October’s Venue of the Month – Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse offers a subtle blend of old and new with some of the most modern racecourse facilities available. Wetherby has a fantastic location set within 300 acres of West Yorkshire park and farmland.

With racing from mid-October to early June, this national hunt racecourse offers a fantastic day out and a typically warm Yorkshire welcome. Whether you choose a hospitality package in one of the private suites overlooking the course, or an a la carte meal in the White Rose Restaurant overlooking the parade ring and winners’ enclosure, you can be certain of a great day at the races at Wetherby Racecourse.

And new for 2017 in time for the Wednesday 18th October 2017 opening meeting the new  Millennium West grandstand  will be complete and officially opened for the launch the 2017/18 Jump Season.


Millennium West in more detail:

Level 1 – The Henry Crossley Bar
This new facility can be accessed by Paddock & Premier racegoers.  A coffee lounge and Betfred betting shop are located within the bar.   Paddock racegoers can access the suite from multiple entrances that open up directly into the Paddock and Betting Ring and there is also an internal entrance from the Millennium Stand for Premier Racegoers.

Level 2 – The Riston Suite

Fantastic views across the Parade Ring, Racetrack and Finish Post are provided from the Riston Suite which also houses the new ‘Winning Connections’ lounge.  The Riston Suite can be accessed internally from Level 2 of the Millennium Stand or via the new Millennium West stair tower, which also provides lift access.

Together with the ‘1891’ Bar this stunning suite provides a fabulous venue for weddings or celebratory parties.

Level 3 – The ‘1891’ Bar

On the topmost floor is the ‘1891’ bar, which on the majority of our racedays will be fully open for Premier admission holders to access.  On a handful of selected racedays during the season, early exclusive access to the bar will be available to purchasers of the new Premier Plus package.  On these days Premier admission holders may access the bar at the start of the second race. With up to 20 unique spaces, they will be able to seat up to 600 delegates theatre style and up to 300 guests for formally seated banqueting events.Wetherby is also a superb venue for non-racing events with the modern facilities of the Millennium stand and the Bramham Hall. Suitable for business functions, celebratory dinners, weddings, exhibitions, outdoor events and fun days. Wetherby Racecourse is extremely well positioned being just minutes from the A1(M) and only half an hour from the nearby cities of York and Leeds.

Enjoy a Premier Experience

Not only is there a new stand but new foodie and package offers also. Racegoers can take advantage of the new  and exclusive on-line offer, limited to just 100 packages on selected racedays during the season. This package is also limited to sales of 8 packages per individual.

Premier Plus offers an upgrade to the Premier Enclosure which includes exclusive early access to the New ‘1891’ Bar in the Millennium West Stand.

The Premier Plus package will be available on the following selected fixtures in 2017 as follows:

Let’s do brunch

Included in the new Premier Package , a lunch or (brand new) brunch menu is available for you to enjoy before the racing begins!

New Brunch Menu: 

A drink from the bar served on arrival
(Pint of beer or lager, a small glass of house wine, main line spirit and a mixer)
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Toasted waffles, fresh berries, honey and mint ricotta

Bagels, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese and chives

Maple glazed bacon, runny eggs in a brioche bun and hash brown

Sausage, black pudding, mushroom and tomato kebab, potato scones

Book tickets for their opening meeting , or the much anticipated bet365 Meeting featuring the £100,000 bet365 Charlie Hall Steeplechase (Saturday 4th November) or get in the festive spirit and attend Christmas Carol Saturday (Saturday 9th December) or the ever popular 188 Bet Yorkshire Christmas Meeting on Boxing Day and the day after.

For hospitality enquiries please contact the relevant email address listed below::

Raceday hospitality: hospitality@wetherbyracing.co.uk

Non-Raceday Conferences and events: events@wetherbyracing.co.uk

Visit the Wetherby racecourse website :wetherbyracing.co.uk