Laing Art Gallery weddings

A classic setting amongst world-class art

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. Our stunning 18th & 19th Century 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. 

Download our wedding brochure or take a look at the Laing Art Gallery wedding guide for inspiration. 

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.

Our unique rooms and galleries

18th & 19th Century Gallery

The stunning 18th and 19th Century Gallery houses works by world renowned artists including William Holman Hunt, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and Gauguin, and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony.

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The Laing Café

The Laing café, 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. It includes internationally important artists such as John Martin, Victor Pasmore and Thomas Bewick alongside Sowerby Glass, Newcastle silver and Maling pottery. 

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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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Room capacities

CeremonyWedding breakfastEvening receptionDrinks reception
18th & 19th Century Gallery120--100
The Laing Café8080100-
Northern Spirit Gallery---80
Marble Hall--240120
Laing Function Room 


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 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.