Frequently Asked Questions

Laing Art Gallery, Discovery Museum, Great North Museum: Hancock

Q: Can I use confetti at the venue?

A: Confetti can be used outside the venues entrance and must be biodegradable. Confetti cannot be thrown inside any venue.

Q: What are the minimum numbers required to hire the venue?

A: Minimum numbers will depend on your confirmed numbers, we do not impose a minimum spend on catering and all final numbers are due 14 days prior to the wedding date.

Q: What is the maximum number of guests for a wedding breakfast at the venue?

A: Discovery Museum – 350

Great North Museum: Hancock – 350

Laing Art Gallery – 80

Q: What is the maximum number of guests for an evening reception?

A: Discovery Museum – 350

Great North Museum – 350

Laing Art Gallery – 100

Q: Where do you allow photos to be taken?

A: Most areas are accessible for photos but it is recommend you check this with your event co-ordinator as it depends on your venue and any temporary exhibits that may be on display.

Q: Can we have red or rosé wine at our event?

A: Please note that to ensure the care of our collection, no red or rosé wine can be consumed in any of the galleries.

Q: Do you have disabled access?

A: All of the venues have disabled access and working disabled toilets.

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