The Riverside
  • The Riverside
    Whitworth Civic Hall
    Market Street
    OL12 8DP
Whether it is a party, a christening, a wedding, civil ceremony or funeral, you can be rest assured that at The Riverside, a fantastic venue in Whitworth, everything will be catered for to ensure you have the best time possible.


Based in the pretty village of Whitworth in Rossendale, and surrounded by beautiful scenery; you will find The Riverside. This amazing venue was formerly Whitworth Civic Hall, which was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 2003. Now it is once again an integral part of the local community.


The Riverside is the perfect venue for all functions, whether for business or personal use alike, and can cater for parties of up to 300 people. The Riverside has state of the art facilities, clean, fresh surroundings and a friendly team that are on hand to ensure your special day goes without hitch.

Catering for all budgets, The Riverside has three rooms in total for all events, from weddings and civil partnerships, conferences, christenings, parties and much more. A variety of menus and wines are available, with a well-stocked bar offering beverages at respectable prices. All dietary requirements can be catered for, to ensure that every member of your party has an enjoyable day.




As the biggest day of your life, you want to ensure that everything goes to plan. The friendly and professional team at The Riverside are on hand from the day you book your wedding venue right through till when the very last guests leave. The Riverside also has a separate secure room available to store your wedding gifts, which can be used if you want to simply escape from it all for a while.


Wedding packages start with a civil ceremony in the Mayoral Chamber followed by:

  • Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • A 4 course wedding breakfast
  • 2 glasses of white or red wine to accompany your meal
  • A glass of sparkling white wine for your toast
  • Crisp white table linen with colour co-ordinated serviettes to compliment your wedding colours
  • Fresh floral displays for the table
  • Helium balloons for each table and the room
  • Personalised table menu's
  • Cake stand and knife
  • Large free car park
  • Highchairs
  • Playpark
  • Place cards
  • Table top dressing
  • Cake table dressing
  • Chair covers and matching bows 

The use of the Main Hall and Stage, Festival Lounge Bar and Broadley Room are free of charge for parties of 50 and over.

Further services are available for your wedding such as an official toastmaster, to cover all of the day's formalities and introductions. Please call for further details.


Civil Partnerships

Why not consider The Riverside for your Civil Partnership? They have all of the facilities that you require for a very special day as well as packages to suit your requirements. Please contact The Riverside for further information.


Function Rooms and Party Venues

The Riverside is a fantastic party venue, whatever the occasion. From 21st parties, engagements, christenings, anniversaries and all other celebrations, The Riverside will assist you in hosting a party that is a complete success. Whether you need balloons, room decorations or flowers, we have all the contacts and are a real one-stop-shop for your party needs.


Conference Facilities and Function Rooms


Conference facilities at The Riverside are second to none. From a small and intimate meeting through to a large exhibition, you can rest assured that you will find all of the facilities that you require. Of course, you will be WiFi connected too, allowing you to kept up to date throughout the day.

Function rooms can be laid out in boardroom, theatre, cabaret or horseshoe style to accomodate up to 300 prople. Food is available from a variety of menus.

Other items available to hire from the venue are:

  • Overhead projector
  • Screen
  • Flipchart
  • Laptop
  • PA System
  • Refreshments are available throughout the day.


Venues for fundraising activities, open days and more


The Riverside, Whitworth Civic Suite, hosts a number of local events throughout the year. From murder mystery nights and live music events to seasonal parties, there is often something happening to keep you entertained.


Contact The Riverside

The Riverside
Whitworth Civic Hall
Market Street
OL12 8DP

01706 893 532.





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In April 2016
Councillor Lynda Barnes, Mayor of Whitworth said

Dear Lisa, I write to thank you and all the staff of The Riverside (especially Aimee) for all your help and hard work leading up to and on the night of my Civic Dinner last Saturday. Your personal input...