Lord's Long Room Lunch 2024
23Jul
2024

Lord’s Long Room Lunch 2024

After the stunning successes of previous Lord’s Hospitality Events, we are delighted to be again running our Long Room Lunch, in the hallowed environs of the spiritual ‘home of cricket’.

We are thrilled to announce that all-time great and legend of the world game, Brian Lara, will be on our panel this year! It will be fascinating to hear from the man who many people regard as the greatest batsman of the modern era. Brian will be joined by former England opening batsman and record-breaking captain Michael Atherton, plus one of the finest spin bowlers in the history of English Cricket, Graeme Swann. With England taking on the West Indies in the summer Test series, what better way to prepare for another great summer of cricket than hear the thoughts of a panel which includes the man who holds both the highest world Test and first class scores, and is a former Windies captain.

Enjoy the legendary hospitality of the salubrious and exclusive Long Room, including a delicious three course meal and complimentary bar at Lord’s in the company of cricketing royalty. Book your seats promptly please, as this event is certain to sell out in record time!

Brian Lara

Hailed as one of the finest batsmen in the history of the sport, Brian Lara’s journey to cricketing greatness began in his childhood, where he displayed exceptional talent in multiple sports, eventually focusing on cricket. His Test debut against Pakistan in 1990 marked the beginning of an illustrious career spanning 17 years, which would witness him rewrite the record books with some of the greatest innings in history. Lara’s batting prowess was characterized by his elegant stroke play, impeccable timing, and a fearless approach to facing even the most daunting bowling attacks, his ability to dominate any bowling attack made him a nightmare for opposing teams. Throughout his career, Brian set numerous records, including the highest individual score in Test cricket, with an astonishing 400 not out against England in 2004. He also holds the record for the highest First Class score, with an unbeaten 501 for Warwickshire. In 131 Tests he scored almost 12000 runs at an average of 53, with 34 centuries, with a further 10,405 runs in the ODI format at an average over 40. Beyond his individual achievements, Lara’s leadership skills were also evident as he captained the West Indies cricket team. Despite facing challenges during his captaincy, including team restructuring and internal disputes, Lara remained a symbol of resilience and determination. Post-retirement, he remains involved in the sport through commentary, coaching, and philanthropic endeavours, leaving an indelible mark on the cricketing world as a true legend of the game. Twice named Wisden Leading Cricketer of the World, we are thrilled to welcome this icon of the global game to our event!

Mike Atherton

Gutsy and stubborn, single-minded and sledger-proof, Mike Atherton was an opener in the classic English tradition, making batting look like trench warfare. Defence was his forte, but when his bad back wasn’t playing up, he hooked freely and timed the ball sweetly through point. In opponents’ eyes, he was England’s most wanted man for the seven years until his retirement at the end of the 2001 Ashes. Thrust into the captaincy at the age of 25, he led the side in a record 54 Test matches, before resigning in 1998, slipping comfortably into the role of elder statesman of the side. Australia seldom saw the best of him, with his nemesis Glenn McGrath getting him out a world record 19 times, but his relish for a personal duel with the likes of Alan Donald and Shaun Pollock did much to bring about series victories over both South Africa (1998), and West Indies (2000). Mike retired in 2001 with a total of 7728 Test runs in 115 Tests, with a further 1791 runs in 54 ODIs, before moving into the media, establishing a reputation as one of the better player-broadcasters as well as a no-nonsense journalist.

Graeme Swann

England’s record-breaking spin bowler, by the time of his retirement Graeme had taken 255 test match wickets at an average a fraction under 30 in 50 Test matches. These fantastic bowling statistics are complimented with 1370 Test runs with the bat, at an average of 22.09 and 5 fifties; Swann often made an impact down the order, becoming a crucial part of an England team during a particularly successful few years. He was also highly successful in the ODI format, taking over 100 wickets at an average of under 28, and again making useful contributions with the bat. One of English cricket’s biggest characters, he had the cricket world in fits of laughter with his 2010/11 Ashes Video tour diaries, and his ‘sprinkler dance’ as England won the Ashes in Australia! Graeme was named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year in 2009 and won the T20 World Cup in 2010, England’s first ever ICC competition win. A regular summariser on TV and radio cricket coverage, Swanny also showed some mean moves on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 making it all the way to Week 10!

