Covid-19 News


We understand that the past few months have been challenging for everyone, but we are delighted to announce that we have undertaken the necessary procedures for Covid-19 re-opening and have gained the Visit England ‘Good to Go‘ Industry standard and consumer mark, and so are ready to welcome our business meetings and events business back to Wetherby Racecourse.

As a further way of providing our clients with the confidence to return, we have also achieved AIM Secure accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association, the UK’s leading trade association for the business meetings & events sector.  Managed by the MIA, this accreditation recognises our dedication to delivering a first-class service, to providing excellent facilities in an environment that is both healthy and hygienic, and a total commitment to do the very best for our customers and employees, during these testing times.

It is imperative that we meticulously plan and play our part in actively demonstrating the high standards of compliance and hygiene in which we operate to rebuild consumer confidence and we have been working hard to adapt how we deliver events to provide the safest possible environment for all of our visitors.

Procedures introduced include but are not limited to:

  • Staff Training – all of our staff have undertaken specific Covid training, so they understand how the virus is spread and they know what they have to do in order to stop the spread.
  • PPE – All of our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE, and we will also have PPE available to visitors should it be required.
  • Venue registration – We are using the MIA’s ‘Trusted Trace’ app in order to comply with Government guidelines regarding track and trace.  This provides an Event Check in Pass to visitors phones, which we simply scan on arrival.  We will also be temperature scanning everyone who accesses the venue buildings (including staff).
  • Additional Cleaning & Sanitisation – We have introduced robust cleaning and sanitisation procedures throughout the venue, before, during and after each event, to ensure we maintain the correct levels of effective hygiene.
  • Social-Distancing – We have introduced social-distancing measures across the venue and will be actively promoting ‘the 2 metre rule’ throughout each event.  One-way systems will be put in place wherever necessary.
  • Hand-Hygiene – Hand sanitiser stations are located throughout the venue and informational signage will actively promote effective hand-washing.
  • Large Event Suites – We offer a variety of event spaces and acres of outside areas.  During this period we will be utilising suites that offer more space than you need, with multiple doors/windows that can be opened to offer natural air ventilation.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

For further information or to book your next event, please contact us on 01937 582035 or email:

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Sarah and the team were fantastic. It's not easy to cook for over 300 people, our meal was superb and every table was looked after brilliantly. As with other events the entire team at Wetherby Racecourse were excellent, looking forward to the next event!! December 2019

Simon Williams – Wetherby RUFC ‘An Evening With’ Dinner

Great events team to work with, nothing is to much trouble and the venue works really well. September 2019

Claire Balch – SMMT Roadshow

Feedback from our delegates is excellent. Thank you for your attention to detail, much appreciated. October 2019

Veronica Wilkinson – Chartered Insurance Institute (NERG) Seminar

This was an excellent venue to work with, everything ran smoothly, I was contacted prior to the event and nothing was to much trouble to arrange, changes or numbers. The staff on the day were very polite and efficient. October 2019

Ray Howard – Makita UK Ltd Roadshow

The food was excellent and suited everyone's needs. The staff were really helpful even accommodating early eaters. All was set up well, couldn't fault it and everyone commented on how great the venue was. September 2019

Hannah Ashton – Cotswold Horse & Hound Physiotherapy Seminar

'The event was a great success, thank you for all your help in making it so' July 2019

Sue Clarke – In2Out Celebration Dinner

Nothing was too much trouble despite IUS last minute changes! They were willing to change and amend requirements at very short notice (additional room and equipment) and the team were a pleasure as always. July 2019

Richard Light – Integrated Utility Services Conference

Absolutely perfect! Everything I asked for was dealt with.  All of our delegates couldn't praise the food and services enough.  The venue itself is stunning, the room was perfect and voted the top venue out of my 5 locations.  The events team were fantastic, they made sure the whole event went without a hitch and the staff were all so helpful and always smiling.  March 2019

Sasha Martin – AGCO Ltd Conference Roadshow

The Bramham Hall worked really well for our 300 delegates and using the ceiling television screens to project our presentation throughout the room helped no end. The serving of refreshments and food worked really well. I timed and it took 300 people 11 minutes to all have a drink which enabled us to stay on schedule throughout the day. Lunch worked really well and everyone got through the buffet quick and efficiently.

Sinead Gracey – Argos

We would like to thank everyone on the Wetherby Racecourse events team for organising our recent wedding party. The room was set up beautifully, the evening ran smoothly and the food was excellent from start to finish. Many of our guests commented on what a great find the venue was.

Jackie and Michael Hyman, Leeds