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Cheltenham Festival HospitalityOur Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages for the 2016 meeting are tailored to suit a range of tastes. Our flagship Cheltenham Festival hospitality facility is Silks@Frontrunners, situated in the very best location in the official hospitality village, overlooking the final hurdle. Our Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages are available across all four days of the meeting; Champion Day (Tue 15th March), Ladies Day (Wed 16th March), St Patrick’s Day (Thu 17th March) and Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Day (Fri 18th March).

The Cheltenham National Hunt Festival will be the biggest event in jumps racing during 2016 with star horses from both sides of the Irish Sea looking to cement their place in history. Don’t miss your chance to experience the pinnacle of National Hunt Racing in one of the most famous settings in sport. Enjoy our wide range of Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages including Silks@Frontrunners, The Venue or your very own Private Box.

Silks@Frontrunners with Richard Johnson

Cheltenham Festival Hospitality – Silks@Frontrunners

Located directly opposite the final hurdle, Silks@Frontrunners offers prime viewing from its own individual balcony and is an excellent choice for Cheltenham Festival hospitality (The very best in our opinion!). We are delighted to confirm following the retirement of AP McCoy that Eventmasters Official Horse Racing Hospitality Ambassador for 2016 is Champion Jockey Elect Richard “Dickie” Johnson who will be on hand, both before and after racing, to make your Cheltenham Festival hospitality experience truly unforgettable.

Cheltenham Hospitality Package Includes:

  • Exclusive guest Richard Johnson
  • Exclusive Suite with viewing balcony overlooking the final fences and finishing straight
  • Club admission badges
  • Reserved car parking (1 per 2 guests)
  • Morning coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Champagne reception
  • Four-course luncheon with selected wines, followed by port and brandy
  • Full afternoon tea

  • Complimentary bar throughout the day (excluding champagne)
  • Souvenir race card
  • Daily newspapers
  • Celebrity tipsters
  • Plasma TV screens
  • Tote pool betting facility with at table couriers
  • Experienced event management team including VIP hostess service
  • Dedicated toilet facilities

Cheltenham Festival 2017

For full details on our prices for the 2017 Festival please Click Here

Please note all prices are per person and subject to VAT and availability at the time of booking,

If you are looking for a particular package or facility that isn't listed on our website, please call us on 0121 233 6500 with your specific requirements.

The Venue

The Venue

The Venue is situated in the hub of the Tented Village, close to the Guinness Grandstand and Parade Ring. This is a very popular Cheltenham Festival hospitality facility and is further enhanced by our celebrity tipsters.

Hospitality Package Includes:

  • Luxurious hospitality facility located in the main horseshoe of the tented village
  • Club admission badges
  • Morning coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Champagne reception
  • Four-course luncheon with wines and liquors
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar, excluding champagne
  • Racing newspapers

  • Race card
  • Reserved car parking labels (1 per 2 guests)
  • Plasma televisions
  • Guest tipsters
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Event documentation
  • VIP hostess service

Cheltenham Festival 2017

For full details on our prices for the 2017 Festival please Click Here

Please note all prices are per person and subject to VAT and availability at the time of booking,

If you are looking for a particular package or facility that isn't listed on our website, please call us on 0121 233 6500 with your specific requirements.

Commander Club

Commander Club

Eventmasters are delighted to offer first class opportunities for all four days of the Festival, from within our the Commander Club located on the Frontrunners Complex. This Cheltenham Festival hospitality experience is the closest structure to the winning line within the Official Hospitality Village. With views overlooking the final fences from your own individual exclusive balcony.

Hospitality Package Includes:

  • Excellent hospitality facility with balcony overlooking the final fences and finishing straight
  • Club admission badges
  • Morning coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Champagne reception
  • Four-course luncheon with wines and liquors
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar, excluding champagne
  • Racing newspapers

  • Race card
  • Reserved car parking labels (1 per 2 guests)
  • Plasma televisions
  • Guest tipsters
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Event documentation
  • VIP hostess service

Cheltenham Festival 2017

For full details on our prices for the 2017 Festival please Click Here

Please note all prices are per person and subject to VAT and availability at the time of booking,

If you are looking for a particular package or facility that isn't listed on our website, please call us on 0121 233 6500 with your specific requirements.

