BUSINESS & EVENTS Flexible facilities and space at Fontwell Park
WELCOME Fontwell Park is set between the picturesque towns of Chichester and Arundel. Located just off the A27, Fontwell Park has fantastic travel links and is two miles from Barnham station, a mainline stop to London Victoria and Southampton Central. Since Northern Racing bought the track in 2002, Fontwell Park has developed into one of the most popular sporting, wedding, conference and event venues on the South Coast. This expansion in the business has been made possible by the development of the 888sport Premier Grandstand which opened in August 2010. This state of the art facility, built at a cost of ÂŁ6.5m, offers superb suites for conferences and meetings, weddings, parties, dinners, exhibitions and trade shows/fairs. The investment in the new stand takes overall spending on the facilities to almost ÂŁ9m since 2003. There is also a restaurant and hotel complex on the site.
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CONFERENCES & MEETINGS With a vast range of facilities, Fontwell Park offers a number of flexible options for business events from 14 - 400 guests Our new 888sport Premier Grandstand has been designed with this in mind. Natural daylight, free Wi-Fi, complimentary unlimited parking and state of the art AV equipment in our new grandstand will help your day run to the standards you expect. Easy access directly from the A27 will ensure delegates will not need to battle through city centre traffic and a mainline train station is just 5 minutes away. For the event organiser who requires a venue with character and versatility, with an excellent focus on customer service, Fontwell Park is the right location to do business.
â€œ Thank you very much for the support you gave me in setting up and running our event at Fontwell. It was a great success! Please send my thanks to all the staff for their support and assistance.â€? Cath Bailey HR Business Partner, Southern Water
TRAINING & TEAM BUILDING Our 65 acre site lends itself perfectly to a range of activities from Archery and Go-Karting to Itâ€™s a Knockout and LaserQuest. There is a wealth of opportunity to host a range of team building events, with bar and catering facilities, toilets and over 2000 square metres of indoor space. Designed with your business objectives in mind, our corporate events are tailored to fit your individual needs and budget. Weâ€™ve a proven record in helping companies achieve their business objectives and our events are a great way to motivate staff.
PRODUCT LAUNCHES & EXHIBITIONS Our 888sport Premier Grandstand has over 1000 square metres over two floors making this building ideal for trade shows, product launches and exhibitions. With a vast amount of outdoor space too, Fontwell Park is ideal for vehicle shows and outdoor fayres.
â€œ Suppliers from Europe, Asia and America attended our event, to allow us to engage them in the Body Shops expectations, our business vision and to review our performance. Fontwell Park were able to offer a fantastic service and the right location. Thank you for your help to ensure the event ran without any issuesâ€? Jerome Courtaigne Sourcing Director, The Body Shop International
Excellent transport links, unlimited car parking and easy accessibility is why our reputation for public events continue to grow. Your event is a priority to us with dedicated staff and expertise on hand to help you all the way.
“ An enormous thank you for your time and effort in helping us put on a fantastic Stargazing event. It was amazing what we pulled off in such as short amount of time. I was so proud to be a part of it and work with such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of people. We really couldn’t have done it without you.” Eleanor Gloster BBC Learning South East – Stargazing Event 2012
indoor & outdoor evEnts Whether you’re organising a concert, fayre or firework display, your event is a priority to us with dedicated staff and expertise on hand to help you all the way. Fontwell Park has been used for a number of open air music concerts including Katie Melua, Midge Ure, Peter Andre and Alexander O’Neal - the centre course has capacity for 10,000 people to attend a show! It is also ideal for camping events, antique fairs and more.
RACEDAY EVENTS A unique way to entertain your clients and employees or to celebrate a special occasion amongst friends and family... Whether you choose a private box, a table in our hospitality lounge within our 888sport Premier Grandstand, the Parade Ring Marquee or Fontwell House, be assured a raceday experience is a great day out and a memorable occasion for all! Include race sponsorship and there’s no other feeling like it when your race name is called and you all join in the excitement of watching your race e.g. The ‘your company’ Handicap Hurdle or The ‘Phillip Windsor is 50 today’ Steeplechase. It may be possible to hold your meeting or conference on a raceday to make it an extra special day!
BANQUETING & private parties Whether it is a corporate event for up to 400, a staff summer party or a black tie Christmas celebration, choose Fontwell... Our traditional 1920s Fontwell House, set in its own private topiary gardens can accommodate up to 120 guests. Be greeted in the gardens with a champagne or Pimm’s reception accompanied by a string or jazz quartet for a party with a difference! Our 888sport Premier Grandstand with terrace and stunning panoramic views of the racecourse offers a wide choice of contemporary facilities that can accommodate between 40 and 300 guests plus, fully draped, heated and carpeted with fabulous chandeliers, our Luxury Marquee has its own lawn area and is ideal for a summer garden party and barbeque.
“ Your professionalism, patience, understanding of our needs and ability to adjust to our changing requests are greatly appreciated by us. Your help in making last night so very special is a credit to your abilities. From the time of our first meeting to the end of the ceremony evening, you have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Nothing is ever too much trouble.” Lesley Anne Lloyd St. Richard’s Hospital Stars Award Ceremony
WEDDINGS – CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS The setting you choose for your wedding day can transform a special day, to an extra special day. Set within 65 acres of beautiful countryside, Fontwell Park provides the perfect venue for your wedding day. Whether you are thinking of having an intimate wedding or a large gathering, we have a beautiful Georgian House, Luxury Marquee and modern Premier Grandstand to choose from.
