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Sporting Lodge Inns

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Situated in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, Sporting Lodge Inns is a wedding venue ideal for laid-back celebrations. This modern hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and can host receptions, meaning couples can fully commemorate their special day here. With a contemporary interior and stunning outdoor areas, Sporting Lodge Inns has plenty of space for you and your loved ones to celebrate your momentous occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

Sporting Lodge Inns has lovely areas throughout the venue where you can enjoy your ceremony and reception. The Maltby Suite can host between 30 and 200 guests, ideal for an intimate affair or a grand gala. Equipped with a private bar, a stage for performers, and access to the patio and gardens, this suite has what you need for your celebration. You can also host an outdoor barbeque meal or grab a breath of fresh air during your drinks reception. There will be plenty of opportunities for photographs outside surrounded by the lush greenery. You can also take advantage of their swimming pool and fitness centre during your stay. Their facilities are accessible, meaning everyone can comfortably enjoy your special day.

Services Offered

Sporting Lodge Inns has several individually tailored packages to choose from that offer a lot of assistance with your wedding celebration. With exclusive use of the venue, you and your guests can enjoy an undisturbed event. They offer in-house catering and can provide table service or a buffet banquet. Their highly trained staff will be on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly, so you can focus on having fun while they take care of the rest. With up to 140 rooms, there will be plenty of space for you and your attendants to stay overnight if you would like. They also offer a complimentary Business Executive room and breakfast for the newlyweds. Located just a short distance from the A19, you and your guests can arrive at your wedding with ease. For couples who would like a relaxed and informal environment to celebrate their magical event, Sporting Lodge Inns would love to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Pub or Restaurant
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Benjamin Q. Married on 20/07/2020
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    Pleas think again before booking here

    My partner and I had booked a wedding package with this outfit for July 2020. Despite frequent changes in coordinator (they currently dont have one at all) and very little in the way of communication we thought all was looking ok as the time approached (We initially started the booking in 2018)

    When the lockdown began we realised we had backed the wrong horse. All efforts to reach them failed up until 2 months before the wedding when we managed to get in touch to be offered an alternative date. we stupidly agreed to move the wedding to the next year but had an uneasy feeling regarding the continued lack of communication or engagement from the coordinator regarding decoration, seating plans etc. Attempts to contact were fobbed of with claims that the person we wanted to speak to wasn't there or had left the business (seemingly a common occurrence for sporting lodge employees)

    As the 30 people restrictions showed no sign of being lifted we enquired about costing up a smaller event, we were told that this would be fine and to expect a price the next week......2 weeks later I ask again, again, by the middle of next week you'll have the price.

    My partner is a Nurse and I work in public transport so we have little time to be running after people to persuade them to let us spend money with them. So I asked to cancel in order to book a place that is actually geared up and has the staff to host wedding receptions.

    This is where things got nasty. Despite guidelines from the government saying that weddings which are cancelled due to the coronavirus should be given a full refund of any advance payments, and even without the virus the government guidelines say there should be no retaining of deposits that dosent reflect actual costs incurred by the cancellation, we were told repeatedly that the overseas owners of this establishment refuse to adhere to this and will retain the substantial deposit. Attempts to ask how 2 meetings with 2 different wedding coordinators could possibly cost £600 were met with a week long silence followed by rude and dismissive conduct by the general manager (Dean Long).

    So, to sum up, this venue is incredibly insensitive and would gladly screw over key workers for their own financial gain during a global pandemic. I genuinely hope no one else books with these unscrupulous characters and can only pray for the poor couples who'll have their money stolen if they need to cancel with the new 15 people limit in place.

    May I add that every other supplier from Cars to photographers...even the kids entertainment have been nothing but helpful and understanding
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    Irene W. Married on 03/09/2021
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    Disappointed

    Decorations poor table to sign wedding certificate and table for cake and back drops where
    really poor staff not friendly taken desserts away before even started on and offered no alternative told there would be a sweet cart but it was just a table
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    Mr Married on 18/08/2018
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    The service from yourself and the staff on the day

    Hi natalie
    We had the most amazing day, we are so sad it’s all over, we both want to do
    It all again!
    The service from yourself and the staff on the day was outstanding,
    The manager is lovely and bent over backwards to make it a fantastic day!

