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Emirates Riverside

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£600 - £2000 for venue hire
Up to 220
Exclusive Use
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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.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Sporting Venue / Stadium
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Cultural Experience
Asian Weddings
Jewish Weddings
Muslim Weddings
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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 Sale - Events Manager
    Hello and thank you for visiting Emirates Riverside on 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 to start your journey! Ythan Sale, Events Manager.
  • Experience
    No. Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    No. Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (8)
Belle Bridal
Living North
North East Times
Wedding Pages
County Durham Ceremonies Brochure
Sunderland Echo
The Chronicle
Accreditations / Associations (1)
AIM - Accredited in Meetings
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Emirates Riverside, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Chester-Le-Street
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • A1(m)
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Chester-Le-Street
    • 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 Airport
    • Newcastle
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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