“ Thank you so much for such a wonderful day – what can we say! The venue looked absolutely fantastic, everyone said how delicious the BBQ was, the staff were outstanding and the whole day was simply perfect. You were such an invaluable part of the whole day – thank you.” Mr & Mrs Goat Bride and Groom
Flexibility for your day is key and from a barbeque to a three course wedding breakfast we’ll deliver premium catering and a first class service.
Set amid topiary lawns and gardens which provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography and reception drinks. As dusk falls the gardens and pathways are romantically lit, giving that extra special ambience to the day.
Our luxury draped marquee is located amongst private lawns and is perfect for receptions of larger parties up to 400 guests. It is fully carpeted and heated throughout winter. For the summer wedding, it also offers al fresco dining and the lawns are perfect to enjoy a welcome drink.
A modern venue, our Premier Grandstand can cater for wedding breakfasts from 40 â€“ 250 guests and is licensed for ceremonies for up to 300 guests.
The house is licensed to conduct civil wedding ceremonies for up to 85 guests and 100 guests for a wedding breakfast. For all of our venues, our wedding coordinator will create a seamless service to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly.
A marquee is the perfect venue to express your own style. Unlike many traditional wedding venues, it gives you the freedom and flexibility to tailor every aspect of your special day.
We ensure that you will have our full attention and assistance with all of your catering requirements, and offer professional advice where needed. We know that flexibility for your most important day is key, and from a barbeque to a three course wedding breakfast we will deliver premium catering with a first class service.
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HOSPITALITY LOCATIONS 01. FONTWELL HOUSE Our beautiful Georgian building with impressive gardens is used as a restaurant on selected racedays and can be booked for private functions. Capacity: 40 – 120 guests (two rooms) 02. 888sport Premier grandstand Our newly built grandstand has panoramic views of the track and houses 12 private suites. Capacity: 14 – 40 guests 03. 888sport premier LOUNGE On the first floor of the grandstand with panoramic views of the track. Capacity: 2 – 370 guests
04. KERMAN GRANDSTAND Two great suites; one overlooking the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure and the other overlooking the trackside. Both with private balconies, these suites are ideal for small parties or can be used together to provide a larger facility. Capacity: 12 –120 guests 05. LUXURY PARADE RING MARQUEE Ideal for larger parties, with easy access to the grandstands, this facility can also be split into private sections. Occasionally the marquee is used as a restaurant. Capacity: 100– 400 guests
COURSE FEATURES 06. PARADE RING & Winners’ Enclosure 07. Centre Course 08. Main Entrance 09. Racecourse Office 10. Hospitality Car Park 11. MAIN Car Park 12. Disabled Viewing Area
Can I come and see the venue? To make a decision about the type of facility that best suits your event, you may find it helpful to have a site tour and see our flexible venue for yourself. To arrange a time to visit us and discuss your requirements please call us on 01243 543335.
Can I bring my own food and drink? All catering must be provided by our approved suppliers. We can accommodate all dietary requirements including vegan, wheat and gluten free dishes. If you would like to discuss your options in more detail or would like a copy of our example menus and wine lists please call us on 01243 543335.
Where can I park? Fontwell Park offers unlimited on-site parking.
What equipment do you provide? Due to the wide range of events we host at Fontwell Park we have built good relationships with suppliers who can offer staging, lighting, audio/visual equipment and technical advice for any event requirements. For more information please call us on 01243 543335.
Are there facilities for those with special needs? Fontwell Park Racecourse offers accessible facilities for all our guests including parking spaces, wheelchair hire and lift access. If you require any special requirements, please call us 01243 543335 and our experienced team will be happy to help you.
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Is there accommodation nearby? For details of accommodation in the local area please visit our website at www.fontwell-park.co.uk
HOW TO FIND US
Can you help me put on an event? If you’ve got an idea for event at Fontwell Park but not quite sure how to go about organising it, then why not let our experienced Event Planners help, we are happy to advise and guide you to meet your requirements. For more information please call us on 01243 543335.
By Rail The nearest station is Barnham, trains run regularly from London Victoria, Portsmouth and Brighton. Trains also run direct to Barnham from Southampton.
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By Bus A shuttle bus runs from Barnham Station to Fontwell Park on racedays from two hours prior to the first race and immediately after the last.
Access to our main car park on racedays is from Fontwell Avenue (A29 towards Bognor Regis), the entrance is 300 yards from the roundabout on the right hand side.
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By Air With prior permission, helicopters can land on the course on racedays. Light aircraft can land at nearby Goodwood (by prior arrangement). Fontwell Park recommends Elite Helicopters - 0800 804 8812
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FACILITIES OVERVIEW 24m 5.2m
concourse & exhibition area
10.8m Ceiling 3.9m
1 Premier Grandstand Ground Floor
2 Premier Grandstand 1st Floor
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Suite Name
Ceiling Projec- Natural Daytor light
13 Amp Sockets
Room Height (m)
Grandstand - Ground
Grandstand - First
Grandstand - Second
MARQUEE Floor Premier Grandstand - Executive Boxes
FONTWELL HOUSE 9m
6m sinGLe box Ceiling 3m
8m Function rooM
4 Fontwell House
3 Premier Grandstand 2nd Floor
5 Luxury Marquee
SEATING CAPACITIES Suite Name
Grandstand - Ground
Grandstand - First
Grandstand - Second (single/double box)
www.fontwellpark.co.uk Fontwell Park Racecourse Arundel West Sussex BN18 OSX T: 01243 543335 F: 01243 543904â€ƒ E: firstname.lastname@example.org Fontwell Park is part of Northern Racing Ltd which includes; Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Ffos Las, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Hereford, Newcastle, Sedgefield and Uttoxeter racecourses