For the first time, luxury UK day train, Belmond Northern Belle and British milliner, Vivien Sheriff are joining forces to ensure race goers turn heads with the perfect show stopping hat for Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot.
Belmond Northern Belle, with its 1930s art deco inspired carriages, will travel to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot on 18 June 2015, departing from Manchester, Birmingham and Crewe. Guests booked to travel are invited to attend an exclusive event to shop for their hat before the journey on 28 April at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire.
Designer Vivien Sheriff will be on hand to discuss her designs and to offer personal advice to guests about the correct hat shape. An interactive talk will take place regarding the Royal Ascot dress code. Guests will have the chance to try on Vivien’s creations, with their striking sculptural forms and meticulous detailing, and to choose from hat designs that have regularly graced the heads of celebrity race-goers and royals, including the Duchess of Cambridge. A Vivien Sheriff privilege card will also be available on the night and a chance to win a fantastic creation.
On 18 June guests, all decked out in their Vivien Sheriff hats, will travel to Ascot in style on board the Belmond Northern Belle, sister train to the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As the elegant carriages set off, brunch is served with a Bellini before arriving into Ascot for a day watching the races from the grandstand enclosure. Dinner with Champagne and half a bottle of wine is served on the return journey home.
Belmond Northern Belle travels through Britain year-round offering journeys through stunning countryside in the style of the bygone era. With departures from over 50 regional stations to many destinations, guests are treated to delicious cuisine served by liveried stewards as the train travels the length and breadth of the country.
Prices for Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot on board Belmond Northern Belle start from £495 per person. This includes an exclusive invitation to the event with Vivien Sheriff, brunch with a Bellini, entrance to Royal Ascot in the grandstand enclosure and dinner with Champagne on the return trip. To book or for more information visit Belmond.com or call 0845 077 2222.
Information on the exclusive event with Vivien Sheriff can be found on Belmond.com or on Viviensheriff.co.uk.