|Type||Pavilion Suite||County Stand (Concourse)||County Stand (Long Room)||The Turf||Private Boxes||Leverhulme Stand (Ground)|
|Conference Theatre Style||270||180||150||60||6-20||100|
Chester Racecourse Venue Hire, CH1
Where more fitting than a racecourse for a sportsman’s dinner; more glamorous than the races for a black tie event? Chester Racecourse is the perfect venue for celebrations and corporate events large or small, formal or casual. We combine the convenience of Chester city centre with the rolling green spaces of rural Cheshire; make the most of our on-site car parking and hotel, or the proximity of the train station; the six acres of sweeping racecourse, nestled in the bend of the Dee.
Chester Racecourse is one of Cheshire’s most prestigious hire venues, bursting with heritage alongside contemporary conference facilities. Have a look around the sweeping Pavilion Suite or triple-tiered Leverhulme Stand, with its spectacular views over the whole racecourse. Why not hire one of their dining suites, or a private box?
With a choice of over 8 suites and spaces suitalbe for dinners, the options are endless. Larger dinners are best suited to the modern and well-appointed Pavilion Suite with smaller dinners being best suited to syndicate rooms in the Leverhulme Stand overlooking the racecourse or the Paddock Rooms with a view of the Parade Ring.
Bursting with history and character, we have a variety of elegant spaces for dinners, private dining and celebrations in Cheshire. Tailor made for gala dinners and black tie events, choose from the dining suites in our stands, stunning contemporary 1539 bar and restaurant or the blank canvas of racecourse’s green spaces. You’ll find a rich sense of history in our smart private boxes, with their views of the racecourse and private bars, and flexibility in the festival chalets that pop up during our summer racing season. Whatever you’re celebrating, we’ll have a unique space for it.
Awards and Ceremonies
Soak up Chester Racecourse’s exciting sense of occasion for your awards ceremony or dinner. Our atmospheric spaces are the perfect location for a corporate awards dinners, sports club or networking event. Enjoy the inspiring surroundings while our award-winning events team provides a top class seasonal, local menu, coupled with excellent service, on-site parking or a short walk to the train station. Choose from the grand scale of the Pavilion Suite or the contemporary elegance of the Paddock Rooms; our traditional grandstands or summer festival chalets for an evening to remember.
The privacy of our facilities on the edge of the city of Chester are perfect for celebrations; special birthdays, christenings, anniversairies and wakes.
The venue’s award-winning caterers Horseradish will provide you with a smorgasbord of food options, from canapés and buffets to formal, five-course dinners. Our spaces are ideal for everything from discreet private dining to grand scale celebrations – the Paddock Rooms are flooded with light from the full-length windows, and overlook the parade ring and winner’s enclosure. They can be used individually or opened into one airy space to feed 80 diners or 120 buffet guests.
The Pavilion Suite has been created specifically for larger events, including black tie dinners, corporate events and awards ceremonies. Whichever you choose, whatever you’re looking for, we’ll make sure it’s a night to remember.
Our in-house events team are experts at creating memorable parties so whether your preference is in food theatre, furnishings, flowers or entertainment, our team will be happy to assist with your arrangements. Get in touch and start planning today.
Outdoor Event Spaces
Moving outside, Chester Racecourse offers you the space and scale to do something a bit different. With 6 acres of green space, plus our flexible grandstands and suites, it’s ideal for roadshows, fundraisers and large scale outdoor events. From concerts, festivals and fairs to high octane driving days and car rallies, you won’t be short of space – it’s just up to you to decide what you want to do with it.
Chester Racecourse is unparalleled as a team building venue – charter a helicopter or hot air balloon, or use the racetrack itself. We have long-standing relationships with team building experts who’ve run events at the racecourse many times, who can let you know what works, what’s possible and what fulfils your needs. Horses for courses, as they say…
With a flexible range of meeting spaces, Chester Racecourse makes an inspiring venue for a meeting or away day. Our executive boxes overlook the race track, and are perfect for a board meeting, while our Paddock Rooms – light and bright with floor to ceiling windows and patio access – offer a fresh environment for an away day or business planning session. We’ve got a variety of meeting spaces to accommodate everything from a small to the largest group, just minutes away from the centre of historic Chester.
Conferences & Events
Large or small, formal or casual, a board meeting or large scale conference; the first class business facilities of Chester’s ancient racecourse are just a stone’s throw from the centre of historic Chester. We boast excellent transport links to the rest of Cheshire, the North West and London and the convenience of parking for 600 cars, alongside inspiring surroundings. Natural daylight floods in from the racecourse – while naturally we can provide full black-out screens, alongside AV facilities that include plasma TVs, PA and comms equipment.
Besides the venue’s corporate rooms, we have a pub, restaurant and hotel on site, and fully flexible spaces for you to mix, match and make the most of. Our experienced events team includes award-winning caterers on hand with a variety of packages, ideas and suggestions, or ready to create a bespoke menu to suit you.
Chester Racecourse boasts everything you need to look after delegates; we have accommodation on site for overnight events; free WiFi across the racecourse, plus a wired internet connection. Speak to one of our events team and make sure your conference stands out from the crowd…
We combine the convenience of a city location with the luxury of the countryside. Chester Racecourse is walking distance from the historic city centre, and connected to the Cheshire and the North West by the M53 and M56, and London by mainline rail. That connectivity is coupled with the flexibility of 35 separate facilities, on-site accommodation, a 20 acre green space and parking for 600 cars – rarely found in a city centre setting.
The Pavillion Suite is Cheshire’s largest exhibition venue. Created specifically for large scale events, it overlooks the parade ring and champagne bar, bringing a taste of racing glamour to any event. We also have our own pub and contemporary restaurant on site, giving your delegates plenty of entertainment options.
Exhibition space at Chester Racecourse benefits from the experience of our award-winning catering team. Renowned for fresh, local and seasonal produce, the Horseradish team will put together a variety of catering options for you to choose from – or can create a bespoke menu to suit your plans. And it goes without saying that you’ll have our experienced team on hand to make sure everything about your event is seamless.
Large Event Spaces
From award ceremonies and conferences to team building days, trade exhibitions or upscale weddings, Chester Racecourse is home to Cheshire’s largest event spaces. Regularly playing host to, organising and catering for events of 500 plus, our stunning, contemporary Pavilion Suite overlooks the parade ring and has a capacity of 700 and our Festival Village offers 1380 square metres of unique, multi-purpose space which can cater for up to 2,000 people.
With 35 separate facilities including an on-site hotel, a 20 acre green space and parking for 600 cars, Chester Racecourse offers unparalleled event space combined with the convenience of a city location and the beauty of the countryside – a combination rarely found in a city centre setting.