If you’re a native to South Florida, then you know that society and fashion trendsetters mark their calendars early for the ultimate, “must-do” Sunday champagne brunch and polo at the International Polo Club (IPC) during the high-goal Palm Beach polo season. And the scene just got brighter with the introduction of the stylish, new Lilly Pulitzer Patio at The Pavilion.
We spent our Valentine’s Day this year at the IPC along with friends April Golightly and hubby, Kevin. They were pros having spent a similar day at the polo grounds last year.
We had QUITE the Sunday Funday. The (pink) champagne was flowing and the brunch options were seemingly unending. Let’s just say that all the convincing I had to do to get #modernbocadad to join me went out the window the minute he saw the brunch spread. And I think his pastel shirt looked rather good on him.
Lilly kicked its brunch up a notch this year, creating the ultimate Palm Beach polo scene, with chic, vibrant pink, yellow, and orange Lilly tablecloths, napkins, and embellished centerpieces. The outdoor covered field-side dining area was the perfect place to watch the fierce action on the field, as well as score a few celebrity sightings during the match. Hello Tony Danza.
And, if you happened to splash a drop of your mimosa at brunch, well it’s all part of the iconic brand’s legacy that inspired local socialite Lilly Pulitzer to create the original prints that were fashioned into colorful shifts 45 years ago. #fashionfact
Here’s how parents can conquer Palm Beach Polo this season…
Step 1: You gotta convince your man to join you. Thank goodness football season is over! Buy something stylish and pastel or in a Lilly Pulitzer print for you and your #modernbocadad to wear. Source a hat or fun headpiece/fascinator. Don’t forget your sunglasses!
Step 2: Get a sitter (or NOT- we’ll tell you why below!) and invite some fashionable friends to join you for polo on a seasonal Sunday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Step 3: Book tickets to the Lilly Pulitzer Champagne Brunch if you want to go all out…or Stadium Seating if you’re looking for a more economical option.
Step 4: Eat, drink and take in an action-packed polo match in (hopefully) beautiful Palm Beach weather!
It’s really that simple and fun! And I, of course, love a theme and any excuse to dress up.
If you want to forgo the fancy brunch and bring your kids with you to a polo match (there are Lilly outfits for little ones too!), then here’s another great, option that I definitely plan to take advantage of before polo season ends.
The winter polo season at IPC is open to the public, and every Sunday there is desirable stadium seating available (kids age 12 and under are free). Self-parking is just $5.
The field even boasts fun activities like bounce houses to keep your kiddos occupied during the match. And there is plenty of champagne to be had on the stadium side for the adults, not to worry!
Ticket Prices: January-April, Sunday Polo Matches
- $30 – North and South Stadium Seating
- $40 – Center Stadium Seating
- $150 – Box Seats (limited availability)
- $5 ─ Parking on-site at the Stick and Ball field (behind the stadium)
You don’t need to dress up (but come on, go for it!) unless you are styling with the brunch and champagne crowd. Jeans, a colorful shirt, or a sundress is acceptable attire for the sideline folks.
Grab your family and enjoy an exciting afternoon outdoors watching the world’s most elite polo players passionately compete during the winter polo season!
MBMom Tip: Flats or wedges are ideal shoes to wear, as grass is the major ground cover at polo.
Polo is a really fun way to spend a Sunday, especially if the weather is sunny and cool! You can have your “Pretty Woman” moment while stomping divots (champagne in hand) or simply sit back and enjoy an exciting game of polo. FYI- the horses get REALLY close to you on the stadium. I loved it!
Lavish Champagne Brunch and Polo – Lilly Pulitzer Patio Seating
January‐February: $100; March‐April: $120
- The Pavilion reception
- Lavish gourmet brunch
- Lilly Pulitzer Patio seating
- Two complimentary drink tokens
International Polo Club Palm Beach
3667 120th Avenue South
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 282-5290 (Polo Hotline); (561) 282-5334; (Ticket Office); (561) 792-9292 (Brunch Info)
About International Polo Club Palm Beach
The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. The 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season will open on Sunday, January 3, and will conclude 17 weeks later with the U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on Sunday, April 24. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. Tickets start at $30. For ticketing and sponsorship information, or to book a special event year-round, please call 561-204-5687 or visit InternationalPoloClub.com.
Sponsored: All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was given two complimentary Lavish Champagne Brunch and Polo – Lilly Pulitzer Patio Seating tickets from the IPC for review consideration.