18 April 2014

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Rugby Hospitality at Twickenham - Hospitality Features Rugby Hospitality at Twickenham

As the curtain comes up on the international season, V&E looks at how England’s most attacking team ever will be entertaining guests this year at Rugby HQ.

Take a bow: arts hospitality - Hospitality Features Take a bow: arts hospitality

The days of ‘dinner and a show’ are over. Nowadays, arts venues are pulling out all the stops to give corporate groups the VIP experience. From backstage tours to edible viewings, we’ve found some of the best this autumn.

Interview: Tom Kerridge at Ascot - Hospitality Features Interview: Tom Kerridge at Ascot

As is tradition at Square Meal, the V&E team dug out its finery and headed west for day two of Royal Ascot. There to meet us was two-Michelin-star chef Tom Kerridge, who’d been put in charge of menus in the venue’s fine-dining Panoramic Restaurant. href="http://www.squaremeal.co.uk/feature/interview-tom-kerridge-ascot/19097">Click through to hear what the man himself thought about cooking for people in hats and whether we’re likely to see him catering at other big events in the future.

From ashes to glory: Cricket focus - Hospitality Features From ashes to glory: Cricket focus

The next six months gives England the chance to sew up supremacy over its oldest sporting rival. V&E explains why this summer’s cricket could be the best ever.

Grand Designs: Wimbledon - Hospitality Features Grand Designs: Wimbledon

Keith Prowse’s new Gatsby Club at Wimbledon is no ordinary hospitality facility

Royal Ascot: A Diamond Day Out - Hospitality Features Royal Ascot: A Diamond Day Out

For 300 years, it’s been the hottest ticket on the summer social calendar. This year, coinciding with the Queen’s Jubilee, we bring you all the news and hospitality from what looks set to be the most exciting Royal Ascot yet

Hospitality Focus London 2012: Let the games begin! - Hospitality Features Hospitality Focus London 2012: Let the games begin!

As the Olympics draw nearer, London gets ready to host the crowds wanting a piece of the action, and there are already lots of options for entertaining clients or staff. Not sure where to take yours? We’ve got your questions answered

Chelsea FC: Blue is the colour - Hospitality Features Chelsea FC: Blue is the colour

Venues & Events takes you on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge, one of the best-equipped stadia in the Premier League

Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Sporting Highlights - Hospitality Features Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Sporting Highlights

Make sure you hit the high points with our day-to-day guide to the Olympic action.

Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Beyond The Olympic Park - Hospitality Features Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Beyond The Olympic Park

It’s not all about the Stratford site. Olympic hospitality is on offer at iconic sporting venues across the capital.

Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Eating Great Britain - Hospitality Features Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Eating Great Britain

Hospitality at London 2012 will give GB’s ranks of artisan producers the chance to dazzle on the plate.

Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Let The Games Begin - Hospitality Features Hospitality Focus London 2012 : Let The Games Begin

With less than a year to go before London 2012, everyone’s talking about Olympic entertaining. We take a closer look at the Olympic Park’s official facility, further hospitality options and the sporting highlights.

Tried & Tested -  The Chamberlain's Fishmarket Experience - Hospitality Features Tried & Tested - The Chamberlain's Fishmarket Experience

We're not usually early risers but this one's worth getting out of bed for.

Royal Albert Hall: A British Icon - Hospitality Features Royal Albert Hall: A British Icon

The Royal Albert Hall puts on more than 350 events a year, entertaining over a million people with a varied programme of rock concerts, classical performances, comedy shows and sport. Opposite are some of our highlights from the 2011/12 calendar

Wentworth: on course for business - Hospitality Features Wentworth: on course for business

Surrey’s first golf club is allowing corporate guests into the estate that’s played host to more famous names than you can shake a pitching wedge at. Square Meal checked out the Golf & Spa packages when they launched in summer 2011

London 2012- a V&E how-to guide - Hospitality Features London 2012- a V&E how-to guide

Next summer sees the world’s biggest sporting event descend on the capital. We’ve spoken to those in the know to bring you our comprehensive guide to corporate hospitality at the London Olympics

L'Atelier des chefs - Hospitality Features L'Atelier des chefs

We’ve always been keen cooks at V&E, so when we found out that Wigmore Street cookery school L’atelier des Chefs, was offering lunchtime Cook, Eat & Run classes, we were only too happy to hotfoot it down and try it out.

Hospitality at  Keith Prowse - Hospitality Features Hospitality at Keith Prowse

Andrew Hodgkins and Andy Vinsen are the driving force behind sporting hospitality giant Keith Prowse. We hooked up with them at Wimbledon to talk trends and discover how the sector has coped in tough times

Keeping It Regal - Hospitality Features Keeping It Regal

As Ascot Racecourse celebrates its 300th anniversary, the country’s most colourful race meeting looks set to be even more special than usual. We bring you details of the hats, history and hospitality that make Royal Ascot the highlight of our summer social calendar

Crowd Pleaser - Hospitality Features Crowd Pleaser

Nothing brings people together quite like music – particularly when it’s being played outside, accompanied by sunshine, smiles and a steady supply of cold drinks. As organisers continue to hone their VIP offerings, corporate hospitality at music festivals is now a serious prospect

Fertile Ground - Hospitality Features Fertile Ground

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the summer season’s most enjoyable hospitality options, whether you have green fingers or not

Open Sandwich - Hospitality Features Open Sandwich

After a humdinger of a tournament at St Andrews in 2010, golf’s most famous trophy heads south to Kent’s Royal St George’s in July. With a record number of Brits in golf’s top 10, we round up why this year’s will be the one to watch

