Since the very first Duke of Richmond came to Goodwood, the Estate has been known for offering the very best in sporting pursuits, balls and banquets. For more than three centuries, Goodwood events have played a prominent role in the English summer season. Today the Estate’s horseracing and motorsport events are world-renowned. There is no finer place to enjoy hospitality experiences that are simply a cut above the rest.
An obsession for perfection, award-winning food, thrill and excitement all help to create wonderful memories for all Goodwood’s guests. Whether you want to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood’s ‘Glorious’ racecourse; prefer the excitement of the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport at the Festival of Speed; or want to take part in the magical step back in time that is the historic Goodwood Revival, the range of unparalleled entertaining options allows you to experience Goodwood in a myriad of special ways.
The Goodwood 2019 event season is now open for booking with hospitality packages fine-tuned to offer a variety of options for entertaining friends, family or business associates right in the heart of the action.
FESTIVAL OF SPEED, 4-7 July 2019
Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport. Across four summer days, the event brings together the world’s greatest cars, bikes and motorsport legends past and present in a full-throttle assault on the senses.
You’ll see cars, bikes and world-famous drivers flying up the famous Goodwood Hillclimb; enjoy an extraordinarily beautiful setting; witness sensational racing and dynamic global car launches; and explore the future of speed, travel and technology in the FOS Future Lab; all while rubbing shoulders with like-minded enthusiasts.
The Library Lawn Garden Party is the quintessential Festival of Speed experience – combining a peaceful English summer’s day with the drama of the high-speed action, all from the Duke and Duchess’ private garden. You’ll be served traditional British fare in-between taking your seat in the exclusive Sponsor’s Grandstand, or any of the public Grandstands to watch famous cars and drivers tackle the fabled Hillclimb.
For those who desire the ultimate location for prestigious entertaining at the most challenging point on the Hillclimb, then the Clark Pavilion offers unrivalled views with its own trackside balcony and garden. Combined with exceptional food and drink – and unlimited Champagne – this is a remarkable space to impress and host guests.
THE QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL: ‘GLORIOUS GOODWOOD’, 30 July-3 August 2019
With its spectacular setting in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Goodwood Racecourse is considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful racecourse. The flagship event of its racing year is the prestigious Qatar Goodwood Festival, affectionately known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, where the best in equine sporting talent do battle on the hallowed Downland turf.
The festival is a firm favourite in the British summer season; where fashion, high society and world-class horseracing come together for five enthralling days.
Whether you are looking to dine with work colleagues or host important clients, there are a number of entertaining options to choose from, all of which can be tailored to your own individual needs. These include Private Box experiences, where you can enjoy the thrills of raceday in your own intimate space, to the award-winning Secret Garden restaurant – an enchanting wonderland of wild flowers and quintessential English charm, located just beyond the Winning Post.
New for 2019 is the option to upgrade to the Platinum Package, where you can enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the racecourse before gates open, your own betting expert to guide you through who’s ‘hot’ and who’s ‘not’, as well as a guided visit to the Parade Ring – a once in a lifetime experience. This is in addition to a four-course meal, afternoon tea and complimentary drinks throughout the afternoon, within your own Private Box.
Goodwood offers an intoxicating mix of style, glamour and world-class horseracing, just an hour and a half train journey from London. Don your best linen suit, dust off your panama and dress to impress for a ‘Glorious’ date in your diary this summer.
GOODWOOD REVIVAL, 13-15 September 2019
Set entirely in period, Goodwood Revival transports guests back to the halcyon days of 1948-1966, when the joys of motorsport allowed the post-war world to kick off its heels and have a jolly good time.
Over the course of an action-packed weekend each September, the world’s rarest and most valuable racing cars and bikes battle it out on the track. Legendary drivers and riders from the golden era of motorsport are cheered on by visitors, all immaculately dressed in period clothing and accessories.
This unique gathering offers lots more than beautiful cars and vintage dressing: from aerial displays featuring rare historic aircraft to music, dancing and an old-fashioned funfair.
The most exceptional way to experience the Revival is through one of an array of hospitality offerings, including the vibrant and atmospheric Goodwood Mess, a uniquely themed venue, where singers and actors add to the drama, fun and frolics. Or, the Officers’ Club, named in homage to the styling of war time officer’s clubs, a smart yet relaxed pavilion, where guests can be ‘at ease’ and enjoy the camaraderie of the racing.
Situated next to the paddocks and assembly area, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of all the iconic racing cars being prepped for action, interact with the drivers and mechanics and witness the noisy revs of the glorious vintage engines as they hustle for space on the track. Clear views of the start/finish line make this the perfect place to catch all the drama.
The immersive experience at Goodwood Revival is unrivalled, and not to be missed.
Visit goodwood.com/hospitality to view the full range of hospitality packages or call 01243 755 054.