A unique, contemporary wedding venue

Set amongst trees and meadows in the beautiful town of Henley on Thames, the River & Rowing Museum provides a spectacular backdrop to your wedding. The contemporary venue, with its light and airy rooms and charming galleries, provides endless photo opportunities for your wedding day.

Stunning Henley wedding venue

We are licensed to hold wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships in our stunning, glass fronted Thames Room.

The perfect wedding venue in Henley, the Thames Room at the River & Rowing Museum offers impressive views of the surrounding willow trees and rolling meadows. Bringing the outside in, the room also opens out onto our beautiful terrace, where guests can enjoy pre or post wedding drinks. This outside space gives you the freedom to make the day your own: a themed bar; Moroccan themed chill out area; marquee; hog roast; BBQ; taco stand – the opportunities are endless.

The Thames Room seats up to 120 guests for a ceremony.  The Museum is licensed until midnight every day of the week.

The Museum has its own jetty, so your wedding party can make a dramatic entrance, or exit, by boat, making your special day even more memorable.

We pride ourselves on our personal service and our experienced wedding planner will work closely with you to ensure that every detail is exactly as you would wish.The catering team at the Museum offer delicious and stylish food, using seasonal produce and all cooked on site. As well as offering wedding packages, our catering team are happy to create a bespoke menu to suit your requirements and taste.

Venue with a difference

Wedding guests enjoy free admission to the Museum until 5pm on your special day, so they can soak up the history of Henley in the Henley Gallery, explore the collections in the Piper Gallery or wander around our delightful 3D Wind in the Willows exhibition. Arrival drinks are often taken in the International Rowing Gallery, adding a real wow factor to your special day.

Perfect Oxfordshire location

The Museum is conveniently situated and is accessible by car, bus, train and boat. Any cars left overnight must be collected between 9 and 10am the following morning.

Your wedding experience at the Museum is not only about the idyllic setting but also the surrounding town of Henley on Thames. Henley is a picturesque, 12th Century market town on the River Thames surrounded by the Chiltern Hills and rolling meadows. Steeped in history, there is plenty for your wedding party to see and do in this delightful town and surrounding areas.

To arrange a viewing of the facilities, discuss the option of a wedding further and book the perfect wedding venue in Henley, please contact our events team on events@rrm.co.uk.

The River & Rowing Museum is a registered charity with no ongoing public funding, relying on its visitors, supporters and commercial income to fund its work. Profits from venue hire are remitted to the charity. By deciding to hold your event with us, you’re enabling this Museum to continue its award-winning work.