York Racecourse

(18 reviews) 18 5
York North Yorkshire YO23 1EX
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About York Racecourse

North Yorkshire, YO23 1EX

York Racecourse is a unique venue in a fantastic setting, perfect for your wedding celebrations. With excellent facilities, first-class service and a picturesque setting, York Racecourse has everything you could need for a memorable wedding day.

The venue boasts a great selection of function spaces for your celebrations, ranging from the traditional to the modern. Whether you’re planning a relaxed, intimate event or a larger, more extravagant occasion, we can offer the perfect space for you. Our bigger suites can accommodate up to 500 guests for a grand affair, and many of the spaces boast wonderful views of the racecourse, providing the perfect backdrop for your day.

As the venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, you can hold your whole wedding day here. In the warmer months, your ceremony can be held outside on the balcony against a gorgeous backdrop of the view across York Minister.

For your wedding breakfast, our caterers will provide dishes of an exceptional quality. Having gained a fantastic reputation for their service and hospitality, you can rest assured that your wedding breakfast is in safe hands with our caterers.

We have recently introduced a stunning new addition for wedding celebrations. Our Parade Ring Restaurant is a stand-alone facility with its own exclusive entrance through our Henry Cecil gates. It is a modern, timber clad suite with a beautiful feature roof on the top floor of our Weighing Room and overlooking the Parade Ring with views up the racecourse.

We offer a range of set packages to help with your plans. Alternatively, we have the flexibility to customise and tailor each aspect of your wedding to you, ensuring that you have the day of your dreams.

Situated near the city centre, the venue is conveniently located for travelling guests with excellent transport opportunities and ample free parking.

Contact us today to find out more about booking York Racecourse for your big day.

• Picturesque setting with outstanding views • Prestige dining with exceptional service and menus • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships • Convenient location and ample free parking • Fantastic choice of wedding packages to suit your style and budget • Choice of traditional and modern function rooms

Facilities at York Racecourse

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

York Racecourse Reviews (18)

Bedford Wedding
Venue Service

By Janet Clark, on 19 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2019

We had a fantastic day celebrating my daughter and my son in laws beautiful wedding. Everything was perfect from start to finish. As a guest and Mother of the Bride we were all looked after extremely well. A special thank you to Matt for his attention to detail and being an absolute star.

Venue Service

By Anthony & Stacey, on 24 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

Thank you Rebecca. Everything went brilliantly. The team were fantastic all evening and there were many compliments on the food. Everyone had a great time. Thank you, Chris and the team for their hard work and efforts in making it run smoothly.

Parade Ring
Venue Service

By Kim, on 20 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

It has been absolutely amazing! Matt was fantastic from start to finish, as were all the staff. The food was delicious and all in all a perfect day. Thanks for all your help, you've been great!

Venue Service

By Leanne, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2018

It was all perfect! Absolutely perfect!! Thank you all so much for all your help !

The whole day at the racecourse was amazing
Venue Service

By Carla P, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2018

Thank you so much to Rebecca for helping to organise and plan the day before hand and to Matt for making sure everything ran smoothly on the day. We had the best day ever.

Parade Ring Wedding
Venue Service

By louise & Paul, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

Wow we had such an amazing wedding day, a massive thank you to Rebecca , Matt and all the staff that made our day perfect. Everyone was so professional, the weather was great, food was amazing, the venue looked amazing and every single guest said they had a fantastic time. Thanks again for everything you have done for us we are so grateful.

Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Darren & Amanda, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

Just want to say thank you and all your staff for a brilliant day thank you so much

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By Jenny & Niall, on 10 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

We had a fabulous day, the venue and the food was amazing. Thank you so much. Everything went perfectly, can’t fault it.

Venue Service

By Sam & Lisa, on 25 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017

It was all fantastic so thank you very much. Thank you for arranging everything for us and please pass on our thanks to Matt who was unbelievably good on Saturday.

Venue Service

By Tracy, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2017

The service they offered me never stopped, all my requests were met, the food was fantastic and the DJ that came with the package was brilliant

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By Tracy, on 28 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2017

I had the best day ever. The staff were fantastic, the food was brilliant. I want to do it all again. Paul the DJ was fab and I could not have asked for anything to be any more perfect. It exceeded all my expectations. The men loved watching the rugby so that ticked that box. Thanks for all your support; once again I had the best day ever!!!!

Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Catherine, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2016

Easy to contact, very helpful , provided us with an amazing wedding day and many happy memories. Could easily adjust to accommodate our needs and alter the day as needed on the actual day

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