Meetings & Events Services at Grand River Raceway

Located in the scenic community of Elora, Grand River Raceway is just a short jaunt from the village’s historic downtown, the breathtaking Elora Gorge, and only minutes away from Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo.

Best-known as a racing, gaming & dining entertainment destination,  Grand River Raceway also boasts the area’s most extensive Meetings & Events Services.

Rent one of our many rooms or distinctive spaces for your next business event, conference or party, complete with delicious in-house catering and one-of-a-kind amenities.

The Spaces

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Restaurant (located in the building next to the main building) is available for rent with on-site catering on non-race days. The bright, spacious facility offers seating for up to 140 people for dining, or up to 210 people for theatre-style seating.

Ideal for (but not limited to):

  • Workshops/Meetings
  • Christmas Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Shows/Events
  • Receptions

The Board Room

This bright and spacious conference room seats 24 for dining or meetings in an Executive Board table set-up, full A/V set-up is also available. Perfect for any meeting.

Ideal for (but not limited to):

  • Meetings
  • Workshops
  • Luncheons
  • Presentations

The Wellington Room

This spacious party room provides ample seating for 65 for dining or meetings and is available in a variety of table set-up, full A/V set-up is also available. Perfect for any meeting….

Combine the Wellington Room & Board Room for the Grand Combo. Combined for maximum space and utility. Seats 90 for dining or meeting/mingling.

Ideal for (but not limited to):

  • Christmas Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Workshops/Meetings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Training Sessions

The Captain's Quarters

This beautiful tiered dining room seats 215 and overlooks the racetrack. The southern wall features an all glass unobstructed view of Grand River Raceway’s 53 acres.

Ideal for (but not limited to):

  • Staff Appreciation Dinners
  • Mayor’s Breakfast
  • Presentations

For catering information in the Captain’s Quarters, please email our bookings coordinators.

Additional Spaces

Storage Area

The storage area is a large space attached to the paddock building. This space has been host to horse auctions, 4H events, farmers markets, trade shows and more. The storage area is perfect for large or small agricultural events, trade shows & Business After 5’s. To inquire about pricing and available options for this space, please contact the bookings department.


The Paddock adjoins the Storage area, however both spaces can be used individually or as a single venue. The Paddock is larger than the storage area and is available for use if it does not conflict with the live racing schedule. It is ideal for agricultural events such as horse shows, dog training and larger trade shows. Please contact the bookings department if you are interested in using this space.


The grounds at Grand River Raceway have hosted truck pulls, baseball tournaments, equestrian games and so much more. Our 53 acres has much to offer, and your event would add nicely to our roster. Please contact the bookings department if you’re interested in hosting an event in the infield or anywhere on our property.