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River & Rowing Museum

River & Rowing Museum

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River & Rowing Museum

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  • Unique venue located in Henley-on-Thames
  • Surrounded by beautiful scenery
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies with up to 120 guests
  • Dedicated wedding planner available
  • Perfect for wedding photography
  • Catering team offering set packages or bespoke menus
  • Drinks reception on a private boat
  • Alternative and unique wedding venue

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.


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. A wedding venue perfect for couples who live within the area itself or if they simply have a passion for rowing themselves.

A certainly unique wedding venue, you can get married surrounded by panoramic views of nature; a stunning tranquil space to tie the knot. The museum is a combination of oak, steel, and glass, inspired by local boathouses and Oxfordshire barns with an added modernist aesthetic.

You'll be supported by the Museum's experienced wedding planner, and the venue's Leafi catering company will offer a mouth-watering range of wedding packages or work with you to create a delicious bespoke menu.

Privately owned, all of the wedding costs go towards maintaining the museum for future years.


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.

The incredible vistas will leave your guests mouths agape.

Civil Ceremony capacity - 120 guests
Wedding Breakfast capacity - 80 guests
Reception capacity - 120 guests

The Rowing Gallery

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

Reception capacity - 300 guests

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.


Leafi is the Museum's catering team. They are an independent catering company that has worked for a variety of prestigious institutions like the Courtauld Gallery. Leafi source their ingredients from local independent suppliers and their delicious creations are also seasonal.

They can create bespoke and set menus for your wedding day, depending on your budget and individual tastes.

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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