Celebrations & Party Venue Hire at Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham is a beautiful scene setter, with the striking Cotswold countryside, for a real memory maker for all of life’s celebrations and incredible private parties.

Whether it’s an anniversary, a birthday party or wedding reception or wake, you need a venue that delivers. Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, cater for hundreds of thousands every year, yet when it comes to your day the focus is on you, making sure every element is fulfilled to the highest standard.

Celebrate at Cheltenham Racecourse

It’s about the little things done well, about giving you the perfect day or evening celebration and memories that last a lifetime.

Whether your party is for 50 people, or over 800, Cheltenham Racecourse offers the perfect venue and an unique sense of occasion for any event.

For a 3D tour of some of our spaces, click here.


For more information or to enquire, call Cheltenham Racecourse on 01242539538 or complete the online enquiry form below and we will be in contact.

Click here for local accommodation, all under 16 miles from the racecourse.

Why choose Cheltenham Racecourse for your celebration?

  • Ample free parking
  • Large or small guest numbers
  • Casual or formal
  • First class catering
  • Dedicated event management
  • Indoors or outdoors
  • Stunning views with an unique heritage
  • Spacious facilities
  • Luxury touches
  • Fully tailored celebration package
  • Atmospheric and intimate bars
  • State of the art visual equipment
  • Free WI-FI

Spaces and Suites

The Centaur

The Centuar - Cheltenham

The Centaur prides itself as the perfect space for large private parties, with space to seat up to 800 guests.

We have excellent relationships with theming and entertainment providers within the industry, so let your imagination run wild and watch your vision come to life.

A stunning setting coupled with our award-winning caterers can create your perfect menu, your party will be certain live long in everyone’s memory.


Gold Cup Suite

The Gold Cup Suite

Gold Cup Suite is a popular rooms for dinner dances, parties and celebrations.

The flexibility of the Gold Cup Suite is unrivaled as The Festival room connects by a foyer area and bar.

The suite lends itself perfectly for parties of up to 250 guests and can host a drinks reception for up to 400 guests.



Panoramic Restaurant - Cheltenham

Situated on the 5th level overlooking the entire racecourse, this breathtaking room provides the most stunning views. This makes it a popular space for drinks receptions and special occasions.

The room and views need to be seen to be believed. The Panoramic can seat up to 250 for a drinks reception and 120 guests for a dinner and dance.



The Festival

The Festival room provides organisers with a ground floor private area, located off the central Hall of Fame.

The rooms also benefit from an adjoining to the Gold Cup Suite which offers a great registration space or an alternative refreshments location.

The Festival can seat up to 120 for a dinner and up to 250 for a drinks reception.


Asian Weddings & Wedding Receptions

Cheltenham Racecourse is the perfect venue for Asian Weddings. The Centaur, which is 2,600m², is ideal for larger celebrations. With just a little imagination it can be transformed into a stunning wedding reception venue for when space is a key requirement.

The Centaur is a large, flexible space that can cater for over 800 guests seated. The room needs to be seen to be believed so please make arrangements with our team to view the space, you won’t be disappointed.

Your Big Day at Cheltenham Racecourse

On your big day, you need a venue that delivers. It’s about the little things done well, about giving you the perfect day and memories that last a lifetime.

You will receive a dedicated Events Manager to prepare for the big day and a team of operational and events support staff on the day itself.

Our official Asian Wedding Catering Partner is Fiver Rivers Group, click here for more information.

  • Ample free parking for all guests
  • Multiple rooms and spaces available – click here for all available rooms
  • Click here for The Centaur which accommodates up to 2,250 guests
  • Rooms with glorious views of the racecourse
  • Flexible dining and dancing options
  • Award winning catering
  • From a wedding breakfast for just 50 to a venue able to welcome over 800 guests
  • Spectacular backdrop of Cleeve Hill
  • Total flexibility to make your dreams come to life

Spaces and Suites

Wakes and Memorials

At Cheltenham Racecourse, we understand that coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is always difficult, and the added pressure of organising a wake can cause extra stress at an already emotional time.

We are able provide a choice of menus along with refreshments and are happy to accommodate large gatherings for up to 2,250.

Our rooms offer audio-visual equipment to allow you to share special memories with your guests.

  • Ample free parking
  • A choice of versatile rooms
  • Experienced events & catering support to ensure a smooth day
  • Expert catering to suit your needs
  • Fantastic location


Catering at Private Parties

Cheltenham prides itself on providing guests with stunning dishes for every occasion. Our menus are designed with these key elements in mind; seasonality, provenance of ingredients and sourcing of local British produce that are farmed and caught in a sustainable and ethical way.

Looking after thousands of delegates at one time, the Cheltenham team is easily able to deliver mouth-watering food such as six different bowl food offerings, a strawberry waterfall with chocolate dipping and a sweet trolley with lots of different old-fashioned sweets.

The team at Cheltenham delivers quality in its food and skill in catering for events, regardless of the size or type – after all when it comes to the racing, it caters for more than 10,000 hospitality guests each day, to the very highest of standards.

Our skilled chefs enjoy personalising menu options to suit every event, whether it’s a breakfast package for 10 or a delicious banquet for 800. Our experienced team and friendly waiting and bar staff are dedicated to providing a first-class service at every event. We offer award winning catering and deliver a strong fine dining experience.

  • Seasonal menus
  • Seasonal and local produce where possible
  • Fairtrade producers
  • Set menus
  • Canapés to 5 course (or more) dinners
  • Award winning chefs


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Easy to get here
  • + Easily accessible from the M5 (Junction 10 or 11)

  • + Train station, less than 10 minute drive, for London, Birmingham and Bristol

  • + Birmingham and Bristol airports under an hour away

  • + Gloucestershire Airport for private flights

  • + Helipad on the racecourse

  • + Nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds landscape

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