Officially opened in its present day state in 1927, Taunton Racecourse ranks as one of the youngest courses in the country. It also stands as one of the most scenic, located in the picturesque village of Orchard Portman and set against a panoramic backdrop of the Blackdown Hills. With excellent facilities and an electric atmosphere on race days, Taunton is the perfect location for a day at the races, whether for family fun, a special occasion or corporate entertainment. There are several race meetings held throughout the course of the year.
Not just a racing venue, Taunton Racecourse also hosts a number of visitor events across the spring and summer months. Coming up for the 2014 season is the Taunton Flyer Cycle Supportive, held on Saturday the10th of May. The supportive is a 100km bike ride through some of Taunton’s most scenic surrounding areas including the Blackdown Hills and Culm Valley. The route begins and ends at the racecourse. The 6th of September welcomes the Somerset Military Tattoo to Orchard Portman, with a day full of activity for all the family in support of our armed forces. Military bands, parachute teams and military vehicle displays are among the many attractions on offer at this fantastic day out.
With the beauty of Somerset’s scenery on the horizon, Taunton Racecourse is a fantastic wedding day location. The site holds the required licence to perform civil marriage ceremonies and caters to all your wedding day needs. The site has the capacity to accommodate 150 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast and up to 200 guests for evening celebrations. Its close proximity to Taunton also offers accommodation options for friends and family that may have to travel long distance. There are a range of wedding packages available to suit all budgets.
Aside from providing excellent hospitality and entertainment, Taunton Racecourse also offers a fantastic location for corporate events. With a number of rooms available, the site can facilitate seminars and business conferences with anywhere between 10 to 350 attendees. The site also employs a professional catering service offering options from buffet lunches to 3 course meals. With fully licensed bars, ample parking facilities and AV equipment available, the location offers premier services at competitive rates for all your business requirements. The racecourse is also easily accessible, situated two miles off of the M5 and a mere five minute drive from the centre of Taunton itself.