Copious amounts of bubbles, an excuse to dress up, and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline? You didn’t have to ask me twice to attend the Eighth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.
A group of my girlfriends gathered in sundresses and plenty of sunscreen for a gorgeous afternoon out at Liberty State Park. We had heard that the event organizers were a bit strict on alcohol consumption so we got the party started with a few drinks prior to boarding the ferry out to the polo grounds.
We were glad that we heeded warnings to pregame as glasses of Veuve were $23 apiece or $100 for the bottle. We split bottles throughout the afternoon and rotated between the classic orange label and sparkling pink. Many of our fellow fete-goers came prepared with blankets and full spreads of picnic fare, which I highly recommend for future attendees.
This wasn’t Veuve Clicquot’s first rodeo (it was their eighth in fact) so the organization was prepared with plenty of entertainment, outside of the live polo match. There was live music, gorgeous photo props, and food trucks scattered throughout the venue.
Of course, we all were supposedly here for polo, but we barely saw a horse. This was clearly an event to mingle with other young, attractive people in the city and to “see and be seen.” Most people were dressed to the nines in summer suits, pocket squares, outrageous hats, and impractical heels.
Our group had a blast people watching, day drinking in the sunshine, taking admirable Instagram photos, and chatting with our neighbors in the grass. This event was a fun way to kick off the summer season and celebrate the beauty of New York. I can’t wait for next year’s affair!
Learn more about the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic here!