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:

  • Free onsite secure parking
  • Complimentary HWR magazine
  • 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!

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 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 – 1.00pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Friday-Sunday)
Lunch is £39.50 per person

Sample menu
Spiced Lamb Kefta served with Persian Rice and Yogurt with Cucumber and Dill
Fresh Salmon Fillets cooked simply in Lime and Coriander Butter
Aromatic Chicken Salad – chicken marinated in a mild curry and zesty orange dressing with red peppers, cucumber and olives
Coronation Tofu Salad – Smoked Tofu in a fragrant curry, lime and coriander dressing  with sweet mango chutney  (vegan/vegetarian option)
Salad Bowls of:
Hot New Potatoes with parsley butter
Fattoush Salad – Baby gems, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, radishes finished with a herb dressing topped with croutons
Balsamic Beetroot Salad with toasted Pine Nuts
Baskets of fresh Bread
Zesty Lemon cheesecake served with a raspberry
Strawberry and Pineapple Carpaccio with Basil and Mint sugars served with homemade shortbread
Freshly brewed coffee, tea and fruit infusions

Afternoon tea Afternoon tea is served from 3.30 – 4.30pm (Friday-Saturday) 3.00pm-4.00pm (Sunday)
Tea is £25.00 per person

Sample Menu
Selection of finger sandwiches
Ham and mustard
Smoked Salmon
Egg mayonnaise
Homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream
Lemon drizzle cake
Chocolate Brownie
Vanilla cupcakes with raspberries
Freshly brewed coffee, tea and fruitinfusions

Book Lunch and Aftern0on Tea at the reception desk in the Chairman’s Enclosure. To enquire about availability of lunches and teas please contact Louise at Chairmans Enclosure.

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 last race.

The perfect venue for parents / 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 the events manager by email events@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.


Attire and Code of 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.

Guests in the Chairman’s Enclosure are asked be familiar with the British Rowing Code of Ethics & Behaviour and be respectful in their actions and language. HWR agree with the values of ‘Teamwork’, ‘Open to All’ and ‘Commitment and believe that if all individuals involved in rowing aspire to uphold these values all guests will be able to  enjoy an inclusive, fair and welcoming environment. To reflect the importance of these values HWR retain the right to exclude any guest in  breach of the code from the Chairman’s Enclosure…