Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never heard of this kind of private members' club is it new?
Well, we’re unique but not so new – we’ve been around for six years now! We offer a very different kind of membership to a bricks and mortar private members club and most of our members come from outside London. They want to enjoy all the benefits of a private members club but don’t spend enough time in London to use one. This way they get all the benefits without any geographical constraints. The concept has evolved every year offering more and more benefits to our members along the way.
What does the membership include?
What sort of events do you offer?
Choose from an extensive calendar of events scheduled across the UK, offering variety on geographical area, day of the week and personal interest but all boasting the same exquisite standards of hospitality. We organise all sorts of events, from private hospitality at sporting events such as Henley Regatta, to days on private yachts, exclusive access at concerts, fine dining experiences and private viewings at really interesting venues (The Churchill War Rooms, Windsor Castle and the Jockey Club to name just a few highlights!).
Our sister brand - My Virtual Connoisseur offers you a choice of three virtual events a year to attend for those times when you’re exceptionally busy (or there’s a global pandemic on!). Everything you will need for your event will be delivered to your door along with an online masterclass to enjoy.
Additional Partner Events
We have established some prestigious partnerships across the UK ranging from our supported charities, networking groups and private clubs. We are invited to some of the UK’s most glamorous events and will include you in as many of them as you’d like!
A full range of additional member benefits offered by a range of external partners all booked and organised on your behalf by our team. Choose from personal shopping, hotel discounts or a financial review from our headline sponsor Janine Edwards at St. James’s Place - with new benefits added to the portfolio all the time.
A personal concierge service for assistance on booking everything from tickets, holidays, weekends away or restaurants. We are experts in finding out what it is you're looking for, then using our knowledge and expertise to deliver a truly unforgettable experience.
Fully inclusive, high-end hospitality at all events for you and your guests. Our all-inclusive membership means that you don’t even have to think about bringing your wallet to pay for drinks on the night – it’s all been taken care of. And we don’t just book the sort of hospitality you can book yourself – we take over whole floors of Michelin starred restaurants; book whole boats to cruise down the Thames on or organise access to galleries and museums not open to the general public. You really get 5* service when you join our club.
Our Connoisseur Club gives you access to monthly hand-selected wines and spirits. Our in-house Connoisseur Ollie has vast experience in the fields of fine food and drinks and shares his expertise with you here.
Although our club is predominantly social, for those who do like to mix business with pleasure we organise two informal business networking events per year that you are free to attend.
What do people use the membership for?
The answer simply is whatever they want to. Every member is looking for something slightly different and we pride ourselves on not only treating every member as an individual, but also every membership as individual. We attract the kind of people for whom an off-the-shelf service just isn’t good enough.
Many of our members have such busy schedules they use the membership to benefit from enjoying an incredible social life – all with someone else taking care of the details. They use their events to make time for themselves as a couple, or sometimes to bring family and friends along. The non-business feel to the Club means that lots of our members have become firm friends outside of the Club too.
Many of our corporate members use the membership as a very different way of spending their entertainment budget in a strategical but successful way. Having spent huge amounts on corporate entertainment in the past with varying degrees of success due to last minute cancellations and being unable to fill places, our calendar gives them the opportunity to offer their clients a range of events that they would not normally be able to source. With ideas away from the “norm” in terms of a corporate offering, they find that it’s their invitation that sets them apart from the rest.
Do I have to be a member? Can’t I just buy the events?
We pride ourselves on the exclusive nature of our Club and know you will appreciate this as a member. All our in-house events are run exclusively for our members and therefore are not for sale. We do however arrange lots of events via our concierge service for our members. These include concerts, sporting events and one-off exclusive corporate or celebratory events and we would be very happy to discuss arranging a private event for you. But to join us for one of our calendar events, membership is a must! You can test the waters with a Taster membership just to see what we’re all about, but we’re sure you’ll want a full membership once you’ve experienced our hospitality.
Do I have to pay the membership fee in one go?
Not at all. You can choose to pay monthly or annually – whatever suits you best.
Can I use the other services if I am not a member of The Club?
Yes of course. We have lots of clients who use our concierge services for all sorts of private and corporate events. Whether it’s arranging an exclusive family holiday or organising your company Christmas party – we’re your one-stop shop for great hospitality.
Will I like the other members?
Not all of them! But definitely most of them. We take real care during the sign-up process for all new members which means that you can be assured you will be socialising with like-minded people. They are grown up people who enjoy the finer things in life, having already experienced much of what the luxury market has to offer. They are looking for something different, but most of all they are looking to have fun.
Is it a networking club?
Absolutely not. The emphasis in the Club is on socialising and relationship building. In our experience the best way to do business is to get to know people first, build a relationship and then without anyone realising, opportunity will knock on your door!
Can I bring guests?
The flexible nature of the membership means you are allocated a certain number of spaces (dependant on your membership type) and you can use those however you wish. Some events are members only, but we open several of them up throughout the year specifically for you to bring your friends and family. Also, if not all spaces are filled by members for a particular event, we will offer them out to members to invite their guests.
That all sounds great! How do I join?
Either send us an email or phone our office and we will arrange a face-to-face meeting with you to go through all your options and answer all your questions. You can join at any time of the year – so what are you waiting for?!