List of approved venues
The list below shows which venues have been approved in the city for civil ceremonies, including civil marriages and civil partnerships. You should provisionally book your chosen venue and then contact us to ensure that we have registrars available. We will then confirm your booking.
We are happy to attend ceremonies at approved venues on any day including Bank Holidays. We offer various ceremony times on different days, commencing from 11am through to 4pm. We try to personalise each ceremony to meet your individual needs. The only restriction is that the ceremony cannot have any religious content.
Please click on the venue name below for further information.
Civic Centre ceremony rooms
As You Like It
Best Western New Kent Hotel
Great North Museum: Hancock
Grey Street Hotel
Holiday Inn, Jesmond Road
Hotel du Vin
International Centre for Life
Jesmond Dene House
Laing Art Gallery
Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel
New Northumbria Hotel
Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club
Newcastle United Football Club
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
Royal Station Hotel
The Clayshed, Hoults Yard
The County Hotel (Formerly known as Mercure Newcastle County Hall)
The Secret Tower
Wylam Brewery at Palace of Arts
Registration as an approved venue for civil ceremonies
In order to become an Approved Venue for civil ceremonies, including civil marriage and civil partnership, a building must be licenced by the local authority. A licence would normally be granted for three years and would then need to be renewed. An approved venue must be a permanent structure and must meet minimum standards of suitability. An inspection of the building by the local authority and other agencies would form part of the licencing process. To become an approved venue, please apply for a Marriage and Civil Partnership premises licence on our licences and permits web page.
For further details, please contact us.