Chester Racecourse known as the Roodee is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England. The racecourse’s historical iconic façade is complimented by contemporary interiors and surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns, a picturesque setting, rich in heritage and set in over thirty acres of breath-taking green space. Flanked by the River Dee, the racecourse provides the perfect backdrop for a truly magical day.

With a range of rooms available large and small, from historic stands to contemporary character-filled suites with floor to ceiling views, whether you’re looking for an intimate service or a grand celebration, we have the perfect space for your special day.  

Chester Racecourse also has its own on-site hotel and ample parking, taking away any of your guests’ worries.

Wedding ceremonies & celebrations

With a choice of six licensed ceremony spaces, from small and intimate to large and lavish we have something to suit everyone. Our expert team of wedding coordinators have designed a variety of wedding packages including champagne and canapés, buffets, sumptuous wedding breakfasts and elegant receptions to help you create your own unique day. Our award-winning caterers, Horseradish specialise in creative catering using the best local produce – whether you choose a classic formal wedding breakfast or a contemporary reception buffet, we’ll help you create a menu that reflects you and your partner.

Use our contacts and experience to add something special. From entertainment, wedding photography, hair, makeup and wedding cakes to evening fireworks or a dramatic arrival by hot air balloon, we have the space to let your imagination run wild.

Civil partnerships
The atmospheric surroundings of Chester Racecourse will make your Civil Partnership ceremony a special one, with a variety of elegant spaces, to choose from. From an intimate executive box to the dazzling, light-filled Paddock Rooms or traditional grandstand suites. You’re in safe hands with our experienced events team, who’ll talk you through their award-winning menus, discuss your plans and ideas and help you create an unforgettable day. Civil partnership ceremonies can only be booked alongside your wedding breakfast, for more information please contact our team.

Asian weddings
We have all the space you need for a traditional Asian wedding, and a variety of rooms and outside space giving you a choice of size, style and location. The Pavilion Suite is ideally suited for up to 650 guests, and offers you just the blank canvas to fill with flowers and colour. We offer dedicated wedding coordinators for your special day, and the flexibility to bring in a caterer of your choice to create your perfect wedding celebration.

Wedding open days
Don’t take our word for how amazing our spaces and suites are, take a look for yourself.We host a number of wedding open days throughout the year, designed for you to experience the variety of rooms and facilities. It's the perfect opportunity to share your ideas with our wedding coordinators, explore the venue, view our delicious menus and be inspired ahead of your special day! Spaces are limited for wedding open days, so please contact the team to book your place.

Alternatively, get in touch on 01244 304 660 and check if your date is available and make an appointment to view our wedding ceremony or celebration spaces.