Emirates Riverside

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£600 - £2000 for Venue Hire
Up to 220
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are back open providing information for enquires and taking new bookings. The business is also open for safe appointments with new safety measures in place.
For over 15 years, in the heart of County Durham lies one of the most picturesque settings in English sport. At Emirates Riverside invite you to come and, for the first time, get married at our venue.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Sporting Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
We want you to share the most important day of your life with us. Whether it’s to host your Wedding Ceremony, Reception or Evening celebrations we have the perfect setting and packages to create the day of your dreams. From a low key intimate gathering to the largest of celebrations, we have the most fantastic situated function rooms which will never fail to impress. All of our suites look out over the beautiful County Durham countryside by the River Wear. Steeped in history from both Chester-Le-Street and the club itself there is wholesome, local and traditional feeling that runs through the core of Emirates Riverside. We have designed 2 unique packages that are fully inclusive from the point of arriving at Emirates Riverside to leaving and beginning your married life.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ythan
Hello and thank you for visiting Emirates Riverside on Bridebook.co.uk. At Emirates Riverside we handle your enquiry with the care and attention it deserves, you will be assigned one of our Events Designers who will cater to your hearts desire form the point of enquiry until you leave to start your married life. Please contact us on 0191 387 2815 or events@durhamccc.co.uk to start your journey! Ythan Sale, Events Manager.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
No reviews yet
Location & Contact Details


Emirates Riverside, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR, England

Travel Notes

We are a North East signature attraction - if you enter us into Google Maps you will get direct travel access just off the A1.

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Press & Awards


Sunderland Echo
County Durham Ceremonies Brochure
North East Times
The Chronicle
Living North
Wedding Pages
Belle Bridal

Accreditations / Associations (1)

AIM - Accredited in Meetings

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We have many different unique selling points that really can make for the mos tmagical of expereinces, fro exmaple getting married or having photo's taking on our expansive 4 acre pitch. Or what about having explosive firework light up the night sky with an 18th century Castle backdrop?

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

The devil is in the detail, make sure your timings and specification are meticulously planned.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A suprise tribute band of the Grooms favourite band, nobody knew only the bride.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Dynamic, Picturesque, Interesting, Unique & Professional

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On our 4 Acre pitch with 18th century castle backdrop

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Jessie J performing at a wedding reception

What’s your favourite canapé?

Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Beef and a Horseradish Cream

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Sandwich!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The view

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The events team and our dream creating attitude