As experienced caterers, we know what works when it comes to planning your event. That’s why we’ve partnered up with some of the most professionally run and beautiful venues around.
Every month we’ll be choosing one as our ‘Venue of the Month’; this time, it’s the racing jewel in the Carmarthenshire countryside, Ffos Las Racecourse!
For the newest venue on our list of gorgeous locations, we’ve got a piece of Welsh history and pride in Ffos Las Racecourse.
Located in the Gwendraeth Valley in Carmarthenshire and set in 600 acres, but with no castle turrets or Italianate trimmings in sight, this is an unique venue partnership for us. With such a dedication to entertainment, in such a beautiful, natural location, Ffos Las Racecourse is a true gem of Welsh culture.
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What type of venue is Ffos Las Racecourse?
Although it’s primarily a track for horse racing, Ffos Las Racecourse is so much more. With its grandstand, viewing balcony, and the interior of the venue itself, it mixes spectatorship with events and parties.
With annual events like Ladies Day’ and 29 racing days per year, Ffos Las Racecourse is a staple of entertainment in Carmarthenshire and beyond.
However, its facilities – like 4 function rooms, 8 breakout rooms and a lodge with 17 ensuite rooms – make it a perfect place for parties, conferences, wedding receptions, civil partnerships and all celebratory events.
With the Bridles restaurant and Blinkers bar seating up to 300 and 450 respectively, there’s no shortage of space for guests and parties.
And as the exclusive caterers since July 2017, we’re on hand to help plan and manage events with catering – and it looks like we’re making an impact already!
Thank you Ffos Las a fantastic day and the new kitchen teams carvery was superb.Had a great time and will be back soon.
— Luvainadangeroustime (@fraserevans) July 25, 2017
— Spiros Cardiff Ltd (@SPIROSCATERERS) July 17, 2017
On July 28th 2017, we catered for one of our first private events at the course – roast dinner, brownies, and fabulous table decor was a must!
What’s the area like?
Carmarthenshire is famously breathtaking with its scenic views, and Ffos Las – the Trimsaran village and the racecourse itself – is a great testament to that.
Built upon what was once the largest open cast mine in Europe, the place is steeped in history, with an important stake in taking this area of Wales from the past to the present.
While Ffos Las is secluded within Trimsaran village and the surrounding countryside, it’s close to local towns, giving you access to all the bigger amenities you may need.
Only 6 miles from Llanelli beach, and close to the Burry Port Harbour, there’s no shortage of beautiful locations that almost want you to take wedding photos there!
With the kind of dramatic scenery that stays with you afterwards, visiting this part of West Wales is like having a corner of the world to yourself.
What type of event is it ideal for?
In their busy annual calendar, Ffos Las Racecourse hosts a variety of entertainment to suit all ages. From Ladies’ Day to a Caribbean-themed night at the races and charity fundraisers with NSPCC Cymru, the official racing events at Ffos Las are a huge draw.
However, for your own personal events, Ffos Las can cater for:
- wedding ceremonies
- wedding receptions
- private parties
- training & team-building events
- exhibitions & product launches
Plus, with the flexibility of hosting events indoors or outdoors, this venue works for whatever you need!
— tidds (@tidds1) July 18, 2017
Whatever the occasion, we’ll be on hand to offer advice, planning, and our food, of course! Like always, we’re flexible and free with our catering – whether it’s your big day, a work event, or a 50th birthday, we’ll take your lead on which menus catch your eye.
So, in summary…
Ffos Las Racecourse is a truly versatile venue – a ‘blank canvas ready for your event’, as they say themselves!
With 600 acres of world-class Welsh countryside and a multi-functional venue with the space and ability to host all kinds of occasions, our newest partner venue is a special addition to our roster and a real gem of Welsh history and culture.
To see more about Ffos Las Racecourse, visit their website.
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