Dining & Celebrations

Dining & Celebrations


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.

Whatever the occassion, contact our events team who can make recommendations and prepare a proposal for your next event.


Dining & Celebrations


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.


Dining & Celebrations

Awards 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.


Dining & Celebrations

Private parties

The privacy of our facilities on the edge of the city of Chester are perfect for celebrations; special birthdays, christenings, anniversairies and wakes.

Our 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.


Dining & Celebrations

Rooms and facilities

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 our dining suites, or a private box?

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