Spotlight on... Wimbledon Hospitality

12 July 2019

Last week we hosted a client event at Wimbledon, the oldest, best and most hotly anticipated tennis tournament in the world. You might be watching this year’s big matches on TV, but nothing beats the thrill of being courtside at Wimbledon.

Every July we help clients use this legendary event to reward and incentivise great performance, celebrate big wins and secure new business – and while it might be too late to be there this year, it’s not too early to start planning for your visit for next year.

So, pack your sunhat, skip the queue, and join us as we take a look at why you should make Wimbledon the highlight of your 2020 hospitality calendar.

Why is Wimbledon such a Great Event?

  • Scale & Impact: Everything about Wimbledon is big – it’s watched by over a billion viewers worldwide, and it serves up 300,000 glasses of Pimm’s, 34,000 kg of strawberries and over £30 million in prize money across the tournament.
               
  • Memorability: This is the world’s most famous tennis tournament – and that makes being courtside an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. For many spectators this really is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
                 
  • Accessibility: Wimbledon is easy to reach from central London by train, underground or bus. Driving there is easy too, if you pre-book parking. Looking to take your day to the next level? Small groups can even arrive by helicopter.
             
  • Suitable for all budgets: With a huge range of tickets and hospitality packages, Wimbledon can deliver an unforgettable experience that you won’t struggle to get past finance.

The Best Ticket Packages at Wimbledon

Already planning your 2020 rewards, incentives and hospitality spend? Take a look at some of the highlights of Wimbledon hospitality, with options to suit any budget.

The Lawn 

For budget conscious groups and rewarding colleagues...

The Lawn offers shared space away from the crowds. Soak up the lively, relaxed atmosphere with your group over lunch from Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux, enjoy cocktails, live music and dipping your toes in the Lawn garden's foot stream, then take your reserved seat at either Centre or No. 1 Court.   

The Renshaw

For a taste of the high life that won't break the bank...

Our client’s group last week opted for Wimbledon Debenture tickets. That gave them access to the exclusive Renshaw Restaurant within No. 1 Court, with their package including a Champagne and Pimm's reception, superb four-course lunch and afternoon tea, and great tickets for Centre Court.

Skyview Suites

For treating big ticket clients and partners...

Overlooking all the action, the Skyview Suites are a cut above, and ideal for entertaining key clients or channel partners. Think strawberries and cream, vintage Champagne, a four-course lunch and unbeatable views over Centre Court. Optional extras include a dedicated butler and suite branding.

Essential Tips for Wimbledon

It might be a bit early to start packing your bags for Wimbledon 2020, but here are a few top tips to get you on the right track…

  • What to wear: Unlike other quintessentially British events (like Royal Ascot), the only dress code at Wimbledon is for the players. Spectators generally opt for smart casual, and it pays to be prepared – the Wimbledon ‘uniform’ often includes sunglasses, a sunhat, and a pac a mac…

  • Take enough cash: Depending on your hospitality package, your group may need to remember enough cash for the day. There are cashpoints, but no one wants to spend time at the world's greatest tennis tournament queuing for money.

  • Soak up the history: If time allows, try to schedule in a visit to the Museum. It's a great way to immerse your group in the history and traditions of 'the Fortnight', and a chance to see the Championships’ trophies up close.

Talk to Us About Wimbledon 2020

Wimbledon is the greatest show in tennis, and offers a unique opportunity to drive the results you need – whether that’s inspiring big boosts to bottom lines, securing difficult wins or celebrating exceptional results.

We would love to help you be courtside for this electrifying event next year. Click the button above now to get in touch, or call 0161 498 3311 to speak to a member of the Inconnection team.