Temple Island

Temple Island is situated a mile and a half downstream of the picturesque market town of Henley, on one of the most beautiful stretches 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 Temple itself is a delightful folly, designed by James Wyatt as a fishing lodge for Fawley Court on the Henley Reach, from which the Temple completed a charming prospect through an avenue of trees.

Contact Us

Full details and advice in planning your function are available from Katrina Falinska or Edward Warner at:

Regatta Headquarters

Telephone: 01491 572153

Email: temple@hrr.co.uk

The Etruscan Room

The Etruscan Room is the focal point of any function on Temple Island. Of fine proportions, it commands magnificent views of the River Thames and surrounding countryside.

The frescos, now beautifully restored, were based on designs which had just been discovered at Pompeii around the time the Temple was built in 1771.  This is the first example in England of the form of ornamentation which came to be known as the Etruscan Style.

The Etruscan Room

Etruscan Room photo

Hiring Temple Island

This unique venue provides a fairytale setting for wedding receptions and family parties, as well as a private location for corporate functions. Up to 40 people can be seated in the main Etruscan Room, or up to 120 people in a marquee on the picturesque lawns. Although the Island is not licensed for wedding ceremonies, it is only a short boat journey from Henley-on-Thames where the Church of St. Mary’s and Henley Registry Office are located. The Church of St. Nicholas at Remenham is only 500 yards from the Island.

We are pleased to offer you the flexibility to structure your day to suit your exact requirements; whatever you choose, we will always be on hand to help and offer suggestions.