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Newmarket Racecourse Events

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About this venue

Set within the beautiful Suffolk countryside on the outskirts of Newmarket, The Rowley Mile offers fantastic facilities for both corporate and private events, coupled with a breath-taking backdrop. With state-of-the-art facilities and audio-visual spec, as well as world-class catering, it’s a formidable events space.

Offering over 30 flexible venue and event spaces, 4 exhibition suites totalling 1000m² of indoor exhibition space ideal for conferences, exhibitions and product launches as well as outdoor team building events. 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

Known as the iconic Home of Horseracing, Newmarket Racecourses offer a unique and stylish conference and events venue. From small business meetings, to large scale networking events, exhibitions and outdoor team building events.

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    • Millennium Suite Theatre

    Millennium Suite

    Capacity: 400

    A large space with two bars, a terrace, racecourse views and the ability to divide with a partition wall. Great for conferences, exhibitions and product launches.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Exhibition Space
    • Runners Lounge

    Runners Lounge

    Capacity: 100

    A comfortable and stylish room providing flexible accommodation for board meetings, conference events, seminars and more.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • Bistro

    Bistro

    Capacity: 100

    With a large conservatory separated by Japanese-style screens, as well as its own bar, kitchen and toilets, this space is ideal for small, self-contained events.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • The Linekilns Suite

    Limekilns

    Capacity: 60

    Enjoy fabulous views over the Parade Ring and the training gallops in this stylish, multi-purpose room that’s great for private parties and small events.

    • Fluorescent Lighting
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • Large Box

    Large Executive Boxes x4

    Capacity: 50

    These four magnificent boxes, with great racecourse views and a balcony, provide a luxurious setting for private and corporate entertaining, or syndicate space.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • Small Box

    Small Executive Boxes x8

    Capacity: 30

    These eight magnificent boxes, with great racecourse views and a balcony, provide a luxurious setting for private and corporate entertaining, or syndicate space.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • Exhibition Hall1

    Exhibition Hall 1

    Capacity: 500

    Marble-floored space that’s tailor made for exhibitions and product launches, with vehicular access for car displays and room for up to 60x2m exhibition stands.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • Exhibition Hall 2

    Exhibition Hall 2

    Capacity: 150

    The room is fully carpeted which works well as trade space for exhibitions or as a reception room or registration area.

    • Wi-Fi
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • Exhibition Hall 3

    Exhibition Hall 3

    Capacity: 350

    With a sweeping staircase and views over the parade ring and racecourse, this is ideal for refreshments and as an exhibition area used with the ground floor.

    • PA System
    • Screen
    • Natural Daylight
    • Exhibition Hall 4

    Exhibition Hall 4

    Capacity: 50

    A carpeted lounge and bar overlooking the courtyard and racecourse. It is ideal for exhibitors’ stands, drinks receptions or as a refreshment area.

    • PA System
    • Bar
    • Natural Daylight
    • Guineas Suite

    Guineas Room

    Capacity: 100

    With racecourse views and a large bar, this is ideal for drinks receptions. It can be used together with the Sponsors Lounge as a great conference dining area.

    • PA System
    • Great Views
    • Natural Daylight
    • Hong Kong Suite

    Hong Kong Suite

    Capacity: 120

    An independent building with its own entrance and luxurious decor. It’s ideal for self-contained Christmas parties, private events and awards nights.

    • PA System
    • Wi-Fi
    • Natural Daylight
    • The Royal Box

    Royal Box

    Capacity: 50

    A delightful room with racecourse views that’s reserved for members of the Royal Family on race days. Why not reserve it for that all-important client?

    • Blackout
    • LCD Projector
    • Natural Daylight

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Millennium Suite 400 300 50 80 230 160 230 400
Runners Lounge 100 100 32 44 80 60 80 100
Bistro 100 70 30 30 70 56 70 100
Limekilns Suite 60 50 24 30 40 32 40 60
Large Executive Boxes x4 50 30 22 24 24 24 24 50
Small Executive Boxes x8 30 20 10 10 12 14 12 30
Exhibition Hall 1 500 150 - - 520 - 500 500
Exhibition Hall 2 150 120 34 40 100 80 80 150
Exhibition Hall 3 350 150 - - 200 - 200 350
Exhibition Hall 4 50 - - - - - - 50
Guineas Suite 100 - - 24 80 - 80 100
Hong Kong Suite 120 80 30 24 80 - 80 120
Royal Box 50 40 20 16 32 24 32 50

Location

Newmarket Racecourse is close to the A11, A14 and M11 motorways, 20 minutes from Cambridge City Centre, 30 minutes from Stansted Airport and a five-minute car journey from Newmarket train station.

Travel

  • Newmarket 1.4 Miles
  • M11 JCT 13 12.6 Miles
  • Car Parking: Onsite (1,000 spaces)
  • London Stansted Airport 24.8 Miles

Address

Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TF

  • Christmas Delegate Package Prices from:
    £68.00

    Christmas Parties

    Celebrate Christmas at Newmarket Racecourse with their "Very Vegas Christmas" Joiner Parties, or find out more about their Private Party packages.

  • DDR Delegate Package Prices from:
    £70.00

    DDR Packages

    Enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience with your meeting or event with Newmarket Racecourse's DDR packages

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

Newmarket Racecourses flexible meeting rooms come equipped with top level audiovisual, Wi-Fi and many have spectacular views of the racecourse, particularly the Executive Boxes. As you’d expect with a large racecourse of our size, it's also the perfect venue for team building and roadshow events with 300 acres of outdoor spaces.

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Conference rooms

Offering a variety of rooms ideal for conferences, meetings, seminars, and training events with additional spaces for breakout rooms and interviews. For larger functions the Millennium Suite can accommodate up to 300 delegates theatre style with a private lounge and balcony overlooking the parade ring. The exhibition halls are ideal for products launches and car shows.

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Celebrations

Newmarket Racecourse can be transformed into a dream wedding setting. Used to hosting huge occasions, The Jockey Club’s wedding catering will be the envy of your family and friends.

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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.