Outdoor Furniture Hire at The Epsom Derby Festival
Rio Lounge have been proud suppliers of outdoor furniture hire for the Jockey Club at Epsom Downs for several years.
Held annually in early June, the Investec Derby Festival is one of the most important events in the racing calendar. Considered one of the greatest flat races in the world, it’s an event rich in glamour, excitement and famous faces. As has been traditional all throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth II once again attended Epsom Downs Racecourse this year for the event. As a passionate horse lover, Her Majesty has a close affiliation with the festival dating back over 70 years. She has previously had several of her own horses racing in the Derby.
For fashion-lovers, day one was Ladies’ Day, where ladies showed off their gorgeous dresses, and most creative hats and fascinators. To the right you can see glamorous ladies relaxing outdoors on our modular Ana Mandara seating and cylindrical faux leather Club Poufs.
For casual diners, our 6 seater South Beach Bistro Sets, (pictured left) in smart white rattan, were the perfect solution. Looking dazzling in the sunshine, they were ideal for guests to perch and socialise with drinks and snacks.
New for 2019 – The Moët & Chandon Terrace
Brand new for 2019, The Moët & Chandon Terrace, situated within Epsom’s Queen’s Stand enclosure, is a luxurious new way to enjoy Derby Day. During the day, guests enjoy exclusive VIP access to the terrace. Complimentary champagne, canapés and cocktails are served both on arrival and throughout the afternoon. When the sun goes down, and the excitement of the racing is over, the resident DJ then takes to the decks and ticketholders can dance the night away at the after-party.
A brief history of Moët & Chandon Champagne and racing at Epsom Downs
Long associated with success, Moët & Chandon Champagne is the perfect fizz to celebrate when you’ve backed a winner! But, you may not know that Moët & Chandon has a long history with Epsom Downs Racecourse. It all began in 1908, when the brand’s British agent, Albert Simon, won two races at Epsom on his horses , aptly named “Moët” and “Chandon”. Celebrating his success, he decided to treat the whole racecourse to Champagne! His successors joked that, mercifully for his agency’s finances, his winning streak was short-lived! To this day, Moët & Chandon is still very much present at the Epsom Derby.
Creating an exclusive VIP terrace with our furniture hire….
Selecting from our extensive range of white event furniture, the client chose to hire both high and low seating for the Moët & Chandon Terrace experience. Fabulous for ‘day-to-night’ events, guests love lounging on our cool comfortable white rattan Marrakesh sofa sets.
At Rio Lounge we have built a close affiliation over the years with the world of racing. For a glance into the glamorous world of racehorse sales, why not read our blog on the Goffs London Sale.
Organising a sporting event or need to create the perfect VIP lounge? Rio Lounge are always happy to help. Simply browse the website and add your favourite products to a wishlist or quote. Alternatively, call us now on 0845 46 77483 to chat to a member of our team, or email us here.