Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Packages
The Cheltenham Racing Festival is the biggest race meeting in the National Hunt Season, providing jumping enthusiasts with 26 of the most prestigious races across the four days where they will witness the very best horses from Britain and Ireland in action. Be part of the exciting Cheltenham Festival 2017 and join us with our superb Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Packages 2017.
Team Tactics offers a varied selection of Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages for 2017 reflecting your needs when entertaining key clients, suppliers and staff at this famous meeting. Our Needham & Needham boxes offer unbeatable views of the racing and the highest level of hospitality. To really arrive at Cheltenham in style we offer our clients transport to the Racecourse by classic steam train, beating the Cheltenham Festival traffic with a luxury 30 minute trip through the stunning scenery of the Cotswolds.
The famous rivalry between the British and Irish trained horses is quite unlike any other meeting and contributes to an incredible atmosphere at the Festival. Entertain your guests at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival with one of our Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Packages and they won’t soon forget the ‘Cheltenham roar’ and an amazing hospitality experience.
Champions Day-Tuesday 14th March 2017
Ladies day -Wednesday 15th March 2017
St. Patrick’s Day-Thursday 16th March 2017
Gold Cup Day-Friday 17th March 2017
“The event worked out as we had planned and we couldn’t ask for any more really. All my guest were extremely happy so for me, this is a job well done.” M-Tec Engineering
Prices for Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Packages 2017
|Date||Needham & Needham||Marquee Facility||
The Hunting Butts – Offsite Marquee Tattersalls
|The Hunting Butts – Offsite Marquee Club|
|Tuesday 14th March||from £414||£325||£179||£199|
|Wednesday 15th March||from £414||£325||£179||£199|
|Thursday 16th March||from £419||£355||£179||£199|
|Friday 17th March||from £559||£415||£199||£219|
Cheltenham Festival has become the most important date in the National Hunt racing calendar. Prize money has not reached that of the Grand National which is arguably the most famous race in the world but the reputation of the festival has grown exceptionally in recent years. The date is now extremely important for bookmakers with Cheltenham responsible for 10% of the Tote’s total annual on-course takings. Cheltenham plays host to four days of some of the greatest racing on the planet with a particular association with the Irish. The fourth day of racing includes the highlight of the festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Thousands of racegoers flock to Cheltenham every year to enjoy the highlight of the social racing calendar where more than 18,000 bottles of Champagne and 214,000 pints of Guinness will be consumed!
There is not a specific official dress code at Cheltenham due to the winter weather during March. However it is advised that guests loosely follow a dress code in the Club Enclosure and hospitality facilities. Entry to certain parts of the grounds such as the Club Enclosure may be refused if someone is deemed to be dressed inappropriately. Gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar while women tend to wear hats. The organisers of the festival are allowed to retain the right to decline entry into Cheltenham at their discretion.
How to get to the Racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse is easily accessible from London Paddington with trains running hourly or more to Cheltenham Spa and take around two hours. Birmingham offers services to Cheltenham Spa every half an hour and they take 35 minutes. From Bristol the journey will take 35 minutes and services run every hour. The train station is a short 10 minute taxi ride away from the racecourse.
During Cheltenham Festival there are plenty of bus services to cater for the influx of thousands of race goers. An extra shuttle bus service with be operating throughout the festival picking up spectators at Cheltenham Spa Railway Station and outside WH Smith in the centre of the town and will drop off at the Racecourse. Return buses will pick up from the Racecourse with stops at Pittville Street and then the station. Fares start from as little as £2.50. National Express also offers dedicated services to Cheltenham Festival from multiple locations across the UK. Fares start from £21.00 for an affordable return to the Racecourse and is guaranteed to leave after all the races have finished.
During Cheltenham Festival there is a carefully considered and organised colour scheme to make things easier for you and to avoid chaos. A colour coded parking scheme means that your parking zone will match your label and preferred route. Temporary signs will be put in place for the racing so it is advised to ignore both sat nav and brown signs once you pick up the yellow directional signs.
Colour Codes include:
Disabled Council Badge Holders – Disabled Parking Symbol
Annual Members, RCA Trainers car park stickers, RCA Owners car park stickers, RCA Press car park stickers, ROA members, RCA members, Hospitality guests with car parking label provided and those with four day members disabled parking – Red
Horseboxes and Minibuses – Red
PJA members, Owners and Trainers hanging labels – Blue
N Bays which have been sold by Cheltenham – Blue
Reserved Annual Members and bays sold in Hall of Fame Car park – Yellow
The Cheltenham Club members – Yellow
If you do not have a car parking pass then please see below;
Public and Pre Paid General Admission (Club, Tattersalls And Best Mate Enclosures) – Green
Bookmakers – Yellow
Drop off and pick up – Pink
Bristol and Birmingham airports provide flights to many national and international destinations. Gloucestershire Airport in Staverton can provide private flights and there is also a helipad at the racecourse.