The Long Room at Lords

Renowned as “the most evocative four walls in the world of cricket”, the Long Room in the Lords Pavilion has been at the epicentre of the game for time immemorial. Artwork from across the centuries adorns every wall, with the haughty gazes of the likes of WG Grace and Sir Jack Hobbs mingling with more modern icons of the game, such as Sir Ian Botham and Shane Warne. The service and catering in the Long Room are of the very highest calibre, as befits such a magnificent venue; you and your guests are sure to be enchanted by the whole experience.

Emily Haig

We are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s best vocalists to sing between courses at our lunch. Emily’s powerhouse soprano vocals, spellbinding and dramatic performance and stunning looks, ensure that she immediately commands the stage and engages with her audience. Emily has been honoured to perform the National Anthem 27 times at Wembley Stadium, 5 times at Silverstone Circuit and Twickenham Stadium, plus amongst others, the Olympic Park, Motorpoint Arena, Copper Box and Ricoh Stadium, all of which were internationally live broadcast to millions worldwide.

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Speaker Sponsor

£4,950 (+ VAT)

As a Speaker Sponsor Table, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of the Gold Package plus the opportunity to have one of our special guests sat at your table for our Lord’s Long Room Lunch 2020

What’s included?
  • One of our guest speakers to sit on your table for the afternoon
  • Pre-event VIP reception with the special guests
  • Logo on the event menu cards
  • Group photograph with the special guests
  • Reserved premium positioned table of ten within The Long Room
  • Welcome drink
  • Three course lunch
  • Complimentary beers, house wines and soft drinks
  • Entertaining interviews with our special guests
  • Event hosted by Dave Fulton (Sky Sports)
  • Live opera singer
  • Auction
  • Opportunity to purchase a Pre-event tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground (Additional £30 pp + vat)

Gold - Table of 10

£3,450 (+ VAT)

As a Gold Table of Ten client at our Lord’s Long Room Lunch you’ll enjoy all of the below benefits and in addition we’ll put your company logo on the front of our event menu cards, offering a complimentary branding opportunity.

What’s included?
  • Pre-event VIP reception with the special guests
  • Logo on the event menu cards
  • Group photograph with the special guests
  • Reserved premium positioned table of ten within The Long Room
  • Welcome drink
  • Three course lunch
  • Complimentary beers, house wines and soft drinks
  • Entertaining interviews with our special guests
  • Event hosted by Dave Fulton (Sky Sports)
  • Live opera singer
  • Auction
  • Opportunity to purchase a Pre-event tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground (Additional £30 pp + vat)

Gold - Individual Ticket

£349 (+ VAT)

Enjoy all the benefits of the Silver Package at our Lord’s Long Room Lunch plus prominently positioned table, a pre-event drinks reception with our star guests, and the opportunity to have a group photo.

What’s included?
  • Pre-event VIP reception with the special guests
  • Logo on the event menu cards
  • Group photograph with the special guests
  • Reserved places on a premium positioned table of ten within The Long Room
  • Welcome drink
  • Three course lunch
  • Complimentary beers, house wines and soft drinks
  • Entertaining interviews with our special guests
  • Event hosted by Dave Fulton (Sky Sports)
  • Live opera singer
  • Auction
  • Opportunity to purchase a Pre-event tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground (Additional £30 pp + vat)

Silver - Table of 10

£2,450 (+ VAT)

Enjoy your own exclusive table of Ten at our Lord’s Long Room Lunch where you’ll be able to enjoy added privacy with clients, colleagues and friends.

