The Venue




Webster’s Ropey is a unique 18th century Grade 11 listed building built in 1793. The building has an exciting blend of heritage and history as once a world’s busiest rope house making ropes for the shipping building industry operated by Mr Webster. It has been sensitively decorated and tastefully restored to keep the character of this wonderful building. Still with the original open beams, exposed brickwork and stonework, the original brass handrails, the open fire place makes it a perfect venue for a wedding, celebration or private party

The venue set on the bank of the River Wear has a large outside space with seating and exceptional views over the river. Cobbled paths with trees and shrubs offer great photograph opportunities along with the backdrop of the building. The grounds are very private with a secluded, tranquil setting along with private parking. The venue is away from the hustle and bustle yet close to major roads and short access to the town centre.

The Banqueting Suite is the perfect room for a wedding breakfast reception and can hold upto 100 guests. The room comes with natural daylight, magnificent views overlooking the river, the grounds and surrounding areas. It is a quirky traditional room with the old Ropery theme to it. It still has the restored wooden ceiling beams with crystal chandelier hanging down twinkling in the daylight, open stonework and private bar facilities. This room gives off a lovely atmosphere and has a great feel to it.

 The Queen View Suite is licensed for civil ceremonies and can comfortably accommodate 120 seated guests. The room has natural daylight and lovely views overlooking the river and surrounding areas. A red carpet creates an aisle down the room along with the comfortable Chiavari chairs. This room is also used for the evening celebration reception and can accommodate upto 140 guests with a disco, dancing area and private bar facilities.

The Webster’s Bar leads straight out on to the grounds outside. The room has an informal setting with natural daylight, private bar facilities, quirky furniture, the original brass ceiling lights which hang from the original wooden ceiling, along with an open fire place. This is an excellence room to hold a drinks reception in and also for smaller celebrations.

With superb food, outstanding service and a dedicated team to look after you we will make your event an extra special occasion.