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Durham Cricket, Seat Unique Riverside


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  • Capacity: 250+
  • Suitable for: conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions, training
  • Sustainable Venue


Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR

Durham Cricket, Seat Unique Riverside

Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR

If you are looking for function rooms in Durham, there is nothing like hosting your event with a backdrop as timeless as the County Durham riverbank. No matter what the occasion Seat Unique Riverside is the perfect venue for any intimate family gathering or huge Celebration!


Seat Unique Riverside, also known as Durham Cricket, is located in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England. This picturesque cricket venue is nestled along the banks of the River Wear, offering a serene and scenic backdrop for cricket enthusiasts. With its lush green outfield and modern facilities, Seat Unique Riverside provides an ideal setting for cricket matches and events, attracting fans from across the region.


Seat Unique Riverside boasts a versatile range of function rooms, offering over 20 bookable spaces that cater to various event needs. These rooms provide a unique experience with a pitch-facing view, making your event all the more special. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a larger conference, the venue has you covered, with capacities ranging from 12 to 250 delegates. From intimate meetings to grand gatherings, Seat Unique Riverside’s function rooms offer a picturesque setting for a wide range of events, all while providing an excellent view of the cricket action on the pitch.


Pricing at Seat Unique Riverside is tailored to individual event requirements and is primarily based on enquiries to accommodate your specific needs. However, the venue offers three signature Day Delegate Rates, starting from an affordable £28.50 per head. These rates are designed to simplify your event planning, as they encompass everything you would need for a full day’s hire. This inclusive pricing structure covers a range of services and amenities, ensuring that you have a seamless and cost-effective experience when hosting your event at Seat Unique Riverside.


Seat Unique Riverside takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and is proud to have strong green credentials. The venue has implemented several eco-friendly initiatives to minimise its environmental impact. Here are some of its notable green practices:

Recycling Program with Max Recycle: Seat Unique Riverside collaborates with Max Recycle, a local-based company, for its recycling program. This partnership ensures that all waste is sorted and recycled efficiently, reducing the amount of material sent to landfills.

Reusable Cups: In a bid to reduce plastic waste, the venue exclusively offers reusable cups for all major matches and events. These cups are sterilized and reused, eliminating the need for disposable plastic cups, which can be harmful to the environment.

Kitchen Oil Recycling: Seat Unique Riverside is committed to sustainable practices in its food service operations. They recycle and reuse kitchen oils, reducing waste and promoting an eco-friendlier approach to food preparation.


Function Suites Accessibility: All the venue’s function suites are accessible via lifts, providing ease of access for individuals with mobility challenges. The standard wide door frames further enhance accessibility, ensuring that everyone can comfortably enter and enjoy the event spaces.

Dedicated Accessible Toilets: Seat Unique Riverside offers allocated accessible toilets to cater to the needs of visitors with disabilities. These facilities are designed to provide convenience and comfort for those with mobility impairments.

Changing Places Toilet: The venue goes above and beyond by providing a Changing Places toilet. This specialized facility is designed to meet the needs of individuals with complex requirements, including those who require adult changing facilities. This addition reflects the venue’s commitment to inclusivity and accommodating a diverse range of accessibility needs.

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