Carlisle Racecourse

Affordable (£)
Up to 280
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Carlisle Racecourse is a picturesque and beautiful wedding venue, plan your special day in this inspiring and unique place.
Carlisle Racecourse Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Sporting Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Carlisle Racecourse Full Description
Carlisle Racecourse is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 600 guests at our wedding venue. Carlisle is a beautiful scene setter, with rolling Cumbrian countryside, for a real memory maker of a wedding or an incredible private party. You will receive a dedicated Wedding Planner to prepare for the big day and a team of operational and events support staff on the day itself. You won’t have to worry about a thing. Spectacular spaces and suites can accommodate small, intimate weddings or large celebrations. We can accommodate up to 400 guests for a reception and up to 280 for dinner. Our award winning chefs are able to create a menu to suit an individuals specific needs and we can tailor our packages to individual requirements. We have a team of wedding venue coordinators who will advise and assist to make sure the day is memorable. Why choose Carlisle Racecourse? Large or small guest numbers Casual or formal Indoors or outdoors Breathtaking views and luxury touches Spacious facilities Fully tailored celebration package Atmospheric and intimate bars

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lianne
Thank you for considering Carlisle Racecourse for your event. To contact our team you can call us on 01228 554700, or you can make an enquiry online by completing the form below with as much information as possible and our teams will get back to you with a tailored proposal. We aim to respond to enquiries within 3 working days or sooner if we can.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: July
August 2023
lovely views
Good place for a conference/training events. Plenty of space, plenty of break out spaces. Very clean and well maintained and the catering is excellent. Lovely views over the racecourse which makes it a pleasant place to have to work.
Wedding: July
August 2023
What a great day
41st wedding anniversary celebration at Carlisle races. The food was gorgeous. The staff were polite and friendly and there was enough of them, as our waitress was only looking after 3 tables. So there was no problem with the service. View of the course and racing was superb from the restaurant and its balcony.
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
The staff could not have done any more to make our day a truly memorable one. A delightful lady came and charmingly enquired if everything was to our satisfaction, and we were sat at a very well presented table in an impressive room
Wedding: June
August 2023
Highly recommend
Had a truly great evening at Carlisle Racecourse and it was well worth the visit. Plenty of seating or places to watch the racing, nice food at various places and everyone was incredibly friendly with staff dotted all around smiling and saying hello. The whole place was immaculately tidy - not a bit of rubbish anywhere, flowers and grounds looked great and the ladies toilets were spotlessly clean at the end of the evening, clearly everyone takes huge pride in the entire course! Highly recommend
Wedding: June
August 2023
Excellent venue
Excellent venue with good facilities everything you need and parking is just outside the entrance in the south car park and so is the disabled parking
Wedding: April
August 2023
Fantastic meal and hospitality. Can't blame them for not having a winner!!! Definitely be back
Carlisle Racecourse Location & Contact Details


Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS, England

Travel Notes

Close to M6

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 Junction 42

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Glasgow/ Newcastle
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Carlisle Racecourse?

We hosted a gorgeous December wedding with just a touch of Christmas - lovely!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Start early!!

Describe Carlisle Racecourse in 5 adjectives

Unique, spacious, stunning, unforgettable with spectacular views

Where’s the best photo spot at Carlisle Racecourse?

Just in front of the parade ring with the photographer on the first floor balcony

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis Bon Bon

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Hot Dogs

What is Carlisle Racecourse most unique feature?

The view & the race track

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our customer service & experience we offer

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special Offer-