Archer Racecourse, Albatross Road
02 4421 4550

Engagements & Weddings

A venue with a difference

At Archer Racecourse, we want to help make your special milestone a stress free, seamless event. Offering multiple venue spaces, we have the perfect solution to create your memorable day.

Archer Racecourse is the ultimate all-in-one wedding destination. Our venue has expansive grounds to hold your ceremony and reception as well as optional extras to look after you and your guests in between. With room to roam, your guests could enjoy canapés on the balcony and a pop up champagne bar while watching the newlyweds enjoy their first photos of being Mr & Mrs.

Dedicated, on-site event management staff to help guide you every step of the way and carefully selected preferred partners, we are a venue of choice.

VENUE SPACES

The winning post dining room

Recently renovated, The Winning Post Dining Room is a climate controlled indoor space with fantastic views over the racecourse and horse parade enclosure.

 

With it’s own balcony and private viewing platform, The Winning Post Dining Room is located on the first floor and allows you and your guests to enjoy the space to mingle without being confined to tables.

 

Seating for 110 guests inside and an additional 50 guests out on the balcony including the bridal party dependent on table configurations. Stand up Cocktail Functions for 200 guests.

Venue Hire: $550 for a five-hour event

Includes ½ day set up day before wedding.

The Winning Post inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Full bar facilities with staff
  • Use of all furniture on-site
  • Cake table with tablecloth
  • PA System with microphone
  • Television Monitors to link USB
  • Access to public toilets
  • Fully accessible lift available

Optional Extras

  • Ceremony in grounds
  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Champagne bar on arrival for guests $220 incl GST – includes pop up staffed bar and 10 bottles of champagne for 120 guests
  • Cash bar facilities for guests on arrival $165 incl GST
  • Bridal Party Picnic Hamper for photos

Note: Sunday ceremonies/receptions will incur a 10% penalty.

the marquee

Our permanent Marquee located on ground floor, has it’s own private courtyard and is directly facing the Horse Parade Enclosure.

The Marquee is a blank canvas just waiting for your creative flair to bring it to life. With removable walls, this venue space allows you to enjoy a balmy summer’s night and the elusion of being in an outdoor, open space but with the protection of a roof and stable flooring to make your event comfortable.

Our existing Marquee seats 100 comfortably including bridal party depending on table configurations and 150 stand up cocktail.  Got a big guest list? No worries, by having the removable walls in place, we can easily add an extension to give more floor space.

Venue Hire: $550 for a five-hour event.

Includes ½ day set up day before wedding.

The Marquee inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Full bar facilities with staff
  • Use of all furniture on-site
  • Cake table with tablecloth
  • PA System with microphone
  • Television Monitors to link USB
  • Access to public toilets

Optional Extras

  • Ceremony in grounds
  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Champagne bar on arrival for guests $220 incl GST – includes pop up staffed bar and 10 bottles of champagne for 120 guests
  • Cash bar facilities for guests on arrival $165 incl GST
  • Bridal Party Picnic Hamper for photos

Note: Sunday ceremonies/receptions will incur a 10% penalty.

The deck

Situated outside, The Deck is a raised platform with shade cover and has a gorgeous bush outlook. This outdoor venue space can be transformed to create a more relaxed, casual atmosphere with plenty of room for guests to move around and a great lawn for your younger guests to play while still being supervised.

Alternatively, this is the perfect spot for your guests to witness you become Mr & Mrs.

The Deck comfortably seats 60 for a sit down meal, 100 stand up cocktail or 80 theatre style for your ceremony.

Venue Hire: $550 for a five-hour event.

Includes ½ day set up day before wedding.

The Deck inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Full bar facilities with staff
  • Use of all furniture on-site
  • Cake table with tablecloth
  • PA System with microphone
  • Television Monitors to link USB
  • Access to public toilets

Optional Extras

  • Ceremony in grounds
  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Champagne bar on arrival for guests $220 incl GST – includes pop up staffed bar and 10 bottles of champagne for 120 guests
  • Cash bar facilities for guests on arrival $165 incl GST
  • Bridal Party Picnic Hamper for photos

Note: Sunday ceremonies/receptions will incur a 10% penalty.

track and field

If you are looking for space, then this is it. Track & Field is an undercover, outdoor venue space facing the lawn. Seating for 100 in the undercover area and with weather permitting, you have the option of either having additional guest tables out on the lawn or a dance floor under the stars.

Venue Hire: $550 for a five-hour event.

Includes ½ day set up day before wedding.

Track & Field inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Full bar facilities with staff
  • Use of all furniture on-site
  • Cake table with tablecloth
  • PA System with microphone
  • Television Monitors to link USB
  • Access to public toilets

Optional Extras

  • Ceremony in grounds
  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Champagne bar on arrival for guests $220 incl GST – includes pop up staffed bar and 10 bottles of champagne for 120 guests
  • Cash bar facilities for guests on arrival $165 incl GST
  • Bridal Party Picnic Hampers

Note: Sunday ceremonies/receptions will incur a 10% penalty.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Our on-site caterer is well known, fine dining The Butterfactory Restaurant.

We offer a sit down 2-course, 3-course and 4-course or buffet as well as a substantial canapés menu. For engagements and weddings, The Butterfactory Restaurant is our exclusive on-site caterer for The Winning Post Dining Room, Marquee and The Deck. We also offer a special U12 children’s menu to suit younger guests.

Outside caterers can be used for the Track & Field and The Deck however a surcharge of $2.50 per person will be payable. A $5.00 per person charge will apply if you are using SCTC cutlery and/or crockery.

We are a fully licensed venue with full bar facilities and professional staff.

South Coast Food and Beverages Wedding Nowra Berry Butterfactory Restaurant

VENUE SUMMARY

Venue Space 
Capacity
Room Hire
The Winning Post Dining Room
Sit down – 110 (inside)

Sit down – 50 (balcony)

Cocktail – 200

$550
The Marquee
Sit down – 100

Cocktail – 150

$550
The Deck
Sit down – 60

Cocktail – 80

Theatre – 80

$550
Track & Field
Sit-down – 100

Cocktail – 150

$550
Optional Extras
Detail
Cost
Ceremony in grounds
Special venue hire applicable only when booked in conjunction with a reception $275
Linen
Chair Covers and Sashes

Table Cloths

$5 per chair$4 per cloth
Security
One guard, minimum 4hrs

*Necessary for events exceeding 100 guests

$65 p/h
On arrival Champagne Bar
Maximum of 120 guests

Ten bottles of Champagne included

$225 incl GST
On arrival Champagne Bar
Full bar service with cash facilities $165 incl GST
Bridal Party Picnic Hamper
Gourmet Platters and an Esky with your favourite beer and champagne to take with you for your photos

(On-site only, maximum 10 people)

$130 inc GST
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