Catering and events specialists, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events unveiled its new events and wedding spaces, following an £800,000 refurb, with a taster evening for local businesses.
Around 80 members of the local business community were given access to the new-look venue as well as a sneak preview of the 2017 events and hospitality menus.
Following the major renovation project, which saw the venue’s suites, events spaces and meetings facilities updated to provide modern, elegant facilities, the Racecourse is now able to offer weddings in its Duke’s Suite, which has been expanded and can now seat 160 guests. The former Conservatory Café, now renamed ‘The Hill’, has also been transformed to offer a brand new events space for private celebrations and corporate dinners. While its brand new outdoor serving area makes it the perfect base for BBQ fun days.
The venue’s catering & hospitality offering has also received a makeover for the new Spring/Summer season, and guests were treated to a selection of Scottish dishes, each of which feature on the events menu.
Taster plates of Hickory roast Shetland salmon, Roast smoked Rannoch Estate beef and Hebridean sea salt baked beetroot with ham and whipped goats cheese, were served as starters. Dishes including slow roasted maple glazed pork loin with potato croquette, Ayrshire bacon and a jus flavoured with Cuddybridge apple, and roast breast of chicken with Orkney butter and crispy leg bon bon followed. Scotland’s national soft drink was given a twist for dessert, with Iron Brewlee tart, clotted cream, salted candied almonds, white chocolate and mandarin, among the sweets served.
David Trotter, Account Director with Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said, “Treating guests to the best food made with the best Scottish ingredients, is at the heart of what we do at Hamilton Park Racecourse.
“The renovation project enhances our offering for private and corporate events and with the addition of The Hill, which represents a brand new opportunity, we are confident will be a huge success.
“Guests can look forward to celebrating in premium dining, bar and hospitality areas as well as hosting conference and meetings in our fresh facilities.”
Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events recently extended its partnership with Hamilton Park Racecourse for a further 10 years.