Ten best summer social calendar hospitality ideas for 2020

Summer is finally on its way and we’ve been itching to share our top ten corporate hospitality ideas with you to help you entertain your clients during the (hopefully) sunny weather – including some brand new options for 2020!

Ten best summer social calendar hospitality ideas for 2020


  1. Badminton Horse Trials – Wednesday 6 May to Sunday 10 May

    Badminton is recognised as one of the great equestrian three-day events in the world and is staged within the beautiful grounds of the Badminton estate in South Gloucestershire. 

    It’s a fantastic day out with great hospitality options, shopping, top-level equestrian sport and more, all in a stunning location.

    New for 2020, the Boathouse Pavilion experience offers the perfect vantage point to take in the action of the famous lake complex as well as views of the great house. 

    The package includes TV screens with a live-feed of the day’s action, lunch, afternoon tea, two bottles of champagne and a private bar with table service for drinks.


  2. RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Tuesday 19 May to Saturday 23 May

    There’s something for everyone at the iconic flower show, from the spectacular garden displays to the superior shopping experience and the elegant hospitality facilities. 

    The hospitality village is set in a peaceful area of the showground, away from the crowds and hustle and bustle – the perfect place to host your guests.

    This year, world-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE has partnered with the RHS to create Jardin Blanc, offering a new world class dining experience.


  3. Lords – various international fixtures

    Starting with the England v West Indies test taking place from Thursday 25 to Monday 29 June, cricket fans can enjoy all the nail-biting moments at Lords, throughout the summer. 

    You and your guests can watch from the comfort of one of the premium match day hospitality experiences available at the iconic ground.

    New for 2020 is the pitch-facing ‘Ultimate’ luxury private suite, providing prime views of all the action for up to 12 guests. Billed as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the day includes world-class cuisine designed by award-winning chefs, a private sommelier and behind-the-scenes tours.


  4. Royal Ascot – Tuesday 16 June to Saturday 20 June

    Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire, is one of the key fixtures of the summer’s social calendar. 

    It attracts top owners, trainers and racehorses to compete for more than £8m in prize money. 

    It’s a fabulous racing spectacle and is equally well-known for the sartorial elegance of its racegoers – they dress to impress!

    The Royal Enclosure has a new restaurant for 2020 – The Veranda at the Winning Post. 

    Guests have an excellent view of the Winning Post – an elevated platform also provides excellent views of the Royal Procession and exciting racing finishes.

    The Veranda offers a fine dining experience, followed by afternoon tea – and the complimentary bar includes champagne and cocktails.


  5. The Wimbledon Championships – Monday 29 June to Sunday 12 July

    The world’s oldest tennis tournament and one of the the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar, Wimbledon is a truly special place to take your clients, staff and friends.

    The Skyview suites each cater for 10 or 20 guests, with a private balcony offering a great view above the crowds – and your Centre Court seats are just seconds away. 

    Vintage Champagne, afternoon tea, strawberries and cream, fine wines, a canapé reception and a four-course à la carte menu are all included.


  6. Polo in the Park – Friday 5 June to Sunday 7 June

    Eleven years since its inception, Polo in the Park is now one of central London’s most vibrant and stylish must-attend events.

    The three-day international polo festival brings together a mix of city professionals, socialites, sports and media stars.

    On Sunday finals day, the ‘Patron’ hospitality package allows you to entertain your guests right next to the pitch in an exclusive private suite. 

    The package includes a champagne reception with canapés, three course lunch, full complimentary bar and an afternoon tea.

  7. Henley Royal Regatta – Wednesday 1 July to Sunday 5 July

    You can enjoy the world’s most prestigious rowing event and one of the highlights of the British summer season in style and comfort with one of Henley Royal Regatta’s hospitality offerings.

    For example, the Riverside Chalets – suitable for groups of 30 and upwards – include access to a private garden, giving you and your guests an extra VIP experience. 

    Also on offer is entrance to Fawley Meadows official hospitality village, relaxing lawn games, a river boat cruise, live entertainment and an outdoor lounge and bar area.


  8. Goodwood Festival of Speed – Thursday 9 July to Sunday 12 July

    This is the largest motoring garden party in the world, celebrating everything motorsport and all things automotive.

    You and your guests can experience the Festival of Speed from the Duke and Duchess’ private garden with the Library Lawn Garden Party hospitality option. 

    Perfect for small groups and informal entertaining, you can spend the day relaxing before heading to the track with your Roving Grandstand access to experience all the high-speed action. 

    The package includes brunch, afternoon tea and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.


  9. Cowes Week – Saturday 8 to Saturday 15 August

    Cowes Week is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world and an impressive spectacle. 

    More than 5,000 competitors take part, with Olympic and world-class yachtsmen competing alongside weekend sailors.

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Royal London Yacht Club are the ideal venues to entertain and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Cowes Week, away from the crowds but with a great view of boats out on the water.

    The hospitality package includes a champagne reception, three course lunch, Pimms, beer, wine and soft drinks all day, traditional English afternoon tea, dedicated table service and an optional high speed RIB ride for a closer view of the racing.


  10. Glyndebourne – Thursday 21 May to Sunday 30 August 

    Would you and your guests enjoy the annual flagship season of world-class opera in Glyndebourne’s state-of-the-art indoor auditorium?

    It’s one of the finest and most celebrated opera houses in the world, with 150,000 people enjoying performances during the summer festival and autumn tour.

    Escape the city and entertain your guests in beautiful gardens, your own waiter serving champagne and canapés before treating yourselves to a thrilling evening of music and performance.

    The 90-minute interval gives you plenty of time to enjoy the views of the South Downs during a traditional picnic with your guests and clients or even a three-course fine-dining experience in the Middle and Over Wallop restaurant. 


We hope you enjoyed our top tips for the summer social calendar and find them useful – fingers crossed for some good weather!

If you have any questions, need further advice or would like some help planning your corporate events, please contact the Kina Events team on 0207 205 7901 or email us at info@kinaevents.com.






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