Chester Racecourse

(6 reviews) 6 5
Watergate Street The Racecourse Chester Cheshire CH1 2LY
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About Chester Racecourse

Watergate Street, The Racecourse, Chester
Cheshire, CH1 2LY

Rolling green space flanked by the River Dee, Chester Racecourse combines natural beauty within the magnificent walled City of Chester.

We offer a range of spaces large and small, from historic stands to contemporary character-filled suites with floor to ceiling views. Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we have the perfect space for your special day.

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.

• Ooze regal sophistication at this racecourse in Chester • Civil ceremonies available • Capacity for up to 450 seated guests • Overnight accommodation • Suites can hold up to 650 people • 6 acres of stunning grounds

Facilities at Chester Racecourse

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Chester Racecourse Reviews (6)

We were more than delighted!
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By Jenny and Neil McAlan, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2017

I just wanted to thank you and all the staff including the operations manager on both our wedding day and the next day for looking after us and our guests at the races. There wasn’t anything that was too much trouble and we’ll always look back at that weekend with the fondest of memories. All the work behind the scenes, including the delicious food was not unnoticed and we were more than delighted with how it all went. Thank you for all the help and support leading up to the day. You contributed to honestly the best days of our lives.

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By Danielle and Hanna, on 02 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2016

Just a quick note to say thank you to you and the team who helped us on Saturday night, the team on the night were fantastic!!! They worked their socks off!!

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By Camilla and Simon, on 02 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2016

Spoken with Martin Beaumont and he said that Susie Wood could not have been more complimentary and grateful for the great job done for the wedding . Everybody thought the dinner delicious and said the team could not have been more helpful.

I couldn’t have asked for better service
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By Shona and Chris, on 02 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2016

Would like to thank the whole team for all their help with Shona and Chris’ Wedding, from the run up to the extra little details that the office girls went to on the day, to make their day etc special. The ops team that were looking after us on the day were second to non, they went above and beyond and I couldn’t have asked for better service The food was outstanding and we would like to say a special thank you for creating the pavlova wedding cake!!

Everything went perfectly
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By David Belcher, on 01 Sep 2015

I would just like to thank the event co-ordinator so much for all her help with our wedding. Everything went perfectly and we had a wonderful day. She was very patient with our last minute request to dress the ceremony room, thanks again for that. The team at the racecourse did you proud on Friday they were amazing and couldn't do enough for us, they where all very relaxed which kept us relaxed. We'd like to take the time to give Damien a special thanks, he was by our side all day making sure we were happy with everything and took the time to look for things we were missing on the Saturday even though it was a very busy day for him, can't speak highly enough of his efforts. We would highly recommend Chester racecourse to anybody and there is nothing we would change. The food was just as awesome as our taster meal and our guests commented just how good it was and not your usual wedding food.

Loved every minute of it
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By Gemma Clarke, on 26 Aug 2015

We had a fabulous day- loved every minute of it!! And the sun shine for us too!!! Wish we could do it all again!!!! Such a perfect location for us, we'll heading back to the racecourse next May to celebrate our anniversary !!!

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