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Carlisle Racecourse Events

Impress up to 600 guests with a standout event at Carlisle Racecourse, one of Cumbria’s most diverse venues. Ideally located within the stunning Cumbrian countryside and offering everything from purpose-built suites to excellent transport links, Carlisle Racecourse ticks every box.

The on-site culinary professionals at Carlisle Racecourse specialise in creating unforgettable food experiences, so no matter the bespoke needs of your event, we can create a menu to suit. Whether you’re planning an impactful meeting or fairytale wedding reception, Carlisle Racecourse offers both an idyllic venue and exceptional catering.

Event Spaces at Carlisle Racecourse

However you picture your upcoming corporate event or private celebration, the diverse range of function rooms available at Carlisle Racecourse means there’s a space for you. From elegant executive boxes to naturally lit lawn suites, discover a space with the perfect aesthetic and facilities for your event.

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    • Exec Box Single
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    Executive Box Single

    Capacity: 36

    A naturally lit box on the second floor of the Grand Stand, with the space and facilities for intimate yet impactful meetings, presentations and dinners.

    • Flipchart
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen
    • Exec Box Double

    Executive Box – Double (1-2 or 3-4)

    Capacity: 80

    A collection of boxes offering gorgeous views across the racecourse, each equipped to host meetings, conferences and presentations.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
    • Customisable Seating
    • Exec Box Triple

    Executive Box – Triple (3-5)

    Capacity: 135

    A collection of boxes offering fantastic views across the racecourse, each equipped to host presentations, conferences and meetings.

    • LCD Projector
    • Bar
    • Screen
    • Patterson Suite
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    Patterson Suite

    Capacity: 600

    The largest suite with a private bar area and panoramic racecourse views, ideal for receptions and dinners.

    • Bar
    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bell Hall

    Bell Hall

    Capacity: 550

    A light and airy hall with a private bar, perfect for hosting exhibitions, receptions and breakout sessions.

    • Bar
    • Exhibition Space
    • Natural Daylight
    • Lawn Suites

    Lawn Suites

    Capacity: 120

    A collection of six elegant and customisable suites offering stunning views across the racecourse, ideal for dinners, receptions and conferences.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Natural Daylight
    • Customisable Layouts
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    Patterson Bar (Section 1 of the Patterson Suite)

    Capacity: 180

    A section of the Patterson Suite, offering a private bar and views across the racecourse. The perfect space for receptions and dinners.

    • Bar
    • Wi-Fi
    • Natural Daylight
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    Swifts (Section 2 of the Patterson Suite)

    Capacity: 200

    A section of the Patterson Suite, offering first-floor access from the Grand Stand and views across the racecourse. The perfect space for receptions and dinners.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
    • Customisable Seating
    • Lawn Suite Single

    Lawn Suite - Single

    Capacity: 20

    A collection of suites offering stunning views of the racecourse, available to hire individually or in combination for receptions and dinners of up to 120 guests.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Natural Daylight
    • Customisable Layouts
    • Lawn Suite Double

    Lawn Suite - Double

    Capacity: 50

    A collection of suites offering breathtaking views across the track, available to hire individually or in combination for receptions and dinners of up to 120 guests.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Natural Daylight
    • Customisable Layouts
    • Lawn Suite Triple

    Lawn Suite – Triple

    Capacity: 80

    A collection of suites available to hire individually or in combination for up to 120 guests, ideal for receptions and dinners with breathtaking racecourse views.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Natural Daylight
    • Customisable Layouts

    Owners and Trainers

    Capacity: 49

    A naturally lit events space, enviably located next to the parade ring, ideal for receptions of up to 49 guests.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi


    Capacity: 16

    A private bar located on the ground floor of the racecourse, offering a relaxed space for receptions and breakout sessions.

    • Bar
    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi

    365 Suite

    Capacity: 48

    A modern suite benefitting from natural lighting, ideal for intimate dinners and meetings of up to 48 people.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Executive Box Single 30 36 12 10 - 14 - 36
Executive Box – Double (1-2 or 3-4) 80 80 26 24 - 35 50 80
Executive Box – Triple (3-5) 135 120 32 30 - 55 20 135
Patterson Suite 600 470 50 40 220 180 220 600
Bell Hall 550 400 - - 220 150 - 550
Lawn Suites 120 120 25 - 50 64 100 120
Patterson Bar (Section 1 of the Patterson Suite) 180 140 50 - - 72 70 180
Swifts (Section 2 of the Patterson Suite) - 200 - - - - - 200
Lawn Suite - Single 20 20 10 - - 16 - 20
Lawn Suite - Double 50 40 18 - - 32 - 50
Lawn Suite – Triple 80 70 28 - - 42 - 80
Owners and Trainers 49 49 - - - - - 49
Monets - 16 - - - - - 16
365 Suite - 36 - - - - 48 48


Ideally located in beautiful Cumbria, guests and delegates will love the opportunity to attend an event at Carlisle Racecourse. Local airports, train stations and motorway connections also mean it’s straightforward and hassle-free to travel from across the UK and beyond.


  • Carlisle 1.6 miles
  • M6 JCT 42 2 miles
  • Newcastle Airport 49.6 miles
  • Onsite parking: 400 spaces (Car)


Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS

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    Christmas Parties

    Do you like it shaken or stirred? Join Carlisle Racecourse this year for their suave and sophisticated "Diamonds are Forever" Christmas Party.


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    This venue is a member of beam, formerly the HBAA, meaning quality assurance for event bookers. It champions best practice, ethical working and sound commercial judgement.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

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    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms

Businesses will love hosting their corporate events at the Carlisle Racecourse meeting rooms, where state-of-the-art facilities and stunning views promise to keep your employees and delegates engaged. Let the venue’s electric atmosphere inspire your team as you present new ideas, provide valuable training or deliver important briefings.


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Conference rooms

The Carlisle Racecourse conference venue is the perfect place to engage up to 600 employees and delegates, with the Cumbrian countryside providing an idyllic escape for those all-important breaks. Businesses can choose from a range of well-equipped conference rooms at Carlisle Racecourse, each customisable and many offering excellent views across the grounds.


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Let the majestic Carlisle Racecourse bring a touch of elegance to your big day. With the stunning Cumbrian countryside nearby and the splendour of the grounds providing ample photography backdrops, hosting your wedding reception at Carlisle Racecourse is bound to spark conversation amongst your guests.


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The Jockey Club

British produce is the beating heart of the food and drink served at our 14 Jockey Club racecourses. Fresh local ingredients and seasonal produce form the foundations of Jockey Club Catering’s extensive and carefully created menu. From their sandwiches and steak pies to their canapés and sweet treats, you’ll find a diverse range of delicious food on offer. They work with the best possible suppliers to bring exquisite flavours and local ingredients to every event. The Jockey Club wine list is also exceptional, offering a celebration of British provinciality through British wine and British sparkling wine. 

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This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.