Summer 2019: The UK's Hospitality Highlights

28 March 2019

It may only be March, but with spring now definitely in the air thoughts in the Inconnection office are turning to summer – and the incredible range of events and hospitality packages on offer this year across the UK. Every year we help our clients use legendary events to reward and incentivise great performance, celebrate big wins and secure new business – all with a keen eye on ROI and key business objectives.

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From the Cricket World Cup to Wimbledon, and the rugby to Royal Ascot, leveraging this summer’s event hospitality could be a game-changer for relationships and results across your organisation.

Let’s take a look at the very best events for hospitality this summer.


2019 is going to be a year to remember for British cricket, with two of the sport’s greatest competitions taking place around England and Wales. Expect hospitality options including private boxes, champagne receptions and dinner with former England cricketers.

The Cricket World Cup 2019
30th May – 14th July

The Cricket World Cup brings together the 10 greatest cricketing nations on the planet for 6 weeks of world-class matches. Host cities include London, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton and Cardiff, so organisations won’t have to spend all of their budget on transport.

The Ashes 2019
1st August – 16th September

With England hoping to win back the Ashes on home soil, the sport’s best-known grudge match starts slightly later than usual this year to allow for the Cricket World Cup. An ideal hospitality event, with venues including Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and the Oval.

T20 Blast - the Twenty20 Cup
Dates across Summer

Running across England and Wales throughout the summer months, the domestic Twenty20 Cup represents an outstanding, accessible and budget-friendly option for a day away from the office.


Tennis is England’s most quintessential summer sport – and with some of the world’s best tournaments and showcases within easy reach, it’s a great option for a high-impact hospitality day.

Wimbledon 2019
1st July – 14th July

Wimbledon is the oldest, best and most hotly anticipated tennis tournament in the world. There’s nothing quite like being courtside at Wimbledon for celebrating with clients, partners or colleagues.

The ATP Finals
10th – 17th November

The breath-taking climax to the men’s tennis season features the world’s eight best-ranked singles players and doubles teams. A superb hospitality event hosted at London’s O2 Arena, with explosive performances and great atmosphere guaranteed.

The French Open
26th May – 9th June

Treat a group of high achievers, clients or partners to tickets to the French Open, held over two weeks in early summer at Paris’s Stade Roland-Garros. Hospitality packages range from great seats to fine-dining, courtside boxes and personal service.


With the dust settling on 2019’s Six Nations (and tickets already available for next year’s tournament) the world is in the grip of rugby fever. The timing couldn’t be better, as 2019 also boasts the greatest show in the sport’s calendar – the Rugby World Cup.

The Rugby World Cup
20th September – 2nd November

This year’s Rugby World Cup is being held in Japan. That’s great news for the tournament, but it places pitch-side hospitality out of reach for many organisations.

Luckily Inconnection has the answer – match-day hospitality with wow-factor at exclusive private viewings. Find out more by reading the full article now.

Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Matches
11th August – 6th September

England will play four warm-up matches before the Rugby World Cup. Held in Twickenham, Cardiff and Newcastle, the games offer opportunities to treat clients, partners or colleagues to some of the atmosphere and electricity of the world cup at venues on your doorstep.

Summer Classics

Chelsea Flower Show
21st – 25th May

World-renowned and quintessentially British, Chelsea is an unforgettable day out. The pick of the hospitality is ‘Le Lily Regale’ – a day of dining, a Q&A with Raymond Blanc and a gin masterclass.

Royal Ascot
18th – 22nd June

With four enclosures and countless ticket upgrades and extras to choose from, Royal Ascot is a unique opportunity to reward high-flying colleagues or channel partners, secure new business or celebrate with big ticket clients.

Henley Regatta
3rd – 7th July

The most prestigious regatta in the world sees international rowing crews competing on the river at Henley-on-Thames. Expect champagne, live music and a selection of great hospitality options.

British Grand Prix
14th July

Silverstone is one of the fastest circuits in F1, making the British Grand Prix one of the most anticipated of the season. Make a weekend of it with extras including hotels, dining and London experiences.

Summer Concerts
Dates across Summer

From the Spice Girls in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin, to stadium shows from Rihanna, Barbara Streisand, Fleetwood Mac, P!NK, Celine Dion and more. Get in touch for details or to enquire about hospitality for a specific concert.

We have the experience, the imagination and the buying power to help your group immerse themselves in summer’s best events.

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To talk to us about using world-class events to drive the results you need, click the button above to send an email or talk to a member of the team on 0161 498 3311.