The Grandstand

A building like no other…

The impressive 3-tiered Grandstand, designed by the renowned British architect Sir Norman Foster, totals 2400m2 of big indoor space and is the ideal for any large conference, exhibition or reception. The first and second floors benefit from an external terrace with amazing views of the racecourse and can be used as a relaxing area for all delegates. Clients can take advantage of exclusive hire of this gargantuan stand alone structure. The digital display panel is available to welcome all delegates, providing a great entrance for any event. A unqiue feature to this building is the capabilites to have vehicles on the ground floor via our vehicle access doors, perfect if you are looking for car launches or showcases. 

In addition to the internal spaces, the outside space opposite the Grandstand can be used for any team building activity in conjunction with any event.

We understand the needs of the modern traveller and with large volumes of delegates using these spaces. Our award-winning catering team with established members of staff are always exploring new and creative offerings for all clients, nationally and internationally, whether incorporating it in our Day Delegate Rate packages or standalone bespoke options.

…because we are ‘more than just a racecourse’.

Event Spaces

Ground Floor

Max Capacity: 1000

This area is a blank canvas for any event but ideal for exhibitions or large conferences with a capacity of up to 1000 delegates (theatre style) and possibility to display vehicles. On many occasions, the ground floor has been used to host indoor team building activities, coupled with a conference seating area on the second floor as well as product launches. 

First Floor

Max Capacity: 550

The first floor has glass panels on three sides offering stunning views across the racecourse.

It is ideal for use as the catering area for larger meetings taking place on the ground or second floor. It can also be directly accessed from the track side in front of the Grandstand, making it suitable for the registration of delegates.

Second Floor

Max Capacity: 550

The second floor offers over 780m2 of pillar free conference, dining or exhibition space for up to 550 delegates.

 It has full grey-out blinds, 3 phase power across the room and allows access to five balconies to enjoy the superb views over the racecourse and Berkshire countryside.

Onsite Accommodation

The Lodge is Newbury Racecourse’s boutique hotel, which is home to 36 ensuite bedrooms each with individually designed décor.

Whether you are here on business or leisure you will find everything you need for an enjoyable stay.


This venue has so much to offer along with accommodation on-site… with ample space it has to offer indoor and out, it really can be transformed … it’s not just a racecourse.

Capital Travel and Events

We have had both large and small events at Newbury Racecourse and have found them to be flexible and customer-focused.  Pre-event they have always been happy to work with us to ensure they fulfil our needs and during the events, they are happy to help wherever they can.  We feel that Newbury Racecourse has given us very good service and are very likely to use them again in the future

Beard Construction

How to get here

Newbury Racecourse is 50 miles west of London, adjacent to the M4 and a 15 minute drive from the M3:

Newbury Racecourse Train Station

We also benefit from having our own train station, where guests can take a train from London Paddington to Newbury Racecourse via Reading in just under 1 hour *.

*Information taken from


Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7NZ

For sat navs use RG14 5AW

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