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Dorney Court, Berkshire
6PM - 1AM, 13TH MAY 2021

MESSAGE FROM
WAITROSE
& PARTNERS

After we sadly postponed the Waitrose Garden Party this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, I’m very pleased to let you know that following the hugely successful launch in 2019 our popular event in support of industry charity GroceryAid is returning on Thursday 13th May 2021.

Join us for a very special evening at Dorney Court, the beautiful country estate in Berkshire to enjoy delicious food designed by Waitrose innovation chefs and tailor-made cocktails from our suppliers.

The Garden Party is also packed with traditional garden games, fundraising opportunities and exciting entertainment and hosted by our entire commercial and senior team who are excited to join you on the night.

Tickets are fixed at 2019 rates, there is also an entry level price for smaller businesses. GroceryAid provides a range of invaluable support helping thousands of people in our industry emotionally and financially so I hope you are able to join my first event as Executive Director for Waitrose to support this amazing charity

Thank you.

James Bailey
Executive Director, Waitrose & Partners

Watch the 2019 highlights

ENTERTAINMENT
& FUNDRAISING

Our not so ‘Pointless’ celebrity host Alexander Armstrong

Live performance from YouTube sensations and music
festival favourites Kaleidoscope Orchestra

Traditional English garden games

Immersive performers

Exciting brand activations

Special headline performance by Pixie Lott

Delicious s’mores station

“Shaken or Stirred” interactive icebreaker game

Chance to win an amazing prize in our £20 Grand Draw
PACKAGES

SPONSORSHIP
£15,000

10 tickets

Networking drinks reception

Prime table position

Champagne & wine on table

Complimentary drinks

Company logo included in event marketing

Recognition in event programme

Company branding displayed on event screens

Optional product placement

TABLE
OF 10
£10,000

10 tickets

Networking drinks reception

Complimentary drinks

Featured in event programme

 

Individual tickets: £1,000

 

Tables of 12 also available

SMALL
SUPPLIERS
£7,500 *

10 tickets

Networking drinks reception

Complimentary drinks

Featured in event programme

 

Individual tickets: £750

 

* Available if you’re a smaller organisation and turnover is less than £6.5m per year.

BAR
PACKAGE 1
£10,000

Bar structure with branding

All bar staff

Refrigeration

Standard glassware and ice

Bar utensils and tools

Printed bar menus

Product storage

Waste management

BAR
PACKAGE 2
£6,000

Bar structure with branding

Standard glassware and ice

Printed bar menus

Product storage

Waste management

GroceryAid is the industry charity that has supported current and former grocery colleagues nationally since 1857.

The charity provides emotional, practical and financial support for grocery people.
In 2019 we helped 15,784 colleagues spending £4.25m
70% of the people we support are working age.

The funds raised at events such as the Waitrose & Partners Garden Party help the charity continue to make a very real difference to people in need.

In addition, GroceryAid has a 24/7 Helpline, Live Chat and website providing emotional and practical support for a range of topics including;
- Financial Advice
- Counselling
- Woebot- a friendly CBT robot app
- Mental Health Support
- Debt Management
- Relationship and Family
- Counselling
- Workplace Critical Incident
- Support
- Legal Advice
- Back to Work Support

GroceryAid is proud to support all colleagues who need our help. We want to keep it this way so thank you for supporting Waitrose.
THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS FROM 2020
FAQ'S

 

THE VENUE
Dorney Court,
Dorney Lane, Dorney,
Windsor, SL4 6QP
dorneycourt.co.uk

TIMINGS
18:00 - Garden reception
19:00 - Dinner
01:00 - Carriages

DRESS CODE
Not black tie – think luxury garden party or a day at the races

 

 

BOOKING
For more information, booking enquiries or to discuss product placement opportunities, please contact waitrose@groceryaid.org.uk or call 01252 875925

 

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
The nearest train station to the venue is Windsor & Eton Central. The station has good links with Central London, in particular London Waterloo and London Paddington.

Uber does operate in the local area, alternatively you can contact local taxi firm Windsor Cars – 01753 677 677.

 

ACCOMMODATION
The Thames Riviera Hotel – 3*
+44 (0)1628 674057
https://thamesriviera.com/

The Oakley Court Hotel – 4*
+44 (0)1753 609988
https://www.oakleycourt.co.uk/

Taplow House Hotel – 4*
+44 (0)1628 670056 
https://www.taplowhouse.com/