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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
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
In the city
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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John L. Sent on 31/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Top Class Wedding Venue

From the initial enquiry, booking, Covid postponement, rearrangement, planning, menu tasting and the wedding day itself, Horseradish catering and Debbie in particular were fantastic throughout.
The setting, service, food and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff were brilliant. All our guests commented on how perfect the day was. We also used a toastmaster Nigel Parry who was fantastic in guiding us and the guests through the process. All highly recommended.
Jenny Sent on 26/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We were more than delighted!

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.
Danielle Sent on 02/12/2016
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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!!
Camilla Sent on 02/12/2016
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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.
Shona Sent on 02/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

I couldn’t have asked for better service

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!!
David Sent on 01/09/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Everything went perfectly

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.
Gemma Sent on 26/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Loved every minute of it

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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Chester Racecourse, The Racecourse CH1 2LY Chester (Cheshire)
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