York Racecourse

(10 reviews) 10 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 Location

York Racecourse, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1EX

York North Yorkshire YO23 1EX
01904 638971
10 5

York Racecourse Reviews (10)

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

Venue Service

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

Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Zoe, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

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!

My Wedding!
Venue Service

By Zoe, on 22 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

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!

Paul & Gail
Venue Service

By Paul & Gail, on 22 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2016

We had a fantastic day thank you. Matt was a star and everything we needed, got sorted asap. The room turned out better than we imagined and with the fantastic weather, everybody had a lovely day.

Venue Service

By Danielle, on 22 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2016

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 !

Excellent Hospitality
Venue Service

By Mrs & Mrs Yates, on 20 Jan 2012

Thank you so much for your excellent hospitality for our wedding – everybody was well looked after, the food was delicious (everybody was raving about it)-in fact everything was perfect. We can’t thank you enough. Alison, thank you for being such a star and taking care of us-it made such a perfect day

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Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Mason, on 16 Jan 2012

“….we must not delay in thanking you, Nick, Neil and the whole Racecourse Hospitality team for putting on a great 'show' for us. The wedding breakfast was to your highest standards (that is actually your usual standards!) and everything ran like clockwork for us. You really did us proud. Some of the guests who had not previously experienced the York Racecourse 'benchmark' for function catering, were deeply impressed - and rightly so……. Do please pass on our appreciation to the whole team.”

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