The British Social Season is now in full swing and the world looks to the UK as the high water mark when it comes to heritage, tradition and the creation of globally iconic experiences.
There is a grandeur to the world of events and hospitality, especially given occasions from Royal Ascot and Wimbledon to the Chelsea Flower Show and the Polo, that see ‘mam’ embracing this unique industry.
Within the Levy Restaurants family, we have the genuine honour of not only feeding The Queen, but in producing immersive, creative, and special occasions for some of the most important people in the country, at some of Her Majesty’s more personal events, namely her own Birthday bash. We do this through our special events catering division Payne & Gunter who, after doing the BRIT Awards earlier this year, get British-ness more than most.
Payne & Gunter did a splendid job looking after one of a number of celebrations, hospitality, events and dinners that took place across ‘The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration’.
One of which was the Royal Windsor Horse Show, an annual event where Payne & Gunter cater for the Member’s Enclosure Restaurant each day of the event. This included a deli and bar with a fantastic terrace that overlooked the showground for guests to watch the daily programme of events.
Come nightfall, the team were asked to look after one of the one off events taking place in celebration of the Queens 90th Birthday. Each evening they transformed the Members Enclosure Restaurant into the Guard Chamber Hospitality, where guests enjoyed a two-course menu before taking their seats in the arena to watch the live show. Payne & Gunter also looked after a number of other hospitality areas, including the Royal Box and the Waterloo Chamber suites.
The evening’s entertainment really was a one off spectacle, it included performances from all Commonwealth countries, each of which curated a traditional showpiece using their national cavalries and performed nightly until the grand finale where Shirley Bassey and Kylie Minogue headlined.
The Queen and other Royal family members all attended the main event and Her Majesty attended on the other days to meet with contributors. In fact, Her Majesty was not the only Royalty in attendance; Payne & Gunter were also able to delight dignitaries from Oman, Azerbaijan and Bahrain
We’re really proud of partnership with Payne & Gunter, a great deal of people trust their skills and service at the most prestigious events in the country for some of the most important people in the world.
It's companies like them that make the British Social Season what it is and that make our events industry the envy of the world.Back to articles