Temple Island

Unique Venue

a private and stunning location

Temple Island is situated a mile and a half downstream of the picturesque market town of Henley-on-Thames, 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.

Outside of the Regatta period, Temple Island is available for hire from April through to the end of October.

This unique venue provides a fairytale setting for wedding receptions and family parties, as well as a private location for corporate functions.

Exclusive for the Day

On Temple Island we can accommodate for up to 40 guests in the main Etruscan Room or with the addition of an elegant marquee, up to 120 can be hosted on the Island.

We can also recommend local celebrants for a blessing on the Island, either in the Etruscan room or outdoors on the front lawn. Whilst the Island does not have a licence for wedding ceremonies, there are churches and a registry office nearby, or you may choose to complete the legal formalities elsewhere.

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.

Please contact us for more information, or to arrange a weekday viewing - Monday to Friday during office hours.

Hire Prices

Monday to Thursday (09:00 – Midnight) £1,250.00 plus VAT

Friday to Sunday (09:00 – Midnight) £1,750.00 plus VAT

Included in the fee:

  • Use of Regatta car park (located behind Leander Club)
  • Use of Regatta jetty (infront of Regatta Headquarters, by Henley Bridge)
  • Garden Chairs and indoor chairs and tables for up to 40 guests
  • A work boat for use by the caterers and marquee provider.
  • Two viewings of the island, any additional viewings will be charged at £100 + VAT.

Please note, there is no access to the Island outside of the hire period. Viewings are undertaken Monday to Friday during office hours only. All viewings are by appointment only.

In addition to the hire cost, guide prices for catering, boat journeys and marquee hire can be found in our Guidelines, or call to discuss your requirements.


Catering for your Event

The caterers for Temple Island, Elegant Cuisine, have been selected not only for their excellent food and service, but also because they have many years of experience in the logistics of operating on the Island.

They will provide an event manager to ensure that your function runs smoothly, and will be present on the Island at all times, being the first to arrive and the last to leave.

The Island has a fully-equipped kitchen and Elegant Cuisine will do everything possible to meet your catering needs - be it a stand-up finger buffet for 20, or a waitress-served five-course meal for 120.They have extensive knowledge of all types of cuisine and they would be delighted to discuss your choices with you. Please contact them directly for a personalised quote to reflect your specific requirements
and planned event timings.

Should you wish to supply your own wines, these can be served at a reasonable beverage service charge.

Please see the Guidelines for their details and approximate costs.


Getting to the Island

The Island is a 20-minute boat journey from the centre of Henley-on-Thames and there are a wide variety of boats available for hire along the Henley Reach, and also from further afield which cater for all sizes of party.

Wherever you choose to catch your boat from, you can be assured of an enchanting trip along this most scenic stretch of the River Thames.

It is a condition of hire that a professional boat company is employed to transport guests to and from the Island, a private vessel may not be used.

Please see the Guidelines for details of suggested boat companies and approximate prices.


If you wish to have more than 40 guests for a sit-down function you will require a marquee as well as additional furniture. There are a wide variety of marquee styles and options available to you and we suggest you discuss your requirements directly with our three approved suppliers.

  • Harlequin Marquee Hire +44 1189 785383
  • www.hmhire.co.uk


  • Ten x Fifteen +44 1183 805590
  • www.10x15.com


  • Hurlingham Tents +44 7557 850334
  • www.hurlinghamtents.co.uk

    info@hurlinghamtents .co.uk

    Please see the Temple Island Guide Lines for the approximate costs.

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