Grandstand Box

Cheltenham Hospitality – Grandstand Box

Entertain your important clients and guests in a fantastic private Level 5 Grandstand Box. With its own viewing balcony overlooking the winning line, it is a superb base for the day to enjoy your Cheltenham hospitality and the racing action. Our team of experienced event managers and VIP hostesses will provide a superb service throughout the day to ensure you and your guests enjoy your Cheltenham hospitality package to the absolute fullest.

Your Cheltenham hospitality package will include:

  • Exclusive private suite with viewing balcony overlooking the final fences and finishing straight
  • Club admission badges
  • Reserved car parking (1 per 2 guests)
  • Morning coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Four-course luncheon with selected wines, followed by port and brandy
  • Experienced event management team including VIP hostess service
  • Complimentary bar throughout the day (excluding champagne)
  • Souvenir race card
  • Daily newspapers
  • Celebrity tipsters
  • Plasma TV screens
  • Tote pool betting facility with at table couriers
  • Experienced event management team including VIP hostess service
  • Dedicated toilet facilities

Cheltenham Festival 2017

For full details on our prices for the 2017 Festival please Click Here

Please note all prices are per person and subject to VAT and availability at the time of booking.

If you are looking for a Grandstand box at a particular meeting at Cheltenham that isn’t listed above, please call us on 0121 233 6500 with your specific requirements.

Itinerary
10:30am Facility Opens – Morning Coffee on arrival
11:30am Champagne Reception
12:30pm Luncheon
1:30pm First Race
3:20pm Feature Race
4:25pm Afternoon Tea
5:15pm Last Race*
6:00pm Carriages
Steam Train Transfer

Steam Train Transfer
We also give you the unique opportunity to avoid the race traffic in and around Cheltenham Racecourse during National Hunt horse racing’s most prestigious Festival by starting your journey at Toddington railway station. This experience is the most relaxed way to travel to and from the venue and avoid any congestion issues.

A full cash buffet hospitality service is available throughout the journey, providing you with Champagne, beer, wine, liqueur and savoury snacks. Private carriages are available for groups of 31, 48 and 64 guests. An ideal way to travel to the racecourse if combined with full official VIP client entertaining packages.The steam train is extremely beneficial to corporate clients for the Festival week due to the large amount of regular traffic in and around Cheltenham, and it can be difficult getting large groups of clients in and out of the racecourse. You will arrive at the racecourse relaxed, in style, and together as a group.

  • Your clients will arrive at the racecourse together as a group
  • Guests will miss all of the traffic and congestion in and around Cheltenham
  • Avoid the queues in and out of the Cheltenham grass car parks
  • Hard surface parking is available at Toddington railway station
  • Your clients will arrive at the racecourse relaxed and in style
  • Start and end your clients’ day with a unique travel experience
  • Allocated seating and table for the steam train journey
  • Champagne available to purchase onboard
Guide

Cheltenham Festival Day Guides

The Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of National Hunt Racing and takes place across four magnificent days in the shadow of Cleeve Hill. Below we have given you a guide to each day including the big races.

Cheltenham Festival Champion Day

The opening day of the Cheltenham Festival is Champion Day and is one of the best days of the whole year in terms of quality races. There are four Grade One contests including the Champion Hurdle one of the biggest races of the season.

The day opens with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle which starts the four day bonanza of racing as the famous ‘Cheltenham roar’ echoes from the stands. The race is always a fascinating contest and has been won in recent years by the likes of Vautour, Douvan, Hors La Loi III and Brave Inca.

But the feature event of Champion Day is without doubt the Champion Hurdle. The premier two-mile hurdle anywhere in the world and has been won by some true legends with the likes of Istabraq, Hurricane Fly, Monksfield and Sea Pigeon all carving their names into the history of National Hunt Racing.

Other major races for the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival include The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy, OLGB Mares’ Hurdle, The National Hunt Novices’ Chase, The Ultima Handicap Chase and Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase.

Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day

Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day is one of the most popular days of the meeting. As with all meetings Cheltenham Ladies Day is a stylish and glamourous event. With high-quality racing this is a day that is hotly anticipated each year.

Ladies Day is highlighted by the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the blue riband event for two-mile steeplechasers. It’s traditionally run at a ferocious pace with horses requiring both speed and great jumping ability. The list of winners includes Master Minded, Sprinter Sacre, Moscow Flyer and Flyingbolt; some of the greatest horses in the history of this division.

