An enchanting and unique wedding venue, Thirsk Racecourse has everything you could need to make your your big day extra special. Situated in the heart of North Yorkshire within beautiful grounds and well manicured lawns, this venue is set amongst historic buildings which offer a romantic, fairy-tale backdrop with views across the renowned ‘Herriot Country’. It provides endless photographic opportunities and atmosphere for your wedding day memories.

Our five stunning and unique ceremony locations, licensed to hold civil ceremonies, are ideal for your wedding celebrations. The beautifully designed Hambleton Room can accommodate between 70 and 120 guests with the larger James Herriot Hall able to accommodate up to 220 guests. You may wish to have an outdoor ceremony, after which you can mingle and relax in the Paddock before heading to one of our suites or outdoor marquees for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

The newest addition to our wedding venue options if The Chestnut Room, with stunning views over the Racecourse and a wonderful rooftop terrace. More details can be found HERE

For your wedding breakfast, our award-winning caterers have carefully crafted wedding menus using quality, local produce and we offer wonderful wedding packages to enhance your celebrations and help make your preparations simple and stress free.

There are three packages to choose from to suit your requirements, The Rosedale, The Bilsdale and The Ryedale which are exclusive to Thirsk Racecourse.

Packages start from £4,315 (The Rosedale Package), based on 70 guests and include:

  • Ceremony (Registrars' fee not included, see below)
  • Wedding Reception
  • Table Linen & Crockery
  • Arrival Drinks
  • Three Course Wedding Breakfast with Coffee & Petit Fours
  • Toast Drink
  • Half Bottle of House Wine per person or £8 contribution towards wine selected from the Wine List
  • Cash Bar Facility
  • Dedicated Event Management

With Prosecco £4,315 including VAT Extra Guests £56.60 per person including VAT

With Champagne £4,650 including VAT Extra Guests £61.30 per person including VAT

You can download a sample menu HERE

Our venue is one that will inspire your creativity and we are here to help you create your perfect day.

  • Versatile space
  • Available year round
  • Includes indoor and outdoor options
  • Historic venue dating back to 1855
  • Perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Award winning catering
  • A fantastic team of trusted and experienced wedding suppliers

For further information or to request our Wedding Brochure, please contact Erin Boswell at E: or T: 01845 522276


We can provide you with a list of local accommodation including hotels, B&B's and self catering cottages. One of our favourites is Thirsk Hall Cottage.

Thirsk Hall Cottage is located 0.6,miles from the venue and is beautifully decorated throughout. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and it's own stunning private garden. A romantic setting for your first night as a married couple and it is also the perfect cottage for the bride and her bridesmaids to enjoy getting ready ahead of the day itself - or the Groom of course!

For more details visit the website HERE

*Images by Photography by Kathryn

Important notice

If you wish to hold a marriage or civil partnership ceremony at Thirsk Racecourse you must contact the registration office to check the availability of the registrars. The Superintendent Registrar will book your marriage ceremony. Until you have contacted the registry office, you will only have booked a room at our venue, not the ceremony. Once the registrar(s) have been booked we will be delighted to confirm your booking. Details of the registration offices in North Yorkshire can be found HERE