8 January 2018
Your Guide to Wimbledon Corporate Hospitality 2018
It’s confusing! You have been asked to look for Wimbledon hospitality. One of the best and most exclusive hospitality options in the UK. Where do you start – here of course, read on for your guide to Wimbledon, from ticket options to hospitality you will know everything and be an expert in the 4 short minutes it takes to read this!
So you want to go to Wimbledon, but which day? Obviously the final rounds are the most sought after but with prices soaring are they your only option, we think not. With the top seeds playing all through the tournament based on ranking as they go along you cannot guarantee who you see but here is our best pick of the days:
If you want the best value: Opening Monday on Centre Court, you get to see the reigning Men’s Champion, so in 2018 Roger Federer will open on Centre Court.
If you want to see the best tennis: Magic Monday (Monday of the 2nd week) offers a great mix of world class tennis on both Centre Court or Court 1 for better value for money. With the Sunday as a rest day both men’s and women’s matches are played on the show courts as well as some real classic doubles matches.
For that VIP guest: Men’s Semi Finals, two top matches held on Centre Court, one not to be missed.
When purchasing hospitality you can choose which court you would like to see which ultimately (obviously) ends up affecting price. Centre Court has guaranteed play, the roof ensures tennis can go on whatever the weather so you will enjoy uninterrupted tennis. Court 1 has fabulous tennis however if it does rain it will mean you do spend the day in the hospitality facility watching Centre Court on the screens (not a bad thing some would say with the complimentary drinks!). It has been confirmed by the LTA that No 1 Court is scheduled to get a roof in 2019, watch this space! There are many other courts that guests are free to walk around and watch tennis on. Some have seating that you can queue for and others you can stand and watch. The practice courts are also worth a view!
WHAT ARE DEBENTURES?
Debenture tickets are bought by debenture holders. Debenture holders get 1 ticket every day of The Championships, Wimbledon and the debentures can be privately sold. They are sought after because they usually hold a great location on the court.
Tickets can be seated anywhere on court. When bought with hospitality they are usually in a better position. Debentures are usually sold in pairs however better groupings can be requested but are not guaranteed.
There are several hospitality options to choose from, we have provided a simple summary of all packages for ease.
Within the grounds of Wimbledon:
The Skyview Suites
USP: Official hospitality in the grounds, within Centre Court, your own private suite with a butler, how exclusive can you get!
The Skyview Suites are the most luxurious way to experience The Championships, Wimbledon. Indulge in the finest champagne reception, served by your very own butler with panoramic views across London. Be seated to enjoy a four course a la carte menu and after a spot of tennis enjoy traditional strawberries and cream. Your guests also receive a luxury gift for that extra VIP touch and with great Centre Court tickets you hardly have to move to enjoy the reason you are all there.
Outside Wimbledon (only just!):
The Lakeview Restaurant
USP: Tranquil hospitality, exquisitely British and fine food served by Michelin starred chef.
The Lakeview Restaurant is the most serene hospitality at the Championships. Located on Wimbledon golf course it is surrounded by lakes, tree’s and wildlife with a stunning view of Centre Court just a short distance away. The first class four course lunch is created by Michelin starred chef Angela Hartnett and the afternoon tea is served with pimms and all the champagne you could dream of. There is a choice of private room or within the restaurant at this venue. You are transported to the entrance of Wimbledon by your own golf buggy. Arrive in style!
The Gatsby (& Speakeasy)
USP: Official, modern, sleek hospitality oozing glamour and sophistication. The facility has a garden and several options for hospitality including private tables hosted by an ex tennis player and private facility for 80 people. It also has a private room, the Speakeasy for private hire from 40 to 60 guests.
The Gatsby Club is purpose built for the Championships so close to Gate 5 you can hear the roar of the tennis. The three course a la carte menu is designed by world class chef Albert Roux OBE and the entertainment includes tennis legends as guest speakers. Afternoon tea is in abundance and our favourite thing is listening to the saxophone in the beautiful garden with a Pimms.
USP: Live cooking experience with private garden and private dining areas.
Slightly further away that The Gatsby Club the Fairway Village offers a live cooking experience with private dining and lounge areas as well as a private garden. The three course lunch is not provided by a Michelin starred chef but exquisite all the same! An elegant option.
The Wimbledon Club
USP: Two choices of restaurants with great balcony views of practice courts only minutes from Centre Court.
Indulge in your own personal oasis at The Wimbledon Club. Located right next to The Gatsby Club opposite Gate 5 the location cannot be faulted. The four course lunch is exquisite and the afternoon tea does not disappoint. The private garden is an oasis to enjoy Pimms and the screens allow you to enjoy tennis throughout the day.