Your lead guest should have received an email this morning (21/03/2019) giving all the details you need for the ball in Saturday night but as the main queries we are receiving are about timings& the boats across please see a copy of that information below:
Welcome drinks and canapés start at 6.30pm and we will call you up to the marquee for Dinner at 7.15 pm so please leave plenty of time to check your coats and enjoy your welcome drink and canapés before 7.15 pm. We have over 250 people coming to the ball so it’s going to be busy.
There will be a short walk to the marquee and you will only be outside for a few minutes but we do advise you to bring a jacket and perhaps an umbrella in case of rain. It is no longer nessesary to walk on the grass to get to the marquee as the final part of the walkway is now fully paved.
The music will end at Midnight, with carriages at 12.15pm.
Getting to Ravens Ait
The best place to get dropped off by car is at Westfield Landing, it’s a small turning on the left of Portsmouth Road if driving towards Kingston. It is just after Hart’s Boatyard and immediately before the Thames towpath entrance. The postcode for Sat Nav is KT6 4HH. You can also pull into the roads opposite (Grove Road or Catherine Road).
We would recommend you use Catherine Road for taxi pick ups as Westfield Landing is quite small and might get congested with lots of cabs.
From Westfield Landing, walk in the direction of Kingston down the towpath towards the river and you will see some steps. This is where the Ravens Ait boat will pick you up from. The boat floor is flush with the quay, so no awkward stepping in or out. The boat carries 40 people per trip and takes about 1 minute so you shouldn’t have to wait for long. There will also be a boat on standby all night for any late comers or early leavers but if you find this is not the case then please call Ravens Ait on 0208 339 6960
All pre-orders will be on your tables but in addition to the smaller bar in the reception area, the fully stocked bar in the marquee will also be open for additional drinks. The marquee bar accepts both cards and cash but the reception bar is expected to be cash only.
Dress code is Black Tie and Fabulous!
Hopefully you have been looking through the auction brochure and picking your favourite lots but just in case you missed it we will have copies available on your table or you can find a copy by following this link:
If for some reason you find that you can no longer attend the Ball please let us know by emailing email@example.com so we can try and avoid empty seats.
Well that’s all for now, we look forward to welcoming you to the Greatest Show Ball.
If you have any other questions then please in the first instance contact your lead guest before emailing in.