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  • Overall Rating 7 /10
  • Value for Money 7 /10
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Duchess’s Stand Boxes
The Duchess’s Stand

  • 7 / 10
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  • 7 / 10
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    Value for Money

Package Overview

The stylish Duchess’s Stand Boxes are conveniently located in the centre of all the action and boast stunning views of the course from their private balconies.

These boxes are ideal for corporate entertaining during the Derby Festival and come with either a 3-Course seated lunch or a relaxed buffet, depending on your configuration.

There is a complimentary bar which also includes Champagne as well as a wonderful afternoon tea, and guests will also have access to the Grandstand Enclosure throughout.

  • Private Exclusive Facility
  • Flexible Menu Choice
  • Great Viewing of the Racing from an Elevated Location
  • Outside Balcony Viewing
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Duchess's Stand - 2nd Floor
Capacity
  • 14x Boxes
  • 1x Superbox
Catering
  • Canapés
  • 4-Course Seated Lunch or Relaxed Buffet Menu
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
Admission Grandstand Enclosure
Drinks
  • Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar - Including Champagne (Beers, Wines, Premium Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £482.50 to £707.50 (Year 2021)
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Duchess's Stand - 2nd Floor

Viewing

  • Balcony Views of Finishing Straight
  • Shared Balcony view of Parade Ring

Tickets

Grandstand Enclosure

Car Parking

1 per 4 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

  • Seated: 20 or 40 Guests
  • Buffet: 25 or 50 Guests

Reception Catering

Canapés

Reception Drink

Champagne Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar - Including Champagne
  • (Beers, Wines, Premium Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Main Meal

  • 4-Course Seated Lunch
  • or Relaxed Buffet Menu

Additional Catering

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Tote Betting Facilities

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

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Duchess’s Stand Boxes Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Private Boxes in the Duchess’s Stand at Epsom Racecourse are in a prime location. The Duchess’s Stand is also simply referred to as the Grandstand, it is situated next to the Queen’s Stand. The Stand is the newest stand at Epsom, being completed in 2009. It has been constructed on a natural hill, allowing the ground level to cascade as viewing steps down the gradient. There are only two floors above the public viewing terrace, with the 14 corporate private boxes situated on the top (2nd) level.

Location

The Duchess’s Stand Private Boxes are situated on the 2nd Floor (Top) of the Duchess’s Stand. The boxes are situated just before the Finish Post and have superb views of the finishing straight. There is a giant TV screen opposite the stand to enhance views of the entire race.

Facility/Décor

The boxes are functional, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private bar, and a TV monitor. For a formal luncheon, you will have two round tables in the box (for 20 guests).

Private Boxes

Private Boxes accommodate 20 guests for a formal sit-down lunch or 25 guests for an informal buffet format. Double boxes are also available for larger groups.

Admission

Your admission badge provides access into the Grandstand Enclosure (Duchess’s Stand). Race viewing is standing from the outside balcony (there are no seats), however, there is a small sofa on each private section of the balcony. You also have access to a shared balcony at the rear to view the Parade Ring and the London skyline in the distance.

Catering

Canapés are served prior to lunch. You can choose between either a 3-course sit-down luncheon (featuring a British artisan cheeseboard), or a more informal expansive buffet. Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches and homemade scones will be served later in the day.

 

Guests in a Duchess Stand Box

Drinks

There is a full complimentary bar including Champagne, beers, wines, premium spirits, and soft drinks.

Service

You will be allocated private waiting staff, there is not a hostess service.

Entertainment

There is no racing tipster included in this package

Car Parking

Car park passes are allocated on a 1:4 basis.

Extras

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

Ratings Understand our scoring
72 / 100
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Total 72/100
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Dress Code

Hospitality guests are required to follow a smart casual dress code. Jackets, trousers and a collared shire are encouraged. Smart denim jeans are acceptable, however, jeans must not have tears or rips. It is not a requirement that hats or fascinators are worn on any racedays outside The Derby Festival.

Getting There

The racecourse postcode is KT18 5LQ for use with GPS equipment. The racecourse is just a few minutes from Epsom Town Centre on the B290 Epsom Downs Road or just off junction 9 of the M25.

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  • Epsom Downs Racecourse

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