Riverside House Hotel


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Information For Riverside House Hotel

The Riverside House Hotel is a 15 bedroomed Georgian building, in the town of Mildenhall Suffolk.

This stunning Grade 2* listed Building is set in beautiful landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Lark Built around 1720 it has in its former years been a private house, school, nursing home but is now one of Suffolk’s leading names in wedding venues. Hosting around 70 weddings a year, we are able to offer anything from room hire only to fully exclusive use of the hotel. All weddings are tailor made to the guests’ requirements, with bespoke menus being provided and with talented chefs any menu is possible. We offer all types of ceremonies, blessings, christenings even the renewal of vows ceremonies.

Attentive staff provide a top quality and personal service where nothing is too much trouble

The Riverside House Hotel although licenced for ceremonies is only a short walk from the historic St Marys Church. Both our Terrace Restaurant and smaller Mill Suite are licenced for marriages and weather permitting ceremonies can be conducted in the south facing garden.

We boast 15 En suite bedrooms, comprising of our enchanting bridal room, four garden facing double rooms and one garden facing family room, three beautiful attic rooms (two family and one double) and six church facing double rooms.

Our Terrace Restaurant can comfortably seat up to 90 guests for a sit - down wedding breakfast or up to 150 if combining it with our Mill Suite. Two well stocked bars provide drinks for all tastes. Our picturesque garden and outside terrace provide the ideal place for reception drinks, Hog Roasts and BBQ`s

For your evening entertainment, we can accommodate up to 250 guests, with catering ranging from traditional homemade finger food, cheese boards or cheese cakes, bacon baps, fish finger sandwiches and much much more.
The morning after enjoy, over a delicious cooked breakfast reminiscing with family and friends.

Riverside House Hotel at a Glance

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Price Range
£4500 - £12000
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Type of Venue
Stately Home
Marquee Weddings
Hotel Weddings
Exclusive Use
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 150
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Reception Capacity
Up to 250
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Top Wedding Tips

When thinking about the time of your ceremony, make sure you have enough time to get ready ensuring a calm feeling so you can enjoy the rest of the day.

Make sure your wedding co ordinator is there for you on the day, as you have just spent the last year or so with them discussing your dream day.

It’s your day, pick a venue that listens to you, rather than you listen to them.

Riverside House Hotel Reviews

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Mark Cox
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26 Mar 2019
We hosted our wedding post Vegas party at the riverside hotel last weekend and it was great from start to finish. Ged and his colleagues catered for everything we needed from venue, food choice, some ideas we hadn’t thought about and a gin selection that would rival most dedicated gin bars. His colleagues who worked the bars were great fun and integrated into the party atmosphere and the staff who we met during the day were all amazing too. The hog roast was epic and we had guests from all over the uk, Scotland and Europe and they all commented on how they enjoyed the venue and event. We also stayed for Sunday lunch and it’s now going to be a regular place for us to visit as it was amazing!
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Karen Broker
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23 Sep 2018
Thank u to Ged and his team, u made our wedding day perfect. I can’t recommend u all enough. Ged u are simply a superstar excellent chap in what u do and for looking after mum with her cups of tea. And suzan u were simply amazing too. Great hotel, great location, great staff. Was the best day of our lives and we thank u so very much. Love From Mr & Mrs Broker xx
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Jimmy Fell
Review Date
30 Jun 2018
Had our wedding here today and it was fantastic, couldn’t of asked for any more. Everything we wanted for our day, they made happen with no problems. Every single detail and request was taken care of completely with no hiccups whatsoever. The food was fantastic, the venue was beautiful and the service was flawless. I can’t recommend the riverside highly enough. Thankyou all so much
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James Francis
Review Date
03 Jan 2018
The best venue for a wedding around by a country mile! The food was amazing, everything was well organized and the staff went above and beyond what they were required to do. Would highly recommend his hotel!
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Meghan Elizabeth
Review Date
02 Jan 2018
Had a fabulous day at the Riverside. Ged and his team are very professional and ensured our wedding day ran as smoothly as poss. They absolutely thought of everything and the food was great. Highly recommend!
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03 Nov 2017
We booked for our wedding, reception and overnight for us and all the guests. Couldn't fault them. Everything was perfect. Great service. Excellent food. Friendly and helpful staff. Great value for money. Amazing.
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Michaela Attlesey
Review Date
01 Nov 2017
Thank you to all the staff at The Riverside who made our wedding on Saturday 28th October so amazing! Everything was perfect and all our guests loved the hotel, food and drink! I would highly recommend to anyone getting married. Xx
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Kelly Smith
Review Date
17 Sep 2017
Amazing hotel, amazing staff, they made my wedding very stress free, would recommend this hotel to anyone who was looking to get married, they done a perfect job and made my wedding perfect, can't thank you all enough Jed was amazing from start to finish, from planning to the day, he accommodated absolutely everything we needed or wanted! Thank you once again and will deffo be back to see you again soon xxx
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Charlotte Jaine Saunders
Review Date
11 Aug 2017
5 stars just isnt enough for this beautiful venue!! My now husband and I got married here a week ago and the day was perfect! (Even if the weather wasnt)! When I first visited the venue I was shocked by how perfect it was! The staff were so welcoming and polite. We met with Ged several times leading up to the big day, even a week before when the DJ was almost too big for them!! Ged handled everything and made sure the day went off without a hitch! The food was extraordinary and we have SOOO much meat left! They even put together a small cocktail menu for the day as well! In all, our day was perfect and i don't think this could have been without the help of the staff at The Riverside House Hotel. Its the perfect venue!! We will definitely be going back!
Response from Riverside House Hotel
Hi Charlotte, we are so pleased you chose to have your wedding at the Riverside House Hotel and we were able to accommodate your every need. It was a pleasure and a fantastic day had by all and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
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Jessica Jamieson
Review Date
28 May 2017
We had our wedding breakfast and reception at the Riverside yesterday and I just wanted to say how fantastic it was. The staff were brilliant, they handled a very big wedding (80 day guests and an extra 110+ in the evening), lead by Ged and Maggie who were very professional and hugely experienced which instantly helps you to relax and enjoy your day. All the staff handled the day with ease and any requests was never too much of an ask. The food was fantastic and I know all of our guests agreed. Overall our day was calm and everything ran perfectly and a huge part of that was down to the Riverside Hotel-a wonderful setting for a perfect wedding day.
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17 Mill Street, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DP

Riverside House Hotel

  • 17 Mill Street
  • Mildenhall
  • Suffolk
  • IP28 7DP
  • United Kingdom

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Ged Sharrocks

With over 37 years looking after couples special days, I can honestly say I have attended thousands of weddings. It really is a great feeling when the bride comes up to you and says GED!, this has been the best day of my life, thank you. Let me help make your special day even more special……you won’t regret it