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Grandstand Boxes
Viewing Facility (Winning Post Area)

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  • 81 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Private Grandstand Boxes offer one of the best ways to host important clients or indulge colleagues, friends, or family during the Grand National festival. Available in multiple sizes from 16 to 72 boxes have many key advantages over other facilities on course.

The package begins with a private chauffeur to the racecourse and continues with premier course admission through the VIP entrance. Guests will then enjoy a Champagne & canapé reception followed by an exquisite four-course lunch, served with premium wines.

The enviable private balcony overlooking the finish line is sure to impress, and, with a guest Tipster on hand to go through the top picks and jockeys, everything has been thought of to make the day as memorable as possible.




Rating: Superb

Plus

  • Private Exclusive Facility
  • Balcony Viewing of the Racing from an Elevated Location

Minus

  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Within Each of the Main Stands
Catering
  • Canapés
  • Exquisite 4-Course Lunch
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea
Admission Premier Course Admission (VIP Entrance)
Drinks
  • Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar (Beers, Fine Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking
  • 1 per 4 Guests
  • Chauffeur Service
Price Guide £705 to £1,115
Price Rating £££££

Package Content

Location

Within Each of the Main Stands

Viewing

Balcony Viewing

Tickets

Premier Course Admission (VIP Entrance)

Car Parking

  • 1 per 4 Guests
  • Chauffeur Service

Private Table/Facility Size

Private Boxes for 10 to 72 Guests

Reception Catering

Canapés

Reception Drink

Champagne Reception

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

Exquisite 4-Course Lunch

Additional Catering

Champagne Afternoon Tea

Guest Speakers

  • Jockey Club Host Experience
  • Jockey Club Tipster

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Souvenir Gift

Executive Gift

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Newspaper
  • Private Tote Betting

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Grandstand Boxes Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

There are as many as 43 Grandstand Boxes at Aintree Racecourse, available in most stands and with varying capacities. Private viewing boxes are an intimate and prestigious way to entertain valued customers. However, not many boxes become available for the Grand National Meeting, as repeat bookings and annual membership tend to leave only a few available.

Location

There are boxes for hire in four of the five permanent Grandstands, all of which have private balconies with elevated views of the finishing straight and winning post.

  • Princess Royal Stand (3rd Floor) – 14 Boxes x 16 guests each (Merryman Boxes)
  • Queen Mother Stand (1st & 3rd Floor) – 17 Boxes x 20 guests each (Devonloch & Monaveen Boxes)
  • Earl of Derby Stand (4th Floor) – 6 Boxes x 20 guests each (Earl of Derby Boxes)
  • Lord Sefton Stand (4th Floor) – 6 Boxes x 20 guests each (Lord Sefton Boxes)

Facility/Décor

The boxes vary in décor from traditional to modern, depending on when the relevant Grandstand was built. There will usually be 2 x round tables (in boxes to seat 20 guests).

Private Boxes

Private boxes are available for 10 to 72 guests, as some of the boxes are interconnecting, which can be opened up for large groups.

Admission

Premier Course Admission is included, with access through a VIP entrance.

Catering

There is a canapés reception followed by a 4-course luncheon. Later traditional Afternoon Tea is served.

 

Table setting within a box

Drinks

There is a Champagne reception served on arrival, and the bar is complimentary to include premium wines, beer, liqueurs & soft drinks. Champagne is also served with Afternoon Tea, other than that additional Champagne is an extra cost.

Service

Service is left to the waiting staff. There is not a hostess service, however, the caterers allocate some of their best staff to this facility to ensure a high service level is maintained.

Entertainment

There is no racing tipster included in the boxes.

Audio-Visual

There is a TV monitor in each box.

Car Parking

Car parking close to the Aintree Grandstands is extremely limited, so for the Executive Boxes Aintree has included car parking with chauffeur transfers to get closer to the Grandstands, which is a nice touch.

Extras

A Racecard is included, there are Tote betting facilities available, and there is an Executive gift for each guest.

Ratings Understand our scoring
81 / 100
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Total 81/100
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Dress Code

There is no official dress code at Aintree Racecourse, although smart is preferable. Hats are optional but frequently worn. Sports clothes and fancy dresses are not permitted for the Grand National meeting.

Getting There

GPS users can get to Aintree Racecourse using the postcode L9 5AS, then follow signs for parking. If arriving by train, the closest station is Aintree Station, directly opposite the racecourse.

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