    We would like to thank you all!
    Thank you
    Mr and Mrs Robertson (this name is going to take some getting use to hahah)
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    Mr Married on 11/08/2018
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    we had the most AMAZING day

    Natalie - just a very quick email before we head to to the airport but we just wanted to let you know that we had the most AMAZING day yesterday! It was everything that we had hoped for and more!! Thank you sooooo much for all your help in making our special day even more special! A big thank you to John who was absolutely fantastic and all the staff at the hotel who helped us with our big day.
    I'll send some photos but again thank you and everyone at the hotel.
    Nicola and Anthony xxxxxxxxxx
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    Mr Married on 20/07/2018
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    it was an amazing day

    Thank you so much for everything that you did it was an amazing day and I can't thank you enough
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    Mr Married on 06/07/2018
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    We had an amazing day

    Good morning Natalie,

    Thank you so much for your email and well wishes! We are just returning home now from honeymoon, I hope you enjoyed your week away!

    We had an amazing day and was really happy with how the day went, with the 2 ceremonies etc it seemed to flow really well. John was great in making sure things ran on time etc and we knew where we needed to be. Thank you so much again for all your help with arranging it :)
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    Mr Married on 29/06/2018
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    your staff were fantastic and made the day go perf

    Hi Natalie I hope you had a fabulous holiday.
    Thank you for your email the day was absolutely perfect, your staff were fantastic and made the day go perfectly, for everyone to keep coming up to us and telling us what a beautiful day they have had and how amazing the food and decoration was etc made everything worth while. I can't thank your team enough.
    I will certainly send in some pictures when he has got them back to us. Unfortunately he had to leave on the day due to a family emergency but he still managed to get a good 6 hours of our day. Other than that everything went super smoothly. I will highly recommend your wedding services.
    Kind regards
    Laura
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    Mr Married on 23/06/2018
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    it went perfectly!

    Hi Natalie,

    Thank you so much for organising our day it went perfectly!
    All our guest said how amazing the food was and how smooth the day ran. Also all the staff were great!
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    Mr Married on 27/05/2018
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    we really did have an amazing day

    Hi just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you to every one at the sporting lodge for making our day so special, we really did have an amazing day. Thanks to every member of staff, and a massive thank you to yourself for making the whole process easier for us. We have been and will continue to recommend you to every one that we know. Every one had such an amazing day, we were so happy with every thing. We attached some pics feel free to share them.

    Mr &Mrs Wootton
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    Mr Married on 25/05/2018
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    The room looked amazing

    Hello Natalie

    Still seems strange saying Robinson haha.
    Thank you very much for everything and helping us with our wedding day which was just perfect. The room looked amazing. The food was lovely and everyone had a good day/night. Can't believe it's all over now and we have been married a week.
    My boys did steal the show and their did very well thought the ceremony and thought the day.
    I will send some photos once we get them back.

    Thank you to all the staff once again for making our wedding day so perfect and a day to remember

    Rachael & Kevin
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    Mr Married on 18/05/2018
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    We could not have been happier!!

    Hello Natalie,

    David, myself and all our guests had a brilliant time. Compliments to the staff, food and wedding room were received by all. We could not have been happier!!
    Magnum Entertainment were very accommodating and Adam bless him was very attentive.
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    Mr Married on 12/05/2018
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    we had an amazing day

    Hi Natalie thank you so much for you're help planning our wedding we had an amazing day thank you
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    Mr Married on 14/04/2018
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    Wow is all I can say

    Natalie and Adam

    Wow is all I can say:

    Natalie
    You are incredible at the job you do and for that we can't thank you enough

    Adam
    You my friend made the day go without a hitch in fact it was incredible, through your support and guidance

    Thank you both so much
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    Mr Married on 07/04/2018
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    the food and staff were amazing!!!

    hi aw thankyou. . everything went perfect, the food and staff were amazing!!! thankyou so much for everything u have done for us! i woll certainly pass you some photos on when we get them back x
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    Mr Married on 06/04/2018
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    everyone has been saying how amazing the day was

    Hi Natalie

    Just want to say a huge thank you for making our special day perfect! Big thanks to Adam and all the staff everyone has been saying how amazing the day was. Some even said it was the best wedding they had been to. We all loved the food and the day went fantastic. I have attached a few photos of the day that you are more than welcome to use.

    Kind regards

    Rebecca

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