Cheltenham Races Hospitality 2019

Cheltenham Races Hospitality 2019

A horse racing hospitality invitation to Cheltenham continues to be one of the most coveted invitations in sport and there is no better way to do this, than in one of Gala Events' facilities.

Gala EventsThe Cheltenham Festival is, quite simply, sport at its very best. With an amazing 60,000 people cheering ‘their’ horse up the famous Cheltenham hill to victory, the atmosphere simply has to be experienced to be believed. The Cheltenham Festival continues to attract the best horses in the world of jumps racing, with every race hotly contested for big prizes. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most prestigious trophy in the sport, with the names of numerous legends etched onto it including Golden Miller, One Man, Best Mate, and 2018 winner Native River who will be bidding to retain his crown.

Gala EventsPlatinum: VIP Restaurant Hospitality
Our glass-fronted Cheltenham Gold Cup hospitality restaurant facilities with balcony are located alongside the course and give excellent views as your horse gallops up the final straight. Parties of ten are required to guarantee your own table, otherwise you will be on a shared table. We are delighted to offer facilities on all three levels from Level 1 to Level 3. Cheltenham is one of the best places to make new friends, and create memories which will last a life-time.


Gala EventsGold: VIP Marquee 
Our VIP Cheltenham Festival hospitality marquee is situated within the heart of the racecourse and is just 50 yards from the parade ring, paddock, winners enclosure, and overlooking the final straight. The Cheltenham Racecourse hospitality facility allows you the opportunity to combine privacy when dining and placing your bets, whilst still being so close to the action.


Air Transfer to and from Cheltenham
Gala EventsWorking with our aviation partner, we are delighted to offer the ultimate way to transport your party quickly and easily to the heart of Cheltenham. We have access to a range of aircraft offering VIP transfers from a range of UK locations. For a great value, bespoke quote, please call one of the Gala team with your requirements on 0800 195 4250.



Steam Train to Cheltenham
If you would like to arrive in time-honoured style, whilst avoiding the queueing traffic, why not book yourself and your guests on to the steam train from Toddington to Cheltenham and back? Please check the 'What's Included' section for further details.

Additional Package Elements
Gala Events can also provide the following additional package elements at an additional cost to enhance your day of Cheltenham Racecourse hospitality further;

  • Sporting celebrities to sit on your table or to come and speak to your guests as sports guest speakers
  • Accommodation
  • Tour of the Racecourse
  • Trackside Photograph

NOTE: All images courtesy of Getty Images

Sample Itinerary

  • 11am; The Gala Events facilities open; Champagne Reception
  • 11.30am; Morning coffee and pastries are served
  • 12.30pm; Four course lunch
  • 2pm; First race of the day
  • 3.15pm; Feature race of the day
  • 3.30pm; Afternoon tea and cakes
  • 5.20pm; Last race
  • 5.30pm; Last orders at the bar
  • 6pm; Bar closes (please note that The Centaur bar is open until 7pm)

Please note that this a sample itinerary and final timings will be subject to change.



Feature Race


Level 3


Level 2


Level 1


12 March

Champion Hurdle


£549 £499


13 March

Champion Chase


£549 £499


14 March

World Hurdle


£549 £499


15 March

 Gold Cup


£699 £625


Transfers to and from the racecourse on the steam train via Toddington are available at an additional cost of £89 (train times available on enquiry).

Prices are Per Person + VAT

All prices are per person plus VAT

What’s included?

  • Access throughout the day to your Cheltenham Racecourse hospitality facility
  • Club Enclosure badge
  • Car parking (one per four guests)
  • Champagne reception
  • Coffee & biscuits on arrival
  • Four course lunch
  • Wines & liqueurs
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar (excluding champagne)
  • Race programme
  • Racing newspapers
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Televisions within your facility
  • VIP hostess service
Steam Train to Cheltenham

The steam train transfer from Toddington Railway Station to Cheltenham Racecourse gives you a unique opportunity to avoid the race traffic in and around the racecourse. This is the only major sporting venue in the UK where you can travel directly to the heart of the action by steam train. A talented Irish band plays to entertain you on the platform whilst you make use of the champagne bar or buy your Racing Post to study on your journey. Whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery of the Cotswolds, Malverns, and Vale of Evesham, you can take advantage of the full cash buffet service available throughout the journey serving champagne (which can also be pre-ordered), beers, wines, liqueurs, and savoury snacks.

You will arrive relaxed, together and in style as you pull into Cheltenham Racecourse station, conveniently located opposite the North entrance. Bookings can be made for numbers of 1 upwards and private carriages/cabins are available on request. Seating is arranged around tables, except in the cabins.

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