Brighton Racecourse is one of the most exciting, vibrant, tracks in the South of England and with its fantastic location; the seaside course is perfect for a great day out with corporate clients, friends or family
Brighton’s racecourse is a local icon that must be experienced. Established in 1783, it has been standing on Whitehawk Hill overlooking Brighton for 235 years.
There are references to races taking place before 1713, but the first official race meeting at Brighton was held in 1783. The Prince of Wales (later George IV) attended the next year, liked it, and returned with his entourage of high-living, big-betting aristocratic friends. They raced their own horses at Brighton and this helped the racecourse and the town to thrive. Legend has it that when larking around on the downs on horseback they jumped some hurdles that were used for keeping sheep in pens and thereby invented the concept of hurdle races!
On a bright blue sky day the views over the racecourse and out to sea are breath-taking and the excitement of the thunder of hooves creates such a high.
While Brighton Racecourse hosts fantastic local racedays during the spring and summer months starting on the 24th April, which are perfect for a corporate hospitality day out, it is also is the ideal venue location whether you’re organising a conference for 10 delegates, a sit down dinner for 400 guests or a festival for 5000, the venue offers excellent value and complete flexibility for a wide range of events.
“We have a number of versatile suites and boxes to choose from, along with picnic lawns and ample outside space, all of which provide stunning views across the Sussex countryside and English Coastline – a wonderful backdrop to use for any event” said Lisa Duncan, Commercial Manager.
Brighton Racecourse has a calendar full of a variety of events in 2018. The most notable event taking place is the large music event featuring ORBITAL playing hopefully on a balmy summer eve on the 29th June with FAITHLESS and SYSTEM 7 as support acts. This is a big event and will attract many from all parts of the country to see this epic line-up. Ticket prices start at £39.50 with options to upgrade to VIP tickets or hospitality tickets which include a private hospitality suite, VIP viewing area, gourmet grazing platters and house beers, wine, and spirits.
Other events at the Racecourse include:- Love Fairs Antiques, Vintage and Collectables Fairs, Sussex CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival, Circus Zyair, Jukebox and Retro Fair, The Colour Obstacle Rush on the 12th May Action Challenge, South Coast Mighty Hike and Trailwalker. The Racecourse also hosts a Record Fair, a Boden Clothing Sale, Brighton Business Expo taking place on the 11th Oct and of course Firework Night in Nov to name just a few.
“As you can see we host all kind of events here at Brighton Racecourse. With excellent transport links, free car parking holding up to 700 cars and fantastic in-house catering, with a chef that delivers a wide range of dining options to suit all needs, means Brighton Racecourse delivers high quality public events that other venues in the area cannot match”.
It is worth checking out the new Brighton racecourse website to discover more and downloading their event brochure to give you more in-depth view of each of the suites and spaces available to hire.
For any further information, please visit www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk