Weddings | Chester Racecourse


Wedding Ceremonies & Celebrations

Chester racecourse’s iconic façade is complimented with modern, contemporary interiors and surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns. A picturesque setting, rich in heritage, set in over thirty acres of breath-taking green space flanked by the River Dee - the racecourse provides the perfect backdrop for a truly magical day. With a choice of six licensed ceremony spaces from small and intimate to large and lavish. 

From the stunning Paddock Rooms, flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the parade ring, to the Pavilion Suite, perfect for wedding celebrations on a large scale. Or if you’re looking for something more intimate then our private boxes are ideal. Large or small, traditional or contemporary, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect location for your dream day.

Licensed Rooms Ceremony Breakfast Evening Reception Licensed for Ceremonies
County Long Room 200 180 260
County Concourse 150 150 260
Leverhulme Ground Floor 200 140 180
Leverhulme 1st & 2nd Floors 100 80 -
Paddock Rooms 100 80 120
Pavilion Suite 600 500 550


Wedding Packages

We offer a variety of wedding packages, from champagne and canapés to sumptuous wedding breakfasts and elegant receptions. Our award-winning caterers, Horseradish offer creative catering and are experts in designing delicious menus. Committed to using the freshest of ingredients, our chefs work with you to design menus to fit your individual brief. 

We can help you to add something special too, from entertainment and wedding cakes to evening fireworks or a dramatic arrival by hot air balloon! We have the space to let your imagination run wild.


Civil Partnerships

The surroundings of Chester Racecourse will make your Civil ceremony a special one. With a variety of elegant spaces large and small,  from an intimate executive box to the dazzling light-filled Paddock Rooms or traditional grandstand suites. Civil partnership ceremonies can only be booked alone or alongside your wedding breakfast and celebrations.


Asian Weddings

We have all the space you need for a traditional Asian wedding, with a variety of rooms and outside space giving you a choice of size, style and location. Chester Racecourse is the perfect setting for a grand scale wedding: our Pavilion Suite is ideally suited for up to 650 guests, and offers you just the blank canvas to fill with flowers and colour. We offer dedicated wedding planners for your special day, and the flexibility to bring in a caterer of your choice to create your perfect wedding celebration.


Wedding Open Days

Don’t take our word for how amazing our spaces and suites are,
take a look for yourself.

Throughout the year we offer couples the opportunity to attend open days at our venues. These are a great chance to take a good look around and meet our wedding planners. 

Spaces are limited for wedding open days, so please call our team on 01244 304660 to book your tour.

Catering by Horseradish

Horseradish was initially founded in 2009 to deliver quality catering for Chester Racecourses 220,000 customers during a race season. The catering & event creatives have since grown to include full facility management and now boast a flourishing portfolio of iconic venues including Chester Town Hall and National Trust venue Speke Hall. Committed to using the freshest of ingredients, their chefs will work with you to design menus to fit your individual brief. 


"The whole team took care of everything from our first meeting a couple of months before, right up until both us and our guests left happy, we can't thank them enough."

"...the food was absolutely outstanding, we were so impressed by both the presentation and the taste. The food was a very important aspect for us and it exceeded all our expectations." 

"The evening was a great success and the Horseradish team did us proud - nothing was too much trouble."