Goodwood Festival of Speed Hospitality

The summer Goodwood Festival of Speed is quite simply the biggest motor racing garden party in the world.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed began in 1936, it started as a hillclimb for the Lancia Club at Goodwood House, held by Earl of March and the 9th Duke of Richmond, attracting 25,000 spectators.

Twenty one years on The Goodwood Festival of Speed is capped at 150,000 spectators and promises to be the biggest, best, fastest, loudest and most outrageous vehicles . In the 1.16 mile hillclimb, Goodwood Festival will see all manner of memorable – and often outrageous – contraptions! The Goodwood Festival of Speed brings a huge array of motor sporting heroes and their machines that made them famous: from the current Formula 1 cars to the thrills of the Forest Rally Stage to the supercars. This 20 year celebration of motor culture will be a spectacular array of cars, motorcycles in the stunning surroundings of Goodwood Park, bringing extraordinary atmosphere, fabulous attractions, speed, drama and close up action! Goodwood Festival look to recapture many of the Festival of Speed memories over the past 20 years whether that’s great cars from the USA and elsewhere making a rare return to the UK; or famous car/driver pairings reunited. Attractions include Michelin Supercar Paddock watching the world’s most recent and sought-after high performance cars in action, the hugely popular motorcycles Two Wheels, GAS Goodwood offering yet more high-octane two-wheeled entertainment

Goodwood Festival of Speed hospitality is offered in the exclusive Private Trackside Pavilions or alternatively the more secluded Library Lawn in front of Goodwood House & the amazing view from the Clark Pavilion facility.

Motorsport Heaven!!

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13th - 16th July 2023
Goodwood, Sussex
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Goodwood Festival of Speed Hospitality

Private Trackside Pavilion

The Private Trackside Pavilions at Goodwood Festival of Speed offer guests awesome trackside views of the racing, perfect for racing enthusiasts and a memorable day of corporate entertaining.

The Pavilions are located on the outside of the track at the first corner after the start line with arguably the best viewing location in the park.

Here the cars head towards you, flat out through the shadows of the Lime Avenue, before braking hard and turning into the corner right in front of your balcony. Then you see them power towards the Crossroads corner before accelerating hard past Goodwood House and away up the hill. Really superb viewing from this facility.

Here you are on the outside of the famous Crossroads corner where the cars are building up speed for the blast past Goodwood House. Exciting place to watch the F1 drivers to demonstrate the their skill and spectacle of a modern Grand Prix racing car.

We offer official hospitality within The Private Trackside Pavilions for either tables of 10 in a shared facility or a private facility for 30 guests upwards.

Goodwood Festival of Speed Hospitality

The Library Lawn

The Library Lawn at The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the ideal place for entertaining corporate clients away from the crowds and the noise of the racing in the secluded lawn area in front of Goodwood House. Guests may enjoy the garden party atmosphere either within the traditional marquee or out on the lawn.

A roving Grandstand ticket, providing access to any of the grandstands, ensures guests don’t miss a second of the action.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed Hospitality

Clark Pavilion

The Clark Pavilion is located on the dramatic Molecomb Corner –renowned for being the most challenging point on the Hillclimb and a spot where the hay bales are frequently put to the test, making it arguably the best vantage point from which to watch all the action. The unique interior of the Clark Pavilion has been designed to be relaxed and stylish with light airy spaces and grey and green accents coupled with memorabilia that celebrates the life of its namesake, Jim Clark; British Formula One driver and twice world champion.

Experience the ultimate day at the Festival of Speed with a delicious breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea as well as a selection of unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks and a champagne reception. A programme and ear piece radio will also be available on arrival.

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Package includes

Get in touch for more information about the package information for Private Trackside Pavilion, The Library Lawn & Clark Pavilion.

0203 905 1750

Extra Info

Thursday 11th July – Sunday 14th July 

Goodwood Festival of Speed is the ultimate petrol-head’s garden party. Since 1993 this festival has been redefining what a car event should be.

Getting There

By Road

The Goodwood estate is just North of Chichester and is well signposted. The event organisers worked hard to plan the traffic flow and visitors are asked to ignore their Sat Nav and to follow the appropriate signposting.

By Train

Chichester is the closest station. If you wish to travel by train, you will need to either acquire a taxi for the final leg of the journey, or you could take the 902 bus which runs every 30 minutes from 0700.

By Air

Prior permission to land is required as the airspace and aerodrome will be a lot busier than usual. It is essential that you obtain this as they will not accept traffic that is not pre-booked

Dress Code

This is an outdoor event and guests are asked to prepare accordingly (i.e. bring some lightweight wet weather clothing). If you are attending one of the corporate hospitality pavilions you are asked to dress in a smart-casual fashion. 


There are a variety of events taking place over the 4 days of the festival; such as the woodland rally stage, the off-road displays and air shows. The exact timing of these is confirmed closer to the time of the festival. However, there is no denying that what Goodwood is most famous for is the hill-climb. Thursday see the production road models battling it out, Friday has the fine cars of the past present and (maybe) future, Saturday has the celebrity appearances, demonstrations (F1 cars can no longer set times on the hill climbs) and more unusual hill-climbs. Sunday is when the Hillclimb Shootout takes place to find out who will be crowned Champion of the Festival.