Conferences & Events | Chester Racecourse

Conferences & Events

Conferences & Events

Large or small; formal or casual; a board meeting or large scale conference; the first class business facilities of Chester racecourse are just a stone’s throw from the centre of historic Chester. We have excellent transport links to the rest of Cheshire, the North West and London and the convenience of parking for 600 cars. As natural daylight floods in from the racecourse, we can provide full black-out screens, alongside AV facilities that include plasma TVs, PA and comms equipment.

Besides our corporate rooms, we have a pub, restaurant and hotel on site, with 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 ready to create a bespoke menu to suit you.

Chester Racecourse has 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…


Meeting Spaces

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. 


Large Event Spaces

From award ceremonies and conferences to team building days or trade exhibitions, 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.


Rooms and Facilities

The following table guides you through the available facilities at Chester Racecourse for events, detailing capabilities for events on the site. For a full detailed proposal, bespoke to your event, contact our events team.

(Long Room)
The Turf Private
(Upper floors)
Reception 700 750 400 140   200 80 150
Lunch / Dinner 520 350 260 120 40 180 70 120
Dinner Dance 440 300 230 100   140 50 90
Theatre 700 300 350 120   200 80 150
Cabaret 270 180 150 60 6-20 100 50 10
Classroom 240 60 80     30 40 20
Boardroom         20 30 30 20
Exhibition 60 50 30     25    

Why Chester Racecourse?

We offer....

35 separate facilities available from 2 – 700 people, all offering natural daylight

Free Wi-Fi and wired internet access for event organisers and delegates

100 acres of external space available for team building challenges with a difference

Full on-site, in-house catering

Option of incorporating race day hospitality into your event, along with polo and horse shows taking place during the year

Leisure time – just a short stroll from the historic city of Chester

1539 Restaurant and Bar, enjoy contemporary British cooking in breathtaking modern surroundings. 

97 en-suite bedrooms in the adjacent Holiday Inn Express

Convenient, secure and free car parking – over 600 hard standing spaces