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Desert Orchid


Found on the second floor of the Haldon stand, the Desert Orchid is a wonderful two-tiered space, overlooking the racecourse.

The panoramic views from Desert Orchid are ideal to give a unique setting for larger conferences or exhibitions.

Desert Orchid is ideal for any event, including:


  • Private Dinner/Dance
  • Wedding reception
  • Meeting or conference
  • Exhibition
  • Wakes or memorials


For more information or to enquire about hiring Desert Orchid, call Exeter Racecourse on 01392 832599.


  • Ample free parking
  • Panoramic views of the racecourse
  • Fully Licensed Bar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift Access
  • Screen, extension leads and 1 flipchart included
  • Variety of delicious catering packages to choose from
  • LCD Projector £80 (+VAT)
  • PA system
  • Additional flipcharts £15 (+VAT)

Upper Tier Dimensions (m) Size

  • Area 147m
  • Length 19.4m
  • Width 9.1m
  • Height 2.31m


Lower Tier Dimensions (m) Size

  • Area 82m
  • Length 19.4m
  • Width 13.4m
  • Height 3m
  • Theatre - Please enquire

  • Classroom - Please enquire

  • Cabaret - Please enquire

  • Banquet - Max capacity 150

  • Reception - Please enquire

  • Boardroom - Please enquire

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Why Choose Exeter Racecourse?

  • Ample free parking
  • Fully established conference and events centre catering from 2 – 300 people
  • Purpose built conference and meeting facilities for events of all sizes
  • State of the art audio and visual equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wide choice of flexible spaces
  • Formal and informal events
  • Breakout rooms
  • Easily accessible by road and rail
  • All rooms have blackout facilities
  • Easily accessible by road from the A38 and M5

  • Exeter Airport just 5 miles away

  • Exeter St Davids train station, with direct links to London only 5 miles away

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