Conferences & Events

Conferences & Events

Conferences & Events

Large or small; formal or casual; a board meeting or large-scale conference; the business facilities at Chester Racecourse are just a stone’s throw from the City centre with excellent transport links to the rest of Cheshire, the North West and London and parking for 600 cars.

Natural daylight floods in from the racecourse and we can provide full black-out screens, alongside AV facilities that include plasma TVs, PA and comms equipment.

Our experienced events team includes award-winning caterers on hand with a variety of packages, ideas and suggestions, and can even create bespoke menus to suit your needs.


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Meeting Spaces

With a flexible range of meeting spaces, Chester Racecourse makes an inspiring venue for a meeting or away day. Our executive boxes overlooking the race track are perfect for a board meeting, whilst our Paddock Rooms – light and bright with floor to ceiling windows and patio access offer a fresh environment for a team planning session.

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Large Event Spaces

From award ceremonies and conferences to team building days and trade exhibitions, Chester Racecourse is home to one of Cheshire’s largest event spaces.

Regularly playing host to events for 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. 


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Rooms and facilities

The following table guides you through the available facilities at Chester Racecourse for events, detailing capabilities 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    
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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 breath-taking modern surroundings. 
  • 97 en-suite bedrooms in the adjacent Holiday Inn Express
  • Convenient, secure and free car parking – over 600 hard standing spaces