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“Perfect place for a wedding!”

Newcastle Racecourse
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located within High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Racecourse is home to the historic Northumberland Plate, and is one of Britain’s busiest racecourses, hosting over 60 all-weather and jumps fixtures a year. An ideal venue for all occasions, the racecourse hosts events of all kinds, including conferences, exhibitions, weddings, private parties and more. Newcastle Racecourse shares the 812 acre High Gosforth Park with the Border Minstrel Pub and Parklands Golf Club.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We didn't want a church or registry office wedding, so we had to look for a different kind of venue. The Brandling House at the race course was absolutely perfect as the Charles Brandling suite is a beautiful room to get married in, with its chandeliers and mirrors. We were lucky with great weather, but even so we used the cocktail bar after the service, which meant we could all go out on the terrace and down to the parade ring and track. Our guests could take in the fantastic views over Newcastle and it meant we could get some stunning photos on the terrace and down at the parade ring [beautiful flowers there too.] We also held our evening reception in the Park View suite- and what a view! The room was ideal and the catering staff set up the tables exactly as we wanted.
The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us [the catering manager even gave us a lift to our hotel just up the road!], the food was delicious [a lot of our guests commented on that] and Christine,Atkinson [the wedding coordinator] who organised everything, was superb. We had several meetings with her before the wedding and not only did she make sure everything ran smoothly on the day, but was extremely friendly and welcoming. All of our guests agreed the venue was great, but more importantly we had exactly the kind of wedding we wanted. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone wanting a wedding in a beautiful building where every effort is made to ensure your big day goes perfectly!

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

we visit a lot of racecourses and found this one of the best, facilities were good as was food and at a reasonable price. Staff were friendly and helpful. A short taxi ride from city centre

Thank hilcrossEssex
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

After deciding that Newcastle Racecourse was the perfect venue for our big day, what with its picturesque spots and beautifully versatile charles brandling room, we never looked back. All of our questions, desires, needs and worries were dealt with care, consideration and flexibility. Every effort was made by Christine Atknison (wedding Co-ordinator) to understand what we wanted from our day and how we wanted it to play out. What with me being a slight perfectionist it was always going to be a tough job, but Christine not only put our minds at rest, but provided us with everything we wanted and excuted all our plans and arrangements with the highest professionalism and ease. We couldnt of asked for more from a wedding co-ordinator. On the the day prior to our wedding we were also introduced to John (Catering Manager), who we must say is probably the most dilligent and helpful person we have met and he truly understands what going the extra mile means. Our wedding breakfast displays were set out perfectly and the room looked amasing, so all we needed was the food to compliment this, well we certainly were'nt let down as the food was excellent and the service impeccable. We had our night time reception in the park view suite and it couldnt of looked better for us and again John was on hand to help with anything right through out the night. Ourselves and our guests had the most amasing day and night and that was largely down to the significant efforts by John, Christine and all the other staff involved. So if your looking for the perfect wedding venue that is not only affordable, but delivers impecable service you dont need to look much futher than here.

Thank John R
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We have just held our wedding at Newcastle Racecourse and couldn't honestly have chose a better venue. We chose the venue as we had got together on a trip to the races and we fell in love with the place. A long with the beautiful views the venue is stunning, the food is gorgeous and the staff couldn't have done enough for us, from booking the venue to the end of our day we couldn't fault the staff for a single thing. We would 100% recommend this venue and its staff to anybody. Will be forever thankful for our beautiful day

Thank KellyFields85
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I attend Newcastle Racecourse for both personal and corporate purposes and find both to be a brilliant experience. Whether going with the girls for one of Newcastle's calendar highlights; Plate Day or Ladies Day or organising a large corporate event, the hospitality and overall experience is second to none. The staff are professional, friendly and hugely customer focused and the corporate hospitality is exceptional. I would always recommend a day at the races to families, friends, corporate's and couples. "A day at Newcastle Racecourse is one to experience!"

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