Outdoor Events at Cheltenham

Stunning views, beautiful surroundings and a thoroughly unique setting that provides the added wow factor to any outdoor event.

As a venue, Cheltenham Racecourse makes an impression whether hosting an event in one of its state-of-the-art indoor spaces or out in picturesque grounds that it is so well known for.

Plenty of space for your outdoor event

As well as 350 acres of grassland, Cheltenham Racecourse has free parking available for up to 10,000 cars, therefore we can accommodate large companies/vehicles. Nothing is too much trouble for our events’ team, so do not hesitate to contact us.

As the hosts for globally-renowned raceday events such as the ever-popular Cheltenham Festival, the team are experts when it comes to staging events in the great outdoors.

This expertise and vast knowledge can be translated into an array of massive outdoor non-race day events that see thousands of people turn out each year.


Why choose Cheltenham Racecourse as your outdoor event venue?

  • Ample free parking
  • Set amongst 350 acres in the lee of the Cotswold hills to accommodate any outdoor event
  • Dressing rooms
  • Breakout rooms
  • Catering facilities
  • Large open spaces for filming and covered areas to suit any purpose
  • Dedicated event support prior to and during your event
  • Convenient location in the heart of Cheltenham just 15 minutes from the M5

Our previous events include:

  • Wychwood Festival for the 14th year
  • PSDA PetLife which included the Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps
  • British Heart Foundation Cotswold Bike Challenge
  • Cheltenham Race For Life
  • Cheltenham Pretty Muddy 5K
  • Cheltenham Circular Challenge


From a festival to a sporting event – Cheltenham Racecourse is a venue choice for outdoor events and provides an external space and support that is first class all the way.

For more information or to enquire, call Cheltenham Racecourse on 01242539538 or complete the online enquiry form below and we will be in contact.

Click here for local accommodation, all under 16 miles from the racecourse.

Catering for Outdoor Events

Cheltenham prides itself on providing guests with stunning dishes for every occasion. Our menus are designed with these key elements in mind; seasonality, provenance of ingredients and sourcing of local British produce that are farmed and caught in a sustainable and ethical way.

Award winning catering in a stunning setting

The team at Cheltenham delivers quality in its food and skill in catering for events, regardless of the size or type – after all when it comes to the racing, it caters for more than 10,000 hospitality guests each day, to the very highest of standards.

Our skilled chefs enjoy personalising menu options to suit every event, whether it’s a breakfast package for 10 or a delicious banquet for 800. Our experienced team and friendly waiting and bar staff are dedicated to providing a first-class service at every event. We offer award winning catering and deliver a strong fine dining experience.

  • Seasonal menus
  • Seasonal and local produce where possible
  • Fairtrade producers
  • Award winning chefs


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Easy to get here

  • + Easily accessible from the M5 (Junction 10 or 11)

  • + Train station, less than 10 minute drive, for London, Birmingham and Bristol

  • + Birmingham and Bristol airports under an hour away

  • + Gloucestershire Airport for private flights

  • + Helipad on the racecourse

  • + Nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds landscape

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