The Patron’s Lunch Public Ballot

The Patron’s Lunch is a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s lifetime dedicated to service and patronage of more than 600 organisations across the UK and Commonwealth, on the occasion of The Queen’s 90th birthday.

On Sunday 12th June 2016, The Mall in St James’s Park will be transformed for its largest ever street party with 10,000 guests being treated to a hamper-style lunch on a scale never seen before.

Her Majesty will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family to celebrate the occasion on The Mall. As well as the hamper lunch, guests will be treated to a fantastic carnival parade down The Mall and along Birdcage Walk – full details of which will soon be announced.

The Patron’s Lunch will be the finale to a National Weekend of Celebration, which includes the Service of Thanksgiving (Friday 10th June), Trooping the Colour (Saturday 11th June) and The Patron’s Lunch (Sunday, 12th June)

In addition to the many Patron’s Organisations who will be represented on The Mall, there will be 2000 tickets available in the Public Ballot allowing members of the public to join The Patron’s Lunch celebrations on The Mall.

The Patron’s Lunch Public Ballot is now closed – successful applicants will be notified by email from mid April 2016.

The Patron’s Lunch Public Ballot Is Now Closed

Public Ballot Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the ballot?

Applicants applying online must create an account to register their interest.

The ballot is open to those who are resident in England (including the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man) Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Applicants will be asked to provide the following mandatory information:-

Full name
Main residential address, including postcode
Region (choose from drop down box)
Date of Birth
Email address
Number of tickets required (1 or 2)

Online applications are preferable. 

However, postal applications are accepted from Monday 29th February 2016. Applicants wanting to apply by post must send an email to to receive the Official Ballot application form. Details required will be:-

Full name
Main residential address, including postcode
Region (England, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man) including Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.
Date of Birth
Email address
Telephone number (can be used to inform if application is successful)
Number of tickets required (1 or 2)

Postal application must be sent to The Patron’s Lunch Events Ltd, PO BOX 71440, London, SW6 9HU. All applications must be received by the 31st March 2016.

How many tickets can I buy?

Applicants can register interest to purchase one or two tickets. If two tickets are requested, the applicant is responsible for providing the necessary details for the nominated guest at point of ballot registration.

Only one application per person will be allowed regardless of method of application.

How much are tickets?

For anyone attending The Mall, all tickets will cost £150 each

How long is the ballot open for?

Applications can be made online from 10:30 on Friday 26th February until 23:59 on 31st March 2016. Postal applications must be received by 31st March 2016.

Tickets will NOT be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is as much chance of being selected if the application is made on 26th February as on 31st March 2016.


Are there any age restrictions on tickets?

All main applicants for tickets must be aged 18 years or over on 31st March 2016 to enter the ballot.

If two tickets are being requested, the nominated guest using the second purchased ticket must be aged 6 years or over as at 11th June 2016.

What happens if I’m successful?

Successful applicants will be notified during the month of April 2016 with clear instructions on the deadline for payments to be made.

What happens if I’m not successful?

Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

How will I receive my tickets?

Unless previously agreed with The Patron’s Lunch Events Ltd, tickets will only be delivered electronically as e-tickets to the email address provided during purchase. If your email address changes please contact us at

I don’t know who I want to bring?

Unfortunately, due to the strict security processes we have to carry out, if you want to buy two tickets we need to know the details for your guest at the point of ballot registration.

Tickets will be non-transferable and non-refundable.

Will I need to bring I.D with me?

Yes, all ticket holders will be asked to bring two separate forms of identification; one of which must be photographic (either a passport or photo driving licence) and one of which must confirm current home address.

What are the timings for the event?

10:00 Gates open

16:30 Event concludes

Will facilities be available for disabled people?

If you have difficulties walking, use a wheelchair or have specific accessibility requirements (including hidden impairments) The Patron’s Lunch will be able to accommodate your needs.

Everyone is welcome to apply for tickets through the Public Ballot. Those hoping to attend, who have specific requirements, need to apply for tickets in the same way and at the same time as all general ballot customers. Please see the further FAQ’s to find out the procedure to apply.

Further advice and detailed information on our access facilities will be provided to successful applicants. If you have any further questions on accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact the Access Team on:-

If you need further information:-

For all ticketing and ballot enquiries, please contact

If you have any questions around specific accessibility requirements for The Patron’s Lunch please contact