Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties

Unique Venue Feature

Live Harness Horse Racing - most Fri/Sat nights, year-round 


Since 1976, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in East Rutherford, New Jersey has been a staple in American racing. Since then, the Meadowlands has evolved into a premier entertainment center, undergoing major changes such as a newly constructed state-of-the-art grandstand in 2013 and the addition of FanDuel Sportsbook in July of 2018.

Located only 7 miles outside of New York City, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment features year-round harness racing, simulcasting from around the globe and sports betting at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bettors and non-racing fans alike can enjoy the exciting environment buzzing with live racing and sports action, as well as a calendar full of festivals, events, and family-friendly activities-complete with an array of indoor and outdoor dining options. Plan a thrilling night out or plan a party in one of our several unique event spaces that cater to private events of all sizes.  Whether a mitzvah, cocktail party, corporate event, sports watch party, milestone birthday, trade show, fundraiser or any special occasion, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment can provide an experience that you can’t get anywhere else.  Find out today why we are one of the premier spots for fun in the tri-state area.  We look forward to seeing you at the races!

Click here for a complete list of Party FAQs.

Examples of some events that can be hosted at our northern New Jersey venue:

– Birthday Parties
– Weddings
– Graduation Parties
– Engagement Parties
– Bridal/Baby Showers
– Corporate Events
– Anniversary Parties
– Cocktail Receptions
– Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
– Alumni Watch Parties
– Fundraisers
– Casino Nights
– Trade Shows
– Reunions
– Food Shows
– Sporting Events
– Dinner Parties
– Wine Tastings

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 5000 guests
  • Maximum Casual Dining Seating: 300
  • Rooftop Capacity: 400
Skybox Suites
Fully private spaces great for holiday gatherings, special occasions and corporate events. The Skybox Suites offer private stadium style seating with racetrack views and have moveable walls to accommodate groups of all sizes.
Large, fully customizable space perfect for mitzvahs, receptions, tradeshows and so much more. Trackside offers a vibrant atmosphere with unlimited ways to transform the space for your guests.
Large central bar, high ceilings, and plenty of space to transform to your occasion. The space is creatively decorated with high-top bar furniture and modern oversided chandeliers. It overlooks the racing action on one side, and FanDuel Sportsbook's giant screens on the other; so your guests can experience both live racing and live sports!
Multi-purpose room overlooking FanDuel Sportsbook. Great for pro- and college game day gatherings, alumni parties and more. 
Warm and refined owner's club great for personal occasions. Trotters includes three distinct seating styles – lounge, dining room and stadium. The décor features gold frames and old wood throughout as well as fireplaces for a traditional finish.

Venue Location + Transportation


One Racetrack Drive,
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Newark Liberty International (EWR) - 30 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

7 miles from New York City

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No