With many years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and sensitive service at receptions following funerals on the Wirral and Merseyside.

We offer a selection of buffet menus which can be mixed and matched to suit personal taste.

If you would like to view our hotel in Oxton, Birkenhead, please contact us and make an appointment. We will be delighted to show you our facilities and discuss any arrangements over coffee.

We do fully appreciate that the nature of funerals does make forward planning extremely difficult but will strive to help plan with compassion and understanding the arrangements and to assist in any way we can at what is a difficult time for those involved.

“We held our fathers wake at the River Hill. It is obviously a difficult time but June made it as simple and stress free as she could from start to finish. The venue is well suited to the event and enables small chats and larger gatherings. You are able to make it as personal as you want and we displayed photo boards around the room which helped people to remember all the parts of their lives with my Dad. We were also allowed to bring some wine from his own collection so that everyone could have a glass on him! All the staff were so helpful on the day, even offering to get me food and drinks as I had been caught up chatting to people. We were blessed with the weather and the gardens were well used with people remembering and chatting. I would highly recommend The River Hill as a venue to celebrate the life of your loved one. ”
Jess Harrison

Special Breaks

We are offering some special, deluxe inclusive packages for breaks at the Hotel which include dinner, accommodation and a full English breakfast.

Enjoy a full day out on the beautiful Wirral peninsula and then arrive at the Hotel for rest and re-fuelling! Take a look through the packages we have available and contact us directly to book – you won’t find better deals anywhere else!

*Please contact the Hotel directly if you wish to create a custom-package for a special occasion.

Midweek Package

For two people at £120 per night , Sunday to Thursday to include…

  • A double room
  • Dinner – two courses
  • Two full English breakfasts
The Ultimate Break

For two people at £180, at any time, to include…

  • A four poster double room
  • Box of chocolate in your room
  • Fresh flowers in your room
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Dinner – three courses
  • Two full English breakfasts
  • A breakfast newspaper

Reception & Menus

We have a selection of buffet menus for our receptions, which comprise of sandwiches and other buffet favourites, as well as hot dishes that include curry, chilli and pasta.

A selection of desserts and tea and coffee are also available.

We also serve Afternoon Tea between 13:00-16:00.

If you have any specific requirements concerning your dining arrangements, please contact us.

Civil Marriage

The Riverhill is the perfect location for your Wedding Day, including the Wedding Ceremony itself.

Ceremonies may be held from 9.00 am until 4.00pm each day (except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Main Bank Holidays).

After discussing dates and times with the hotel, the bride and groom to be must notify Birkenhead Registry Office of their intention to marry at the Riverhill.

They then make an advanced booking with their registrar and arrange the necessary formalities, including the Registrar’s fee. Provisional bookings can be made 12 months in advance, though they can not be confirmed until 3 months in advance.

Civil marriage ceremonies are solemn and non-religious. Any queries with regard to this can be dealt with by the Registry Office.

Music as a background to the event, can be supplied by the guest.

The Bride and Groom must meet with the Registrar privately before the ceremony in a separate room. They need not be seen together, but if they do want to meet prior to the Ceremony, the hotel will provide a separate room for them.

After the ceremony, you may arrange the recital of poetry or personal vows, however, please discuss this with the Registrar in advance.

No flash photography to be used during the ceremony.

The hire charge of the room in the hotel is £100.00 Monday to Friday and £150.00 on a Saturday and Sunday, and is payable 14 days in advance. There is no hire charge for those taking advantage of one of our Special Offer Wedding Packages.

Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements further and to view the Hotel.

Other Occasions

We can cater for most occasions with enough notice including anniversary parties, baby showers & birthday parties, even if we haven’t listed them here. Let us know what you’re planning, and we’ll do our best.
“ We held my Mum’s 80th birthday celebration at the RiverHill and everyone who attended absolutely loved it.
We always use the hotel for special celebrations because we know that we are guaranteed not only the warmest of welcomes but also the sort of quality service everyone wants.
The food was first-class at the RiverHill and the staff will always go out of their way to ensure that everything runs smoothly.”
Janet Martin ( Local )
“ We booked the RiverHill for an evening of celebration for a much-loved colleague who had reached a milestone of 21 years dedicated service.
We couldn’t have been more delighted with the service and care we received.
The hotel’s relaxed atmosphere – coupled with the superb staff – made for a very special occasion. “
Wirral Community Trust  (14/6/19)

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Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday

18:00 – 21:00

Sunday Lunch  

11:00 – 16:00

Afternoon Tea

13:00 – 16:00

Bar Opening Hours


12:00 – 23:30