Summer’s been heating up. But as much as we love the sunshine, it’s got many of us worrying about climate change.
Making your next event sustainable is a great way to do your bit towards helping the planet – and to show your guests just how serious you are about the issues they care most about. But you’ll need a sustainable event venue to match! Enter Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Lord’s Cricket Ground was the first British cricket ground to run completely on renewable energy, and it’s committed to sustainable operations. Not only that, but this world-famous venue just oozes character and history, making it the ideal spot for any sustainable conference, private dining event or Christmas party. Here’s the lowdown.
So, so sustainable
First things first, Lord’s Cricket Ground has got you covered if you’re looking to host an impressive event that’s also eco-friendly. It runs 100% on wind power (a move that’s reduced the venue’s annual carbon footprint from utilities by a whopping 80%!); it’s an inaugural member of the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS); and it was even the first UK sports venue to employ a full-time Sustainability Manager in 2009!
Ultimately, this isn’t just a venue that dabbles in sustainability. It’s a pioneer when it comes to sustainability in sport, and makes it its mission to incorporate greener practices throughout its operations – from combatting single-use plastics to donating unused food to local people in need and even using food waste unfit for human consumption to generate electricity!
By hosting an event at Lord’s Cricket Ground, you’ll know your venue will support your mission to host a green event, and you’ll be able to show your attendees that you’re serious about protecting the planet.
While your more environmentally-conscious guests are sure to be impressed by Lord’s Cricket Ground’s sustainable practices, sports fans will have something else to get excited about. That’s right, Lord’s Cricket Ground is the most famous cricket ground in the world, commonly referred to as the ‘Home of Cricket’!
With stunning views of the pitch from nearly all of the venue’s 14 spaces, just picture your guests gazing out at the setting of England's sensational ICC Men's Cricket World Cup victory. Or sipping champagne as they browse the Museum and Film Theatre’s extensive collection of cricketing memorabilia (including the famous Ashes Urn!). Or walking in the footsteps of sporting legends in the Player's Home Dressing Room itself.
Yep, those are experiences your attendees won’t forget in a hurry!
Full of character
If a venue steeped in history and charm is at the top of your wishlist, you can’t get much better than Lord’s Cricket Ground. It’s bursting with character both inside and out!
From the moment your guests set foot through those iconic iron gates, they’ll be wowed by their exquisite surroundings. Every corner has a story – from the quaint rose beds of the Harris Garden (a former lawn tennis court where the rules of the game were standardised) to the ornate ceilings and fine paintings of the Long Room (the much-loved room that international cricket players pass through on their way onto and off the field of play).
Safe to say this is a venue that’s made the history books on a regular basis – perfect if you’re hoping your event will go down in history too!
Lord’s Cricket Ground might well be rich in history, but it also boasts top-notch facilities. Alongside spaces housed in the historic Pavilion, you’ll also find a host of modern suites, ideal for meetings and conferences.
A couple that deserve a mention are the versatile Thomas Lord Suite and the light and airy Two Seven Eight Suite. But our favourite has to be Pelham’s, with its striking floor-to-ceiling windows offering views over the ground. It’s at the heart of the venue’s sustainability drive, featuring a rainwater recycling system, green walls and solar and photovoltaic panels.
Oh and of course, we haven’t even mentioned the food yet! We all know that the way to your guests’ hearts is through their stomachs – and luckily, Lord’s Cricket Ground offers award-winning in-house catering! That’s right, whether you’re picturing a Christmas drinks reception with canapes and bowl food or a lavish six-course dinner in the opulent Long Room, the Lord’s Cricket Ground team have got your back.
A premium location
Finally, Lord’s Cricket Ground is ideally located in leafy St John’s Wood – just a stone’s throw from the centre of the capital and around the corner from the beautiful Regent’s Park.
A short walk from a range of tube and train stations, including Baker Street, London Marylebone and Edgware Road, it’s an easy journey for any guest – no matter whether London’s their home turf or they’re travelling from elsewhere in the UK (or the world!).
Lord’s Cricket Ground is proving that event planners really can have it all – whether you’re hosting a conference, a dinner or a Christmas party, it’s totally possible for your event to be sustainable, fun and totally characterful all at the same time.
If you’re just as convinced as we are, what are you waiting for? Just enquire now to get your event booked into the diary at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Or, if you’re still browsing, feel free to check out more of our top sustainable event venues.