About Ascot Racecourse
Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Ascot Racecourse remains a pillar of British sporting and social culture. Welcoming over 630,000 guests each year, Ascot’s stature, reputation and famed celebration of occasion is admired the world over.
As one of the largest and most prestigious racecourses in the world, Ascot has been hosting some of the finest racing events, including Royal Ascot, for more than 300 years.
With 26 annual racedays and several other events throughout the year, Ascot has something for everyone to enjoy that encapsulates the thrill of horse racing, the pleasure of a day spent at an iconic venue and the many experiences to be had whilst there, from the Michelin star chefs providing exquisite Fine Dining to the live music and entertainment across the lawns.
Outside of Royal Ascot, the racecourse’s flagship summer occasion, other racedays include QIPCO British Champions Day, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup & Concert, the Festival of Food & Wine Racing Weekend, a Fireworks Spectacular and several family racedays such as the Christmas Racing Weekend, to name just a few.
Aside from world-class racing, Ascot’s unrivalled conference and events spaces offer delegates first-class facilities perfect for a wide range of events, from a meeting for 10 people to an exclusive event for 8,000.
With over 300 meeting and event spaces, 4,000m² of exhibition space, private dining and stylish restaurants, and attractive open spaces, terraces and lawns, Ascot is an iconic venue. Located close to major road networks, 30 minutes from Heathrow and just 45 minutes from London by train, Ascot is easily accessible. Complimentary parking and an award-winning catering team – 1711 by Ascot – complete the package for a hassle-free event.
As event organisers look for new ways to engage delegates, Ascot’s dedicated events team has seen an increase in corporate events that use the many spaces available for morning meetings and conferences before taking advantage of the venue’s sporting calendar with lunch and team bonding over racing in the afternoon.
Private Boxes and Fine Dining is available for all Ascot Racedays.