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Meetings & Events Services at Grand River Raceway

You have lots of options when booking a spot for your next off-site meeting, conference or corporate event.

We’d like you to consider us because we’re a bit different:

• located in Elora: just far enough to get your head out of the office and into the game
• award-winning service
• unique rental spaces on our beautiful 53-acre property
• fresh in-house catering
• one-of-a-kind amenities like slots gaming & live horse racing to cap off your meeting or event
• plentiful and free parking

Grand River Raceway is located across from the Elora Gorge, a quick jaunt from the village’s historic downtown, and a short drive from Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo.

The Spaces

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Restaurant (located beside 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.

This space is often used for:

  • Workshops/Meetings
  • Christmas Parties
  • Celebrations Of Life
  • Shows/Events
  • Receptions

The Board Room

This bright meeting room seats 24 for meetings and dining in an Executive Board table set-up. Full A/V set-up is also available.

This space is often used for:

  • Meetings
  • Small workshops
  • Luncheons
  • Presentations

The Wellington Room

This spacious party room provides seating for 65 for dining or meetings, and is available in a variety of table set-ups. Full A/V set-up is also available.

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

This space is often used for:

  • Workshops/Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Christmas Parties
  • Celebrations

The Captain's Quarters

Unique! This beautiful tiered dining room seats 210 across five levels. With TVs at all 50 tables, and complete A/V capabilities, this is a perfect venue for a live speaker/presenter on the bottom tier and coverage on the TV monitors. The southern wall features an all-glass unobstructed view of Grand River Raceway’s 53 acres.

This space is often used for:

  • Speaker & Meal
  • Mayor’s Breakfast
  • Presentations
  • Monthly Bingos

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

Additional Spaces

Main Building - 2nd Floor Lobby

The 2nd Floor Lobby in the Main Building is a great addition to your rental of the Wellington Room, Board Room, and/or Captain’s Quarters. This space provides breakout areas for meetings and workshops, boosts networking/mingling at a reception and gives you more room to sell for a vendor show. To inquire about pricing and available options for this space, please contact the Bookings Department.

Paddock & Annex

The Paddock adjoins the Annex area. Both spaces are located in the same building as the Lighthouse Restaurant. These spaces can be used individually or as a single venue. These spaces are ideal for events such as animal shows and sales, dog training, 4H events, farmers markets and trade shows. Please contact the Bookings Department for details.


With 53 acres, a racetrack, grandstand seating and plenty of greenspace, the grounds at Grand River Raceway are full of opportunity for your unique event. We’ve hosted Truck & Tractor Pulls, recreational baseball tournaments, equestrian games, large animal rescue workshops, and plenty more. Please contact Bookings Department for details.