Venue Hire


Chelmsford City Racecourse is synonymous with being one of the busiest venues in the region with multiple restaurants and bars serving as four function suites spaced across our 250,000 sq ft grandstand and multiple marquees, the racecourse created the perfect environment suited for your venue hire needs. 

As one of the largest and acclaimed venues in the East Anglia region, being ideally positioned adjacent to the A131 and just 15 minutes from Stansted airport, 1,000 car parking spaces and free wifi, we’re unrivalled in suitability for whatever you are looking for.   

With thrilling racing available to enjoy all year round, the racecourse offers a variety of stunning locations to enjoy racing and concerts from. Whether you are in search of a bespoke garden party environment to entertain guests during a summer raceday or you wish to experience our exceptional in-house catering facilities in the winter, there is an opportunity to work with our team to tailor something special.


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Sports Bar Suite

The Sports Bar is a fan favourite on racedays with two large bars, a terrace overlooking the home straight, disabled toilets and the ability to transform to any desired size. This vibrant space can be adapted to suit your needs whether you are holding an intimate conference or hosting a party of 500, the Sports Bar is designed for your comfort.

Featuring the Grill Kitchen as well, this versatile space also provides the ability to cater for your guests with classic sports bar choices.

Fairwood Suite

Our most popular space to hire on non-racedays, the Fairwood restaurant is another versatile location with an ability for banqueting, conferencing and exhibitions for as many as 400 seated guests.

The Fairwood features a large bar, fantastic catering abilities, a private terrace multiple disabled toilets and access points as well as a room filled which is filled with natural light providing views over the winning line of the racecourse.

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The Club Lounge Restaurant & lounge

The Club Restaurant & Lounge is Chelmsford City Racecourse’s premier restaurant and the home of our members on racedays. Popular with black tie functions, charity galas and corporate dining, this intimate space overlooking the home straight offers panoramic views of the whole racecourse along with a warm and exclusive atmosphere.

The Club Restaurant & Lounge is complete with a bar, disabled access and its own toilets making it ideal for a premium and private experience.

Summer marquee

The Summer Marquee is Chelmsford City Racecourse’s largest marquee offering the perfect space for raceday hospitality or the flexibility as a hireable venue for your event. A versatile location with bars, exceptional dining options and premium toilets, this is a fantastic option, especially in the summer when it offers a large terrace with lounge furniture to also take advantage of a sunny day at the racecourse.

This space is available for hire on racedays.