Royal Ascot at Braxted Park: 21.06.2018

The perfect day at the races:

To celebrate the summer, Consort Insurance are partnering with Braxted Park Conference & Wedding Venue in hosting an Ascot Gold Cup themed event in the beautiful surroundings of Braxted Park Estate.

To be held on Thursday 21st June 2018, the event promises to bring all the thrills and spills of the famous horse race to Essex. Races will be displayed on a big screen and there will be betting facilities on site for those who fancy a flutter on the day.

Guests will enjoy canapes on arrival, a sizzling Summer BBQ mid-afternoon, followed by afternoon tea.

There will be various beverages served throughout the day to ensure guests remain properly refreshed, this will include a Pimms and Prosecco bar which will be open for the duration.

Post the races, Live Entertainment will conclude what promises to be a fantastic day.

The Schedule:

13:00 ~ guest registration
13:30 ~ canapés are served, bar is open
14:30 ~ first race
15:00 ~ BBQ is served
17:00 ~ afternoon tea is served
17:35 ~ last race
17:45 ~ live entertainment
20:00 ~ closure of bar and live entertainment
20:45 ~ carriages

Please note that we are prepared for and can facilitate any weather.

The Venue:

Address: Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3GA

See below for more details ‘About Braxted Park Conference & Wedding Venue’

Directions and Accommodation:

London / Chelmsford by car: On the A12 heading towards Colchester it is important to by-pass Witham completely. Ignore all signs off the A12 until you see the sign to Rivenhall and Silver End.

The major landmark is the left turn off the A12 by a large disused pub called the Fox. Take this turning signposted to Rivenhall and Great Braxted. If you get to the Kelvedon turn off you have gone too far.

You will come to a T Junction: Turn Right following signs to Great Braxted and Witham, where you will see a brown sign for Braxted Park.

Exactly 1 mile after taking the right turn and after going over a little humpbacked bridge, you will encounter the Braxted Park Wall for the first time.

Follow the sign to Braxted Park Estate Conference Centre, Wedding Venue, Cookery School and Offices, not Braxted Park Golf Course. i.e. follow road round to right leaving the wall on your left. Exactly ½ mile later the entrance to Braxted Park Estate will appear to your left. Enter the estate, come down the drive and park in the gravel car park.

Colchester by car: On the A12 after going past Kelvedon, take the turning to Rivenhall and Great Braxted by the Rivenhall Hotel, just after the BP service Station.

At the T junction turn right, where you will see a sign to Great Braxted. Follow that road until you go over the humpbacked bridge, after which you will encounter the Braxted Park Wall. Then follow directions as per above.

By Rail: The nearest train station to the Braxted Park Estate is Witham, which links directly from Liverpool Street and all stations on that line, from here it is typically a further 14 minutes by road. Crusader Cab is located opposite the station, Chet’s minicab service and Knights Taxis are also local;

Crusader Cab – 01376 500555

Chet’s minicab service – 01376 500737

Knights Taxis – 01376 518383

Below is a map for reference:


Hotel Accommodation:

There is accommodation available on the Braxted Park Estate for up to 12 guests at £125 per room, this includes a continental breakfast the next day. Check-in is at 3pm and guests can check out 10am.
There is also a stunning Garden Cottage located on the grounds which is available at £250 for the night.
If you would like us to book accommodation in advance on your behalf please let us know.

About Consort Insurance

Consort are experts in arranging insurance cover that is all-enveloping without being unduly restrictive. Consort offer a highly personal service and provide the right answers before a business learns the hard way what questions to ask – these are the two founding principles upon which Consort was established.

Consort employ teams of specialists whose experience is focussed on individual industry sectors: communications, media, construction, food and drink, financial services manufacturing, property development, retail, transport and logistics.

Consort have also developed a dedicated division which solely services high net worth individuals and their insurance needs, providing specialist knowledge of insurance products and ensuring that clients have the most appropriate cover in place.

Consort work hard to provide accessible, affordable and appropriate insurance solutions.

About Braxted Park Conference & Wedding Venue

Braxted Park is a beautiful Queen Anne house set in its own historic and unique parkland in the heart of Essex. It has been the home of the Clark family since it was purchased on behalf of the Plessey Company by Sir Allen Clark in 1946. Since that time it has been developed by successive generations of the family into a highly successful and diversified rural business which incorporates five main enterprises: weddings and events, property management, a 9-hole parkland golf course, one of the best partridge shoots in the UK and a productive arable farm.

Steeped in history and set within 500 acres of stunning Essex parkland, Braxted Park offers all the modern amenities you would expect from a high level conference and event venue, while retaining the elegance and character of one of the most beautiful countryside estates in the East of England.

Contact Details

Consort Insurance

01621 890 285

Braxted Park Conference & Wedding Venue

01621 892305