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Aintree Racecourse

Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS
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With a dedicated team looking after your event you can be sure that you and your conference delegates, family, friends and colleagues will experience a truly first-class service.

With the addition of two state of the art grandstands Aintree now has an increased capacities of upto 600 delegates, making Aintree an ideal venue for any large conference or event in Liverpool or the North West.

Should you be looking for a smaller meeting venue Aintree racecourse has a wide range of facilities offering flexibility to cater for numbers from two delegates to up to 600 visitors.

Conferences
Aintree Racecourse is steeped in history, yet we’re modern, flexible and well-equipped for business – including free Wi-Fi across the site and parking for over 1,800 delegates. We provide a smart, practical and interesting range of suites for conferences and corporate events, many of which overlook the famous Grand National course. Our facilities cover everything from boxes for small intimate meetings – which can be hired for an hour or two – to soaring grandstands boasting seamless conference, break-out and catering areas, plus a 10,000 capacity arena.

Meetings
Join us at Aintree and utilise the fabulous business facilities of Liverpool’s iconic racecourse. The novelty and prestige of our historic venue is available to hire for meetings, conferences, exhibitions and events for your and your colleagues to enjoy.

Choose from the flexibility and variety of our spaces, ranging from boxes for ten people to the 10,000-seat capacity Equestrian Centre, plus facilities of every size and shape in between.

We’ll support you with the full experience of our events team, plus an excellent standard of food and drink courtesy of our in-house caterers, Jockey Club Catering.

Take the opportunity to share a behind-the-scenes experience with your guests, from Aintree’s legendary weighing room to the intimate, memorabilia-filled former Weighing Room, now the Winner’s Bar. We can also provide you with speakers, from our contacts with jockeys, trainers and owners, to add extra interest to your conference or corporate event.

Exhibitions
Aintree is a multi-purpose, versatile location within easy reach of Liverpool and much of the North West, with a range of flexible facilities to accommodate exhibitions and trade shows. If you’re looking for a huge corporate event space, look no further than our Equestrian Centre. This modern pavilion incorporates 4,800 square metres of floor space, full AV spec, flexible catering arrangements, and has seen everything from 4,500 people concerts to 10,000 standing-room events and 3,500 seated formally.

From our private boxes and syndicate rooms – ideal for smaller meetings, talks and breakout events, to our 10,000 capacity arena – and everything in between, we have the facilities, floor space and experience to move your delegates smoothly between the exhibition itself and speeches, training sessions and meals, making sure your exhibition runs seamlessly.

Several of our exhibition spaces, including the Irish Bar in the Princess Royal stand and Equestrian Centre, have full-height roller doors for vehicle access, allowing you to move equipment and staging in and out of the buildings with maximum ease.

Princess Royal Suite
Max Capacity 350

The Princess Royal Stand was opened on the eve of the 1998 Grand National by HRH The Princess Royal. The Princess has been a regular visitor and even a competitor at Aintree, riding her horse Cnoc Na Cuille in the Mildmay Steeplechase on Grand National Day in 1987.

The Princess Royal Suite is located on the fourth floor, and accommodates up to 350 delegates theatre style. It can be split into two separate suites and offers stunning views of the racecourse.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 300
Boardroom 180
Cabaret 220
Classroom 180
Dinner Dance 300
Reception 300
Theatre 350
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
40.00 10.20 0.00
Merryman Suite
Max Capacity 100

Merryman II was the first Scottish-bred horse to win the Grand National in 1960, which was also the first time the race was televised.

The Merryman Suite comprises of ten interconnecting raceview boxes which can fit up to 100 theatre style or ten per box for a board meeting. Located on the third floor of the Princess Royal Stand, there are 14 Merryman boxes in total.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 60
Classroom 60
Dinner Dance 100
Reception 100
Theatre 100
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
4.00 6.00 0.00
Wallis Suite
Max Capacity 280

Tommy Wallis was employed by the Racecourse Holding Trust (a subsidiary of The Jockey Club) in 1967 and was Managing Director from 1975 until his retirement in 1989.

