1879 Events

1879 Events Management is an innovative, all inclusive event management company.

Companies and individuals can now harness Sunderland AFC’s expertise and experience for their own events – whether large or small – away from the Stadium of Light, through 1879 Events Management.

Our vast team of dedicated staff, from catering and hospitality to facilities, stewarding and ticketing, offer a blue-print in event management expertise and 1879 Events liaise directly with agencies, service providers and suppliers to ensure that your event is both safe and successful. 

They not only met our expectations but exceeded them and their creative input added to our event.

- Peter Darrant, Newcastle Pride

1879 has managed events for a number of high profile clients including Newcastle’s Northern Pride, The Bridges Retail awards and the Journal Business Awards. 1879 draws on the   knowledge and expertise Sunderland AFC has gained over the years playing host to live performances from some of the world’s biggest bands, sporting events, weddings, conferences and celebrations within the Stadium of Light.  

We are proud of our standard of service, quality and reputation – let us bring this to you at your selected location.

For more information on how we can make your event a success please call 0871 911 1269 or email enquiries@1879events.com for more information.

Click here to visit the 1879 Events management website.

"Continuing our successful relationship from 2012, we had no hesitation in working with 1879 Events Management for Newcastle Pride 2013 and once again we were delighted.


"The management and communication from the top down was excellent and the team on the day were friendly, helpful and efficient. They not only met our expectations but exceeded them and their creative input added to our event. We look forward to working with 1879 again in the near future."

Peter Darrant, Chair
Newcastle Pride, July 2013 & 2012

"The service we received from the team at 1879 is always fantastic. All of the team are professional and efficient in helping us deliver successful events. Over time, we have built up a good relationship that continues to grow."

Laura Farley, Marketing Advisor
Gentoo Group

"I can’t speak highly enough of everyone involved, from the first meetings and the food tasting through to the main event itself, the service has been fantastic. The team at the event were brilliant and went above and beyond to make sure the day went smoothly.

"The duty manager couldn’t have been more helpful or had things more under control and the team is a great bunch who helped to make the day a great success." 

Marketing and Communications Manager, Bond Dickinson

"The service provided by 1879 Events Management is consistently excellent. From initial planning through to waving our guests goodbye, everyone at 1879 is professional and reliable, with great attention to detail. All members of the team are friendly, helpful and professional – delivering a great customer experience. 

"You know you are in safe hands – the team will do all they can to accommodate every change and the food is always great!"

Louise Hunter, Director of Corporate Affairs,
Northumbrian Water Group

"Delivering our Teesside Business Awards in the sports hall at Teesside University comes with a lot of challenges. One thing we don’t have to worry about though is the catering side of things, 1879 take all the worry out of the event.

"Their staff are so professional and efficient and nothing is any trouble at all. The food is always piping hot and served to a very high standard. Obviously we have booked them again for next year’s event."

Sue Coulson, NCJ Media & Gazette Media Company
Journal Business Awards, Teesside

"The 1879 team were fantastic. I’ve seen a few events set up at The Bridges now but none as slick and professional as that. The food was also excellent and as far as the service was concerned we could have been at the Stadium of Light.

"Already looking forward to planning our next event with 1879."

Andrew Bradley, Centre Director
The Bridges Retail Awards

"1879 Events Management worked extremely well with the council’s events team at Sound Waves 2013 and did a superb job catering not only for the thousands of music fans who came to see the show but for the sponsors, invites guests, artists and crew members who were also taking part. I would like to thank all of the firm’s staff for their hard work and enthusiasm and congratulate them on a job well done."

Cllr Ernest Gibson, Mayor of South Tyneside Council