When you hear Ascot, Royal Ascot immediately comes to mind, but the race course only caters for that for one week of the year. For the rest of it, it operates as a fantastic venue for large-scale corporate events – Christmas parties among them. Exclusive hire is available in the Pavilion Exhibition Hall as well as in the three pavilion suites.
Parties can be designed individually in collaboration with Ascot’s flexible Christmas party team. The knowledgeable team is at hand to offer expert advice and personal recommendations on external suppliers and entertainment, but are equally open to you bringing in your own. Decorations are also on point, with the English garden party profile of Royal Ascot replaced by Christmas trees, reindeers and atmospheric lighting. Anything from cocktail receptions, to seven-course meals, to more casual affairs with street food and live music can be catered for.
Speaking of catering, it is certainly a strong suit at the venue. It offers a wide variety of freshly prepared dishes developed by an award-winning kitchen team. Items from the sample Christmas party menu include pressed rare breed ham hock with split pea and mustard with quince gel, puffed crackling and pickled carrot; followed by roast Norfolk turkey with all the trimmings, confit potato, glazed roots, sticky red cabbage and gravy; to finish, there’s a chocolate and amaretto tart with hazelnut praline and spiced cream.
Exclusive parties will be available throughout November, December and January with packages starting at £80pp + VAT. Various drinks packages are also available.