The Centaur offers 2,600m2 of flexible indoor space and over 360 acres of outdoor space, which provides the Cheltenham and Gloucestershire region with the largest capacity events venue, giving event organisers a flexible space to work with the team to ensure your event vision, comes to life. 

Cheltenham Racecourse is easily accessible from the M5 (Junction 10 or 11) with ample free parking, Cheltenham Spa railway station is 10 minutes drive, Birmingham and Bristol airports are 1 hour away, Gloucestershire Airport is 14 minutes away and suitable for charter flights and the venue even has a helipad on the racecourse!

With its own private entrance foyer and full audio-visual including blackout and staging, the space is ideal for any large event. The event space has its own separate kitchen where the chefs create mouth-watering menus for any event occasion. Menus are designed with key elements in mind; seasonality, provenance of ingredients, sourcing of local British produce that are farmed and caught in a sustainable and ethical way.

The Istabraq is located next to The Centaur and has its own private bar area which is an ideal room for drinks reception and break out space.

Istabraq event space at Cheltenham Racecourse

The Centaur is an ideal location for:

  • Large scale exhibitions
  • Conferences for 2,250 seats in theatre style or cabaret 656
  • Gala dinner and banquets for 800
  • Drinks reception for 3000
  • Live events

The Centaur set in theatre style for a conference

Special Offer – ‘New Year New You’ Day Delegate Offer

If you are planning an event to take place before 31st March 2023, the venue has an added value offer of two extra free items included with their day delegate packages. You can select from Danish pastries on arrival, smoothies and/or fruit platter added to any break or hot chocolate and cookies during mid-afternoon break … (T&C’s apply

Fruit platter

The venue is a member of BEAM (formerly the HBAA), MIA and AIM accredited providing assurance for event bookers of quality, service, safety, health and responsibility.

Enquire now to take advantage of this incredible offer and start planning your next event in Cheltenham.


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