York Racecourse offers impressive views with a wide range of modern or traditional banqueting suites, open-air balconies and terraces, making it perfect as a venue for a celebration or party.  Whether you’re celebrating a ball, banquet, school prom, or dinner the racecourse offers a spectacular location for a celebration to remember.

We offer private dining for up to 1,400 diners across the whole venue, and our on-site team of experienced caterers will deliver exceptional quality whether you’re celebrating a school prom, awards night, luncheon or private ceremony, no matter how large or small.

Our selection of lunches offer some of the best local produce sourced from here in Yorkshire, with an extensive range of suites, from the modern to the traditional, many with stunning views across the Racecourse.

If you’re looking for a suitable venue for a funeral wake in and around York, we offer a supportive and respectful service with simple choices of menus and refreshments.  Our experienced hospitality are here to help at all times to ensure everything goes smoothly.

No matter what your event, our versatile and skilled chefs provide all styles of special occasion menus for celebratory events including Christmas parties, banquets, balls, dinner dances, luncheons and cocktail parties, as well as more intimate family celebrations such as a naming ceremony, anniversary or engagement party. 

Have every confidence that the iconic venue, together with the high standard of catering and first class hospitality management, will make your celebration a big success.

2021 Season at a glance

  • Dante Festival | Wed 12 - Fri 14 May
  • First Saturday | Sat 22 May
  • June Meeting | Fri 11 - Sat 12 June
  • Summer Saturday | Sat 26 June
  • John Smith's Cup Meeting | Fri 9 - Sat 10 July
  • Music Showcase Weekend | Fri 23 - Sat 24 July
  • Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival | Wed 18 - Sat 21 August
  • September Sunday | Sun 5 September
  • October Finale | Fri 8 - Sat 9 October