Rowing on the London 2012 Olympics Venue with a GB Star!

Regatta Hospitality: Take to the water at the 2012 Olympics rowing venue with a Team GB Star

London’s 2012 Olympics were a gold rush for Team GB – and watching our rowers skim across Dorney Lake into sporting immortality was quite a moment. That Olympic spirit lives on with Gala’s Henley Regatta hospitality, hosted at the same iconic venue where Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the first British gold of that magical summer. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a world-class Olympian to take part – but we’ll invite one along to join you.

Olympic hospitality and celebrity experiences at the site of Team GB’s 2012 triumph 

Developed at a cost of £17 million, shimmering Dorney Lake is a modern sporting icon and the perfect setting for Gala’s regatta hospitality. Gather your valued clients, colleagues or friends and make your way to this conveniently situated venue (just outside Windsor, within 30 minutes of London and 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport). There’ll be ample parking and a warm welcome as you arrive for this rowing event with a twist.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the bows from the blades. With Gala’s regatta hospitality, you’ll have the very best tuition, starting with a full safety briefing from qualified rowing instructors before you leave dry land. Then take your place in our state-of-the-art fleet of six-man boats and welcome the Team GB rowing star of your choice to show you exactly how it’s done.  

To top off a thrilling day on the water and show off the skills you’ve learnt, there’ll be a fun regatta race with medals for the winning team. Then dry off and make your way to the luxurious onsite Olympic Suite, where you’ll receive a professional debrief on your session, a delicious hot buffet lunch and a revealing Q&A session with your GB rowing star.

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Coaching will be given by your GB rowing star and the qualified rowing instructors who will be with you. The activity will culminate in a fun regatta race with medals awarded to the winning team. Guests will then retreat to the Olympic Suite, which is next to the lake, where you will have a debrief on the session, a hot buffet lunch and a Q & A with your GB rowing star!

What’s included?
  • Exclusive use of Dorney Lake for your session and The Olympic Suite
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Team briefing
  • Use of changing facilities
  • All equipment, coaching, buoyancy aids, safety cover
  • Launch and qualified drive
  • GB rower to join your party for the event
  • Qualified instructor to join your party for the day
  • Photo with your GB rower
  • Winners medals
  • Public liability insurance
  • A buffet or BBQ lunch
  • Q & A with your GB rower

Potential Add-Ons

We are delighted to offer a range of potential add-ons to make your online event even better and more memorable. For further details of prices for these, please email:

What’s included?
  • Memorabilia: Framed rowing top, signed with a personalised message for each member of your group, by your GB rowing star. The frame can include images of each individual member of your group rowing.
  • Photographer: Photographer to join your party for the day
  • Videographer: Videographer to join your party for the day

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

2 People £3,845 (+ VAT)
4 People £2,025 (+ VAT)
10 People £845 (+ VAT)
15 People £645 (+ VAT)
20 People £495 (+ VAT)

Prices based on former GB Olympic rower Greg Searle to join your party

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

Sample Itinerary

9.30amMeet at The Olympic Suite at Dorney Lake. Tea, coffee & biscuits on arrival. Group get changed.
10.00amSafety briefing and introduction to your GB star and the qualified staff with the event.
10.30amCommence gig rowing session
12.30pmSession concludes. Photo opportunity with your GB star. Guests get changed.
1.15pmBuffet or BBQ Lunch
2.00pmQ & A with your GB rowing star
2.30pmEvent concludes

Your Frequently Asked Questions

Rowing on the London 2012 Olympics Venue

  • The package I'd like to book is showing online as POA, what do I do?

    Please speak to a member of the Gala Events Team for more information. Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email or complete our online enquiry form.

  • How do I book a Celebrity Experience with Gala Events?

    Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email or complete our online enquiry form. One of the Gala team will be more than happy to help you with your booking.

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

    It is always best to book as early as possible to ensure access to the best facilities possible.

  • Can I alter my Celebrity Experience booking at a later date?

    Subject to our Terms and Conditions and availability, your booking cannot be altered. Although, we will always do our best to accommodate changes, please speak to a member of the Gal Events Team.

  • I'd like to add more guests to my Celebrity Experience booking, how do I do this?

    Yes, we'll accommodate this if possible. Please get in touch with our team on 0800 195 4250 or

  • Can I specify catering arrangements for guests?

    The events team will send out a reminder email six weeks prior to the event, which includes a request for dietary requirements.

Rowing on the London 2012 Olympics Venue with a GB Star!

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