Ask event planners what is the secret recipe to a successful summer party and they will probably all respond with the following - great food and drink, good company and a stunning venue or location where everyone is able to relax and have fun.
It is safe to say that Ascot ticks all of those boxes, with its multitude of options for a summer party to remember. Home to elegant lawns, terraces, greenery and lavish outdoor spaces, Ascot is a fantastic venue for when the sun is shining and the venue’s dedicated events team is happy to make your vision of an epic summer party come to life. Perhaps you want to treat the whole office to an elegant afternoon tea complete with Champagne, or maybe you would rather get everyone together over a casual hog roast or barbecue? At Ascot, the possibilities are practically endless and there is plenty of room to play with.
For summer events, The Furlong Club is a semi-permanent (July-October) structured marquee found next to the grandstand which is perfect for summer soirees and sundowner cocktail receptions. Opening onto a two-layer balcony overlooking the straight mile, the Furlong Club is also well suited to the likes of BBQs, food stalls and stations. There is also plenty of room on the grassed area below for lawn games and team building activities, such as croquet or the childhood favourite of an egg and spoon race.
For indoor summer parties that are weather-proof, instead opt for the Parade Ring Suite, which has wow-factor in spades. The space sits directly opposite the Royal Box and boasts floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Parade Ring itself. Recently refurbished, the space is both functional and stylish, providing an ideal backdrop for a summer party that everyone in the office will enjoy.