About Temple Island Meadows
Temple Island Meadows is a blank canvas of beautifully maintained meadows located on one of the loveliest reaches of the River Thames, just outside the market town of Henley-on-Thames, on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
At this stunning and unforgettable venue, with rolling meadows to one side and the picturesque Temple Island and the River Thames on the other, you couldn’t wish for a better outdoor venue for your event.
The meadows play host to many events throughout the summer, including Henley Royal Regatta, Henley Women’s Regatta, Henley Master’s Regatta, Rewind South (the 80’s Festival), Piper Boat Show, plus many sporting and charitable events.
Temple Island was originally built in 1771 as a fishing lodge for Christopher Wren’s Fawley Court, which can also be seen from Temple Island Meadows. Rich in tradition and history, the Island marks the start of the famous Henley Royal Regatta Course.
During Victorian times, Temple Island used to be a popular place to watch the action at the Regatta for the members of the famous Leander Rowing Club. These days the meadows is home to a popular corporate hospitality experience during the Regatta, having delightful views of both Temple Island and Henley town.
It is also home to The Rewind Festival – the biggest 80’s music festival in the world.
The meadows are owned by The Copas Partnership, who have held events at the venue for over 30 years, as well as their other farming and property activities.
The Copas Partnership is a family run business based in Cookham in the heart of the Thames Valley, where the family can be traced back to 1698. Originally a farming enterprise, over the years, the Partnership has evolved into a diverse rural business.