Henley Festival

Henley Festival


Henley Festival is an exclusive, boutique, black tie festival, which takes place over five days and celebrates the best of UK and international music and arts.

The festival is a truly unique event. It embraces a vibrant programme from pop to world music, classical to jazz and where art and gastronomy share equal billing with music. The festival is passionate about making a difference, whilst striving to merge great music, food, comedy and art into unique experiences that create unforgettable memories for guests, sponsors and partners.

Henley Festival 2022 dates are yet to be confirmed, but is due to take place in July

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Experience Overview

Car journey time from London:

1 hr 30 mins - 42 miles / 67.5 km (timing may vary due to traffic)

Recommended accommodation:

  • The Quarters at Crockers Henley
  • The Relais
  • Cliveden House

Other English Season experiences:

- Chelsea Flower Show

Cheltenham Festival

Garsington Opera

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Floating Stage Performances

Round off your summer with a sublime night of entertainment on the banks of the River Thames! From intimate fine dining to casual hospitality catering to a larger group of guests, we can offer a wide range of packages to enjoy the Festival in a unique way. The hospitality experience combines a range of the very best tickets with dining in a variety of restaurants or private hospitality venues.

Prepare to bring out your favourite dinner suit and exquisite ball gown as you head out for an incredible evening at this exclusive black tie event, Henley Festival.

Over five fabulous days, gather friends, family and loved ones to celebrate the best of UK and international music and arts. At this truly unique festival, you will embrace a vibrant programme from pop to world music, classical to jazz, where art and gastronomy share equal billing with music.

The Henley festival is passionate about making a difference, whilst striving to merge great music, food, comedy and art into unique experiences that create unforgettable memories for guests, sponsors and partners.

Supporting young local emerging talent and local charities is an incredible aspect of Henley Festival and certainly something to be proud of, because the community helps shape the festival and our charities every year.

Henley Festival will be a date in your diary that you will never miss again.

The Pontoon Experience at Henley Festival

This exclusive facility offers you and your guests the ultimate VIP treatment.

Available for private hire, The Pontoon provides a unique floating hospitality facility for up to 30-50 guests. Your guests will enjoy pure luxury as they wander between both the upper and lower deck’s of your secluded facility making use of the private bar and looking out across the unparalleled views of the river and festival site.

Your Pontoon hospitality package includes:

  • Meet and greet
  • Return chauffeur
  • Grandstand seats
  • Exclusive access to your private hospitality suite
  • Champagne reception
  • 3 course dinner
  • Complimentary bar including beers, wines and soft drinks
  • Souvenir programme
  • VIP Car parking

30 guests on one long table or 50 guests on round tables.

Henley Festival Signature Experience

Earning its reputation for being one of the best locations at Henley Festival, you will be in for a treat at The Terrace.

In one of the longest standing and most popular restaurants for entertaining, you will enjoy a champagne reception before taking your seat at your table where you will enjoy a delicious three course menu with selected wines.

With magnificent views of the river, The Terrace restaurant offers you the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the Festival during the early part of the evening in addition to a post-concert drinks.

Your Terrace hospitality package includes:

  • Return chauffeur
  • Private tables for 8-10 guests
  • Lawn concert seats
  • Champagne reception on arrival
  • Delicious 3 course dinner
  • Concert on the Floating Stage
  • Complimentary bar including beers, wines & soft drinks throughout the evening
  • VIP Car parking

The Ultimate Henley Festival Experience

One of Britain’s most successful and best loved chefs promises to give you an exceptional dining experience with her incredible Riverside menu and location.

The Riverside enclosure hosts up to 200 guest with packages available in multiples of 10 or 12.

You will enjoy a delicious dinner before taking your Grandstand or Premier Lawn seats for the floating stage concert. After the concert, you are welcome to return to your table to continue the evening with a live band performing in the restaurant.

Your Riverside hospitality package includes:

  • Return chauffeur
  • Grandstand or Premier Lawn seats
  • 30 minute riverboat cruise with a glass of champagne
  • Access to the Hospitality Enclosure
  • Champagne reception
  • 4 Course dinner with selected wines and coffee
  • Concert on the Floating Stage
  • Complimentary bar including beers, wines and soft drinks
  • Post concert live band with dancing

Luxury Cruising Experience

Make an entrance to this extraordinary event as you gather friends and family to cruise up the River Thames.

With a glass of champagne in hand, your luxury boat will take you for a short voyage up the Henley stretch of the River Thames. Take in the beautiful sights of Henley and as you near the festival grounds, you will begin to hear the music playing at the fabulous Henley Festival.

Your cruise will come to a stop where you will disembark your boat and embark on a short walk to the entrance of the Henley Festival. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a dedicated host who will guide you to your hospitality facility.