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River & Rowing Museum
  • Located in Henley on Thames
  • Surrounded by beautiful scenery
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies with up to
    120 guests
  • Dedicated wedding planner
  • Perfect for wedding photography
  • Catering team offering set packages or bespoke menus

Situated in the historic riverside town of Henley on Thames, the River & Rowing Museum has been designed to complement the interesting architecture of the nearby boathouses. The wide windows allow for spectacular views over the Thames, and the private terrace offers the perfect setting for a drinks reception on a summer evening.

Able to hold up to 120 guests for a civil ceremony in the striking, glass-fronted Thames Room, this modern wedding venue offers an unusual setting in which to say your vows. You'll be supported by the Museum's experienced wedding planner, and the venue's Wild Fork catering company will offer a mouth-watering range of wedding packages or work with you to create a delicious bespoke menu.


The River & Rowing Museum receives over 100,000 visors every year, and since its opening in 1998 has become one of the country's leading independent museums. There is a wide programme of exhibitions and activities to celebrate the town of Henley on Thames, the River itself and the international sport of Rowing.


The Thames Room

The Museum's licensed ceremony room, The Thames Room boasts stunning views across the river through its floor to ceiling glass windows, and has its own private terrace.

Civil ceremony and evening reception capacity - up to 120 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 80 guests

The Rowing Gallery

The Gallery is primarily used for evening events, and is suited to larger wedding parties.

Evening reception capacity - 180 people seated or 300 guests standing

Drinks Reception

Following the ceremony, the River & Rowing Museum can arrange for a luxury passenger boat to arrive at their private jetty for you and your guests to embark on a unique drinks reception. This allows for the Museum to turn over The Thames Room ready for your wedding breakfast, and also offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography.


The Wild Fork is the Museum's catering team. Based in west Berkshire, they have been providing delicious British food for over ten years, and are passionate about delivering an amazing service with every single dish.

To find out more about this unique wedding venue, get in touch using the contact buttons found on this page.

River & Rowing Museum
Mill Meadows
Henley on Thames

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