The UK's best sporting venues for hire

Discover sports venues for hire in and around the UK

Updated on 03 August 2021

With the arrival of the London 2012 Olympics, the capital has truly been put on the map in terms of a hub for sport and sports venues of all kinds. Many of the venues in and around the capital are well-equipped for private events. Whether you're looking for something super-convenient in the middle of town – we suggest looking at the historic and beautiful cricket gounds available for hire – or something a bit further out, to one of the football or rugby stadiums, you'll find what you're looking for.

With many of the venues on offer being world-famous, the allure to book your event in some of these hallowed grounds is obvious. You'd better make sure you don't book an event in the wrong football club if you group are avid followers of the beautiful game, though!

Due to the sheer size of many of the sports venues on offer, they make an ideal location for bookings made for larger groups, some with space for over a thousand delegates or guests. Many have auditoriums or tiered seating rooms for large-scale presentations or conferences. Don't forget that sporting venues, usually due to their size and facilties, make an excellent location for teambuilding events in London too.

Sandown Park Racecourse

Sandown Park Racecourse

Portsmouth Road, Esher , Surrey, KT10 9AJ

With easy transport links from London Waterloo, this Surrey-based is perfectly placed to offer a countryside setting within easy reach of the city. From meetings and trade shows to parties and weddings, this versatile venue can host them all.

Max Theatre 800
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 800
Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse

Kenn Devon, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

Found in the picturesque Devonshire countryside, Exeter Racecourse has a choice of spaces for hire both indoor and out. An ideal space for conferences, meetings, team building activities, weddings and private parties.

Max Meeting 250
Max Theatre 300
Max Banquet 180
Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse

Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Merseyside, L9 5AS

Arguably one of the most well-equipped event venues in the north east, boasting 14 conference and meeting spaces and 43 private boxes. The venue’s Exhibition Hall comes with a complete AV spec and partners with Jockey Club Catering so everything from the tech to the food will be perfectly executed.

Max Meeting 4500
Max Theatre 600
Max Banquet 800
Kempton Park Racecourse

Kempton Park Racecourse

Staines Road East , Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ

Just a short distance outside of London and with excellent travel links, Kempton Park Racecourse can host catered events for 20 to 500 delegates. Alternatively, the 400 acres of parkland mean it’s an excellent choice for summer parties.

Max Meeting 750
Max Theatre 500
Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 650
Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse

Prestbury Park Cheltenham , Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

Cheltenham Racecourse is an event venue steeped in history and surrounded by Cotswold countryside. Whether you are looking to host a team-building away day or a large-scale party, this venue comes with free WiFi, excellent parking facilities and the latest AV equipment.

Max Meeting 656
Max Theatre 2250
Max Standing 3000
Max Banquet 1100
Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3AB

An impressive legacy venue from the London 2012 Olympics, Lee Valley VeloPark was where Team GB took seven gold medals and made Olympic history. So what better place for an inspiring conference or meeting? Hold larger events in the venue’s velodrome or book a meeting in one of the concourse pods.

Max Meeting 1000
Max Theatre 750
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 750
Epsom Racecourse

Epsom Racecourse

Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5LQ

Easily accessible from London by car or train, Epsom Racecourse is an iconic venue that is often used as a filming destination. From small meetings in private boxes to 1000-person banquets, their choice of flexible spaces can be ideal for both corporate or celebratory events.

Max Theatre 800
Max Banquet 700
Badgemore Park Golf Club

Badgemore Park Golf Club

Badgemore Park, Henley-on-Thames , Oxfordshire, RG9 4NR

This multipurpose events venue is situated in the pretty Oxfordshire market town of Henley. Overlooking 120 acres of countryside, you can feel a million miles from everyday life - making it a perfect space for hosting an idyllic away day or an impressive party.

Max Meeting 60
Max Theatre 70
Max Standing 120
Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Rugby House, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, London, TW2 7BA

You have so many options when it comes to hosting an event at Twickenham Stadium. Impressive spaces like the British Airways Rose Garden or the members’ club style restaurant are perfect for large gatherings or hold team building events like a pitch-side barbecue.

Max Meeting 56
Max Theatre 1076
Max Standing 1350
Max Banquet 1020
The West London Shooting School

The West London Shooting School

Sharvel Lane, Northolt, London, UB5 6RA

Perfect for teambuilding or as a fun setting for your next conference, The West London Shooting school is just 12 miles outside of London and offers activities like shooting, archery, quad biking, 4x4 driving and even duck herding, along with plenty of spaces for a meeting or small conference.

Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 72
Max Banquet 40
Roehampton Venues

Roehampton Venues

Roehampton Lane, Putney, London, SW15 5PH

Part of Roehampton Venues, Elm Grove Conference Centre is located on the edge of Richmond Park and its state of the art facilities mean that your event can run seamlessly and efficiently. For longer conferences you can also book out the 31 en-suite bedrooms.

Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
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