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Cheltenham Racecourse Events

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Cheltenham Racecourse Events

Home of the Gold Cup, Cheltenham Racecourse is a world-famous horse racing venue. But it offers much more than that – there are superb facilities for conferences, exhibitions, banquets, Christmas parties and major PR events.

With a versatile staging system, professional audiovisual, a large auditorium and space for 800 guests to enjoy a sit-down dinner, Cheltenham Racecourse venue is ready for every event.

Meanwhile, guests will be looked after by The Jockey Club Catering, which provides the finest catering and hospitality for 15 racecourses across the UK and has a reputation for consistently excellent culinary experiences.

Event Spaces at Cheltenham Racecourse

Choose between 2,600m² of flexible indoor space, over 360 acres of outdoor space, and 12 flexible areas that can be adapted to your needs.

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    The Centaur

    Capacity: 3000

    With its own private entrance foyer and full audiovisual including blackout and staging, this space is ideal for any large event.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • LCD Projector

    Istabraq

    Capacity: 120

    Next to The Centaur with its own large bar area, this room is most suitable for receptions and as a breakout facility.

    • Bar
    • Screen
    • LCD Projector

    Gold Cup

    Capacity: 400

    Ideal for large dinner parties, self-contained conferences and even small exhibitions with its own private foyer.

    • Bar
    • Screen & Stage
    • PA System

    Festival

    Capacity: 250

    The Festival suite has its very own foyer and adjoins to the Gold Cup suite – perfect for a self-contained event.

    • Bar
    • Screen & Stage
    • PA System

    Crest

    Capacity: 80

    Linked to the Sovereign Suite with a sliding partition and great for small meetings. It can also work as a breakout for food and refreshments.

    • Bar
    • Screen
    • LCD Projector

    Sovereign

    Capacity: 200

    A versatile space ideal for private parties, awards dinners, or medium-sized meetings.

    • Bar
    • Screen
    • LCD Projector

    Insurance

    Capacity: 250

    This room boasts lovely views of the Parade Ring and is most suitable for conferences and meetings.

    • Bar
    • Screen
    • LCD Projector

    National Hunt 1

    Capacity: 0

    A large versatile space with sliding partition into National Hunt 2. Ideal for a meeting or conference.

    • Bar
    • Screen
    • LCD Projector

    National Hunt 2

    Capacity: 70

    A large versatile space with sliding partition into National Hunt 1 that’s ideal for a meeting or conference.

    • Bar
    • Screen
    • LCD Projector

    Panoramic

    Capacity: 300

    This glass-fronted room offers a breath-taking view of the racecourse – perfect for dinners, drinks receptions and providing that 'wow' factor for your clients.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Great Views

    Hall of Fame

    Capacity: 500

    Connects to The Centaur, The Gold Cup Suite and grandstand. An ideal space for catering, drinks receptions, exhibitions or product launches.

    • Cloakroom
    • Exhibition Space
    • Unique Space

    Hatton’s Grace

    Capacity: 60

    Historic space with great views of the racecourse. Great for an unforgettable dining experience.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Flipchart
    • Unique Space

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
The Centaur 3000 2250 - - 1100 656 1100 3000
Istabraq - 120 28 35 - 80 - 120
Gold Cup 400 330 - - 220 180 270 400
Festival 250 160 28 35 100 80 120 250
Crest 80 60 20 20 - 40 50 80
Sovereign 200 150 30 20 100 96 100 200
Insurance 250 180 20 35 110 120 140 250
National Hunt 1 - - - - - - 90 -
National Hunt 2 70 80 20 26 - 60 70 70
Panoramic 300 100 30 20 120 80 30 300
Hall of Fame 500 - - - - - - 500
Hatton’s Grace - 60 - - - - - 60

Location

Cheltenham Racecourse is conveniently situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, just a stone’s throw from the M5.

Travel

  • Cheltenham Spa 3.4 Miles
  • M5 JCT 10 3.1 Miles
  • Car Parking: Onsite (10,000 spaces)
  • Birmingham International Airport 39.3 Miles

Address

Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

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.

  • Green Accredited Venue Logo Resize – 1@2X

    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 Cheltenham Racecourse meeting rooms offer state-of-the-art technology, giving you ideal space for everything from full company training to one-on-one meetings.

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Conference rooms

Cheltenham Racecourse conference venue has the capability needed for large conferences, exhibitions and summits. Use a combination of the Cheltenham Racecourse conference rooms to build the perfect space for your delegates, including a large auditorium and 10,000 free parking spaces.

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Weddings

Cheltenham Racecourse is used to big occasions, and offers a beautiful space for weddings. This, and the catering and accommodation on offer, make the venue a dream choice for your big day.

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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 

Food is our passion. It’s what bring our brands together.

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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.