Chester Racecourse

Chester

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Nestled on the edge of Chester’s city walls lies Chester Racecourse. A picturesque setting, rich in heritage and set in over thirty acres of breath-taking green space. Flanked by the River Dee, the racecourse provides the perfect backdrop to a truly magical day.

Chester Racecourse is known as the Roodee and according to official records is the oldest racecourse still in use in England, with horse racing at Chester dating back to the early sixteenth century. The racecourse’s historical iconic façade is complimented by contemporary interiors and surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns. Chester Racecourse has its own on-site hotel; Holiday Inn Express and ample parking, taking away any of your guests’ worries.

The Racecourse is licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and has a whole host of bright function spaces for the occasion.

All ceremony rooms include:
A beautiful space for your ceremony
A wedding coordinator to help create your perfect day
Fantastic photographic opportunities
Master of ceremonies
Free parking for your guests.

When the I do’s are done, it’s time to dust off the dancing shoes and for the celebrations to begin. Horseradish offer reception packages delivering drinks and canapés through to your wedding breakfast and evening buffet, across a range of different sized spaces:

The Leverhulme Stand Arranged over three floors, The Leverhulme provides a spectacular view across the Roodee. The ground floor accommodates up to 120 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 160 guests for an evening reception. The first and second floors offer stylishly decorated private boxes, perfect for a more intimate celebration and can be opened up to accommodate wedding breakfasts and parties. Capacity: 120 wedding breakfast and 160 evening.

The Paddock Rooms Overlooking the Parade Ring and the Winner’s Enclosure, a choice of five Paddock Rooms provide the perfect intimate space for small weddings and celebrations. Alternatively, by removing the partitions between each room, this space can accommodate up to 100 for a sit down wedding breakfast or 160 for an evening reception. With its own terrace, the Paddock Rooms is the perfect choice for a drinks reception on a summer’s afternoon. Capacity: 100 wedding breakfast and 160 evening.

The Pavilion Suite Enter the Pavilion Suite via the modern Champagne bar and gardens, ideal for guests to enjoy delicious canapes and a refreshing drinks reception. Upon entering the main room you will be wowed by the spacious, contemporary space and large bar area, adaptable for weddings of all sizes. Capacity: 500 wedding breakfast and 650 evening.

The Long Room With the high ceiling atrium, terrace area, long bar and stretching windows overlooking the final furlong, this room is perfect for admiring the wonderful views. There are also 15 private boxes, stylishly decorated, again perfect for a more intimate celebration. Capacity: 200 wedding breakfast and 300 evening.

Chester Racecourse at a Glance

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Price Range
P.O.A
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Bedrooms
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Type of Venue
Sporting Venue
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Seated Capacity
Up to 500
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Reception Capacity
Up to 650
The racecourse provides the perfect backdrop to a truly magical day The Leverhulme provides a spectacular view across the Roodee A choice of five Paddock Rooms provide the perfect intimate space for small weddings and celebrations The Pavilion Suite Enter the Pavilion Suite via the modern Champagne bar and gardens, ideal for guests to enjoy delicious canapes and a refreshing drinks reception The Long Room With the high ceiling atrium, terrace area, long bar and stretching windows overlooking the final furlong, this room is perfect for admiring the wonderful views Chester Racecourse has its own on-site hotel; Holiday Inn Express and ample parking, taking away any of your guests’ worries Sporting Venue Stadium

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The Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

Chester Racecourse

  • The Racecourse
  • Chester
  • Cheshire
  • CH1 2LY
  • United Kingdom