Discovery Museum Weddings

Create the day you imagined

Discovery Museum wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography
Discovery Museum wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography

A unique venue for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions

Here at Discovery Museum we can offer you and your guests something truly unique and unlike any other venue in Newcastle upon Tyne. Join us here for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, or all three. We have a variety of spaces to choose from, so you can choose the perfect atmosphere to celebrate your special day. 

This magnificent Victorian building is filled to its soaring rafters with the achievements of the people of Tyneside - so fill it with your people; your friends and your families for a wedding with a wow factor. 

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Whether you choose us for your wedding breakfast, evening buffet, or canapés and drinks following your ceremony, we will ensure every aspect of your day is just how you imagined it.

Our award winning caterers can work with you to produce a bespoke menu, or you can choose your meal, buffet or canapés from one our fabulous menus below.

Download our wedding breakfast menu here or contact us to discuss your ideas. 

Our dedicated and flexible events team will work with you to produce the perfect menu for your special day. 

Contact us

To find out more about hiring Discovery Museum please contact us on: 

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074 or Email: and state that you're interested in hiring a space at Discovery Museum. Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Sodexo Prestige.

Take a peek at our unique spaces for hire

Great Hall wedding

  Great Hall wedding, photograph by Jonny T Photography

Whether you are looking for an exceptional room for your ceremony, or a truly special place for your wedding reception or celebration party, this museum will delight you and your guests with its originality and versatility. We have the expertise to make the most important day of your life a treasured memory whether you are planning something intimate, or grand in every detail. Take a look at our our unique rooms and galleries for your wedding day inspiration. 

Great Hall

The Great Hall is our magical Art-deco space at the top of the museum and is one of the building's original features. It has capacity for up to 350 guests and can be transformed into a stunning setting for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

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Turbinia Gallery 

The Turbina gallery - home to Turbinia, once the fastest steam ship in the world - is licenced to hold ceremonies for up to 100 guests. Alternatively you can dine alongside Turbinia or hold your drinks reception here whilst having photographs around the museum before a wedding breakfast in the Great Hall.

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Science Maze

The Science Maze can be used to host a unique drinks reception after your ceremony or before your wedding breakfast begins. It is jam-packed with scientific puzzles and curiosities, which your guests will have the opportunity to play on while enjoying drinks and canapés. This gallery is also licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 30 guests.

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Carpathia Room

This unique room is home to period wood panelled walls and stained glass windows, creating a charming atmosphere. This room is based in the heart of the museum, surrounded by exciting exhibitions of maritime and local history. This is a unique space is ideal for ceremonies for up to 30 guests.

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Turbinia Café

The Turbinia café overlooks the Story of the Tyne gallery and can be used for more intimate wedding breakfasts, drinks and evening receptions as well as smaller wedding ceremonies. It can accommodate guest lists of up to 100.

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Room capacities

CeremonyWedding breakfastEvening receptionDrinks reception
Great Hall 350350350350
Turbinia Gallery100 (4pm ceremony)100200200
Science Maze30--100
Carpathia room 30---
Turbinia Café 10080100100

Wedding reviews

"A big thank you to everyone at sodexo who made out wedding day perfect. You were extremely helpful with all our little requests and excellent on the day. Everyone commented how spectacular the great Hall looked, we really couldn't have picked a more beautiful venue. All our guests had fun in the science maze whilst we got some amazing wedding photos in the museum. The canapés, wedding breakfast and evening buffet were all delicious. Everyobody had an excellent time." 


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