August 7, 2023
Hospitality at Wimbledon; Is this the most luxurious sporting event of all?
One of the most luxurious sports hospitality packages in the United Kingdom has to be at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Club. With big names from the world of show business, sports, and politics present, the Championships is one of the premier sporting and social occasions of the year.
The 2023 Championships promises to be no different, meaning corporate hospitality will be as sought after as ever. And when you look at some of the names likely to be present in SW19 this year, it’s easy to see why.
Big names at the 2023 Championship
On the court, the legendary Novak Djokovic will be taking part. In the latest bookmakers’ odds, Djokovic is the 11/10 favourite to win Wimbledon again. While last year’s beaten finalist, Nick Kyrgios, is at 11/1 to go one better. Elsewhere, Paddy Power Sports has Andy Murray at 40/1 to win, suggesting he won’t be troubling the trophy engravers at the end of the second week. Although a bet calculator may be required if Murray does win.
Unfortunately for the corporate fans of Wimbledon, there will be no Roger Federer on the court this year in the men’s competition. While in the lady’s competition, they won’t be able to watch Serena Williams in action either.
Roger Federer has retired, and while Serena Williams did previously announce her retirement, she has indicated she may be back on the court sometime soon.
The world-famous Royal Box at Wimbledon
Both Roger Federer and Serena Williams are tennis royalty. And like previous winners at Wimbledon, both are likely to be present at Wimbledon in 2023 in the Royal Box.
Every day of the Championships, the 74 seats of the Royal Box are occupied by some of the biggest names in the world. Those present can be former Wimbledon champions, members of royal families from around the globe, and anyone from a Hollywood film star to a former footballer.
Recent guests have included the likes of Samuel L Jackson, Tom Cruise, David Beckham, Sir Keir Starmer and ex-men’s champion Bjorn Borg. Every year there is a who’s who of star names present, with those in corporate hospitality hoping for the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
The luxurious surroundings of SW19
Even those not fortunate enough to land themselves an invite to a corporate event at Wimbledon can watch the tournament in style.
Once inside the All England Club, the paying customer can purchase Wimbledon’s world-famous strawberries or reserve a picnic spot on the famous Hill. There are also four sit-down restaurants on the site, giving guests a variety of culinary options.
After a day at the Championship, guests get to see what the upmarket SW19 area of London is really about. Wimbledon Village is awash with quaint coffee shops, eloquent restaurants and cocktail bars, allowing guests to continue their social experience after leaving the confines of the All England Club.
A day out at the All England Club for the Wimbledon Championships really is as luxurious as it gets.