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Events at Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse, home of the world-famous Randox Health Grand National, is steeped in sporting history and drama. With state-of-the-art facilities and audiovisual spec, as well as world-class catering, it’s a formidable events space.

The Exhibition Hall combines with various suites and smaller rooms to make one self-contained, multi-purpose venue – ideal for conferences, exhibitions, product launches and more. Guests can also enjoy a culinary experience with Jockey Club Catering – passionate foodies that provide the finest catering and hospitality for 14 UK racecourses.

Event Spaces At Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse has 22 rooms including suites, bars and VIP boxes that can help you organise the absolute perfect event. Find out more about those rooms below.

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    Tommy Wallis Suite

    Capacity: 280

    On the second floor of the Princess Royal Stand – ideal as catering, registration or breakout area.

    • Bar
    • Exhibition Space
    • Flip Chart

    Merryman Suite

    Capacity: 100

    Ten individual boxes overlooking the racecourse – ideal breakout rooms or for more intimate meetings.

    • Bar
    • Flexible Rooms
    • Racecourse Views

    Exhibition Hall

    Capacity: 500

    A 700sqm hall perfect for product launches and exhibitions, with full height roller doors and full audio / visual spec.

    • Bar
    • Exhibition Space
    • Full AV Spec

    Bechers Suite

    Capacity: 150

    On the second floor of the Queen Mother Stand and ideal as a meeting room or a catering or breakout area for larger conferences.

    • Bar
    • Flipchart
    • Natural Daylight

    Valentine Suite

    Capacity: 200

    This versatile room can cater for all kinds of events where a large number of syndicate areas are required.

    • Bar
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen

    Devonloch & Monaveen Boxes

    Capacity: 30

    There are 38 boxes spread over two floors (1st and 3rd), all course-facing and ideal as breakout or syndicate rooms.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Racecourse Views
    • Wi-Fi

    Golden Miller Suite

    Capacity: 600

    One of two brand new, mirror-image rooms – ideal to both cater and conference an event for up to 600 people.

    • Bar
    • Exhibition Space
    • Natural Daylight

    Sunloch

    Capacity: 600

    One of two brand new, mirror-image rooms – ideal to both cater and conference an event for up to 600 people.

    • Bar
    • Racecourse Views
    • Exhibition Space

    Papillon Suite

    Capacity: 300

    Overlooks the racecourse and is ideal as a syndicate area for the Golden Miller and Sunloch suites.

    • Bar
    • Racecourse Views
    • Natural Daylight

    Corbiere Suite

    Capacity: 300

    Overlooks the racecourse and is ideal as a syndicate area for the Golden Miller and Sunloch suites.

    • Bar
    • Screen
    • LCD Projector

    Princess Royal Suite

    Capacity: 350

    Can split into 2 individual sound-proofed rooms – perfect for a conference on one side and catering on the other.

    • Bar
    • Flat Screens
    • LCD Projector

    McCoys

    Capacity: 100

    The old jockey’s weighing room, lovingly restored and perfect for pre-dinner drinks or a family gathering.

    • Bar
    • Natural Daylight
    • Historical Area

    Jockey club 1750

    Capacity: 120

    Part of the oldest grandstand at Aintree with many Royal visitors over the years. Great for special gatherings.

    • Bar
    • Natural Daylight
    • Historical Area

    Red Rum, Hedgehunter, Reynoldstown & Aldaniti Bars

    Capacity: 70

    Ideal breakout rooms on the ground floor featuring bars named after famous racehorses.

    • Bar
    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi

    Earl of Derby Executive Box

    Capacity: 8

    Six executive boxes that can be converted into 3 double boxes overlooking the racecourse. A great special touch for a client.

    • Racecourse Views
    • Natural Daylight
    • Moveable Walls

    Lower Saddle Bar

    Capacity: 100

    Bar that connects the Earl of Derby stand and Lord Sefton Stands – perfect for an informal event.

    • Bar
    • Natural Daylight
    • Exhibition Space

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Tommy Wallis Suite 280 230 50 - 250 175 280 280
Merryman Suite 100 100 30 30 100 60 - 100
Exhibition Hall 350 500 - - 300 200 300 500
Bechers Suite 120 150 50 35 - 60 - 150
Valentine Suite 200 200 60 45 - 100 - 200
Devonloch & Monaveen Boxes 20 30 20 6 - 18 - 30
Golden Miller Suite 600 600 - - 450 360 450 600
Sunloch 600 600 - - 450 360 500 600
Papillon Suite 300 300 60 - 200 200 250 300
Corbiere Suite 300 300 60 - 200 200 200 300
Princess Royal Suite 300 350 50 - 250 220 300 350
McCoys 100 - - - - - - 100
Jockey club 1750 120 - - - - 30 - 120
Red Rum, Hedgehunter, Reynoldstown & Aldaniti Bars - 70 - - - - - 70
Earl of Derby Executive Box 20 8 8 6 - 8 8 8
Lower Saddle Bar - 100 - - - - - 100

Location

Aintree Racecourse is minutes away from the motorway network, with Preston and Manchester both a 40-minute drive away. Liverpool Airport is 17 miles away and Manchester International Airport a 45-minute drive. The City of Liverpool is just 15 minutes’ drive and can also be accessed via Aintree station – steps away from the racecourse.

Travel

  • Aintree 0 miles
  • M57 JCT 1 1.5 Miles
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport 10.2 Miles
  • Onsite parking: Car (1,800 spaces)

Address

Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS

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Accreditations

  • Good To Go England

    This venue has been awarded the ‘Good To Go’ UK industry mark, the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business can demonstrate they are following the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

  • Beam Blue Terms Of Ethics Logo

    This venue is a member of beam, formerly the HBAA, meaning quality assurance for event bookers. It champions best practice, ethical working and sound commercial judgement.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

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    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms

The Aintree Racecourse meeting rooms offer many options to businesses of all sizes in the Liverpool area. Whether it’s important updates or training for the whole company, team planning sessions or a quarterly board meeting, you’ll find rooms of the appropriate size with all the equipment and tech you’ll need, as well as 5,000 parking spaces.

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Conference rooms

Perfect transport links and state-of-the-art audiovisual spec make the Aintree Racecourse Conference Venue a standout choice. With the purpose-built Aintree Racecourse conference rooms at your disposal, including the 500 capacity Exhibition Hall, and the 600 capacity Golden Miller & Sunloch suites, you can host large, impressive conferences with world-class catering.

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Catering

The Jockey Club

British produce is the beating heart of the food and drink served at our 14 Jockey Club racecourses. Fresh local ingredients and seasonal produce form the foundations of Jockey Club Catering’s extensive and carefully created menu. From their sandwiches and steak pies to their canapés and sweet treats, you’ll find a diverse range of delicious food on offer. They work with the best possible suppliers to bring exquisite flavours and local ingredients to every event. The Jockey Club wine list is also exceptional, offering a celebration of British provinciality through British wine and British sparkling wine. 

Learn more: www.jockeyclubvenues.co.uk 

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Sustainability

This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.