Having your Christmas party at Ascot Racecourse sounds like a glamorous affair, does it not? But if you’re a small company, filling out a 500-capacity space makes that pretty difficult. How wonderful, then, that Ascot’s event organisers, Merry and Bright, are putting on shared Christmas parties this year.
They are hosted in the historic Pavilion building, overlooking the Queen Anne lawns and Grandstand (where the magic happens during the races). But the summery feel of Royal Ascot is completely replaced with a jolly, festive atmosphere, thanks to impressive decorations.
The evening starts with a drinks reception followed by a Merry and Bright themed three-course dinner (provided by 1711) with half a bottle of wine per guest. It’s worth noting that catering at Ascot is one of its strong suits. Coffee, tea, a cracker and Christmas treats are also included. For after dinner, guests can dance to a live band and DJ until 12.30pm before carriages are provided at 1am.
If you’re craving a secluded moment just for your company, private drinks receptions are up for grabs. On the topic of drinks, it’s possible to pre-order them ahead of your event and take advantage of special offers. Vouchers can also be ordered in advance to be exchanged on the night for a beer, glass of house wine or soft drinks.
Also included is complimentary parking (for those designated drivers), professional lighting, on-site security and complimentary cloakroom. Shared parties are available on selected dates in December only; choose between Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th. Packages start at £67.50pp + VAT.