Venues Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Reception-only wedding venue
  • All-inclusive packages from £6,500 Sunday-Friday
  • All-inclusive Saturday packages from £7,500
  • In-house catering team
  • Your own banqueting manager and MC
  • Generous room-hire duration (12 noon - 1am)
  • 80 - 700 guests can be catered for
  • Helicopter landing-pad

Found on the north side of Cheltenham, within a naturally occurring amphitheatre, this historic site is home to one of the UK's most high-profile horse-racing events, along with one of the South West's largest indoor auditoria, The Centaur. Whether you are planning to put on a huge and spectacular wedding in the Centaur, or a more intimate event in one of the Racecourse's smaller 'mini-venues', this remains a very flexible and accommodating choice.

Presenting wedding packages from £6,500 (based on 80 guests), the Racecourse offers great value for money given such high-profile surroundings. The venue has a dedicated wedding and events team on hand, including your very own Coordinator and Banqueting Manager.


Situated at the foot of Cleeve Hill, giving the racecourse a natural amphitheatre effect, this spectacular venue seats up to 67,500 race spectators. The site's history goes as far back as 1818, where contests took place up on Cleeve Hill itself. Following the destruction by fire of the original course, thanks to religious efforts to outlaw the 'evils' of horseracing, the circuit was moved to its current location in 1831.

Following increasing popularity throughout the following centuries, the Cheltenham course expanded gradually until the millennium year, when over £2m was invested.


Overlooking the racecourse and Cleeve Hill, this is the most popular room for events such as weddings. The space is flexible, and is able to seat up to 130 guests on 13 tables of 10 - including an area reserved for a dancefloor.

Reception Capacity - 130 guests including dancefloor area

The Panoramic

This intriguing room is found on the 5th level of the Grandstand, and sports elevated views over the racecourse. The room features an adjacent bar and toilets, and is able to seat up to 15 tables of 10 in a long formation.

Reception Capacity - 150 guests including dancefloor area

The Centaur

Ideal for large affairs, and often hosting Asian weddings, this huge facility is one of the largest reception party spaces in the South West. With a capacity of 700 guests, the room has in fact been used many times for musical concerts and other events.

Reception Capacity - 700 guests


Head Chef, Tom Parry is keen to use the advantages of the rich Cotswolds landscape to produce stunning dishes from locally sourced ingredients. Highly experienced, Parry has catered at such significant events as the London Olympics and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

From finger dishes to larger buffets Cheltenham prides itself on its ability to create spectacular seasonal dishes for any occasion.


Packages at Cheltenham Racecourse are extremely generous, and feature a number of attractive and enticing elements. All packages include as standard:-

  • A complimentary tasting session, and an anniversary dinner on a race day during the year of your wedding (this is at the Racecourse's discretion)
  • Your own dedicated banqueting manager and MC
  • Generous room-hire duration (12 noon right through to 1am)
  • A luxurious seasonal three-course formal wedding reception meal
  • Evening food and catering such as fish-and-chip cones
  • A selection of welcome drinks on arrival
  • House wine for the formal meal and a glass of bubbly for the speeches
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Dancefloor, disco, PA system and microphones
  • Access to the racecourse grounds for photographs
  • And much more besides!

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