The Festival™ presented by Magners is the jewel in Cheltenham Racecourses crown. Often described as the Olympic Games of jump racing, this one of a kind event has a special place in the hearts and minds of the nation, a highlight of the season.
The opening day of The Festival™ cannot be missed, in part due to the famous Cheltenham roar that rings out at 1:30 pm, signalling the first of seven fantastic races. The atmosphere is electric, and this great amphitheatre is the best place to showcase the sports best thoroughbreds and jockeys.
Ladies day welcomes an explosion of colour and sophistication to the course, the venue wakes up to a rich and vibrant ambience that cannot be resisted. The days' showpiece Grade 1 Betway Queen mother Champion Steeple Chase race is one not to be missed, with punters bellowing their support on the way to the post.
St Patrick’s Day is a completely Irish affair when the Ryanair Chase and paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle take centre stage. Today the Guinness Village within the heart of the course is the heart and soul of The Festival™ creating an outstanding atmosphere that can only be experienced in the flesh.
The Gold Cup on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival is THE event, that bucket list dream for so many racing fans. Over 70,000 racegoers will descend on Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday to witness, live their dreams and be a part of history.
Hospitality Packages Available: 19
Price Range: £249 to £1,250
Attendees: 320,000 over 4 days
The Panoramic Restaurant boasts an outstanding scenic view of the Cotswolds and racing action from its fifth-floor position opposite the finishing post.
The Final Fence Restaurant enjoys a prime position next to the Guinness Village, providing, as the name suggests, an unrivalled view of the final fence before the horses' race for the Winning Post.
The award-winning Theatre@ The Festival is within the premium course facing suites, guaranteeing an unforgettable viewing experience, combined with a unique Asia inspired dining menu.
The Horse & Groom Pub recreates the treasured comforts of your local in an ideal location, providing real ale and high-quality pub grub, a relaxed social space unlike anything else on course.
The Cleeve Suite is enviably located in the Long Run Boxes overlooking the final two fences of the course, serving fantastic action from a private balcony in comfortable surroundings.
The Long Run Balcony Boxes offer an exceptional view of the final two fences down toward the finishing straight, combined with first-class service and a sit down four-course lunch.
Silks Restaurant is a popular course facing facility offering panoramic views of the racecourse and final fences, alongside a four-course lunch and hostess service.
The Green Room is one of the most exclusive facilities on course, allowing you and your guests to rub shoulders with some of the most famous faces in the world of sport.
Parade Ring Boxes offer a more private hospitality experience; guests can enjoy their own enclosed facility whilst enjoying an enviable location overlooking the Parade Ring.
Situated just before the Guinness Village, the Champions Walk Restaurant offers one of the best views of the Parade Ring and great access to the main viewing grandstand.
A new addition to the packages available to the Cheltenham Festival is the Orchard Pods self-contained areas, which are perfect for small groups wanting private space.
Situated in the heart of The Courtyard, the Platinum Suite marquee is an excellent value for money facility heightened by celebrity tipsters and VIP hostess service.
Enjoy a warm welcome with a Grand Marque Champagne reception before enjoying a sumptuous lunch within the ever-popular Gold Cup Restaurant.
Situated a stone’s throw from the Parade Ring and Hall of Fame this excellently positioned restaurant is the perfect base for a day of racing action.
Officially there is no dress code at Cheltenham, the course recommends dressing for the weather. However, in hospitality areas, gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar, and many ladies choose to wear county-style hats.
The racecourse postcode is GL50 4SH for use with GPS equipment. However, on a race day, customers are strongly advised to follow temporary signs when entering Cheltenham and the local area and not the brown permanent signs.
Traditionally seen as the start of the National Hunt season The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, run over three days in mid-November this friendly alternative to The Festival™ is one of the most exciting events of the Autumn.
The International is a great pre-Christmas meeting held over two days in December that is perfect for entertaining. A favourite for Christmas parties and a wonderful opportunity to pick up some beautiful Christmas gifts.