From new hospitality areas at the Fever-Tree Championships to exclusive screenings of the World Cup, we pick out the best client entertainment options for the summer ahead
Raymond Blanc returns to take care of the catering
A harbinger of summer if ever there was one, Chelsea’s not all about the blooms you know. Some 10,000 glasses of fizz are quaffed at the ‘gardening world cup’, where Raymond Blanc OBE will return with his Jardin Blanc experience. Hospitality packages start from £225pp and include cocktails, lunch and a cookery demonstration.
Prestigious tennis tournament given hospitality reboot
June not only marks the beginning of the grass court tennis season, but also the launch of three new-look spaces at the Fever-Tree Championships. The rebooted hospitality areas at The Queen’s Club all feature exciting new menus, while the tournament itself has one of the best line-ups in years, with Murray, Nadal and Dimitrov amongst those taking part. Prices start at £299pp.
Roux family serves hospitality ace at Wimbledon
Hot on the heels of the Fever-Tree Championships is one of the most eagerly-anticipated tennis tournament of the year. Exclusive agent Keith Prowse will once again provide hospitality at the Gatsby Club where guest will be plied with cocktails, served food by Albert Roux OBE and serenaded with live music.
Silverstone marks anniversary with new hospitality space
Vettel and Hamilton will again bring their rivalry to the Northamptonshire circuit, which has launched a new hospitality area to mark its 70th anniversary. Club 1948 will complement existing events spaces; packages include access to a new first-corner viewing terrace, plus an all-day grazing menu and complimentary bar.
London venues offering exclusive screenings
Venues across the capital will bring the globe’s biggest football spectacle to London this summer. Stamford Bridge, for one, will be showing England’s opening game against Tunisia; corporate screenings of the fixture start from £69pp, which includes street food and unlimited drinks.
Historic course gets new dining spaces
Royal Ascot has four new restaurants for 2018: The Balmoral, The Windsor Forest, The Furlong Restaurant and The Gallery. Raymond Blanc OBE, Phil Howard and James Tanner will once again be gracing the gas, while Simon Rogan and Adam Handling, owner of The Frog in London, will make their Ascot debuts.
Busy summer schedule a boon for event planners
The Australian, Indian and Pakistani cricket teams will all visit London this summer, with much of the action taking place at Lord’s. Test match packages at the Nursery Pavilion start from £429pp, which includes breakfast, a three-course lunch and complimentary drinks, plus a Q&A session with former cricketers.