We caught up with Sarah Meyer from Ascot Racecourse to find out more about what groups can get out of their day at Royal Ascot and the different areas available for them to experience the action.

Royal Ascot, Berkshire

Source: Megan Ridgwell / Ascot Racecourse

Enjoy a day at the races in Berkshire.

What can groups expect from a visit to Royal Ascot?

Sarah Meyer is Senior Customer Liaison Manager at Ascot Racecourse

Sarah Meyer.

The Royal Meeting is the perfect occasion for groups to enjoy together. There is plenty of time between the action to soak up the atmosphere, catch up over a bite to eat, or share a bottle of Champagne on the manicured lawns.

How can groups save money on a visit?

Groups of 15 or more can enjoy our exclusive group booking rate and access the dedicated groups team to help shape their day. From which enclosure to choose, food and drink options, advice on planning a visit, or a range of enhancements to surprise and delight, the team will ensure a visit to Royal Ascot lives long in the memory.

What would you say is a must-do on a visit to Royal Ascot?

Fully embracing the celebratory nature of Royal Ascot by booking into one of our enhanced experience areas such as The Terrace Club featuring the House of Peroni Nastro Azzurro in the Queen Anne Enclosure or the Private Picnic Benches and VIP areas in our Windsor and Village Enclosures.

Why does Royal Ascot stand out compared to other racing events?

Royal Ascot is a true celebration of British summertime – bringing together the best in racing, the best in hospitality and the best in style. It undeniably is an event like no other.

Royal Ascot

Source: Ascot Racecourse

The annual event is one of the summer sporting highlights.

If you had to pick your favourite part of the event, what would it be?

Waiting for the Royal Procession to arrive at 2pm, cheering for your favourites at the finish line, or singing and dancing to live music. It is simply not possible to choose just one but being surrounded by friends and great company, certainly makes every moment memorable.

Is there an area or enclosure that is best for groups to book for the best experience?

All our public enclosures offer a unique experience for groups. Live entertainment, picnic lawns and fantastic views of the track in our Windsor Enclosure make this relaxed atmosphere the perfect environment for large groups. Live music, al-fresco pop-ups, eclectic street food stalls and cocktail bars make for an exquisite day of fun and frivolity in the Village Enclosure for groups seeking a more elevated experience.

Our Queen Anne Enclosure, the only public enclosure that grants access to the coveted Parade Ring, Bandstand and Grandstand, provides an unparalleled view of the world-class racing on offer for those that want to immerse themselves in the racing action and timeless traditions.

Sarah is senior customer liaison manager at Ascot Racecourse. More information for group visits to Royal Ascot can be found by clicking here or by emailing groups@ascot.com.