Situated in Middlesbrough, Sporting Lodge Inns offers a relaxed and informal venue ideal for couples looking for a laidback wedding day. Licensed for civil ceremonies and fully equipped for evening receptions, you can spend your entire day at Sporting Lodge Inns.
The Maltby Suite can host weddings anywhere between 30-200 guests in attendance, making it ideal for anything from intimate gatherings to large scale celebrations. The suite comes with a private bar, stage, private patio and gardens. Planning a summer wedding? Why not make the most of the gardens and host an informal BBQ or drinks reception? The area is also perfect for those all-important wedding photographs!
Sporting Lodge Inns is an exclusive venue, guaranteeing that you will be the only wedding party on the day, this allows for the dedicated events staff and experienced co-ordinators to give you their full attention.
Located a short distance from the A19, Sporting Lodge Inns has great transport links, making it easy for your guests to get to the venue. Plus, with 140 rooms available each with an ensuite, there is plenty of room for your guests to stay overnight.
Complimentary Business Executive room with breakfast is included for the Bride and Groom as well as a complimentary meal in the Old Poste House restaurant for your first year anniversary.
To visit Sporting Lodge Inns for yourself and to chat about your dream wedding day, get in touch with our dedicated Wedding & Events Coordinator.
Reviews for Sporting Lodge Inns
Recommended by 94% of couples
Benjamin Quinn · Married on 20/07/2020
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)Sent on 24/09/2020
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
Mr & Mrs Robertson · Married on 18/08/2018
The service from yourself and the staff on the day
Hi natalieSent on 18/09/2018
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!
Mr and Mrs Robertson (this name is going to take some getting use to hahah)
Mr & Mrs Barnes · Married on 11/08/2018
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.Sent on 18/09/2018
I'll send some photos but again thank you and everyone at the hotel.
Nicola and Anthony xxxxxxxxxx