Racecourses are the ideal venue for your next corporate event.
It’s no secret that the trick to making a lasting impact with your event is to make it memorable. Racecourses might not be the first thing you think of when searching for a venue for a meeting or conference, but they can offer an experience unlike any other. Bringing a bit of buzz to the day, racecourses often have a distinctive and exciting atmosphere to entice your delegates with. The thrill of horse racing can add a unique and memorable element to a corporate event, creating a lively and engaging environment for some brainstorming or team building.
With 15 venues across the UK, Phillippa Clark, National Conference and Events Manager and Lexi Marlow, Conference and Events Marketing Executive from The Jockey Club know what race venues
can offer: “Racecourses stand out as exceptional venues for corporate events, exhibitions, and conferences, offering a unique blend of elegance, functionality, and versatility. The expansive, picturesque surroundings that a racecourse can create an atmosphere that sets the stage for memorable and impactful business gatherings. The vast open spaces, often surrounded by lush greenery, not only contribute to a refreshing ambiance but also offer endless possibilities for event customisation.”
As expansive and variable venues, racecourses have everything you could need on-site already: “The impressive infrastructure of racecourse facilities is equipped to accommodate a wide range of business needs. Modern conference facilities, exhibition spaces, and state-of- the-art technology seamlessly integrate with the historical charm of these venues, creating an unparalleled backdrop for corporate events. The inclusion of world-class catering services ensure that attendees are treated to exquisite dining experiences, further enhancing the overall event atmosphere.”
It’s no surprise that there are racecourses dotted in convenient and easy to reach locations throughout the UK, especially here in the north, in beautiful market towns such as Wetherby and Ripon: “The strategic locations of many racecourses, often with easy access to major cities, make them convenient and accessible choices for businesses. Additionally, the thrilling atmosphere associated with horse racing adds an element of excitement to corporate events, making them not just productive but also engaging and enjoyable.”
It’s rare to find a venue that has the whole package in one place, outside of conference centres which delegates are often sick of visiting. Racecourses offer all of the facilities you need in a location that provides a breath of fresh air for conference centre weary delegates: “Racecourses offer a perfect fusion of functionality, aesthetics, and accessibility, making them truly fantastic venues for businesses to host corporate events, exhibitions, and conferences. The dynamic and versatile nature of these spaces ensures that each event is not just successful but leaves a lasting impression on attendees.”