FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions.

What to Wear 

Royal Enclosure

Ladies

Ladies are kindly reminded that formal daywear is a requirement in the Royal Enclosure, defined as follows:

  • Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer. 
  • Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater. 
  • Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
  • Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length and of matching material and colour. 
  • Jumpsuits are welcome. They should be of full-length to the ankle, with regulations matching that for dresses. 
  • Hats should be worn; however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat. Ladies are kindly asked to note the following:
  • Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted. 
  • Midriffs must be covered. 
  • Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm)

Gentlemen

Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include: 

  • A waistcoat and tie (no cravats) 
  • A black or grey top hat 
  • Black shoes 

A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Garden. The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure. 

Children 

(Admitted on Friday and Saturday only) 

  • Girls (aged 10-17) should dress in accordance with the Ladies’ dress code. However, they may wear a headpiece or fascinator as an alternative to a hat, without any size restriction.
  • Boys (aged 10-17) should either dress in accordance with the gentlemen’s dress code; or alternatively may wear a dark-coloured lounge suit with a shirt. 

 

Overseas Visitors

Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal National Dress of their country or Service Dress. 

Serving Military Personal

Serving military personnel are welcome to wear Service Dress or equivalent.

Queen Anne Enclosure & Village Enclosure

Ladies 

Ladies within the main Queen Anne Enclosure and Village Enclosure areas are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and ladies are kindly asked to take note of the following:

  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times. 
  • Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted.
  • Trouser suits and jumpsuits must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above. 
  • Midriffs must be covered.
  • Shorts are not permitted.

Gentlemen 

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie 

Children

  • Girls (aged 17 and under) should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces or a fascinator may be worn but are not compulsory. 
  • Boys (aged 13-16) should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and a tie. Younger boys (aged 12 or under) should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie. 

General 

Ascot Racecourse recognises that there may be instances where a degree of discretion is required in determining compliance with our dress code within the Queen Anne and Village Enclosures. In such instances, reasonable judgement will be exercised. 

Guests within the Queen Anne Enclosure are welcome to follow the Royal Enclosure dress code.

 

 

 

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Ascot Village restaurant. Private viewing enclosure just meters from the finish line

Ascot Village

Private viewing enclosure just meters from the finish line

Ascot Village restaurant. Private viewing enclosure just meters from the finish line
The Lawn Club. In a private enclave of the Queen Anne Enclosure

The Lawn Club

In a private enclave of the Queen Anne Enclosure

The Lawn Club. In a private enclave of the Queen Anne Enclosure
Carriages Restaurant, spectacular head on views down the finishing straight

Carriages Restaurant

Spectacular head on views down the finishing straight

Carriages Restaurant, spectacular head on views down the finishing straight
Chalets in the Village, in the middle of the racecourse the Royal Ascot Village

Chalets in the Village

In the middle of the racecourse the Royal Ascot Village

Chalets in the Village, in the middle of the racecourse the Royal Ascot Village

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AR Events,
Tel. 01484 539432
Email: info@arevents.co.uk

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4 Railway Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1JP

Tel: 01484 539432
Email: info@arevents.co.uk