Our Venues Emirates Riverside (Durham) Venue Hire The Emirates Riverside is widely regarded as one of the most attractive cricketing venues in the country, and is one of the finest venues for hire in Durham.

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Riverside, Chester le Street, Durham DH3 3QR

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Looking for wedding, party or conference venues in Durham? The Emirates Riverside, situated in mature parkland on the banks of the River Wear, sets the scene for the perfect day. With panoramic views over the ground, Lumley Castle and the surrounding countryside, the pavilion has 15 executive boxes, five executive lounges and a Riverside Suite, which can hold up to 300 guests – the perfect environment for dinners banquets, wedding ceremonies and receptions.

New for 2017 ‘The Glass House’

Emirates Riverside are very proud to announce their new suite for 2017. The Glass House is their largest suite to date taking our maximum capacity up to 500 clients in one space. Perfect for keynote speeches, conferences and larger private events. Overlooking the sports complex adjacent to the stadium where the first class cricketers train its surrounded by the areas used to create champions.

The Emirates Riverside provides every attribute for the contemporary meeting broker; free car parking, free WiFi, natural daylight and air conditioning, a bespoke manager to look after every detail of the event on the day and flexible affordable day delegate rates, perfect if you’re organizing a team building event in Durham! Impress your guests with your company logo painted onto the pitch!

Whether arranging a wedding, an awards dinner, annual company dinner/dance, Sportsman’s dinner, School Prom or something more informal, the venue provides a unique and sophisticated environment. Their aim is to ensure your conference or event is an absolute success from beginning to end.

Emirates Riverside Capacities

Name of roomTheatreCabaretBoardroomClassroomU-ShapeReceptionLunch/DinnerDinner DanceExhibition Sqm
Riverside Suite20020040030026051m x 8m
Castle View Suite10080404840150 15012020.5m x 11m
Cathedral Suite12010040484018015012013.7m x 14m
Colin Milburn Lounge6035242424605014.5m x 6m
Lumley Lounge604030303060 60
Journal Lounge60403030306060
Graveney Lounge50302020209.5m x 6m
Finchale Lounge503020202012.5m x 6m
Executive Box12 –6m x 4m
The Glass House60040045045045035m x 18.5m

Emirates Riverside Sample Menus 2017

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Here at VenuElior we aim to deliver unforgettable events which meet your exact requirements.

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