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Queen’s Stand Boxes
The Queen’s Stand

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  • 80 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Queen’s Stand Boxes offer a unique hospitality experience at Epsom Racecourse during the Investec Derby, perfectly located overlooking the finishing straight and winning post.

The facility holds up to 50 guests buffet style or 40 seated, with beautiful food presented for either option. The package comes with a complimentary bar and a welcoming Champagne reception.

Thanks to the Queen’s Stand Enclosure Tickets guests will also have prime access to the Parade Ring and will enjoy easy access to Tote Betting facilities.




Rating: Superb

Plus

  • Private Exclusive Facility
  • Flexible Menu Choice
  • Great Viewing of the Racing from an Elevated Location
  • Outside Balcony Viewing

Minus

  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location
  • Queen's Stand - 4th Floor
  • Royal Box (2nd Floor)
Catering
  • Canapés
  • 3-Course Seated Lunch or Relaxed Buffet Menu
  • British Artisan Cheeseboard
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
Admission Queen's Stand Enclosure
Drinks
  • Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar - Including Champagne (Beers, Wines, Premium Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £699 to £875 (Year 2019)
Price Rating £££££

Package Content

Location

  • Queen's Stand - 4th Floor
  • Royal Box (2nd Floor)

Viewing

Balcony Views of Finishing Straight & Winning Post

Tickets

Queen's Stand 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

  • 3-Course Seated Lunch
  • or Relaxed Buffet Menu

Additional Catering

  • British Artisan Cheeseboard
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Tote Betting Facilities

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Queen’s Stand Boxes Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Private Boxes in the prestigious Queen’s Stand at Epsom Racecourse are some of the most exclusive facilities in racing. The Queen’s Stand is the premium enclosure at Epsom, equivalent to the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot. The Queen’s Stand is a superb design, one of the most impressive stands in British racing. The highly formal, symmetrical design – not unlike a cruise ship – emphasises the orientation directly onto the finishing line and across the course towards the race start. Natural daylight floods the building and the style is contemporary.

Location

The Queen’s Stand Private Boxes are situated on the 4th Floor (Top) of the Queen’s Stand, there are also some boxes on the 2nd Floor, including the Queen’s Royal Box. The boxes overlook the Finish Post and the finishing straight.

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 both the Queen’s Stand and the adjacent Grandstand (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.

Catering

You can choose between either a 3-course sit-down luncheon or a more informal expansive buffet. Afternoon Tea will be served later in the day.

 

Table setting within a 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.

Dress Code

On Derby Day, the Queen's Stand becomes a celebration of traditional tailoring. Male guests are required to wear either black or grey morning dress which should include a top hat. For ladies, formal daywear is required, which can include a formal day dress or a tailored trouser suit, with a hat or substantial fascinator.

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80 / 100
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Total 80/100
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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.

Where to Buy Package

  • Epsom Downs Racecourse

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