20/20  Vision - Hospitality Features 20/20 Vision

The racy younger sibling of Test cricket is now being touted as the fastest-growing team sport in the world. We round up the reasons Twenty20 is hitting the headlines and why it makes a top hospitality experience

On The Ball - Hospitality Features On The Ball

Wherever your allegiances lie, the expertise of Manchester’s famous football teams are just as evident off the pitch as on it

The Year in Rugby - Hospitality Features The Year in Rugby

With exactly a year to go until the Rugby World Cup final, the next 12 months will be as vital for England as those that preceeded the final in Paris three years ago – a match that France won. We speak to World Cup-winner Will Greenwood for his views on the year ahead, and pick out our hottest tickets for the upcoming action

Dancing in The Moonlight - Hospitality Features Dancing in The Moonlight

Don’t be fooled by its genteel demeanour. Anna Longmore finds that the summer concerts at Kew Gardens offer both face-time and full-on fun for corporate entertaining

On Course for Business - Organiser's Guide to Golf Days - Hospitality Features On Course for Business - Organiser's Guide to Golf Days

If meetings and lunches are your staple, organising a day for 50 fairway fanatics might take you out of your comfort zone. Fear not – like an over-familiar golf instructor, Mark Sansom is here to guide you to a pitch-perfect golf day

Push the Boat Out - Henley Royal Regatta - Hospitality Features Push the Boat Out - Henley Royal Regatta

It might be 171 years old this year, but Henley Royal Regatta still knows how to have a good time. Anna Longmore explores the range of riverside hospitality

Summer Parties 2010 - Hospitality Features Summer Parties 2010

The Big Freeze has left us all longing for warmer weather. What a great excuse to start planning the summer party!

Summer Smash - Wimbledon 2010 - Hospitality Features Summer Smash - Wimbledon 2010

The experts are predicting a vintage Wimbledon this year. Anna Longmore serves up some winning hospitality at the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament

Hospitality Focus - Goodwood - Hospitality Features Hospitality Focus - Goodwood

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Sussex, Goodwood’s enticing calendar of events and 12,000 acres offer a year-round playground for corporate groups

Hampton Court Flower Show - Hospitality Features Hampton Court Flower Show

The rustic vibe of Chelsea’s country cousin makes for relaxed hospitality with universal appeal. Suzanne Archer entertains at the Hampton Court Flower Show

Cricket is Coming - Hospitality Features Cricket is Coming

As the Australian bandwagon looms on the horizon and the ICC World Twenty20 draws closer, Mark Sansom looks forward to a glorious summer for English cricket

Wimbledon & Other Tennis Options - Hospitality Features Wimbledon & Other Tennis Options

Tennis tournaments are a winning opportunity for client courting. Anna Longmore serves up the hospitality options at Wimbledon and other UK championships

Ryder Cup Special - Hospitality Features Ryder Cup Special

After a barnstorming Ryder Cup stateside last year, it’s now the turn of Wales in 2010. David Watt, head of hospitality for The European Tour, tells Mark Sansom he’s looking forward to the challenge

Cartier Polo on Snow - Hospitality Features Cartier Polo on Snow

Outrageously glamorous, Cartier’s annual Polo World Cup on Snow combines sport and extravagance with serious panache. Stefan Elofsson reports

Chelsea Flower Show - Hospitality Features Chelsea Flower Show

You don’t have to be green-fingered to enjoy a bit of horticultural hospitality, as the Square Meal team discovered on a day out at the Chelsea Flower Show

Hospitality Survey 2008 - State of Play - Hospitality Features Hospitality Survey 2008 - State of Play

Square Meal Venues & Events and Sodexo Prestige check the corporate entertainment pulse with a specially commissioned survey – and discover it’s still ‘game on’ for hospitality. Annica Wainwright reports

Motorsport Hospitality - Hospitality Features Motorsport Hospitality

The UK hospitality calendar is jam-packed with quality motorsport events. Tom Mendehlson rounds up six of the best entertainment options

Music Hospitality - Hampton Court Music Festival - Hospitality Features Music Hospitality - Hampton Court Music Festival

In a summer plagued by rain, enjoying hospitality at outdoor concerts could be tricky. But the weather certainly didn’t put a dampener on our trip to the Hampton Court Palace Music Festival

Music Hospitality - The O2 - Hospitality Features Music Hospitality - The O2

London’s latest music venue has already been voted International Arena of the Year. Annica Wainwright finds The O2 suitably invigorating

Music Hospitality - Rock Festivals - Hospitality Features Music Hospitality - Rock Festivals

From Glamping at Glasto to RIP at Download, entertaining at festivals is no longer a mud-spattered impossibility thanks to a new wave of hospitality packages, says Anna Longmore

Music Hospitality - Traditional - Hospitality Features Music Hospitality - Traditional

Looking for music entertainment without the muddy moshpit? Traditional venues offer comprehensive hospitality packages for a range of music events

Premier Football Hospitality - Hospitality Features Premier Football Hospitality

There's only one way to entertain football fanatics. Karen Doyle runs through the Premier League hospitality packages with team commentary from Sunday Times senior sports writer Andrew Longmore

Wimbledon Alternatives - Hospitality Features Wimbledon Alternatives

Wimbledon may be the jewel in the lawn tennis crown but it’s not the only entertainment option. If your budget doesn’t stretch to Centre Court, serve up another ace instead