Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A beautiful grade 2 listed riverside 18th century Ropery. We have restored all of its natural character/history and offer our couples the full exclusivity of the venue on their big day.
Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available


Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Webster’s Ropey is a unique 18th century Grade 11 listed building built in 1793. The building has an exciting blend of heritage and history as once a world’s busiest rope house making ropes for the shipping building industry operated by Mr Webster. It has been sensitively decorated and tastefully restored to keep the character of this wonderful building. Still with the original open beams, exposed brickwork and stonework, the original brass handrails, the open fire place makes it a perfect venue for a wedding, celebration or private party The venue set on the bank of the River Wear has a large outside space with seating and exceptional views over the river. Cobbled paths with trees and shrubs offer great photograph opportunities along with the backdrop of the building. The grounds are very private with a secluded, tranquil setting along with private parking. The venue is away from the hustle and bustle yet close to major roads and short access to the town centre. The Banqueting Suite is the perfect room for a wedding breakfast reception and can hold upto 100 guests. The room comes with natural daylight, magnificent views overlooking the river, the grounds and surrounding areas. It is a quirky traditional room with the old Ropery theme to it. It still has the restored wooden ceiling beams with crystal chandelier hanging down twinkling in the daylight, open stonework and private bar facilities. This room gives off a lovely atmosphere and has a great feel to it. The Queen View Suite is licensed for civil ceremonies and can comfortably accommodate 120 seated guests. The room has natural daylight and lovely views overlooking the river and surrounding areas. A red carpet creates an aisle down the room along with the comfortable Chiavari chairs. This room is also used for the evening celebration reception and can accommodate up to 160 guests with a disco, dancing area and private bar facilities.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sean Kilmartin
We have a small passionate, hard working team who thrive on delivering not only a stress free journey for all our couples from booking up until the big day. Our attention to detail and commitment is essential to ensuring the best and most memorable day of their lives. Our couples all get the full exclusivity of the venue and our teams expertise on their wedding days.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in January
May 2021
Unforgettable Best Day of lives
The Websters Ropery what can I say other than it is an absolutely amazing venue. The staff especially Sean went above and beyond to make our day special. The food was amazing, everything ran smoothly from start to finish and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to find that perfect place to say 'I do'. We had the whole venue to ourselves which was amazing as not many places offer this. Thank you very much to the whole team for making our day unforgettable.
Leanne Murray
Happy couple married in September
May 2021
Best day ever
We had our wedding here and have to say it was easily the most memorable day of our lives. We were looked after thoroughly from start to finish by Sean and Anne who were more than happy to accommodate my requests and visits. The day itself went without a hitch and throughout the wedding day we were well looked after. I truly wish I could do it all again as it was perfect, the venue is utterly amazing, the food was delicious and the staff were fantastic. Thank you Websters Ropery for making our wedding day the best day ever 😊
Michael Knight
Happy couple married in August
April 2021
Simply Fantastic...
We had our wedding on 24/08/19 and to be honest the way we were treat was 2nd to none. Shaun the wedding planner is absolutely awesome! He made the day absolutely perfect for us and to be honest theres not alot else i can say about the venue!
Kelly’s big day
Happy couple married in February
May 2021
Perfect Day!!
We fell in love with this venue the moment we walked in, it is picture perfect in every room! So even though it rained we barely noticed. Anne, Sean and the team were amazing, they listened to what we wanted and they made our day run seemlessly, I cant thank them enough.The staff were lovely and the food was fantastic. Choosing the Ropery gave us the best wedding and the perfect start to our marriage x
Rachel Burns
Happy couple married in October
April 2021
Superb wedding venue, loved everything about it and the team. Highly recommend.
Fantastic venue with a passionate team to match, all the best for 2021!x
Location & Contact Details


Sunderland SR4 6D, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 6DJ, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is individual and magical

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

Children delivering speeches, poetry and even personal memories takes some beating.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.


Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The entrance overlooking river

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


What’s your favourite canapé?

Pigs in blankets

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Stone baked pizza

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Private exclusivity overlooking the River Wear

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our teams pride and passion for delivering perfection to our couples time and time again
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