Private Charters & Group Dining

Make Tracks to the Excellent Hospitality Services at Great Central Railway - call 01509 632331 or email charters@gcrailway.co.uk to find out more.

Whether you are planning a private party or a business dinner, a Great Central Railway Private Charter can guarantee you a unique and memorable event for up to 186 people. Private dining experiences for small parties and large scale dinners can be accommodated on a range of beautifully restored carriages. The first-class comfort of our Restaurant Cars are matched by the superb menus that our Chefs will plan with you to suit your guests.

 

 

The Veranda Coach - available for up to 18 people for a hot meal and 30 for a buffet

 

Great Central Railway’s unique Veranda Coach seats up to 18 people, banquet style, in the height of luxury. Choose from buffet style luncheons through to five course bespoke dinners in our finest private carriage. There’s a large balcony for alfresco drinks as well as your own private bar - what better way to spend a warm summer evening than sitting on the Veranda enjoying a glass of wine as your train glides through the Charnwood countryside.

Price - £650 Per Day (excludes food and drink)

 

The Arrowvale Saloon - available for up to 10 people for a sit down meal and 20 for a buffet

 

Our Director’s Saloon, the Arrowvale Belle is a beautifully restored private carriage which is available for hire for that extra special occasion. Wine and dine your friends and family in style, with your own private steward and personal chef serving sumptuous 5 course meals through to buffet style menus.  Enjoy the exclusive use of this saloon for up to 12 people.   The Arrowvale has two seating saloons at each end of the carriage, one with a board room style table and other is comfy 'living room' style. Attached to our steam hauled services, enjoy the exclusive use of this charming carriage for a day to remember.

Price - £495 Per Day (excludes food and drink)

 

The Western Saloon - available for up to 10 people for a sit down meal and 22 for a buffet

The Western Saloon was built to give railway directors a brilliant view of the line. Wine and dine your friends and family in style, with your own private steward and personal chef serving sumptuous 5 course meals through to buffet style menus.  Enjoy the exclusive use of this saloon for up to 12 people. The saloon has two seating saloons at each end of the carriage, one with a board room style table and other is comfy 'living room' style. Attached to our steam hauled services, enjoy the exclusive use of this charming carriage for a day to remember.

Price - £495 Per Day (excludes food and drink)

 

Lounge Cars - available for up to 30 people

Our Lounge Cars are ideal for family parties and corporate events. With plenty of space to mingle, enjoy a buffet or afternoon tea with drinks from your own private bar.

Price - £525 Per Day (excludes food and drink)

 

Pullman Dining Train - your carriage awaits...

The exclusive Pullman fleet is the stateliest of trains.  Comprised of carriages from the golden age of travel, lovingly restored with breathtaking attention to detail, each Pullman style car is beautifully designed.  Step aboard one of two bars cars for an intimate warm welcome to your charter.  Settle back into your deeply comfortable seat in up to one of four dining cars and be transported into another age while Charnwood’s glorious countryside unfolds past your window.  Experience the finest of foods, prepared by our expert chefs in the most exquisite environment - the quintessential orient express experience.

Price – 2 Dining Cars, 1 Lounge Car and Veranda Car - 2150.00 (excludes food and drink)

3 Dining Cars, 1 Lounge Car and Veranda Car - 2450.00 (excludes food and drink)

4 Dining Cars, 1 Lounge Car and Veranda Car - 2950.00 (excludes food and drink)

5 Dining Cars, 1 Lounge Car and Veranda Car - 3250.00 (excludes food and drink)

 

The Beavertail® - available for up to 24 people (We regret this carriage is currently unavailable due to repairs)

Step a little further back in time with the art deco style of the 1937 Beavertail® observation saloon. Up to 24 people can sink into its luxurious armchairs, enjoy a drink from the private bar and watch the world roll past through panoramic windows. Perfect for champagne and canapes.

 

Got something else in mind?

Make sure your event is going places... Want to charter your own murder mystery train? Got your own ideas? Great! Call us on 01509 632331 or email charters@gcrailway.co.ukto make tracks to the GCR.  Our team will be only too pleased to meet you to plan your perfect event.

 

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