Temple Island

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.

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 in the main Etruscan Room, or with the addition of an elegant marquee up to 120 guests can be hosted on the Island.

Wedding Ceremonies

The Island makes for a truly beautiful wedding setting.  We can recommend local celebrants for a blessing on the island, in the Etruscan room or outdoors on the front lawn.  Whilst the Island does not have a license for wedding ceremonies there are churches and a registry office nearby, or you may choose to complete the legal formalities elsewhere.  Please contact us for more information.


Viewing can be arranged from Monday to Friday during office hours. Please contact us to book a viewing. 


To hire the island for a day, prices are

Monday to Thursday (9am – Midnight) £1250.00 plus VAT

Friday to Sunday (9am – Midnight) £1750.00 plus VAT

In addition to this guide prices for catering, boat journey’s and marquee hire can be found in our brochure, or call to discuss your requirements


The Etruscan Room is the focal point of any function on Temple Island and can host up to 40 for a lunch or dinner. Of fine proportions, it commands magnificent views of the River Thames and the 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 caterers for Temple Island 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 do everything possible to meet your catering needs, be it a stand-up finger buffet for 20 or a waitress-served 5-course meal for 120.

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

Contact us to request a brochure for further information.

Boat Hire

The Island is a 20 minute boat journey from the town 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 as- sured of an enchanting trip along a scenic stretch of river.

Contact us to request a brochure for further information.


With the addition of an elegant marquee on the back lawn, the Island can host 120 guests.

There are two marquee companies who operate on the Island, with a wide variety of marquee styles and options available to you.

Contact us to request a brochure for further information.