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

1. Chelsea Flower Show (22-26 May)

Raymond Blanc demos at Jardin Blanc RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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.

2. Fever-Tree Championships (18-24 June)

The best client entertainment options this summer tennis

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.


Keith Prowse - the gatsby club bar

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.

4. British Grand Prix (6-8 July)

Silverstone - racing track

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.

5. The World Cup (14 June-15 July)

Chelsea FC 1905 Club venue hire sports venues

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.

6. Royal Ascot (19-23 June) 

fine dining and hospitality ascot racedays tables

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. 

7. Test cricket (all summer) 

Lords Cricket Ground - venue hire

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.