A uniquely unusual venue for your wedding
Set on the top of the South Downs, the racecourse is an unforgettable setting for your wedding breakfast and is also licensed to perform civil ceremonies on both racedays and non racedays.
On a non raceday we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships in the Charlton Suite, Sussex Suite and Duke of Richmond’s Box. We can cater for parties from 50 guests in the Duke of Richmond’s box and up to 190 in the Charlton Suites.
The Charlton Suite
The Charlton Suite is the most popular location at the racecourse for wedding parties. This venue is entirely self-contained with private cloak-rooms, easy access and unrivalled views across the Sussex Downs, all adding to the exclusivity, atmosphere and comfort of the venue. It can comfortably seat parties of between 100 to 250 guests. It has the advantage of two separate areas, one for a wedding ceremony and drinks reception and one for your wedding breakfast and dancing. In the summer months you will also have exclusive access to the adjacent Richmond Lawns with it's sweeping terraces, providing the ideal opportunity for group photographs.
The Sussex Stand
With beautiful views from a large glass fronted suite, this facility is ideal for smaller weddings, from 50 – 100 guests. This also has the advantage of two separate areas, one for dining and another for an evening reception and dancing. The Sussex Lawns can be available, as can the Rooftop, with its sensational views of Chichester, the harbour and the coastline beyond.