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Chelmsford City Racecourse

Chelmsford City Racecourse

This is a sure bet if you’re looking for an excellent value for money South East venue for your business meeting or event. For conferences for 400 delegates to board meetings for 30, or team building and away days, Chelmsford City Racecourse offers a peaceful setting, top notch service, and up to the minute facilities.

The modern well equipped meeting rooms are all air conditioned and have complimentary wifi. The biggest, The Fairwood seats 500 in theatre style or 800 for a reception, making it ideal for larger conferences, product launches, presentations and buffet receptions. Windows run the full length of the room, so it’s very light and airy, with views over the finishing line and a good sized terrace.

The Sports Bar Suite has capacity for 350 and 550 in the same configurations, whilst the Sports Bar, and the Fairwood seat 250 in theatre style and 100 in classroom layout, or 150 for dinner. The Fairwood Lounge accommodates 150 in theatre style and for a standing reception, whilst the more informal Sports Bar Lounge, with a terrace, and racecourse views, has capacity for 150 standing yet is still a superb room for smaller executive meetings for up to 40 in boardroom style. The Club (the Restaurant and Lounge) is an event space with a rather distinguished VIP feel; it’s got amazing views out over the racecourse and with windows to all sides, is flooded with natural daylight – an impressive room for private dining and receptions for up to 250.

Of course, Chelmsford City Racecourse has heaps of outdoor space just perfect for exhibitions and fun filled team building days. An experienced team will assist with the planning and running of your event, making sure it’s one that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Day delegate packages are available at Chelmsford City Racecourse, or you can go bespoke and have your event tailored to suit your specific requirements. Audio-visual equipment can be arranged for your event and you’ll have a good choice of food and drinks packages. You might even treat your hard working staff or important clients to a Racing Experience Package, with a behind the scenes tour and a reserved table to watch the action from.

Chelmsford City Racecourse has free parking for up to 1,000 cars, and is conveniently situated just outside of the town, with good access from the A131 and links to major transport routes.

Chelmsford City Racecourse Map
Venue Chelmsford City Racecourse
Capacity 800 guests
Address Moulsham Hall Lane
Great Leighs
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Packages (2)

Chelmsford City Racecourse - Shared Party Nights

Shared Party Nights

  • Guests: 100 max
  • Price from: £40.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Celebrate the festive season with family, friends and colleagues at Chelmsford City Racecourse.
    With options available for groups of 5 to companies of 300, celebrate the season with drinks and festive favourites.
    Bespoke private party packages are available and can include drinks packages, meals, a DJ and dance floor, while shared party opportunities also start from £40 per person.
    Christmas at Chelmsford City Racecourse, a great way to end the year.
    Our package includes:
    Arrival Alcoholic Drink
    3-Course Festive Dinner
    DJ & Disco until 12:30am
    Festive Themed Decorations & Crackers
    Coffee, Tea & Mince Pies

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Chelmsford City Racecourse - Wedding Package

Wedding Package

  • Guests: 300 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £85.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Take advantage of our very competitive Wedding Package that we offer at the Racecourse, capacity of 300 guests for a wedding party, including the space for a DJ and dance floor.
    We can accommodate all dietary requirements, and our on-site Wedding Coordinator will be on hand to make sure the day runs smoothly.
    The package includes:
    Drinks reception
    6 item canapé
    3 course wedding breakfast
    1/2 bottle wine per person
    Champagne to toast
    Evening finger buffet
    Personalised place cards
    Wedding cake stand & knife
    Flower arrangements in hall
    Staff, crockery & linen
    Coffee & petit fours
    Room Hire
    Minimum 60 guests
    Any evening guests will be charged at an additional £15 per head

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Function Rooms & Event Spaces (3)

The Sports Bar - Chelmsford City Racecourse

The Sports Bar

  • Max Capacity: 500
  • Dimensions: L:44.30m x W:10.50m x H:3.30m
  • Full Details

    Ideal for more informal meetings and events the Sports Bar has an outdoor terrace and views across the racecourse. This room has natural daylight, air conditioning and disabled access, and also the ability to split into 2 functioning rooms, which can be ideal for syndicate or breakout rooms for a conference, or also for smaller informal birthday parties. This suite does not have a functioning kitchen, and so wouldn't be as suitable for large dinner parties.


    • Reception: 500
    • Theatre: 350
    • Banqueting: 100
    • Dinner & Dance: 200
    • Cabaret: 280
    • Classroom: 100
    • U-Shape: 50
    • Boardroom: 50
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Fairwood Suite - Chelmsford City Racecourse

Fairwood Suite

  • Max Capacity: 450
  • Dimensions: L:44.30m x W:10.50m x H:3.30m
  • Full Details

    The Fairwood is a favourite at the racecourse, with windows running the length of the room, letting in an abundance of natural daylight. This modern space boasts great views over the finishing line as well as an outdoor terrace. This suite has disabled access, air conditioning, its own bar, and the ability to split into 2 functioning rooms. It is the most popular suite for events.


    • Theatre: 450
    • Banqueting: 300
    • Dinner & Dance: 280
    • Cabaret: 300
    • Classroom: 100
    • U-Shape: 50
    • Boardroom: 50
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The Club Lounge - Chelmsford City Racecourse

The Club Lounge

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Dimensions: L:30.00m x W:14.10m x H:2.70m
  • Full Details

    The Club has a private, VIP vibe. A private space with panoramic views across the racecourse, this space is on the first floor of the grandstand and can hold up to 150 people for a dinner. The smallest suite of the Racecourse is perfect for weddings, smaller dinners or parties. The room has upmarket decor and us our most prestigious room.


    • Theatre: 200
    • Banqueting: 150
    • Dinner & Dance: 200
    • Cabaret: 150
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Venue Features (11)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wi-Fi Access