HIRE OUR VENUE
The idyllic parkland and Grandstand facilities at Cartmel Racecourse offer an impressive yet tranquil setting for a diverse range of corporate and social events.
The convenient location, just 20 minutes from the M6 motorway (junction 36), combined with unlimited parking makes the racecourse an ideal venue for people to meet.
Whatever your event, Cartmel Racecourse offers a memorable experience. Big enough to entertain a large gathering, small enough to guarantee exclusive use and a support team dedicated entirely to your requirements. Our on-site caterers, Campbell & Rowley, like to make sure that every event receives the special attention that it deserves.
To find out more simply call the racecourse office on 015395 36340.
- WEDDINGS AT CARTMEL RACECOURSE
- CONFERENCE & BUSINESS EVENTS
- PARTIES & CELEBRATIONS
- CARAVAN FACILITIES
- OPEN AIR EVENTS
- EVENTS CALENDAR
Weddings at Cartmel Racecourse
Cartmel Racecourse – part of The Holker Collection Weddings
Our iconic Racecourse on the Holker Estate, is a licensed venue for wedding ceremonies and offers a uniquely stunning setting amongst natural parkland. Situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Cartmel, the Racecourse is just a gentle walk or ride from the historic, 800 year old Cartmel Priory.
Whether you choose to hold your wedding ceremony at Cartmel Racecourse, at Cartmel Priory or even at our magnificent Holker Hall, we can offer three individual wedding reception options.
The Louis Roederer Restaurant:
For a reception party to remember, our Louis Roederer Restaurant located on the first floor of the Grandstand provides a wonderful venue to celebrate your special day, with plenty of capacity for up to 140 seated guests (depending on layout requirements) and boasting beautiful views from the panoramic windows.
A Marquee reception:
With a more relaxed vibe, our wedding marquees are located in the park and can cater for larger wedding parties of up to 300 guests. Yours to decorate, marquees can be styled to suit your wedding theme.
Available in the Summer months only.
A wedding reception ‘At the Races’:
For a wedding day celebration with a difference, you and your guests can enjoy a fun packed ‘Day at the Races’ at Cartmel Racecourse. Soak up the magical atmosphere with the cheers from the crowd and the thundering of hooves on the home straight.
Within our hospitality marquee, you will have a private Chalet Suite that is yours for the whole day, complete with its own outside area with patio furniture and a full ‘racing package’ (inc. racecards, papers, tipsters & more) to make your day a truly memorable and unique experience.
Available on certain dates only.
Our tailor-made wedding packages are available to include venue hire, catering, drinks packages and our planning service, led by our wedding co-ordinator. Our exclusive on-site caterers, Campbell & Rowley will work with you to create the perfect dining package, using the finest seasonal ingredients.
For further information on our wedding packages please contact our Wedding co-ordinator:
Campbell & Rowley Events
Tel: 07950 907677
The Holker Collection Weddings offer an exclusive array of stunning and unique venues that include Holker Hall & Gardens, the Ilex Bar & Brasserie and Cartmel Racecourse. For more information on The Holker Collection, visit www.holker.co.uk
Conferences & Business Events
Seminars, Conferences and Exhibitions
Choosing the right venue for your business event is a critical factor in determining how successful it will be. You’ll want a convenient location, pleasant surroundings, useful facilities and outstanding service.
The racecourse is the ideal venue for any event, partly because the location is an attraction in itself. Little more than 20 minutes’ drive from the main M6 North South corridor, Cartmel is set in some of Cumbria’s most spectacular countryside.
The grandstand facilities include an adaptable function suite which can seat up to 140 people for lunch or dinner. Catering is provided by Campbell & Rowleys at Cartmel who will cook-up anything from light snacks to haute cuisine. Licenced bars add to the occasion.
There is ample parking for any number of guests or participants. Presentation equipment includes large flat screen TVs in each corner of the room, which can be linked to a lap-top or DVD player. A PA system is also available if required.
Whatever the event, Cartmel Racecourse offers a truly memorable experience. Big enough to entertain a large gathering, small enough to guarantee exclusive use and a support team dedicated entirely to your requirements. To find out more simply call 015395 36340.
Parties & Celebrations
Thinking about a Celebration or Party?
Cartmel Racecourse is not just known for holding weddings, we also offer facilities for special occasion parties.
From 21st to 80th birthday celebrations, we make sure we cater for your party’s individual needs.
Whether you’re after an intimate anniversary meal for close family and friends or a larger dinner-dance with
disco or casino, our caterers Campbell & Rowley’s specialise in the highest quality corporate and personal entertaining and can tailor the evening to suit your needs and budget.
How to book
Call 015395 36340 to check your desired date is available, if so we will hold your booking for a period of 14 days.
We will also invite you along to view the facilities and answer any questions you may have. To confirm contact
the racecourse and we will ask for a non refundable deposit and a written letter of confirmation to secure your date.
Set in beautiful parkland adjacent to the medieval village of Cartmel, the racecourse offers acres of unspoilt grounds for caravans, camper vans and tents when we are not racing.
The racecourse is not available for touring campers every day, but we do have permission for public camping and tourers for a limited number of days by prior arrangement. We also regularly welcome large groups from caravan clubs, social clubs and similar organisations that are entitled to Exemption Certificates for camping activities from Natural England.
Facilities on non-racedays include 16 electric hook up points, showers, toilets and an elsan area . Hard standing areas are available in addition to the turf. Raceday facilities are more basic and electrical hook-ups are not available.
For more information please call the racecourse office on 015395 36340
To see the Cartmel Code for Campers please click here
Open Air Events
Cartmel Racecourse plays host to a variety of open air events throughout the year from agricultural shows and sporting events to club camps and rallies. Accommodation for such events can take advantage of our on-site jockey accommodation and facilities or utilise our camping facilities. The great green spaces around our venue and proximity to Cartmel village with its range of eateries and boutique shopping lends itself to a range of events and organisations.
To enquire about hosting an open air event at Cartmel Racecourse, please contact the Racecourse Office on 015395 36340.
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