What’s included?
  • Reserved Table of Ten within The Long Room
  • Welcome drink
  • Three course lunch
  • Complimentary beers, house wines and soft drinks
  • Entertaining interviews with our special guests
  • Event hosted by Dave Fulton (Sky Sports)
  • Live opera singer
  • Auction
  • Opportunity to purchase a Pre-event tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground (Additional £30 pp + vat)

Silver - Individual Ticket

£249 (+ VAT)

Our Sporting Lunch in the Long Room at Lords: Renowned as “the most evocative four walls in the world of cricket”, the Long Room in the Lords Pavilion has been at the epicentre of the game for time immemorial. Artwork from across the centuries adorns every wall, with the haughty gazes of the likes of WG Grace and Sir Jack Hobbs mingling with more modern icons of the game, such as Sir Ian Botham and Shane Warne. The service and catering in the Long Room are of the very highest calibre, as befits such a magnificent venue; you and your guests are sure to be enchanted by the whole experience.

What’s included?
  • Reserved places within The Long Room
  • Welcome drink
  • Three course lunch
  • Complimentary beers, house wines and soft drinks
  • Entertaining interviews with our special guests
  • Event hosted by Dave Fulton (Sky Sports)
  • Live opera singer
  • Auction
  • Opportunity to purchase a Pre-event tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground (Additional £30 pp + vat)

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

Speaker Sponsor
£4,950 (+ VAT)
Package details
Gold - Table of 10
£3,450 (+ VAT)
Package details
Gold - Individual Ticket
£349 (+ VAT)
Package details
Silver - Table of 10
£2,450 (+ VAT)
Package details
Silver - Individual Ticket
£249 (+ VAT)
Package details

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

Sample Itinerary

11.30amArrival. Complimentary bar of beers, house wines and soft drinks is open.
12.20pmSit down in the Long Room
12.30pmIntroduction: Dave Fulton (Sky Sports)
1.00pmBetween Courses: Live Opera Singer: Emily Haig
2.15pmAuction
2.30pmSpecial Guests with Dave Fulton
3.30pmEnd of Formal Proceedings. Complimentary bar closes. Pay bar remains open
4.00pmThe Facility Closes
Please note that this a sample itinerary and final timings will be subject to change.

Your Frequently Asked Questions

Lord’s Long Room Lunch

  • I've purchased Silver places for the Lord's Long Room Lunch, can I upgrade these to Gold?

    Yes, we’ll accommodate this upgrade if possible. Please speak get in touch with our team on 0800 195 4250 or sales@galahospitality.co.uk

  • How can I see what Lord's Long Room packages are available?

    Simply visit our dedicated hospitality page to see all our latest packages; Click Here Then either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email sales@galahospitality.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form.

  • I have a large group I wish to book for, can this be done online?

    Yes, as long as there is availability. Once you have chosen which event, package and date you wish to book, you will then have the option to choose the amount of places you wish to purchase.

  • Is the package price per person or per table?

    In general, prices are shown on a per person basis. However, some private tables have a minimum number of people.

  • Do the prices quoted include VAT?

    Please note that the prices quoted are per person and are subject to UK VAT, which is currently charged at 20%. VAT is added to the price within the booking section of the website.

  • When should I expect to receive my Lord's Long Room Lunch documents?

    For peace of mind, we’ll post your tickets and documentation approximately ten to fourteen days before the Lord’s Long Room Lunch takes place. All tickets will be sent via Royal Mail Special delivery.

  • What's the dress code for the Lord's Long Room Lunch?

    The Lord’s Long Room has a smart dress code. Jackets and ties are required.

  • Do I have to pay when booking online?

    In order to secure your booking online, you will need to either pay by credit or debit card using our secure online payment system. If you wish to make a payment by invoice, please speak to one of the Gala Events team. Click here

  • The package I'd like to book is showing online as POA, what do I do?

    Please speak to a member of the Gala Events Team for more information. Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email sales@galahospitality.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form.

  • Is it safe to submit information through the online booking system?

    Yes. All transactions are carried out using secure server technology.

23Jul
2024

Lord’s Long Room Lunch 2024

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Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.