Laing Art Gallery Weddings

Create the day you imagined

Laing Art Gallery wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography

A unique venue for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions

The Laing Art Gallery makes a sophisticated and alternative North East wedding venue for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies. The themes of love and beauty run like a golden thread throughout the Laing, apparent and celebrated at every turn and in every way - making it a supremely romantic and elegant setting for your wedding. 

Our stunning Collection Display Gallery has a ceremony capacity of up to 120 guests, and is ideally suited to an exclusive and intimate occasion. Couples also have the opportunity to host their drinks reception and wedding breakfast at the Laing Art Gallery, we have a range of elegant spaces to choose from. The Laing is a fine, Grade II listed Edwardian building, situated in a prime city center location.

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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 the Laing Art Gallery for an event please contact us on: 

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074 or Email: and state that you're interested in hiring a space at the Laing Art Gallery.

Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Sodexo Prestige.

Evening reception in Cafe Laing,  photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography

Take a peek at our unique spaces for hire

Laing Art Gallery wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney 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 gallery 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 spaces for your wedding day inspiration. 

Collection Display Gallery

The stunning Collection Display Gallery houses works by world renowned artists including John Martin, James Orrock, David Roberts, Louis de Caullery, William Holman Hunt, Claude Rogers, Stanley Spencer, Glenn Brown and Sean Scully, and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony.

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Café Laing

Café Laing, with its magnificent marble statue, offers a sophisticated backdrop for a stylish wedding breakfast for 80 or evening drinks reception for 100. 

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Northern Spirit Gallery

An is a ideal space for an evening drinks reception for 80 after your ceremony. This light and airy gallery situated on the ground floor tells the stories of the lives of the artists and makers who were either born, inspired or who made their career in the North East.

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Laing Marble Hall

This is wonderful space to hold a drinks reception for 120 after your ceremony or an evening reception for 240. The grandiose and beautiful entrance hallway of the original 1904 gallery is situated at the heart of the Laing on the ground floor. Bedecked with plants and sculpture it is decorated with a unique installation by artist Paul Noble.

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Laing Function Room 

The function rooms setting in the heart of the gallery makes it the perfect space for an intimate ceremony for 60, wedding breakfast for 40 or drinks reception fro up to 60 guests.

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Ceremony in the Collection Display Gallery, photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography

Rooms capacities

CeremonyWedding breakfastEvening receptionDrinks reception
Collection Display Gallery12060-100
Café Laing 8080100-
Northern Spirit Gallery---80
Laing Marble Hall--240120
Laing Function Room 60406060

Wedding reviews

"We had an amazing wedding at the Laing Art Gallery, the ceremony room was beautiful and the reception area was perfect for a lovely dinner and dancing! The staff were wonderful before during and after the event and made sure everything went smoothly." 


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