Here at The Northern Echo Arena we understand that your wedding should be a very special occasion for all involved. From your initial enquiry to the day itself, our experienced co-ordinators and management team will work with you every step of the way, ensuring that your occasion is an unforgettable one. We are able to offer for rooms and packages for both wedding receptions and civil ceremonies.

Mowden Park’s unique resurrection of the 25,000 seater Northern Echo Arena has given it title as the largest rugby club venue in the country, with only England’s HQ Twickenham Stadium representing a greater rugby specific capacity. Far more than just a rugby venue the Arena has been redeveloped to represent a first rate setting for sport, events and business use.

The 50+ acre site now includes the main Arena and pitch, additional floodlit pitches and training facilities, an 8 acre car park with 1500 parking spots, various gyms and leisure spaces, commercial offices and resident businesses, food and beverage outlets, extensive conferencing and event spaces, even classrooms and business training areas.

Whether you are looking to organise an international sporting fixture or just a kick around with friends, a concert or a wedding, a large conference or meeting for 2, the Northern Echo Arena has some inspiring options to suit every need.

Situated in the heart of North East England short distances between major cities of Newcastle and Leeds, the Northern Echo Arena has a unique geographical placement at a crossroad with historic Durham to the North, industrially prosperous Tees Valley to the East, beautiful North Yorkshire to the South and the Cumbrian gateway to the West.

The location lends itself to an exemplary demographic for sport and event audiences. The Arena’s first ever rugby international of England Counties v Ireland set attendance records whilst Elton John has also sold out at the venue in record time. The location and renowned transport links in combination with the unique and inspiring facilities have also made the Arena a daily venue for both regional and national conference users.


  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Catering: Venue's Own
  • Bar: Venue's Own


Northern Echo Arena
Neasham Road