An Introduction to the VIP Hospitality Packages at Cheltenham Races 2024

One of the best ways to experience the Cheltenham Festival is to splash out on one of the 2024 hospitality packages. There’s something to suit all types of budgets, including a champagne reception, morning coffee on arrival, intimate private boxes, and much more.

Let’s dive straight in to discover more about how you can have a true VIP experience when you attend this year’s festival, which runs from Tuesday, March 12, until Friday, March 15.

What is the Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Festival is regarded by many as the United Kingdom’s biggest jump racing event of the year. The most important race during this four-day event is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. It’s arguably the most sought-after prize by trainers and national hunt jockeys.

In recent years, the prize money for the biggest race has even eclipsed that of the Grand National in Aintree.

The event takes place every year in March, and basic ticket prices currently range from around £37 to ensure a spot in the Best Mate Enclosure, from £55 in the Tattersalls Enclosure, or starting from £86 to watch as the action unfolds from the Club Enclosure.

The event often coincides with Saint Patrick’s Day and features several Grade I races. Apart from the Cheltenham Gold Cup, there’s also the Stayers’ Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and the Champion Hurdle, to name a few.

The Cheltenham Racecourse is a left-handed jump racecourse that hosts National Hunt horse racing events. It’s also one of the world’s most bet-on horse racing events.

Racegoers can place a minimum £2.00 bet on the tote with cash or bet on Cheltenham races from their smartphones at a UK-licensed and regulated online bookmaker.

What do the Cheltenham VIP packages include?

It all depends on how much money you are willing to spend and what kind of views and services you might want. If you can afford it, the best way to experience the Cheltenham Festival would be to go for one of the VIP Hospitality Packages.

Depending on which package you go for will determine what you can look forward to. The packages may or may not include some of the following:

  • Morning coffee on arrival (and biscuits)
  • A champagne reception
  • Club passes
  • Full afternoon tea
  • A complimentary bar
  • A race card (souvenir race card)
  • Racing newspapers
  • Tote betting facilities
  • A celebrity tipster
  • Cheltenham Festival VIP hostess service
  • Four-course luncheon
  • Live TV coverage of the action
  • Individual guest documentation
  • A Luxurious VIP service
  • A complimentary bar

The intimate private boxes and award-winning restaurants will ensure you have a memorable experience. The private boxes are situated in stunning locations across the Cheltenham racecourse. They all offer stunning views of the action and guarantee a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

The food is prepared by world-class chefs using the freshest and most delicious locally sourced ingredients, and there’s plenty of choice on the carefully crafted menus to suit all palette types.

As well as the unforgettable restaurant experiences and private box packages, they also have ‘room with a view packages’ to choose from. All packages include the following:

  • Full English breakfast (upgrade options available)
  • Double room at a hotel of your choosing
  • Prices include VAT. All prices are per couple sharing a double room
  • Private helicopter return transfers which also include any landing fees incurred
  • World-class hospitality in one of The Jockey Club’s 12 restaurants
  • Return Helipad transfers with a luxury car partner

Prices for the high-end packages for two people start from around £5,950; the exact price will depend on the shared helicopter transfer (up to 6 persons sharing the ride) and exactly which hospitality services and accommodation you decide to go for.

More information about the latest prices can be found on the official Cheltenham Festival website.

Final Note

One thing is certain; whatever hospitality package you might choose, you’re guaranteed a fabulous experience, one which you will remember for a lifetime.


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