A wedding venue which sparked calls from police to be shut down because of noise complaints and anti-social behaviour has been allowed to remain open – but with strict new conditions.

Three Rivers District Council's licensing committee has given Riverside Mansions in Hunton Bridge the green light to keep operating but only a maximum of 100 guests will be allowed at any one time.

External promoters have also been banned after police likened the Old Mill Road venue to a "party venue" after a series of incidents in the summer.

Hertfordshire Constabulary had applied to the council for a review of Riverside Mansions’ premises licence, with an officer saying in his opinion the venue was "predominantly being used as a nightclub" adding the venue was more like those in "Ibiza or Marbella" than a residential part of Hertfordshire.

The police attended Old Mill Road on three occasions in July, responding to complaints about noise, fights, and parking linked to the "hundreds" of guests attending Riverside Mansions.

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Residents told the licensing committee they knew people who had taken their children elsewhere once they heard the events had returned to avoid any disruption, while others say they saw partygoers urinating outside and offering cash to park on their driveways.

Riverside Mansions apologised for the inconvenience the parking caused during the events and said they hadn’t intended to cause problems for residents.

During the hearing on September 30, the venue’s designated premises supervisor Victoria Gutsul said they would not be hosting similar large events again in the future.

Representing the venue, David Dadds said that there was an acceptance that the events had caused an inconvenience through irresponsible parking of some of the patrons, and apologised to residents.

The first two incidents happened on July 3 and 11 during England games in EURO 2020, before an event on July 17, run by an external promoter and billed as a brunch event, also received complaints from residents.

Between the last two events, officers from the police, council and environmental health met with Ms Gutsul but the problems persisted.

Speaking at the council hearing, Sergeant Luke Mitchell said that meant he had concerns that if licence conditions were reviewed, they could be ignored again. He added: "I haven’t seen anything that allows me to have any faith that she’s going to be able to manage that property."

However, the venue said after the problems of July’s events the business had no interest in running similar events again.

Mr Dadds told the committee the owners "accept and acknowledge" their premises can’t be used for large events again, but said comparisons to a nightclub were exaggerated.

He added in the future, the business would be focused on smaller family events such as weddings, christenings and birthdays.

When the licence was granted in November last year, council papers state the original licensing application presented to the council portrayed Riverside Mansions as a "small wedding venue"

The original licence also required all attendees to come via a shuttle bus from an arranged hotel, and Mr Dadds added it will be easier to enforce for the type of events the venue will be focusing on.

The decision now to tighten the venue’s licence was made following a meeting of the district council’s licensing sub-committee on September 30.

A decision published on October 8 stopped short of revoking Riverside Mansions’ licence completely, but operators will need to meet stricter conditions.

These include the removal of Ms Gutsul as the current designated premises supervisor, a ban on externally promoted events and the screening of live sport, as well as a capacity limit of up to 100 people.

The council have also said licensable activities will be required to end by 11pm, and the use of fireworks will be restricted to New Year’s Eve, Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations.