celebrations by the leafy thames
Our fabulous party venue is set on the banks of the River Thames in Egham, Surrey.
Celebrate those significant moments in your life at our stunning party venue. You have a choice of beautiful private suites, restaurants, terraces… and even boats! We know how to create just the kind of celebration you want to make sure everyone has the time of their lives!
Take to the waters on a Thames riverboat cruise
There are so many creative options thanks to our beautiful boats and private mooring beside a lock complete with ducks!
All aboard for a drinks reception before landing back for the rest of your party… Dine and dance the night away on a meandering riverboat cruise to Royal Windsor… We can arrange any kind of entertainment from a jazz duo to a string quartet or even a disco. Our smaller boat is perfect for 12 people and our larger boat is ideal for 30 - 75 people for a seated meal or 150 for a standing drinks reception or informal buffet.
Go for a barbeque on our glam riverside terraces
Fire up the barbeque for an evening that's heaps of fun. Your sparkly drinks reception will be well under way when our chefs set to work cooking up mountains of delicious food… as the sun sets and our twinkly lights and heated lamps take over, you'll spend the night feasting and chatting, before heading inside to the riverside suite for some dancing!
Two breathtakingly beautiful function rooms
Many elements make your party extra special at the Runnymede. With exclusive terraces and balconies, you can host a drinks party outside where your guests can mix and mingle in the fresh air, aperitifs in hand. Both our function suites feature a beautiful, neutral contemporary style – you can introduce any décor theme you like. Our service is famously good; things just happen so you don't have to worry about a thing. And because the atmosphere is family-friendly and relaxed, everyone just goes with the flow and enjoys a great time!
- the grand union suite
This gives you your own exclusive self-contained area with private entrance away from the main hotel. We'll even roll out the red carpet just for you! We’ll talk you through all your options in this very flexible space, with locations for your drinks reception from your private bar to the lawn or even a boat! There's an inlaid dance floor (and air conditioning!), full audio-visual and PA so you can project your own videos, music and photos. Staging is available so you can jazz up the evening with live entertainment. There’s even the Mooring - a fun place where children and big kids can take time out with our retro arcade machine, table football and a large snazzy plasma screen.
Function room capacity: 250 people with the dance floor. The finishing time is 1am Monday to Saturday and midnight on Sundays.
- the riverside suite
Throw a party right on the banks of the Thames… the views get even better when you're outside on the terrace! You have all sorts of options to make your party just how you’d like it. Host a drinks reception inside the suite, on the terrace, in our lounge or on board a boat. And when it comes to dining, enjoy a BBQ outside, a formal sit down banquet or an informal buffet. The bar inside the suite keeps the whole party together. Our dance floor can be located anywhere so you can boogie the night away to a disco or live music and entertainment, thanks to our full audio-visual and PA system. For your comfort, there's air conditioning too.
Function room capacity: 80 people for a buffet or 100 for a sit down dinner with dancing. The finishing time is midnight Monday to Sunday.
You’ll find our experienced events team are hugely flexible and supportive as you plan every detail. And on the day they will ensure everything runs like clockwork.