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By kind permission of Julian Polhill, this exclusive VIP event will take place in the private grounds of Howbury Hall in Bedford on Saturday 24th September 2022.

We cordially invite you to join us for a cocktail reception at 7pm before taking your seats to enjoy exquisite dining and drinks followed by an incomparable evening of entertainment -artists to be confirmed, all in our intimate purpose-built outdoor venue.

The Secret Late Summer Ball will be a one-of-a-kind evening that you simply won't want to miss.

Tickets are priced at £175 per person, inclusive of VAT and booking fees. You can reserve your ticket by paying a 25% deposit, with the balance due on 31st March 2022

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How do I get to The Pinnacle at Howbury Hall?

The Secret Summer Ball takes place at "The Pinnacle" in the private grounds of Howbury Hall, Bedford, MK41 0JB.

Can children attend?

This event is strictly over 18s only.

Are drinks included and are we able to purchase additional drinks?

Reception drinks and a ‘flight of wine’ with dinner are included in the ticket price. Additional drinks can be pre-ordered or purchased on the night.

To pre-order additional drinks, you will receive an email approximately four weeks prior to the event confirming your drinks package and a link to order further drinks should you wish. All further drinks must be pre-ordered no later than two-weeks prior to the event.

Will you cater for different dietary requirements?

We will send an email four weeks prior to the event to confirm the dietary requirements of your party.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, black tie or stylishly glamourous.

Where can I park and can I leave my car overnight?

Yes, please follow directional signage which will take you to the car park. The entrance to the Secret Summer Ball is a short walk from the car park.

Vehicles may be left overnight at your own risk and must be collected by midday the following day.

Is there a pickup/drop off point or a taxi rank?

Yes, please follow directional signage to the car park, the drop off and collection area will be clearly marked.

The entrance to the Secret Summer Ball is a short walk from the car park.

What are the timings for the evening?

19.00: Arrival and reception drinks
20.00: Call to dinner
22.00: Tony Hadley with band
23.30: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
01.30: Carriages

All timings are be subject to change without warning.

Can I add further tickets to my order at a later date?

Yes, however all tickets are subject to availability. Purchase your additional tickets as normal, then email quoting your reference numbers for each of your bookings so we can combine them into one booking.

How are tables allocated and will there be mixed groups on tables?

Tables are allocated on a first-come-first-served-basis. Tables located at the front being allocated to those who purchase tickets first.

Tables seat up to 10 people. Bookings of less than 10 in a group will be allocated a table with other smaller groups.

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