I recently attended the Eighth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Los Angeles. This was my first time going to a Polo Match and even though the heat was almost unbearable in my long-sleeved dress, I still had a ton of fun! In this blog post I’m going to be sharing my experience at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, as well as some tips for attending this event!
First things first… tickets. There are three different types of tickets sold: General Admission, Fast-Pass and Rosé Garden. I purchased a fast-pass ticket, but to be honest I don’t think it was worth it. Let me explain why. Both general admission and fast-pass holders are told to park or get dropped off at the same location, where you will check-in and wait in-line for a shuttle to take you up to the field. The fast-pass line is somewhat shorter and quicker, so you get to skip some people… but only a few until you find yourself standing in-line again with everyone else once you get off the buses. I chose to buy fast-pass tickets instead of general admission, because I was under the impression that I would get to skip both lines. I should’ve done more research.
Another reason I regret buying a fast-pass ticket is because the staff was not very clear when giving directions. It left many people wondering why some people with fast-pass wristbands were skipping the line while others were told they could not. So at the end of the day, I should’ve just bought a general admission ticket and kept the extra $70 that I spent on a fast-pass ticket. The third type of ticket is a Rosé Garden ticket. These are a bit more expensive. Like $250 more. However, this ticket comes with great benefits including, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, a meal for lunch, more Instagram photo-spots, celebrities, etc. If you aren’t on a budget, I’d definitely opt for a Rosé Garden ticket! 🙂
It was convenient that Veuve Clicquot served food (food trucks), drinks (by the bottle or glass) and merchandise (Veuve Clicquot branded blankets, umbrella, corks, etc.)! They were also handing out free water bottles. You are allowed to bring your own food too! It was super cute seeing couples having picnics out of adorable picnic baskets. There are some tables, but I recommend bringing a blanket to sit on the ground. The event is from 11 am to 6 pm. The actual Polo Match starts around 2pm. This was my first time watching Polo and I loved it!! But seriously though, you are going to want to sit at some point, especially if you are wearing heels.
I wore this long, flowy green floral dress with a high-neck! It was 90 degrees. I’m sure you are asking yourself why, because I’m still asking myself the same. I knew it was going to be SUPER hot. But I’m from the south, so dry heat isn’t as hot to me as humid heat it. Or maybe I’m just telling myself that, because I instantly fell in love with this green dress when I saw it in the store. It’s under $75 and I’m wearing a size 4. The dress is rayon material, so it’s not that heavy. It’s pretty breathable.
Overall I loved attending the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. I think it’s important to read all the emails and information about the event so that you come prepared! Oh, and definitely check the weather. It occurs rain or shine! Have you ever attended a VC Polo Classic?
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