Lord's Cricket Ground celebrates 200th anniversary with alfresco summer packages

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has announced this summer's party packages at Lord's will both be black-tie alfresco offerings.

The Pavilion terrace will be open to Lords' summer guests.
The Pavilion terrace will be open to Lords' summer guests.

Guests will be invited to don suits and cocktail dresses to celebrate the Grade II-listed ground’s bicentenary at either the Pavilion Roof Terrace or the Mound Stand Terrace, which can both accommodate 250. For smaller events, Lord’s will open up the Harris Garden to bookers.

The ground’s in-house catering team will provide Pimm’s or sparkling wine and either a canapé or bowl-food menu as part of the reception package.

The Summer BBQ package’s menu will include piri-piri prawn skewers alongside classic summer food like beef burgers. Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks are also included in the latter offering.

Nick Kenton, head of sales at MCC, told Event the ground’s decision to use in-house catering gives the venue a greater control over how it tailors its events for clients.

He added: "During this commemorative year at Lord’s, we’ve seen several organisers looking to draw on our bicentenary for their events. To enable guests to align their celebrations with the ground’s we’re pleased to introduce a formal spin on summer events, accompanied by all of the prestige that is associated with the venue."

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