Venue Hire FAQs

Your questions answered

Do you have a question about venue hire at Wincanton? You should find your answer below.

Are there conference facilities available at Wincanton Racecourse?
Wincanton is a unique conferencing and events venue in the heart of Somerset. The racecourse has a wide range of facilities from small breakout rooms to large conference rooms seating up to 400. Wincanton is also ideal for team building, corporate events, product launches, seminars, trade fairs, business exhibitions and wedding fairs.
Can private guided tours of the Racecourse be arranged?
For information about guided tours of the racecourse, please call the racecourse on 01963 435 840.
Can I hire Wincanton Racecourse for an event for only a couple of hours?
We have half-day rates from £15 +VAT per delegate which includes two rounds of tea, coffee and biscuits.
Can we hold a wedding ceremony at Wincanton Racecourse?
Wincanton Racecourse is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and has held numerous wedding receptions. Wincanton Racecourse can offer the choice of three reception rooms, each with their own bar and spectacular view providing excellent photo opportunities.
What do the venue fees include?
Exclusive use of the venue for the full hire period. The full operational support from our events team in the run up to your event and one of our event managers to co-ordinate and deliver your event on the day.
What is your cancellation policy for confirmed events?
If the event is cancelled within 14 days of the event the full hire fee will be required.
Can we bring in our own caterer or production company?
Guests are not permitted to bring in their own caterers. The racecourse has its own top class, in-house catering team who will look after all the food and drink for your special event.
Can you offer a food and drink package along with venue hire?
Wincanton Racecourse offers numerous options for catering along with venue hire and can cater for all your unique needs or requirement.
Can we provide our own alcohol?
We cannot permit alcohol to be brought on site. However, our in-house catering team can provide a wide variety of alcoholic beverages catering to all your requirements.
Can we use our own photographer, musician or entertainment?
Musicians, photographers and entertainers are welcome at Wincanton Racecourse, but they must be fully licensed and insured with PAT tested electronic equipment. We do not permit any naked flames or pyrotechnics.
Can we deliver or set up the day before an event?
Delivery and set up can take place before an event or on the morning of an event.
Can we use our own electrical equipment in the venue?
Any electrical equipment brought on site must be safe and fully PAT Tested.
Is dancing allowed at the venue?
Wincanton Racecourse hosts a number of balls and discos throughout the year with plenty of opportunity for dancing.
Can we smoke inside the venue?
No – smoking is only permitted outside the venue.
Is there any parking at Wincanton Racecourse?
There is ample free parking at the racecourse for both large and small events.
Is there disabled access at the Wincanton Racecourse?
All the facilities at Wincanton have disabled access.
Do you have an outside space that we can use?
The racecourse covers almost 160 acres so there is plenty of space for outdoor events.
Can we hire a space for a photo-shoot or filming?
Wincanton racecourse is set in the very heart of rural Somerset and is the perfect location for filming and photo-shoots.
How late can events run and can they be extended?
Timings are flexible and can be discussed with a member of the racecourse team.
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