The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle the race where so many future champions have made their mark. The Grade One event has been won by the likes of Istabraq, Faugheen, Hardy Eustace and Simonsig in recent years; highlighting the quality of the race.

Other major on Cheltenham Ladies Day include The RSA Chase, The Coral Cup, The Cross-Country Chase, The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle and The Wetherby’s Champion Bumper.

Cheltenham Festival St Patricks Day

Expect the Guinness to flow as the Irish fans celebrate St Patricks Day at the Cheltenham Festival. The fantastic atmosphere created throughout the day makes it very special, with races like the World Hurdle among the best of the week.

The Ryanair World Hurdle is a true test of stamina for three-mile hurdlers and has been the scene of several history making performances. Inglis Drever became the first three-time winner of the race in 2008, but his record was smashed by the great Big Bucks who triumphed in four consecutive World Hurdle’s between 2009 and 2012.

The Ryanair Chase is another superb Grade One contest and was introduced to The Festival in 2005 and has been won by popular horses such as Cue Card, Albertas Run and Imperial Commander.

Other fantastic contests on day three include The JLT Novices’ Chase, The Pertemps Final, Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate, Trull House Stud Mares´ Novices´ Hurdle and Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

The final day of the meeting is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day and is one of the biggest days in racing. The feature race is the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup the premier race of the week and the most prestigious chase in the world.

So many legends of horse racing have cemented their legacy in this gruelling three-and-a-quarter-mile test. Best Mate, Kauto Star, Golden Miller and Arkle were all multiple winners of the race highlighting the class of the contest.

The Triumph Hurdle is the opening race of Cheltenham Gold Cup Day and is the biggest race of the season for juveniles. That is followed by a superb line-up of races including The Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle, Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, St. James´s Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup, Martin Pipe Hurdle and The Grand Annual Chase.

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Location

By Road

Customers are advised to follow the yellow, temporary signs when entering Cheltenham and the local area and not the brown permanent signs.

Driving from London to Cheltenham takes around 2 hrs and an hour from Birmingham and Bristol.

Directions from the M5 heading north:

Exit the M5 at Junction 11:

Follow the A40 towards Cheltenham. At the first roundabout (Arle Court) take the third exit. At the second roundabout take the first exit following signs to Cheltenham Racecourse (Princess Elizabeth Way). Continue to follow signs for Bishops Cleeve and Park & Ride. At the PC World/McDonalds roundabout, take the second exit towards Bishops Cleeve.

Follow the below directions.

Directions from the M5 heading south:

Exit the M5 at Junction 10.

Follow the A4019 towards Cheltenham.
Sainsbury’s, Homebase, Broughton’s and Cotswold BMW are on your left.
At the McDonalds roundabout, turn left heading towards Bishops Cleeve.
At the double roundabout head straight across.

Follow the below directions

Take the second turning on the right (Swindon Lane) over the level crossing.
Head straight across the next two roundabouts.
At the third roundabout take the second exit to the racecourse.
Follow the access road to the racecourse passing The Centaur on your right.
At the top of the hill turn right into the members car park (reserved spaces). Please park in the members car park and follow signs for the Hall of Fame, report to the conference and events office or the racecourse reception.

Pick up and Drop off

For The Festival, the pick up and drop off area can be found at the bottom of the West Car Park. Please follow the signage. This is about a 5 minute walk from the gates.

By Rail

Trains from London to Cheltenham Spa generally run hourly and take about two hours. Trains from Birmingham generally run every half an hour and take about 35 minutes. From Bristol, trains leave every hour and take about 35 minutes. It is a 10 minute tax ride from the station

By Bus

From Cheltenham

Stagecoach service D runs every 10 minutes during the day and between 10 minutes and every hour on Monday to Saturday evenings. The service runs hourly on Sundays.

Service 527 also provides a regular service from Cheltenham Centre to Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington via the Racecourse Roundabout.

At The Festival and The Open a shuttle bus service will be operating, picking up at Cheltenham Spa Railway Station and outside WH Smith in the centre of town before dropping off at the Racecourse. Return buses pick up from the Racecourse with stops at Pittville Street and then the Station.

  • Return from Station – £5
  • Single from Station – £3
  • Single from Town – £2.50
  • Single from Racecourse – £2.50

Event Guide

We have a dedicated page where you can view, download and print all of our event information for the Cheltenham Festival.