£800 - £2750 for Venue Hire
Up to 30
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For over 15 years, in the heart of County Durham lies one of the most picturesque settings in English sport. The Riverside invite you to come and, for the first time, get married at our venue.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£800
Maximum Price
£2,750
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£13
Maximum Price
£15
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Set menu options only
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£77
Maximum Price
£92
Minimum Number of Guests
30
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,000
Maximum Price
£7,000
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Sporting Venue
Stadium
Dining Capacity
30
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

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

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

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 The Riverside.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ythan Sale
Hello and thank you for visiting The Riverside on Bridebook.co.uk. At The 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@durhamcricket.co.uk to start your journey! Ythan Sale, Events Manager.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1991
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(6)
(6)
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Anna and Bailey
Happy couple Married on August
December 2021
An Amazing Day
I just wanted to let you know what an amazing day we all had on Saturday and how fantastic everyone associated with Durham has been. From yourself organising everything up to the day and all of the staffwho were working on the day. Lisa was a wonderful help both in June for the ceremony and on Saturday putting up with our little quirks and making it so easy for everything to flow without any issues. Phil was also fantastic with everything, even getting me a list of taxi numbers when ours didn’t turn up at the end of the night. Also, all of the bar staff and waiting staff were so friendly and efficient. A lot of people have commented to me how nice everyone was. Would you please pass our thanks on to everyone and let all of their respective managers know that they’re a credit to the club. Thanks a lot for everything
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Barbara and Kenny Sinclair
Happy couple Married on October
December 2021
Barbara and Kenny Wedding
Hi Nicola Hope all is well with you and many apologies for not getting back to you much sooner. On October 3rd we had the most amazing day ever. The ceremony at Gateshead was absolutely lovely and then we followed that with a wonderful time at the Riverside. The venue was perfect and we must say a huge thank you for letting us set up that morning and the previous day. It looked beautiful and our guests were thrilled with the room and the beautiful view. It was just the right size to give us plenty of space and yet at the same time had a very cosy and intimate atmosphere. The fact that you could access the outside was an added bonus and made the children's day. In fact I have attached a few photos for you to look at which capture the absolute joy and essence of the day. The staff were brilliant and I can't praise Phil and Suzanne highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They made sure that we had everything we needed, that everything went smoothly and that we had the best time ever. They totally added to our enjoyment of a very special day. Please pass on our thanks to them. The buffet was excellent and received loads of compliments. All in all we can't thank the Riverside staff enough for making our Wedding Day so special. It was magical! With our best wishes,thanks and appreciation Barbara and Kenny Sinclair
B
Barbara and Kenneth Sinclair
Wedding: October
December 2021
Excellent Staff
Hi Paul We met on the morning of October 4th when we were collecting our belongings from the Colin Milburn Suite where we had held our Wedding reception the previous day. The whole event had been amazing. Your Operations Team were brilliant and we can't praise Phil and Suzanne highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They made sure that we had everything we needed, that everything went smoothly and that we had the best time ever. They totally added to our enjoyment of a very special day. We would appreciate it very much if you could please pass on our grateful thanks to both of them. With kind regards Barbara and Kenneth Sinclair
M
Mr and Mrs Willingham
Happy couple Married on August
December 2021
A Big Thank You
Hi Nicola, Hope you are well! It was the most amazing night 💗. I couldn’t have faulted the operations team... they were fantastic and did everything to make the event fabulous especially Danielle! Thank you so much for all of your help. I know we’ll be definitely be in touch for the next event 😊. Many thanks, the new Mr and Mrs Willingham 💗
G
Gary Donnison
Happy couple Married on June
December 2021
Everyone Had a Lovely Time
Hi Nicola, Thank you for organising everything for us on Saturday night, everyone had a lovely time. Kind Regards Gary
C
Colin Dixon
Happy couple Married on September
December 2021
The Food Was Excellent
Hi Nicola, Just a short note of thanks for our golden wedding celebration. The food was excellent, the room settings were also spot on and most importantly, our guests enjoyed every moment of the evening. A special thanks to the girls who worked tirelessly to make our party run smoothly. many thanks. Colin Dixon.
Location & Contact Details

Address

The 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.

Nearest Town

Chester-Le-Street

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1(m)

Nearest Train Station

Chester-Le-Street

Nearest Airport

Newcastle

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (9)

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

Accreditations / Associations (1)

AIM - Accredited in Meetings
FAQ
(10)

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