Great North Museum: Hancock Wedding Guide

Tips on how to plan your wedding day

As a guide we suggest that the venue can be used in the following ways:

We will also work with you to create your bespoke wedding package. 

Full day wedding

Wedding Ceremony in Hadrian’s Wall Gallery followed by a drinks reception in Natural Northumbria Gallery for up to 50 guests. Wedding breakfast and evening reception in the Living Planet Gallery for up 80 guests. 


Wedding Ceremony in the Double Clore Suite followed by your drinks reception in the Double Clore Suite and Garden for up to 100 guests. Wedding breakfast in the Exhibition Space follow by an evening reception in the Exhibition Space up to 240 guests. 


Wedding Ceremony in the Double Clore Suite followed by a drinks reception in the Double Clore Suite and Garden for up to 100 guests. Wedding breakfast in the Living Planet Gallery followed by an evening reception in the Living Planet Gallery for up to 80 guests. 

Mix and match

If you want to mix and match, we can suggest a way to celebrate your special day across two of our unique venues, contact us for more information.

Laing Art Gallery: 

Wedding Ceremony in the Collection Display Gallery followed by a drinks reception in the Collection Display Gallery and Rotunda for up to 120 guests. 

Venue change

Great North Museum: Hancock: 

Wedding breakfast and evening reception in the Living Planet Gallery for up 80 guests or in the Exhibition Space for up to 240 guests. 

Ceremony and drinks reception

Wedding Ceremony in Hadrian’s Wall Gallery followed by a drinks reception in Natural NorthumbriaGallery for up to 50 guests.  


Wedding Ceremony in the Double Clore Suite followed by a drinks reception in the Double Clore Suite and Garden for up to 100 guests. 

Evening only

Wedding breakfast and evening reception in the Living Planet Gallery for up 80 guests or in the Exhibition Space for up to 240 guests. 

Contact us 

To find out more about hiring the Great North Museum: Hancock please contact us on:

Telephone: (0191) 277 2303 or Email: VenueHire@twmuseums.org.uk and state that you're interested in hiring a space at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Totally Delicious. 


Wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography. Wedding dress from Mia Sposa Bridal. Mens suit from Moss Bros.