Corporate Dragon Boat Events at De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel in Oxford

Venue and Facilities

Close to the heart of Oxford on the banks of the River Thames lies the De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel. The venue combines its medieval character with 21st-century style to create a unique setting for memorable meetings, conferences and corporate dragon boat events!

Set in 30 acres of parkland the venue offers 10 unique event spaces accommodating up to 200 guests and caters for corporate events and meetings of all sizes, each enhanced with smart intuitive technology.

Whether you opt for a business lunch, buffet or grand banquet, the De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel will impress your guests with delicious food that has been nutritionist approved for wellness and a healthy body & mind.

Getting There

Just three miles from Oxford city centre and easily accessible from the M40, M4 and A34, De Vere Oxford Thames offers a wonderful base for combining a corporate dragon boat event in Oxford with exploring the ‘City of Gleaming Spires’.


Gable Events recently ran an away day and corporate dragon boat event at the De Vere Oxford Thames for Prolifics. The detailed client brief required a venue in Oxford for an evening meal, overnight accommodation, meeting space for 22 delegates and an afternoon team building activity on the second day.

The De Vere Oxford Thames fitted the bill perfectly with its excellent facilities, first-rate service and element of luxury. The hotel’s riverside setting meant that a dragon boat event was the ideal team building activity to finish the conference and unwind from the busy world of IT solutions. Gable Events dedicated event manager ensured that the whole event ran seamlessly. For the dragon boat team building session on the River Thames, the group was split into two teams and the glorious sunshine and rivalry resulted in some healthy competition and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon on the river for both the guests and our instructors!