your summer social diary
Welcome to our guide of the summer social calendar. Featuring some of this seasons most exclusive parties, we are inviting you to join us and enjoy some of our favourite events
Grand National Aintree
Headed to Liverpool for Aintree? Like Cheltenham there is no strict dress code although smart attire is often preferred. The races this year take place between the 12-14th April with Ladies Day happening on Friday the 13th. If you love to have a good time and a tipple of champagne, then these are the races for you.
York racecourse is the third biggest racecourse in Britain and racing in this city dates back to the Roman era. Once famed as Racecourse of the Year, there are a multitude of places to eat and drink while you are here. Our tip is to head to the Veuve Clicquot champagne lawn where you can watch the crowds on the way to the Parade Ring.
The Royal Wedding
All Royal family fans pay attention as we cannot wait for the next Royal Wedding! Due to take place on 19th May and set in St Georges at Windsor Castle, this is without a doubt the wedding of the year. Once the Royal couple have said their vows, they are expected to undertake a carriage procession, which will allow people who have travelled to Windsor to catch a glimpse of the former suits actress and soak up the magical atmosphere. If you are not travelling to Windsor you can always raise a glass at home as the wedding will more than likely be televised.
Chelsea Flower Show
Set in the grounds of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been running since 1913. Inside the pavilion be prepared to discover some of the best nurseries in the world as over 85 different florists and plant displays are showcasing in the discovery area. Our tip is to try one of the Raymond Blanc culinary packages, here florals and food unite to create a delectable all-day experience which is set in a selection of private gardens and outdoor themed dining rooms.
Queens Garden Party
Each year the Queen invites up to 30,000 guests to spend a relaxed summer afternoon in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace in which both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attend. Afternoon tea is served and guests are free to eat, drink and stroll around the stunning setting of the palace gardens. Unsure what to wear? Let us help you… The dress code states that day dresses with hats or fascinators are suitable and with this edit selected exclusively for you, you’ll be garden party ready in an instant.
Be race day ready with Jacques Vert. With a multitude of enclosures, Royal Ascot is renowned for its sartorial elegance and has become a fashion event in its own right. The dress code is very strict so we have put together a little guide to help you with all your fashion needs. The dress code states that all dresses should fall to the knee and that dresses or tops should have straps which are at least 1inch thick. Trousers suits are welcome as are jumpsuits. Hats must be worn and fascinators are not permitted in the Royal Enclosure but are suitable in the other areas. When you have found your perfect race day outfit, there are an array of Michelin star chefs and a la carte menus that complete the perfect day, choose from 16 restaurants which all cater to the vibrant atmosphere. Don’t forget to tag Jacques Vert in any of your race day snaps!
A social season highlight, Henley Regatta is a perfect way to embrace the summer sun by the Thames whilst sipping on champagne. The dress code is formal and they encourage ladies to wear hats and fascinators after all it is tradition! Why not choose one of the Henley hospitality packages, this way you get a special VIP welcome and a private box in the Riverside Pavilion. It’s our favourite way to see the event!
Ace your tennis style with a selected edit from Jacques Vert. Whether you are sitting on Henman Hill or Centre Court, sipping champagne or eating strawberries, we’re here to help you with all your dress code needs. While the tennis players traditionally wear all white, guests are a little more flexible. While there is no official dress code women are encouraged to look elegant.
The Jaeger Le Coultre Gold Cup
Held at the esteemed Cowdray Park. The Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup draws in polo aficionados from across the globe. With the grounds being so beautiful one of our favourite things to do is to take a picnic and soak up the lavish grounds. While there is no strict dress code shorts are not permitted and ladies are asked to look smart but reminded that comfortable shoes should be worn as guests will be asked to tread the divots. However, if a picnic is not your style The Cowdray Marquee provides ample champagne and canapes to ensure you have the most luxurious of days.