The Venue

Stunning grounds and historic charm makes Wellington Racing Club an exceptional venue.

Venue trees and ascot

Set at the picturesque Trentham Racecourse, the endless lawns are crowned with the stunning backdrop of the hills of the valley.

Whether your preference is a silk lined marquee on the manicured Ascot Lawn, a summer festival festooned under the leaf filled oak trees or seated in the timeless class of a racecourse room, an event at Trentham will be nothing but spectacular.

Not only for memories, imagine the photos!




A whole racecourse to play with means there’s no restriction on capacity, the historic venue can accommodate a small and intimate soiree nestled in your perfect style or perhaps your numbers are better suited to the entirety of this exceptional venue.

Our Executive Chef offers fresh and seasonal menus or our Event Manager is happy to facilitate your caterer of choice.

Wellington Racing Club is only a 25 minute drive from central Wellington, boasts plenty of parking, a 200m walk from Trentham Railway Station and plentiful accommodation options nearby.


A silk lined marquee on the Ascot Lawn - where dreams are made of.

Venue marquee

Al fresco style in the Parade Ring - a fun alternative to make the most of the beautiful surrounds. 

Venue_Outside Seating