Parties, Celebrations, Dinners and Wakes


Next time you are looking for the perfect venue for your party or celebration, then look no further than Thirsk Racecourse.

The historic and beautifully furnished rooms provide a stunning backdrop and atmosphere for your private party and our award winning catering partners will create an outstanding menu to compliment your occasion.

Our devoted and efficient staff can accommodate almost any configuration, from an intimate private dinner or meeting, to a roaring party for three hundred guests; and with extensive outdoor lawns that offer a stunning location for your drinks reception, you can really start off your event in style.

The Chestnut Room is the latest addition to Thirsk Racecourse. With spectacular views over the racecourse, this 4,750 square foot building boastS a rooftop terrace of the same size, perfect for cocktails and reception drinks and can seat up to 240 seated guests or approximately 350 people in a theatre style layout. ITV Racing Presenter Ed Chamberlain described it as one of the best facilities of its kind in the UK. More details can be found HERE.

The Hambleton Suite is a stunning room with arched mirrors, vintage pictures and its own dance floor. It has an adjoining reception room, and is suitable for up to 200 guests (120 fully seated). This is one of our most popular rooms, so whether it be a Birthday Celebration, Christmas Party, Charity Ball or Wedding Reception, this room offers a little bit of luxury.

The Pavilion has two large function rooms, suitable for up to 100 guests each (70 fully seated), and is ideal for a combination of events such as a conferences, smaller parties and exhibitions.

The James Herriot Hall is a large, modern hall-style building which is well suited for larger parties, and conference events, exhibitions and awards ceremonies, and comfortably seats 220 guests.

The Garden Room is a more intimate venue within a small modern building and is ideal for Christenings, birthday celebrations and is situated close to the beautifully lawned Paddock. This room is perfect for smaller, more intimate gatherings of up to 50 people.

Floor Plans can be downloaded HERE

For more information or to make an enquiry, please contact Erin Boswell Email: or Telephone: 01845 522276