Event-Planning, Venues

Holiday Horseplay

With the festive season galloping towards the starting line, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is already “at the post” raring to fast track events into the winner’s circle with great venues, ideas and services that guarantee a memorable time.

Making the event win even sweeter are Holiday Packages
and Host Your Event, a convenient one-stop planning microsite with detailed information about WEG’s main event and entertainment venues, each with their own distinct vibe and multiple hosting spaces.


Turf Lounge's Main Bar is a popular Bay Street gathering spotTurf Lounge’s Main Bar is a popular Bay Street gathering spot

Location, Location, Location

A Quick Commute: Event attendance numbers are only as good as how easy it is get to the party. Positive RSVPs are a sure bet with any of WEG’s venues on the invite. Both Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, ON and WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan, ON, offer loads of free parking and are highway accessible in a less-than-25-minute commute from downtown.

Take It Downtown: Turf Lounge is a Financial District city player with a tony Bay Street address.

Woodbine's Favourites Dining Room is race-viewing perfectWoodbine’s Favourites Dining Room is race-viewing perfect

Personality-plus Settings

Loaded With Options: At Woodbine Racetrack, eight gorgeous, versatile rooms with track-view sight lines accommodate 20 to 1,200 guests, from group dining in the spacious multi-tiered Favourites Dining Room to a gala-gorgeous black-tie occasion in the 30,000 sq. ft. Third Floor Grandstand.

Elegant Chic: Upscale Turf Lounge, located in a grand historic bank building with lofty ceilings and sumptuous décor, is a powerbroking magnet with three stunning private event areas. The largest, The Exchange Room, accommodates up to 60 guests. Ideal for both elegant soirées and VIP meetings, private buyout makes room for up to 270 people.

Gather the group in the Upper Bowl at WEGZ Stadium BarGather the group in the Upper Bowl at WEGZ Stadium Bar

Sporty Spice: Boisterous and sports focused, WEGZ Stadium Bar puts a high-end casual spin on interactive event fun with more than five semi-private group-hosting areas, including a capacity for 120 in the Upper Bowl. For privacy, book the team into The Locker Room, which has presentation a-v including seven LCD monitors and seating for up to 60 guests. Venue buyout is available for gatherings of up to 750 people.




Woodbine's Northern Dancer room is event versatile Woodbine’s Northern Dancer room is event versatile

Meet, Stay And Play

Easy Transitions: A main attraction at WEG’s venues is the ability to give events multiple dimensions with settings and activities that easily transition from business-centric to wining-and-dining splendid. Spend the day in meetings mode in Woodbine’s stately Northern Dancer (Capacity: 200) or Post Parade North Room (Capacity: 200). Once work is done, treat the team to pre-race cocktails in the Champions Bar & Patio before returning to a beautifully transformed race-viewing-dinner-ready Northern Dancer or Post Parade dining room (Capacity: 400).

Move Around Fun: The Forum (Capacity: 120) at WEGZ is presentation perfect with a 360 sq. ft. HD screen plus several LCD monitors. Gather round the Forum’s private bar while the room sets up for dinner or move to the Lower Bowl for team dining.

The Exchange Room at Turf Lounge is ideal for private eventsThe Exchange Room at Turf Lounge is ideal for private events

A Day In The Life: Consider a progressive event at Turf. Host VIP boardroom negotiations in the lovely Northern Ontario Room, (Capacity: 40), breaking for lunch in the Main Lounge (Capacity: 80). Toast sealed deals in the Main Bar (Capacity: 100) before sitting down for an exclusive dinner in the Exchange Room.

Game Changers

Bets On: Have fun! Play games! WEG venues offer lots of opportunity to tailor interactive activities that blend theme with setting. Playing the horses, of course, is central to the action, with year-round live standardbred and thoroughbred racing at Woodbine. Multiple television screens at WEGZ and Turf Lounge broadcast non-stop simulcast meets from around the world. Gift your team with betting vouchers and arrange for the How To Bet Team to school your group in how to wager on a winner.

WEGZ offers lots of game actionWEGZ offers lots of game action

Interactive Team Play: Incorporate a special event rendition of the Amazing Race that sees your group racing to discover hidden clues throughout the venue while learning horse racing terminology and trivia. At WEGZ, teams can also relax while sharpening their competitive skills with Guitar Hero and Rock Band showdowns along with billiards, foosball and simulated golf. Activities take on a distinctive culinary bent at Turf Lounge with high-end scotch and wine tastings.

For more information on hosting events at Woodbine Racetrack, WEGZ Stadium Bar and Turf Lounge contact cateringsales@woodbineentertainment.com.