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  • 69 / 100
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The Thistle Suite is one of the best hospitality experiences within Murrayfield Stadium, with its perfect blend of high-quality entertainment, player appearances and a sumptuous three-course meal.

The professional hosts expertly guide the suite through the game and provide real insight before guests depart to their Platinum match seats.

On return enjoy some much-needed post-match refreshments while the Q&A’s begin, a perfect time to relax, unwind and interact with your guests.




Rating: Good

Plus

  • Excellent Seats in the West Stand
  • Guest Speakers

Minus

  • No Champagne after Welcome Drink
  • No Car Parking

Key Points

Location Within West Stand
Capacity 500 Guests
Catering
  • 3-Course Meal
  • Post-match Refreshments
Admission SRU Official Match Ticket
Drinks
  • Welcome Drink Reception
  • Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
Price Guide £455 to £525 (Autumn 2020)

Package Content

Location

Within West Stand

Viewing

Platinum Category Ticket

Tickets

SRU Official Match Ticket

Private Table/Facility Size

10 to 12 Guests

Reception Drink

Welcome Drink Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)

Main Meal

3-Course Meal

Additional Catering

Post-match Refreshments

Guest Speakers

  • Pre & Post-match Q&A with Player Appearances
  • Professional Host

Programme

Official Match Programme

Hostess Service

Table Service Drinks

Extra Inclusions

Business Card Draw to Win Exclusive Memorabilia

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.

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Thistle Suite Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Thistle Suite is Murrayfield’s largest space for match-day hospitality inside the stadium, with a capacity for 500 guests. It is a popular facility with a busy atmosphere and is regularly sold out.

Location

The suite is situated inside Murrayfield’s West Stand with its own private entrance from the concourse, with a private bar and toilet facilities.

Facility/Décor

The suite has recently been upgraded with a new attractive bar. It is quite a dark room with no natural light, however enhanced lighting makes it a pleasant space.  There are several pillars in the room, which may obscure some guests’ view of the guest speakers on the central stage area.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for 10-12 guests, smaller groups will need to share a table.

Admission

The Thistle package includes an excellent Platinum match ticket in the West Stand, which is side-on to the action. Murrayfield is less than transparent in advertising specific seating blocks in advance.

Catering

The catering consists of a three-course luncheon created by the Executive Chef followed by post-match refreshments.

 

Inside the Thistle Suite

Drinks

You will enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and the bar is complimentary. The wines are specially selected by the sommelier to complement your meal. Please note that Champagne is only available during the reception.

Service

There are dedicated drink hosts providing table service.

Entertainment

There is an entertaining inter-active Q&A with rugby legends during lunch.

Audio-Visual

There are a few TV screens in the restaurant to view other sporting events or video highlights, but not enough for all guests to enjoy a view.

Car Parking

There are no car park passes included in this package, which means guests will have to use public transport, taxis, or source parking themselves in the Murrayfield area.

Extras

A souvenir match programme is included.

Ratings Understand our scoring
69 / 100
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Admission
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Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 69/100
Paul Terry (61)
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Dress Code

The majority of hospitality options have no strict dress codes, and team shirts are generally allowed. However, it is advised to dress smart casual, and according to weather conditions as match seats are outside.

Getting There

GPS users can get to BT Murrayfield Stadium by using the postcode EH12 5PJ. There is very little parking at the Stadium, so visitors are encouraged to use the park and ride schemes, trams and buses.

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