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Birthday Party Venue by the river Thames

Birthdays are made for celebrating and provide the perfect opportunity to eat, drink and be merry! From barbecues and boats to gorgeous gastronomy and vibrant wines, we’re full of ideas and options to suit you. From a sit-down meal to a more informal buffet, we have the perfect setting for you to celebrate.

A birthday isn’t complete without a cake either. Our talented chefs are happy to whip up one of their special creations, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Whether you opt for a buffet, afternoon tea or three-course meal, The Runnymede on Thames provides the perfect setting for birthday parties of all shapes and sizes.

Please note: In compliance with government guidelines, we can currently only accommodate social events for groups of up to 6.

Go informal

If your family’s style is more mellow than majestic, we’ve got just the thing for your private event. Tuck into a buffet-style meal tailored to the tastes of the whole family, while enjoying the views of the River Thames from one of our private terraces. During the summer, our chefs can cook up a mouth-watering array of grilled goodies which can be enjoyed on our lawns or riverside private terrace.

Add some fun and friendly competition to your celebration by playing some games, whether it’s a serious game of oversized chess or a table football tournament.

More traditional

If you want to add a little wow factor to birthday celebrations, pick one of our two glamourous function suites for your special occasion. You can decorate the suite with flair to provide an enchanting setting for formal sit-down dinners, drinks receptions or live entertainment.

Our chefs will provide three-course meals that will sate the appetite in style, while a private bar and balconies or terraces overlooking the river provide sublime settings for guests to mingle in elegant surroundings.

We’ll also set up dance floors for a hired band or DJ and provide big screens – perfect for embarrassing birthday slideshows and presentations! We’ll even roll out the red carpet if you want your guests to get the all-round VIP treatment.


For an extra level of adventure, hire one of our boats by the hour for up to 12 people. Sit back, relax and let one of our fully trained skippers take you on a River Thames excursion. Alternatively, host a party with a difference and sail away with up to 150 guests from the hotel’s private mooring. Enjoy dining and dancing on board whilst taking in the beautiful sights.

Find out more

To book or enquire about a Birthday Party, please call the Events team on 01784 220981 or Contact Us