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Carlisle Racecourse - One of the best wedding venues in Cumbria

If you are looking for a unique, modern, prestigious venue for your wedding, then look no further.

Carlisle Racecourse is the wedding venue with a difference. We have a number of rooms within The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Grandstand all with stunning views over the racecourse and Cumbrian countryside - perfect for your special day!

We are proud holders of a wedding license to conduct civil ceremonies here at the Racecourse, we have a selection of rooms available depending on the number of guests in your party, all with fantastic views of the Racecourse. The Patterson Suite is the perfect party venue for your Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception and can accomodate up to 220 guests. There is a large bar in the suite with stunning views of over the Racecourse, perfect for photo opportunities. The outside grounds can also be used for photos and welcome drinks.

Please visit our interative tour which is located in the drop down section on our website.

We charge a room hire rate of £650 plus vat to hire the Grandstand facilities for your wedding day. To view our Wedding Drinks Packages, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception sample menus and prices please visit our website.

Your dedicated event co-ordinator Beth Nicholls, will advise and support you on all aspects of your Civil ceremony and reception, from first class catering to entertainment for parties of 10 – 220 guests.

See for yourself what an ideal venue Carlisle Racecourse could be for your wedding day.

Visit our website to see a map of the site and floor plans of The Edinburgh Woollen Mills Grandstand.

Type of Cuisine:

Our chef will work with you to cater for all tastes


Carlisle Racecourse Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guestsNo
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteNo
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barNo
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo

Carlisle Racecourse Images

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Carlisle Racecourse Location

Carlisle Racecourse
Map of Carlisle Racecourse
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Directions to Carlisle Racecourse

Directions by car:


From the North and South

Come off junction 42 of the M6.
Follow signs for Dalston.
Follow the road for approx 2 miles until you reach a staggered junction and turn right.
The racecourse is approximately a mile on the left hand side.

From the East

Take A69 or A66 to M6 motorway.
Join the M6 and come off at junction 42 and follow directions above.

From the West

Travel along the A595 following signs for Carlisle.
Approximately 1 mile after Thursby roundabout take right signposted for Dalston (Peter Lane).
At T junction in Dalston turn right.
Follow road until reach Bridge End pub.
Turn left over the bridge and follow signs for Durdar.
When you reach the next junction turn left.
The racecourse is approximately a mile on the left hand side.

Directions by public transport:


On racedays, a Stagecoach bus departs from Carlisle bus station 75 minutes and 45 minutes before the first race to bring visitors to the racecourse. A return bus leaves the racecourse 15 minutes after the last race. Please note on occasions when races are split at the last minute, the bus will still depart from the racecourse 15 minutes after the original last race last race time.

On non-racedays, the timetable for the bus serving the racecourse can be found by following the below link. Ask your bus driver which stop to get off at for the Racecourse!


To Carlisle Station, Stagecoach (01228 597222) operate a bus service to Durdar – Route 65 or 66. Alternatively the Racecourse is only a short taxi ride away.


Carlisle Airport is approximately eight miles from the Racecourse. Helicopter landing at the Racecourse is available by prior arrangement only.


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