Enjoy this complete guide for all events held at Ascot Racecourse, including the times of races at Royal Ascot 2021.
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Not sure where to stay during your visit to Royal Ascot? Our useful guide covers all the top hotels near Ascot racecourse.
When is Ascot Ladies Day?
Ladies Day is always on the Thursday of Royal Ascot, which this year falls on Thursday 17th June 2021.
What is Ascot Ladies Day?
Ladies Day is a perennial favourite of racing festivals all across the world, but Royal Ascot takes the tradition to new heights of elegance and glamour. Guests, ladies in particular, are encouraged to come dressed to the nines and enjoy a day of racing in style. The practice is thought to have come from Ascot itself originally, either from Queen Anne herself, who founded the racecourse, or from an anonymous poet, who described the Thursday of the Royal Meeting as ‘when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine.’ in 1823.
Whatever the story, the tradition continues and 2020 look just to be just as glamorous as ever.
What is the Ascot dress code?
Although other racing events encourage a refined sense of style, Ascot is renowned for the strictness of its dress code. Woven into the fabric of the event, Regency fashion arbiter Beau Brummel dictated the dress code for men in the 19th Century, and the formal tradition continues to this day.
The most prestigious enclosure at Ascot demands a dress code to match. Women are required to wear dresses of modest lengths with straps of one inch or greater. Jumpsuits and trouser suits are welcome, but must be of a matching colour. Hats or larger headpieces are also a requirement. Men must be in black or grey morning dress, with a top hat.
Queen Anne Enclosure
Named for the events founder, steeped in pedigree and featuring such luxurious facilities as the Royal Ascot Pavilion, this enclosure’s dress code follows in a similar vein. Women are required to wear formal dress, with strapless and off the shoulder dresses not permitted. Rules on head-wear are relaxed however, with guests allowed to express themselves with all manner of hats, headpieces and fascinators. Men must wear a full length suit with a tie at all times.
A more casual experience, but no less befitting of the style and elegance Ascot is known for, the Windsor Enclosure requires women to wear formal dress, but gives more opportunity for guests to express themselves with different cuts and headwear. Men may also forgo a suit and tie, with a jacket, shirt and long trousers being the only necessities.
Where is Ascot?
Ascot Racecourse is located in beautiful Berkshire, less than an hours drive or train journey from London. Visitors coming from further afield will find it convenient from the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways as well as London Heathrow, ensuring you can make the most of your day at this remarkable event.
Eventmasters is delighted to be providing Royal Ascot hospitality. However, if you want to secure your place, there is limited availability remaining at Ladies Day 2021.
The Ascot Pavilion
With a private balcony overlooking the gorgeous Plaza Lawns, the Royal Ascot Pavilion packages provide your esteemed clientele with a delicious three-course lunch, complimentary bar and afternoon tea, before sauntering down to the Grandstand and Parade Ring to watch the thrilling action unfold.
Treat yourself, your employees or your important clients to this magnificent sporting and social occasion with our Royal Ascot Pavilion hospitality packages. In this glorious setting, tradition, pageantry and style intertwine to create a truly unforgettable experience.
The Gallery Restaurant
This brand new facility, with a superb second floor suite being introduced above The Lawn Club, provides guests with a fabulous corporate hospitality option, taking the place of the original Sandringham Restaurant. A splendid benefit of this new and delightful location is its situation relative to the racecourse; from its prime viewing position, attendants can enjoy the thrilling racing action like never before. The Royal Procession will also pass directly in front of the facility.
Royal Ascot is undoubtedly one of the leading horse racing and social events held each year. The highly anticipated gathering occurs at the renowned Ascot Racecourse – located in Ascot, Berkshire, England. Whether attending one or all five days of Royal Ascot, it’s important to have your wardrobe, hospitality and accommodation sorted for the grand event. Find out what hotels you can stay in at Ascot with our handy guide below!
Hotels for Royal Ascot
Each year, the stylish event draws horse racing and fashion enthusiasts from far and wide! With the event spanning over five days, many racegoers opt for spending a night or two in Ascot to truly get the most out of their Royal Ascot experience. See some of what Ascot has to offer below.
Royal Berkshire Hotel
Located just 2 miles from Ascot Racecourse, the Royal Berkshire Hotel is a splendid destination for racegoers looking to spend more than a day in Ascot. A beautiful country house with 15 acres of land ideal for spending more time outdoors. Guests can enjoy flat screen TV’s, hairdryers, hot beverage making facilities and much more directly from their rooms. From comfy rooms to family rooms and luxury suites, guests can tailor their room to suit their needs at this hotel! Rated very good on Trivago by previous guests.
Situated just over a mile away from Ascot Racecourse, the Highclere Hotel is a great option for Royal Ascot guests wishing to accommodate closer to the meeting. Guests can enjoy modern and tasteful rooms perfect with Wi-Fi and can even book a tasteful continental breakfast to start the day. Previous trip advisor guests rated this location 4.5/5 stars.
Macdonald Berystede Hotel
A mere 1.5 miles away from Ascot Racecourse, the Macdonald Berystede Hotel offers spa packages and a state-of-the-art gym. Perfect for increasing the VIP feel of a Royal Ascot experience. The hotel features secluded gardens, numerous luxury bedrooms and as mentioned before a luxury spa with outdoor hydro pool. As an official 4 star rated hotel, previous Trivago guests have also rated it good.
Sleep N Eat Guesthouse
A warm bed and breakfast accommodation option for Royal Ascot guests looking to keep it simple. The Sleep N Eat Guesthouse is about a mile away from Ascot Racecourse and offers a “luxurious yet affordable” experience to their guests. Rooms are diverse and offer superior levels of comfort with an en-suite shower and Wi-Fi.
Royal Ascot Hospitality
These are just a few of the many options available for those looking to stay overnight within close proximity of Royal Ascot. When booking a room, be sure to do thorough research and book a hotel that suits your specific needs!
Enjoy the exquisite atmosphere at the Royal event and secure a sumptuous Royal Ascot hospitality package to go with it, courtesy of Eventmasters.
With exquisite fine-dining and superb VIP service in some of the most appealing hospitality facilities in the world; Royal Ascot corporate hospitality packages are the only way to truly relish in this prestigious event.