Chelmsford City Racecourse

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The Racecourse grounds together with modern venue spaces offer the ideal locale for your special day. With a choice of 3 spectacular rooms for your special day, Chelmsford City Racecourse is ideal.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Sporting Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
A Change Of Scenery. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, in the heart of Essex, Chelmsford City Racecourse is a unique and flexible venue, ideal for Conferences, Corporate Team Building, Product Launches, Exhibitions, Wedding Receptions, and Private Celebrations. As well as a working racecourse, the 150+ acre course offers an incredibly versatile space perfect for conferences of all sizes in either wing of the hospitality suite, with the ability to run two large conferences simultaneously in both south and north halls of the hospitality suite. Hosting up to 550 people Chelmsford City Racecourse is ideal for those looking for an event just outside London, providing excellent transport links via the A131, A120 and M11 and a significant amount of free parking on-site. Our professional and experienced team at Chelmsford City Racecourse will provide you with a personal and bespoke service, coupled with delicious menu options, helping you to plan and deliver your entire event. SPORTS BAR SUITE Ideal for more informal meetings and events the Sports Bar has an outdoor terrace and views across the racecourse. Two built-in bars are placed along one side of the room and the space has the ability to be separated into two areas, ideal for break out options. THE CLUB SUITE On the first floor of the grandstand, the club has a private, VIP vibe with panoramic views across the racecourse. On the first floor of the grandstand holding up to 250 people, windows wrap this room allowing for natural daylight and a built in bar makes this space perfect for private dinners and important events. FAIRWOOD SUITE 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. A flexible space, and can easily be split into two rooms. OUTDOOR 150 acres of grounds allow for an abundance of event opportunities from outdoor exhibitions and weddings.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kristina
Congratulations on your engagement!! We are extremely excited for you to become husband and wife, we wish you both the very best of luck and happiness for the future. We look forward to welcoming you at Chelmsford City Racecourse!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
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Location & Contact Details


Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP, England

Travel Notes

If travelling by public transport, it is advised to get a taxi from station/airport to here as it is not directly accessible by foot.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (3)

Gold Award at Essex Digital Awards 2017
Lovely Loos Award 2015
RCA Excellence Staff Customer Service Excellence 2017

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remind yourself what is truly important.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The centre of the parade ring.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Glenn Johnson, Dan 'Lockie' Locke, Mario Falcone, Gemma Collins, Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush, Jamie Carragher, Billy Ocean, Simply Red, UB40, Blue, The Shires, Madness, Jools Holland and many more!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our Hoi Sin Duck Cups or Honey and Mustard Glazed Chipolata Sausages

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & biscuits

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It is a brand new venue.

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