As the end of the Six Nations approaches, it's got us thinking about our favourite sporting venues. Football, rugby, golf, you name it – they’re all in on the events game
1. Chelsea Football Club
For football fanatics, duh
We figured we might as well start with a Premier League venue, and this west London institution is a big one as it’s home to Chelsea FC. Private tours of the museum and stadium can be arranged for groups of up to 10, and the pitch-facing rooms offer a great backdrop for meetings.
2. Ascot Racecourse
Sophisticated and seasonal catering
You already know Ascot for its iconic race days and the classy hospitality options that come with them, but did you know it has 300 meeting and dining rooms for you to host your own events? Catering by Sodexo is a strong suit too, with the option for menus to be paired with vintage wines and champagnes.
3. Lord's Cricket Ground
The home of cricket
We like this one for the diversity of event spaces it offers. Choose the Long Room for high ceilings and historic artwork, the newly refurbished JP Morgan Media Centre for great ground views, or the world’s oldest sports museum, which doubles as a reception space for drinks.
4. Twickenham Stadium
A secret cellar
Pitch-facing meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows are a big draw at the England rugby team’s home, but who’d have thought that within the West Stand you’d find a cellar for private dining groups of up to 14 too? Expect seven-course dinners under vaulted stone ceilings with candle chandeliers.
5. Carden Park Golf Resort and Spa
Two championship golf courses
We’re big fans of a spot of golf with clients to chat business in a more casual way. Carden Park is a good choice, with two championship golf courses in its 1,000 acres. Elsewhere, there are 18 event spaces with room for up to 400 delegates.
And if you haven’t quite found what you’re looking for, there are plenty more sporting venues to be found here