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Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light is a supersized venue that's home to Sunderland FC. With over 60 spaces and capacity for up to 1,000 people it's popular for weddings and celebrations as well as exhibitions, product launches, conferences, awards ceremonies, presentations, seminars, training and team building days, board meetings, gala dinners, networking receptions, parties, and smaller executive pow-wows.

The flexible event spaces are modern and well equipped; some have pitch views, others look out over the River Wear, some have private bars. All have high speed wifi and cutting-edge AV equipment can be set up to suit your event. Experienced event managers will work with you to ensure all runs smoothly and there's a fantastic choice of menus.

For bigger events the biggest space is the Black Cats Bar which has a full capacity of 1,000 people and can be partitioned into smaller spaces for side-by-side events. The Montgomery Suite holds 700 and when used with the adjoining Business Lounge gives you exhibition space for up to 70 stands. On its own the Business Lounge accommodates 300 folk, whilst Quinn's Sports Bar holds a maximum of 450 and the Riverview Brasserie, up to 200.

For medium sized and smaller events, the James Herriot Suite and the Magic Moments Bar both have capacity for 100 guests, and the Players' Lounge holds up to 60. The Carling Lounge and Drumaville Suite have room for 50 max, and the Legends Bar and Media Suite, 30. There are also 54 Executive Boxes that hold 25 guests and have private balconies and pitch views. The beauty of the Stadium of Light is that you can mix and match those spaces as you like – handy if you need room for breakouts, refreshments or receptions.

Stadium of Light is just 10 minutes from Sunderland city centre, close to the A1 and train stations. There is plenty of on-site parking, a leisure centre and hotel.

Stadium of Light Map
Venue Stadium of Light
Capacity 1,000 guests
Address Stadium Way
Tyne and Wear
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (9)

Black Cats Bar - Stadium of Light

Black Cats Bar

  • Max Capacity: 1000
  • Dimensions: L:74.00m x W:10.00m x H:2.90m
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    Situated on the second floor, The Black Cats bar has stunning views of the hallowed turf of the Stadium of Light pitch. The room also has its own lift access from outside of the ground.


    • Reception: 1000
    • Theatre: 150
    • Banqueting: 250
    • Dinner & Dance: 250
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The Montgomery Suite - Stadium of Light

The Montgomery Suite

  • Max Capacity: 700
  • Dimensions: L:29.00m x W:27.00m x H:4.00m
  • Full Details

    The Montgomery Suite is the largest room at the stadium and is perfect for dinners, exhibitions, seminars and other events such as boxing shows.

    Situated on the first floor, it has views of the River Wear and has an airflow system with AV equipment installed in the room. There is also a stage that can be utilised on two different walls of the room.


    • Reception: 700
    • Theatre: 650
    • Banqueting: 450
    • Dinner & Dance: 400
    • Cabaret: 300
    • Classroom: 180
    • Boardroom: 40
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Quinn's Sports Bar - Stadium of Light

Quinn's Sports Bar

  • Max Capacity: 450
  • Dimensions: L:27.00m x W:25.00m x H:4.50m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the first floor, Quinn's Sports bar is a unique room with lots to look at. Named after Sunderland legend Niall Quinn, the bar is decked out with memorabilia from Roker Park and any Sunderland fan could spend hours just looking and taking a trip down memory lane.


    • Reception: 450
    • Theatre: 60
    • Banqueting: 220
    • Dinner & Dance: 180
    • Cabaret: 40
    • Classroom: 40
    • U-Shape: 20
    • Boardroom: 40
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The Business Lounge - Stadium of Light

The Business Lounge

  • Max Capacity: 300
  • Dimensions: L:42.00m x W:7.60m x H:3.25m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the first floor, The Business Lounge is a stylish and modern room with 6 comfy booths and space to set the rest of the room as you please. The room possesses AV equipment and an air-flow system with natural light and views of the River Wear.


    • Reception: 300
    • Theatre: 120
    • Banqueting: 170
    • Dinner & Dance: 120
    • Cabaret: 140
    • Classroom: 80
    • U-Shape: 60
    • Boardroom: 60
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Riverview Brasserie - Stadium of Light

Riverview Brasserie

  • Max Capacity: 150
  • Dimensions: L:27.00m x W:13.80m x H:3.00m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the third floor, The Riverview Brasserie is the perfect room to hold a dinner or a seminar. It has natural light and views of the River Wear, with an airflow system and AV equipment in the room.


    • Theatre: 150
    • Banqueting: 140
    • Dinner & Dance: 120
    • Cabaret: 120
    • Classroom: 60
    • U-Shape: 40
    • Boardroom: 40
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James Herriott Suite - Stadium of Light

James Herriott Suite

  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Dimensions: L:14.25m x W:14.00m x H:325.00m
  • Full Details

    The James Herriott Suite boasts its own private outdoor balcony and is situated on the third floor. Named after the famous vet, the room is dedicated to the link between him and Sunderland.


    • Theatre: 100
    • Banqueting: 77
    • Dinner & Dance: 50
    • Cabaret: 80
    • Classroom: 35
    • U-Shape: 30
    • Boardroom: 30
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The Magic Moments Bar - Stadium of Light

The Magic Moments Bar

  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Dimensions: L:13.25m x W:9.00m x H:3.25m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the first floor, The Magic Moments Bar pays homage to some of the most memorable moments in Sunderland AFC's history.


    • Reception: 100
    • Theatre: 35
    • Banqueting: 60
    • Cabaret: 30
    • Classroom: 10
    • U-Shape: 15
    • Boardroom: 15
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The Carling Lounge - Stadium of Light

The Carling Lounge

  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Dimensions: L:11.20m x W:7.00m x H:3.25m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the third floor, The Carling Lounge has a modern design with natural daylight overlooking the River Wear.


    • Theatre: 50
    • Banqueting: 48
    • Cabaret: 25
    • Classroom: 25
    • U-Shape: 25
    • Boardroom: 25
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The Drumaville Suite - Stadium of Light

The Drumaville Suite

  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Dimensions: L:7.00m x W:7.00m x H:3.25m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the third floor, The Drumaville Suite has natural daylight and views of the River Wear. The room is named after the consortium, headed up by club legend Niall Quinn, who bought the club in 2007.


    • Reception: 50
    • Theatre: 40
    • Banqueting: 40
    • Cabaret: 30
    • Classroom: 15
    • U-Shape: 25
    • Boardroom: 25
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Venue Features (14)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access