Sandy Park set for record-breaking Christmas Period

It seems Sandy Park is at the top of everyone’s Christmas wish-list with the award-winning Exeter venue set for a record-breaking festive period.

Already over 4,000 people are set to tuck into one of the many lunches and party nights being served up at the popular Conference & Banqueting Centre during the month of December.

Head Chef Denis Turner is already well entrenched in his prep for the cavalcade of meals he is set to produce not only just inside Sandy Park, but also for the two upcoming Exeter Chiefs matches, which are set to bring in five-figure crowds between now and Boxing Day.

In what is sure to be a manic period the affable Scouser, he and his team will cook over 600 kilograms of turkey; 12,500 potatoes, 200 kilos of carrots and over 2,500 Christmas puddings.

Such has been the demand for Christmas functions this year that extra events have had to be pencilled into the already busy Sandy Park diary.

And with limited availability still on offer, Sandy Park staff are advising those who have yet to finalise their Christmas Party plans to act swiftly and get in touch to avoid disappointment.

Bev Gratton, Sandy Park Conference & Events Sales Manager, said: “Christmas is always a busy time for us here at Sandy Park, but this year we have seen a significant rise in our bookings, taking us for the first time to in excess of 4,000 guests.

“Since undergoing our multi-million pound redevelopment last year, it has meant that we have been able to increase our capacity for events, such as Christmas, right across the board.

“Our Live Band Nights, we know, are extremely popular with all of our guests and that is why we have extended our offering even more this year.”

Devon’s premier event venue not only offers private Christmas Party nights across a number of their different suites, but the Live Band Nights – featuring renowned local band Basher Tate and a DJ – are now firmly established as one of the most popular festive events within the city.

As well as these nights, Sandy Park is proud to be hosting a number of high-profile Christmas events throughout December, including the Legendary Christmas Lunch, Wooden Spoon Christmas Lunch and the return of the Lord’s Taverners Christmas Lunch, which this year is hosting over 620 guests.

For those who wish to find out more about what’s on offer at Sandy Park this Christmas, visit

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