Cheltenham Festival includes four explosive days of racing with the first race commencing at 1.30pm and the last at 5.30pm which will be the last of seven races throughout the day. If you would prefer to take in the atmosphere before the races commence, the racecourse opens at 10.30am ready for a full day of exceptional sporting action. The final day of the meeting features the Cheltenham Gold Cup where we all await to see if Coneygree can repeat his success from last year.
For more information on our Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Packages contact us today: 01227 738280.
Needham & Needham Boxes and Restaurant
Simply the best hospitality facility at Cheltenham Racecourse, the Needham & Needham structure at the Cheltenham Festival is located in the tented village beside the glass fronted boxes. Our boxes overlook the final two fences in the finishing straight, and offer a magnificent unobstructed view of the whole course. They are unquestionably the best out of all Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Packages available for entertaining at Cheltenham Festival 2017.
We cater for small parties from 2 guests upwards and have private boxes with a bar area, closed circuit TV and unique balcony facilities enabling fantastic views of the course. Each box has glass doors which open onto a communal balcony overlooking the course.
The Needham and Needham Restaurants offer a more open space with a vibrant atmosphere. Guests enjoy the same hospitality experience as in the more intimate Boxes with shared balconies and the same fantastic views of the course.
Our Needham & Needham Boxes vary from floor 1 to floor 3, and are available for shared or exclusive groups. Please contact 01227 738280 to discuss.
Needham & Needham Itinerary
10.45 am Morning Coffee & Bar Open
12.00 pm Lunch
1.30 pm 1st Race
4.20 pm Afternoon Tea
5.15 pm Last Race
5.45 pm Bar Closes
6.00 pm Facility Closes – Depart
Note: Timings are subject to change
- Members badges
- Luxurious hospitality facilities
- Car parking (1 pass per 2 guests)
- Morning coffee and pastries
- Four-course lunch
- Complimentary bar (exc champagne)
- Afternoon tea
- Closed circuit TV
- Top jockey to run through the day’s card
- Team Tactics event management in attendance throughout the day
- Tote betting facilities
- Racing newspapers
- Individual guest documentation
- VIP Hostess services
Located just 50 metres from the Guinness Grandstand our Marquee hospitality option is situated in the tented village. Guests will be in the heart of the action at Cheltenham, close to the Parade Ring and Grandstand, making our Marquee hospitality one of our most popular facilities and superb value for money. Perfect for horse racing fans, our Marquee hospitality includes a celebrity tipster and Tote betting facilities.
Included within this hospitality package is a Club Enclosure admission badge. For groups of 8-12 private tables are available whilst smaller groups from 2 upwards will be located on a shared table within our luxuriously appointed marquee.
10:45 am Morning Coffee
Complimentary Bar Opens, Champagne Reception
12:00 pm Lunch with wines and liqueurs
1:30 pm First Race Approx
4:20 pm Afternoon Tea
5:15 pm Last Race
5:45 pm Bar Closes
6:00 pm Facility Closes, Depart
Note: Timings are subject to change
- Luxurious hospitality facility
- Club Admission Badge
- Morning coffee and biscuits
- Champagne reception
- Complimentary bar including draught beers
- Four course luncheon
- Full afternoon tea
- Car park labels (1 per 2 guests)
- Souvenir race card
- Racing newspapers
- Live coverage on flatscreen TV’s
- Tote betting facilities
- Celebrity tipster
- Individual guest documentation
- VIP hostess service
The Hunting Butts – Offsite Marquee
Team Tactics are delighted to introduce a brand new hospitality venue for the Cheltenham Festival. The excellent Hunting Butts marque is located offsite next to the racecourse entrance. At only a two minute walk from the Centaur Main Entrance the package comes with car parking onsite and is the perfect way to begin your day at the races, combining great value and a fantastic setting.
Private tables are available for 8 to 12 guests, smaller parties will be placed on shared tables.
- Complimentary car parking
- Champagne reception from 10am
- Complimentary bar until first race*
- Superb buffet lunch
- Live coverage on flat screen TV’s
- Complimentary race card
- Evening entertainment and licensed bar until 11pm
- Evening food available to purchase
*Scheduled race time, this will not be extended in case of delayed start to racing
Steam Train to Cheltenham Racecourse
Team Tactics are offering our guests the extra luxury of traveling to and from Cheltenham racecourse in wonderfully nostalgic fashion. You and your guests will be passing through the beautiful Cotswold and Malvern countryside. A perfect addition to a memorable day at the races. Our Steam Train option lets “the train take the strain” and allows guests to take a step back in time and take the stress out of travelling to and from Cheltenham.
Direct transfers are available from London Paddington to the new Cheltenham Racecourse, located by the North entrance. Private cabins are available for groups of 6-8.
- Return steam train transfer from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse
- Live band performing on platform
- Allocated seating with table
- 35 minute journey through the beautiful Cotswolds
- Cash buffet on board serving beers, wines, soft drinks and Champagne
- VIP hostesses on board
- Hard surface car parking at Toddington
- Private Cabins and Carriages available on request
- Coach Transfers between London Paddington and Toddington