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On since 2023

Last update: May 2024

Celebrate your love in a uniquely thrilling setting at York Racecourse in York, North Yorkshire. With unparalleled facilities, top-notch service, and an idyllic backdrop, York Racecourse promises an unforgettable journey into matrimony. Centrally located near the city centre, the venue provides convenient access for your guests with excellent transport options and ample parking.

Facilities and Capacity

This one-of-a-kind venue boasts an array of function spaces, catering to your unique wedding vision, from classic to contemporary. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or the bash of the century, they have the perfect space for your celebration. Some of their larger suites accommodate up to 500 guests and boast magnificent views of the racetrack, creating an electrifying ambiance for your big day. The newest gem to their wedding spaces is the Parade Ring Restaurant. A modern, timber-clad suite, it offers exclusive views of the Parade Ring and the racecourse. Indulge in a wedding breakfast crafted by their esteemed caterers, renowned for their exquisite cuisine and impeccable service. You can expect a memorable first meal as newlyweds.

Services Offered

With a variety of wedding packages designed to complement your style and budget, they ensure flexibility to personalise every detail. Your package can include a ceremony and wedding breakfast, in-house catering, award-winning wines and champagne, a red carpet-arrival, and much more. Their team will happily tailor your experience to match your needs. Whatever you envision, each moment brought to life by their expert team will fuel a lifetime of happiness for you and your future spouse.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:


Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for York Racecourse

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Janet Sent on 19/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Bedford Wedding

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.
Anthony Sent on 24/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating


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.
Kim Sent on 20/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Parade Ring

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!
Louise Sent on 10/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Parade Ring Wedding

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.
Jenny Sent on 10/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating


We had a fabulous day, the venue and the food was amazing. Thank you so much.
Everything went perfectly, can’t fault it.
Carla Sent on 10/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The whole day at the racecourse was amazing

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.
Leanne Sent on 10/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating


It was all perfect!

Absolutely perfect!!

Thank you all so much for all your help !
Darren Sent on 10/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Day

Just want to say thank you and all your staff for a brilliant day
thank you so much
Zoe Sent on 20/09/2017
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Wedding Day

York Racecourse were excellent in helping us to prepare for our wedding day, we didn't have to do anything and the day flowed perfectly, Craig on the day was especially amazing!
Catherine Sent on 20/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day

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
Tracy Sent on 20/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating


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
Sam Sent on 25/07/2017
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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.
Tracy Sent on 28/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating


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!!!!
Danielle Sent on 22/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating


We had an absolutely amazing day thank you so much to everyone who helped.

The food was amazing, everything was soooo perfect it was the best wedding I've been to !
Zoe Sent on 22/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

My Wedding!

We had the most amazing day – it was just wonderful.

We couldn’t be happier with how everything went at the racecourse, Craig & the team were wonderful and nothing was too much for them. I was really really impressed.

The food was so so good – the starter in particular was so delicious! All the staff were great. I just want to do it all again!
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