Located on the beautiful Cartmel Peninsula and surrounded by stunning countryside, the grounds of Cartmel Racecourse are available to hire on non-race days for weddings, outdoor events, agricultural shows, caravan rallies, fell racing and other similar events. 

Facilities include our Louis Roederer restaurant and bar, several acres of land, ample parking, toilet facilities, a limited number of electric hook up points and an elsan point.

To discuss your requirements for your event, please call us on 01539 536340.

We would love to talk to you about how Cartmel Racecourse could host your perfect Big Day!

With our Louis Roederer restaurant and bar, acres of land for tipis and marquees, civil ceremony license for indoor and outdoor weddings and late bar, you’ve got a brilliantly equipped space for however big or small you want your day to become.

Please click here to view our current venue hire package options for 2023 and onwards!

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.  The great green spaces encompassing our venue as well as the surrounding Lake District countryside benefits groups in numerous ways – ample car parking, caravan facilities, large site plans with a range of terrain. From agricultural and music festivals to outdoor sporting events.

The proximity to Cartmel village with its range of warming independent eateries and boutique shopping lends itself to a range of events and organisations. And of course perfect for those accompanying be they adoring fans, proud parents or a gaggle of friends…

To enquire about hosting an open air event at Cartmel Racecourse, please contact the Racecourse Office on 015395 36340.

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 cabaret style. 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.

Our racecourse offers the perfect setting for outdoor parties. As a venue hire, we’re a blank canvas to ‘build’ your party.

Please note that we don’t provide catering.

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.

Caravan Facilities

The racecourse offers acres of unspoilt grounds perfect for caravans, camper vans and tents when we are not racing.
We’re not open to 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.