New Year, new venue ideas

After learning that you can now get married in the Planetarium at the Centre for Life, we thought we’d look at some other more unusual wedding venues in the North East.

Holding your ceremony in a place that means something to you and/or your partner is a great way to really personalise your day and give it a unique edge. What better way to declare your love for each other – in a venue or a place that you love! It might be a building you love, a place you’ve enjoyed going together as a couple or it might be somewhere that reflects your interests and hobbies. Choosing an unusual venue really is the first step towards creating an entire wedding day theme around your venue and why you love it.

Are you an art fan? Check out BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and combine a picturesque view of NewcastleGateshead with your love of modern art. The city vista views from the viewing box, from SIX restaurant or the riverside terrace will impress your guests from near or far. Perhaps you’re more of an admirer of traditional masterpieces – if so, head to the Laing Art Gallery and say your vows amongst the marble statues and gilt framed pieces on display.

Are a fan of history, of kings and queens, or do you just love the magnificence of our north-east castles; Alnwick, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne are some of our local castles that can provide you with a ceremony for a king or queen.

Perhaps the arts and entertainment are more your thing? Did you spend many a happy date in the cinema or the theatre before your engagement? If so – Tyneside Cinema or the Theatre Royal are great venues that can really add some pizzazz to your day. The theatre stage or the big screen can provide a fabulous back-drop to a couple who want to make a statement. Theme your wedding day around films, musicals, drama, dance – the opportunities are endless.

Looking for something a little bit quirky, how about a wedding at sea? St Marys Lighthouse and visitor centre in Whitley Bay hold wedding ceremonies; or are you a fan of real ale? Why not say ‘I do’ amongst the beer barrels of High House Farm Brewery? Another venue fairly new to the scene is Woodhorn Museum which offers a range of function suites within the backdrop of what used to be a coal mine, but don’t worry, the miners are long-gone and a light and airy museum pays homage to the mining industry that once thrived in the region.

Science and nature might be more your thing. Don’t let a life sized model of a dinosaur put you off – say ‘I do’ in the shadow of a T-Rex at the Great North Museum.

Whatever your theme, budget size of guest list, there’s something for everyone in the North East.

Contact us today if you’d like to find out more.