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Silver Birch Garden Party
Viewing Facility (Home Straight)

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  • 75 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Silver Birch Garden Party offers a unique and stylish way to experience the Grand National festival, nestled in the centre of the actual racetrack granting excellent views of the home straight.

This facility has been expertly decorated and provides beautiful areas in which to unwind whilst enjoying a cocktail or two from the resident mixologists.

Thanks to the private balcony, your guests will have wonderful views of the races and after all the action is over, they can enjoy the exclusive afterparty to celebrate wins or commiserate over losses.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Private Balcony Viewing of the Racing
  • Beautifully Decorated Marquee
  • Music & After-Party

Minus

  • Champagne & Premium Drinks are an Extra Cost
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Past Lord Sefton Stand on Corner
Catering
  • Cocktail & Appetisers
  • 4-Course Choice Menu
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
Admission Premier Course Admission
Drinks
  • Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
  • Cocktail & Premium Drinks Cash Bar
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £565 to £799
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Past Lord Sefton Stand on Corner

Viewing

Balcony Viewing (Views of Home Straight)

Tickets

Premier Course Admission

Car Parking

1 per 4 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

10 to 12 Guests

Reception Catering

Cocktail & Appetisers

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
  • Cocktail & Premium Drinks Cash Bar

Main Meal

4-Course Choice Menu

Additional Catering

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Private Tote Betting
  • Acoustic Band
  • Exclusive Afterparty with Live DJ

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.

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Silver Birch Garden Party Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Silver Birch Garden Party is a marquee facility, which has been themed to a high standard to create a modern, stylish lounge that boasts some unique features, including an after-party for two hours after the last race. The facility is named after the 2007 winner of the 160th Grand National and is only available for Friday & Saturday of the Grand National Meeting.

Location

The Silver Birch is situated looking directly down the home straight, although it is a little distance from the winning post. However, its location, on the bend past the Lord Sefton Stand, also affords views of the start of the Grand National course. There is a balcony running the length of the marquee with a small viewing elevation.

Facility/Décor

The marquee is superbly themed, with a striking floral and cream décor. There is loads of natural light as the marquee is fully glass-fronted, overlooking the course. Most of the tables are round dining tables, however, it should be noted that there are a few decorative high tables and chairs. Although they provide an informal vibe, the chairs may not be entirely comfortable for the entire day. The marquee also features a relaxing lounge area.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for 10-12 guests. Smaller groups will need to share a table.

Admission

Premier Course Admission is included.

Catering

Nibbles are served on arrival, followed by a four-course choice menu. Later in the day, Traditional Afternoon Tea is served.

Bar area within the suite

Drinks

You will enjoy a cocktail on arrival, and the bar is complimentary, including beers, wine, spirits, and soft drinks. There is also a gin & cocktail bar. Please note, however, that Champagne, cocktails, and premium drinks are an extra cost. The two-hour after-party is a cash bar.

Service

Service throughout is left to the waiting staff. There is not a hostess service.

Entertainment

There is no guest tipster included in this facility. There is an acoustic band playing sets throughout the day. A live DJ set gets the after-party off with a bang!

Audio-Visual

There are several TV monitors in the marquee, but not enough that all guests have a view.

Car Parking

Steeplechase car park passes are included on a 1:4 basis. The car park is situated in the centre of the racecourse, so it is a little walk across the course to access the marquee. 

Extras

A Racecard is included, and there are Tote betting facilities available.

Ratings Understand our scoring
75 / 100
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Total 75/100
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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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