Tommy was closely involved with the acquisition of Aintree in 1983 by the Aintree Racecourse Charitable Trust and was instrumental in ensuring the Grand National and its home were saved for posterity. The Wallis Suite is perfect for large board meetings of up to 50 attendees and receptions for up to 280.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 280
Boardroom 50
Cabaret 175
Classroom 90
Dinner Dance 280
Reception 280
Theatre 230
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
42.00 14.00 0.00
Exhibition Hall
Max Capacity 500

Located on the ground floor, the 700sqm Exhibition Hall provides the perfect space for product launches and exhibitions.

With full height roller doors and a full AV specification, the Exhibition Hall can be used together with the Princess Royal or Wallis suites and up to 14 syndicate rooms as a single self-contained multi-purpose conference venue.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 300
Cabaret 200
Reception 350
Theatre 500
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
33.50 20.00 0.00
Devonloch / Monaveen Boxes
Max Capacity 30

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 16
Cabaret 18
Classroom 16
Reception 20
Theatre 30
U-Shape 6
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Bechers Suite
Max Capacity 150

Most certainly the most famous of the Grand National fences, Becher’s Brook was named after Captain Mark Becher who fell at the fence in the first Grand National in 1839 and took refuge in the small brook running along the landing side of the fence.

With views of the winning post, the Becher’s Suite can accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre style or up to 50 for a board meeting.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 120
Boardroom 50
Cabaret 60
Classroom 60
Dinner Dance 120
Reception 120
Theatre 150
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
14.00 21.00 0.00
Valentines Suite
Max Capacity 200

The Valentine Suite is named after one of the Grand National fences originally known as Second Brook, but renamed when a horse named Valentine was reputed to have jumped hind legs first in 1840.

Located in the Queen Mother Stand, the Valentine Suite offers conference, meeting and banqueting space for up to 200 delegates.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 200
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 100
Classroom 80
Dinner Dance 200
Reception 200
Theatre 200
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
21.90 16.70 0.00
Earl of Derby Boxes
Max Capacity 20

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 20
Theatre 10
U-Shape 6
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Papillon Suite
Max Capacity 300

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 200
Boardroom 100
Cabaret 200
Classroom 100
Dinner Dance 250
Reception 300
Theatre 300
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Golden Miller Suite
Max Capacity 600

Golden Miller was the only horse to have won both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in 1934.

Located on the first floor of the Earl of Derby Grandstand and completed in 2007, the Golden Miller Suite offers 650sqm of space and the flexibility to accommodate an exhibition, conference, dinner or reception for up to 600 delegates.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 500
Boardroom 160
Cabaret 360
Classroom 160
Dinner Dance 500
Reception 600
Theatre 600
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
33.50 19.00 0.00
Lord Sefton Boxes
Max Capacity 20

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 20
Theatre 10
U-Shape 6
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Corbiere Suite
Max Capacity 300

Winner of the 1983 Grand National, Corbiere was one of the 1980’s Grand National legends, and the first horse trained by Jenny Pitman to come in first.

The Corbiere Suite accommodates up to 300 delegates and can be combined with the adjacent Papillon Suite to provide space for an exhibition, break out or catering space on the same level.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 250
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 200
Classroom 100
Dinner Dance 250
Reception 300
Theatre 300
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
33.20 12.30 0.00
Sunloch Suite
Max Capacity 600

Located on the first floor of the Lord Sefton Grandstand and adjacent to the Golden Miller Suite, the Sunloch Suite offers 650sqm of exhibition, conference or banqueting space together with stunning racecourse views.

Sunloch won the final Grand National before the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, by an impressive eight lengths and was a record breaking fourth win for Sir Charles Assheton-Smith.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 500
Cabaret 360
Classroom 160
Dinner Dance 500
Reception 600
Theatre 600
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
35.50 19.00 0.00
Old Weighing Room
Max Capacity 250

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 250
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Sefton Rooms
Max Capacity 150

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 150
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Equestrian Centre
Max Capacity 4500

Completed for the 2007 Grand National, the Aintree Equestrian Centre offers a total of 3700sqm of space with vehicular access ideal for exhibitions, product launches and motor shows.

Fully self-contained, the Aintree Equestrian Centre also offers a full AV specification and is flexible enough to accommodate the most demanding event.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 3500
Cabaret 800
Theatre 4500
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
78.00 47.00 0.00
Paddock Lodge
Max Capacity 40

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Dinner Dance 40
Theatre 30
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