Archer Racecourse, Albatross Road
02 4421 4550

Family Celebrations

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 a memorable day for you and your guests.

Archer Racecourse is the ultimate one-stop destination for you and your guests.  We can manage your event end-to-end which means you can spend more time celebrating with your loved ones.    

Dedicated, on-site event management staff to help guide you every step of the way and carefully selected preferred partners, will ensure your celebration is a success.

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 its 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 dependent on table configurations.  Stand up Cocktail Functions for 200 guests.

Venue Hire:  $330 for a five-hour event
Includes one hour bump in access prior to event

The Winning Post Dining Room inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations 
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Use of all furniture on-site 
  • Televisions Monitors to link USBs
  • PA System
  • Microphone
  • Lectern
  • Fully accessible lift available

Optional Extras

  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security 
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Cake or other celebratory item

Note:  Sunday events will incur a 10% penalty.  

the marquee

Our permanent Marquee located on ground floor, has its 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 illusion of being in an outdoor, open space but with the protection of a roof and stable flooring to make your event comfortable for you and your guests.

Our existing Marquee seats 100 comfortably 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:  $330 for a five-hour event
Includes one hour bump in access prior to event

The Marquee inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations 
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Use of all furniture on-site 
  • Television Monitors to link USB
  • Access to public toilets
  • PA System
  • Microphone
  • Lectern

Optional Extras

  • Marquee extension, ceiling lining
  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security 
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Cake or other celebratory item

Note:  Sunday events 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.

The Deck comfortably seats 60 for a sit down meal or 100 stand up cocktail.

Venue Hire: $220 for a five-hour event

Includes one hour bump in access prior to event.

The Deck inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Use of all furniture on-site
  • Television Monitors to link USB
  • Access to public toilets
  • PA System
  • Microphone

Optional Extras

  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Cake or other celebratory item
  • Lectern

Note: Sunday events will incur a 10% penalty

track and field

If you are looking for space, then this is it. Track and 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: $220 for a five-hour event

Includes one hour bump in access prior to event.

Track and Field inclusions

  • Five hour event
  • Dedicated Event Manager to coordinate the event preparations
  • On the day event staff to assist and execute
  • Use of all furniture on-site
  • Access to public toilets
  • PA System
  • Microphone

Optional Extras

  • Linen – tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
  • Security
  • Entertainment – band or DJ
  • Room decorations
  • Cake or other celebratory item

Note:  Sunday events will incur a 10% penalty.  

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Our exclusive on-site caterer for The Dining Room is well-known, fine dining The Butterfactory Restaurant. For the Marquee, The Deck and Track & Field areas, outside caterers can be used 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 can create contemporary buffets, fresh share platters, grazing tables, individual gourmet lunchboxes and a substantial canapé menu to suit large gatherings or smaller, more intimate celebrations. We also have carefully selected food truck partners, who we can organise to come on-site to give your celebration a festival feel.

We are a fully licensed venue with full bar facilities and professional staff. Archer Racecourse advises that no beverages can be bought on-site (including water and soft drinks) and we are committed to the responsible service of alcohol.

If you have something specific in mind outside what is listed above for your event, please get in touch with our events department to discuss and design a menu suited to your needs and budget.

Additional Information

We want to ensure that you and your guests can celebrate your event in a safe and secure environment.

It is with this in mind, that at least one security personnel must be present for the duration of any 18th or 21st birthday celebration with guests in excess of 50.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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