HWR Ambassadors  in the Clubhouse at the Chairman’s Enclosure for an informal buffet breakfast on Sunday 18th June from 10am-11am. Places must be booked in advance. Chairman’s Breakfast £20

Perfect for parents supporters groups & 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 the events manager by email, chairmansenclosure@hwr.org.uk, to discuss your requirement.

An exclusive location for 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 is no better way to showcase your business and Henley at its best!

For further information or enquiries contact Louise Wymer at chairmansenclosure@hwr.org.uk.


Attire and conduct

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 and the British Rowing Code of Conduct must be adhered to.