Function & Events

at Ipswich Sports Club

The perfect place for any occasion.

Available to hire for your next event

The Club function room is available to hire for birthdays, weddings or business meetings. We have a capacity of up to 120 people and pride ourselves on a friendly and personal touch for all events.

Contact the Club now 01473 251143 and ask to speak to the Function Coordinator alternatively complete the enquiry form located at the bottom of this page and we will be back in touch to discuss your event.

What’s Your Occasion?

Whether you’re a member or a non member we can accommodate your event.

  • Business meetings
  • Celebration Parties
  • Weddings
  • Wakes
  • AGM’s/Presentations
  • Lunches/Dinners

Excellent On-Site Catering

Our highly recommended caterers, The Courtside Bistro, offer a range of food events including sit down lunches and dinners and buffet menus for every occasion and taste including those with specific dietary requirements.

We Have Free Wi-Fi

Our superfast Wifi is available for members and guests all around the Club just ask at the bar for the network key. Connect you laptop, phone or tablet to stay in touch with friends, family or work… what’s more its completely free.

Licensed Bar

With a range of the latest Adnams products, guest ales, select wines along with a full and seasonal hot beverage menu our highly trained staff will provide the perfect drink on every occasion. A ‘Late bar’ service is available upon request.

Function room enquiry form

Please fill out the form below. This will help us to discuss and choose the best options for your function/event.

    • Personal Information

    • Contact Preferences

      Let us know how you prefer to be contacted and what's the best time to do so.
    • Number of Guests

      Please let us know an approximate number of guests.
    • Type of Function or Event?

      Please let us know what function/event you are planning.
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY

Useful Information

Please see below key information to help when it comes to booking your function or event.

General Information

The Function Room is ideal for both parties and business meetings, and is bookable by members and non-members. We can accommodate various room layouts for business meetings (theatre style, boardroom) and can offer a range of celebrations such as wedding or birthday parties together with bespoke catering facilities.

Please note the following:

  1. Bar & Function Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 10.30pm (extensions may be available on request) Opening Hours are as follows: Friday to Saturday 9.00am to 11.00pm (extensions may be available on request. 9.00am to 9.00pm (extensions may be available on request). Late bar available til midnight.
  2. All food and drinks consumed on the Club premises must be purchased from the Club. 
  3. For all catering enquiries, please speak to our Functions Co-ordinator.
  4. Evening hire periods must normally end no later than half an hour after closing time.
  5. There is a designated outside smoking area.
  6. The room has a maximum capacity of up to 120 subject to type of function booked.
  7. For all bookings please return a signed application form as soon as possible to confirm your booking.


Members and non-members may hire the club function room which is ideal for all types of events.

We can accommodate a variety of room layouts ad our friendly and welcoming staff will be on hand to ensure you have a great event.

During the summer months, we have outdoor seating overlooking the Tennis courts and extensive Club gardens.

Find out more.

“To Cheryl and all the staff, I would like to thank you for all the hard workd for making my party special.  The food and Function Room suited everyone at Dale Hall School and we all enjoyed the evening.  A big thank you to you all.”

Lesley F & Dale Hall School - Ipswich

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work for Isla’s Christening – we had a great time.”

Sherilyn & Paul G - Ipswich

“Hi Cheryl, just to say thank you again for last week, everyone really enjoyed the County Police Tennis Tournament Event/Day.  The atmosphere at the Club is that of a proper Tennis club and the staff are all excellent.  Also please pass on our thanks to the caterers who excelled themselves.  I will look at some dates next year and will be back in contact.”

Ian M - Suffolk Police County Tennis Event
We would like to thank you for a wonderful evening on our anniversary; the food was superb and the staff and service were brilliant!  Special thanks to Cheryl!”
Ray & Beryl A - Ipswich

“Dear Andy and Cheryl, Ipswich Sports Club absolutely excelled itself today – thank you so much. The food was fantastic and the staff all very helpful and nice. Your attention to detail was excellent and made our day go brilliantly. Thank you very much – we will definitely be back next year.”

Alistair B - AMB Law Tennis Corporate Event

“Dear Cheryl, thank you so much for co-ordinating our Annual Dinner this evening.  We particularly liked the Bowls logo on our placemats, which we thought was a lovely touch.  The food was wonderful and the venue perfect.  We all enjoyed a really good evening and I expect we will return on another occasion.”

Kathy P - Bealings Carpet Bowls Club

“Dear Cheryl, thank you very much for everything, to you and your staff for helping to make Saturday special for us; everything worked like clockwork, Bar staff excellent and very helpful, catering excellent.  I think everybody really enjoyed the event.”

Barbara & Ivan M - Ipswich

“Good afternoon Cheryl, on behalf of my Mum and the rest of the family I would just like to say a big “Thank You” to you and your staff for making everyone feel welcome and being very helpful at the wake today.  I know we were not sure of the exact number of people but there was plenty of food and drink to go around!  I would only be too happy to recommend your facilities to other friends or family in the future if asked.” 

David B & Family - Ipswich

“Dear Cheryl, a huge thank you to everyone for such a well organised afternoon tea for my mum’s surprise 70th Birthday.  A very BIG appreciation to Darius, Gill and his team for all their time and hard work.  They really put on an amazing spread of food for us and we were very well looked after by all.  Special mention to the Bar staff who looked after us as well  It was a flawless event and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon  Thank you once again.”

Martyn B & Family - Ipswich

Social Events

Social Events are held throughout the year and include themed evenings, sporting events, quiz nights, discos and much more. Members and Non-Members may hire the Club’s Function Room which is ideal for both parties or business meetings.

We can accommodate various room layouts for business meetings (theatre style, boardroom) and can offer the possibility of a range of celebrations such as wedding or birthday parties together with bespoke catering facilities and hire of our marquee.

During the Summer months, we have outdoor seating overlooking the Tennis courts, together with a BBQ area, perfect for making the most of the long days.

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