Wedding Showcase Event at York Racecourse

When two hearts race…both win!

York Racecourse hosted an exclusive Wedding Showcase in their flagship restaurant, The Parade Ring Restaurant on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January.The two day event saw just over 100 newly engaged attend, even the snowy conditions didn’t put them off. Guests sipped on a complimentary glass of fizz and nibbled on a selection of chef’s wedding canapés, as they listened to  live music from the talented Rupert Stroud.

In  a first at York Racecourse, the Hospitality team wowed potential brides and grooms with a glimpse of how their wedding could be in the beautiful building set in between the pre-parade ring and parade ring.

Some of the North’s best wedding suppliers

The event was organised in partnership with Northern Wedding Collective which is made up of a team of top Yorkshire suppliers, all of whom dressed this unique venue.

A carefully chosen selection of suppliers were on hand to discuss the possibilities of holding their wedding whilst taking in the views of the Knavesmire and the statue of the mighty Frankel – right in the heart of our newest development. Exhibitors on the day included:

Venue – York Racecourse
Host – CGC Event Caterers 
Styling – Shindig Event Styling 
Stationery – Gray Starling 
Photobooth – Viva La Booth
LED Lights – Elizabeth James Events
Music – Rupert Stroud
Cake – Where the Ribbon Ends
Photography- Stewart Barker

Sue Shorte of York Racecourse Hospitality said ‘The day was a great success, the venue looked even more beautiful than usual, and visitors were really positive about the space, that many of them had never stepped foot into before. Myself and Amy, Wedding Coordinator for York Racecourse Hospitality would like to thank everyone who visited, especially given the weather!’

A truly unique wedding venue

The award-winning Parade Ring Restaurant is situated on the top floor of the new Weighing Room, overlooking the Parade Ring, Saddling Boxes and Pre-Parade Ring. It features a dedicated entrance, welcoming timber-clad main room with feature roof window, and all the best in modern facilities. The private balcony offers a stunning view of both the course and the Knavesmire.

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Contact York Racecourse Hospitality about your wedding

For more information on holding your wedding at York Racecourse contact the Hospitality team on or 01904 620 911.

York Racecourse
North Yorkshire
YO23 1EX
United Kingdom



01904 620 911

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