Wedding Venues that Break Tradition!

Break tradition and look beyond traditional wedding venues such as churches and town halls. Find the perfect location for your special day and take advantage of all the wonderful options that the northeast has to offer. We can probably agree that Newcastle has the best nightlife for your hen and stag parties, but let’s not stop there. The northeast has so many beautiful and unique places for you to tie the knot! Read our list of favourites and tell us that they aren’t fantastic! Let us know your favourites, or if you have any more drop us a comment below.


TYNESIDE CINEMA

Think of yourself as a bit of a film buff? Or maybe your first date was movie and a meal. Whatever your reasons, Tyneside Cinema offers a fun and stylish alternative to church/ city hall venues. With four suits to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Find classy 1930’s deco, brimming with character and the opportunity to incorporate music and film into your wedding for the ultimate flare. Situated in the heart of Newcastle, this iconic and timeless venue will provide the perfect setting for a dramatic and romantic wedding day. All screens are are licensed for wedding and civil service ceremonies.

CENTRE FOR LIFE PLANETARIUM

Say ‘I do’ beneath a thousand stars and make the day one to remember. Enjoy the most stunning ceremony underneath constellations in front of all your nearest and dearest. Forget about worrying about the weather and wed under an open sky, indoors. Alternatively, choose one of three banqueting suits and enjoy a more traditional wedding. Take advantage of complimentary champagne, top table flowers, and unique photo opportunities all included in the package! Work with Life’s experienced planning team to plan your perfect day, that is unique to you and your partner. Can you think of a more perfect day?

ALNWICK GARDEN TREEHOUSE

Walk down the aisle surrounded by nature at this idillic venue in Alnwick. Stun your guests with the lavish backdrop of Alnwick gardens, and dance among the trees and fountains for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. Hold your wedding and reception on the Pavilion (perfect for large do’s as well as smaller ones) or in the Treehouse where you can enjoy outdoor weddings or smaller indoor weddings. Soak in the surroundings which create a perfect setting and atmosphere for your wedding day. This is definitely one of our favourite wedding venues. This is Newcastle however, so be sure to get the weather forecast as bad weather is RIFE in the North East!

wedding venuesBEAMISH MUSEUM

As far as wedding venues go, Beamish is one that is truly unique to the northeast. Plan your wedding alongside expert teams who will bring together the perfect day. Enjoy the historic and nostalgic atmosphere by saying your vows in this amazing living museum that showcases the iconic past of the northeast. Experience the 1820’s, 1900’s and 1940’s all in one day and explore the towns, farms and shops by tram. Make sure to take advantage of all the unique photograph opportunities throughout the day! Immerse yourself in history, whilst making your own memories.

ST JAMES PARK

Go for a true toon wedding and celebrate at the home ground of Newcastle United. Plan a small, intimate gathering or throw a huge do at the stadium, and enjoy a day you’ll never forget. Bring everyone together for a night of memory making, dancing, drinking and celebrating in a truly unique setting. If you’re a match made in heaven, this location is the perfect backdrop for a day of grandeur, style and class. With spacious function rooms, and beautiful views of the pitch and grounds, photo ops are plenty. Make it an unforgettable occasion here at St James.

THE GREAT NORTH MUSEUM

Create a completely one-of-a-kind experience by saying your vows in the Great North Museum. Choose to have an intimate ceremony around the T-Rex exhibit, a stylish do in the special exhibition space or host a beautiful reception in the Clore Suite and Patio. With so much on display you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a backdrop for your wedding photographs. Hold your wedding here, whether you have a long or short guest list, and enjoy an unforgettable and totally unique day, suited to your tastes. It’s a great space, and really perfect for any younger invitees who will enjoy the exhibits.

ST MARY’S LIGHTHOUSE

Tie the knot in front of a stunning seascape at Whitley Bay’s lighthouse. Can you think of anything more romantic than saying I do in front of crashing waves and a beautifully dusky sunset? We can’t. Imagine all of the gorgeous beach shots you can take, all using natural lighting and scenery. Breathe in the fresh air, and let the landscape take your breath away on your special day, that will truly be special. Ideal for Summer weddings, this iconic setting on the East coast makes for a beautiful ceremony.

THEATRE ROYAL

Stage your wedding at Newcastle’s favourite theatre, and recite your vows in this magical and beautiful building. Immerse your day in glamour, class and chic elegance in the stunning theatre, built by local architects in the early 1800’s. To this day it has maintained it’s beauty, in it’s auditorium, suites and foyers which all provide the perfect backdrop for wedding. Take centre stage and enact your ceremony to your audience of friends and family in grandeur and style!