Newcastle Castle

The Black Gate, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Tyne & Wear) NE1 1RQ Map · Telephone · Website
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Starting at £750
Number of guests 2 to 75
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About Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle is a castle wedding venue located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is where the story of Newcastle bgan so let it be the beginning of Your Story, Your Love, Your Future.

Celebrate in medieval style with the many Friends of Newcastle Castle to add that extra 'something special' to your day, from a medieval musician, guards in costume to greet your guests, and Newcastle Garrison who will add a little 'Grace and 'Purity' to your wedding with their 17th Century replica cannons!

The Romans built a fort here in the second century. In 1080, Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror, built a motte-and-bailey castle on the site of the old Roman fort; it is from this latter castle that the city of Newcastle derives its name. Work on the stone Castle Keep was begun in 1172, during the reign of Henry II, the first Plantagenet king. The Black Gate was later added during the reign of Henry III; it was completed in 1250. Today, the Keep and Black Gate are Grade I listed buildings. The castle is only a short walk from picturesque Grey Street, renowned for its stunning Georgian architecture. It also affords spectacular views of Quayside, Gateshead, and The River Tyne. You and your guests are invited to experience all that this magnificent historical treasure has to offer. Make your wedding part of the city’s rich and wonderful story, and enjoy a day you’ll never forget.

Facilities and Capacity

Newcastle Castle has much for you to explore and enjoy. The beautiful Harbottle Suite, located in the Black Gate, is licensed for civil ceremonies. It can accommodate up to 50 guests, and the gatehouse has a lift for easy accessibility. After your ceremony, you can have your photo taken on the romantic Juliet Balcony and then head over to the Castle Keep Gaol for a lovely drinks reception. The atmospheric Great Hall, located on the second floor of the Castle Keep, is a perfect spot in which to celebrate your love and share a toast to your future. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the Castle Roof. The Castle Keep can accommodate up to 50 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 80 for an evening reception. Mock ceremonies can also be held in the Castle’s 12th-century Chapel.

Services Offered

Newcastle Castle is a dry hire venue. They offer flexible packages are designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets. You can opt for a ceremony-only package, or you can enjoy a full-day package. The latter includes exclusive use of the castle. No-obligation viewings are available, and the Newcastle Castle team will work closely with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day.

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Newcastle Castle Keep by day
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Lovely views
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Place setting
Newcastle Castle Keep by night
Newcastle Castle Keep by night
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The royal doors of Newcastle Castle
Welcome to YOUR wedding at Newcastle Castle!
Welcome to YOUR wedding at Newcastle Castle!
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The Great Hall, Newcastle Castle
The Gaol, Newcastle Castle
The Gaol, Newcastle Castle
Night time view across the city from the Roof at Newcastle Castle
Night time view across the city from the Roof at Newcastle Castle
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Be greeted by a Knight in armour at Newcastle Castle
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Underneath the arches!
Iconic views from the roof
Iconic views from the roof
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
Knights to guard you!
Knights to guard you!
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Unique photos
The Roof
The Roof
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
Juliet Balcony
Juliet Balcony
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Have a blast!
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The Royal doors
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The Chapel
Iconic Tyne Bridge
Iconic Tyne Bridge
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The Harbottle Suite
The Harbottle Suite
The Harbottle Suite
The Harbottle Suite
The Harbottle Suite
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The Great Hall
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
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Gallery view of The Great Hall
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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
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    Yvonne · Married on 08/06/2019

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    One fabulous day!!!

    We chose Newcastle Castle because it's an iconic building, for it's history and it's beauty. From start to finish, we were treated with respect and anything that could be done to ensure our day went exactly the way we wanted, they made happen. Ruth and the team couldn't be more helpful! I would recommend Newcastle Castle to any couple looking for somewhere incredibly special,

    Sent on 12/06/2019
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    Vicki · Married on 29/05/2016

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    A Geordie fairytale brought to life

    Having our wedding at the Castle saw our dreams quite literally come true. From a small idea to our big day, the Castle staff were there with us every step of the way. The Great Hall was filled with candles and we seated 60 people comfortably. He guests walked up to the grand entrance making it really something special for our guests. The service ran so smoothly and the acoustics of the Great Hall really complemented the Gospel Choir beautifully. And finally a drinks reception on the roof, with those stunning views of the City, it left our guests speechless. But what really made it for us, was the exquisite attention to detail and extra little flourishes and assistance the Castle did for us that really just helped take the stress of planning a wedding away. They were so accommodating - nothing was too much for them. Many Brides (and Grooms of course) will know the apprehension of putting your trust into others to make your special day work - not with these guys! I felt so confident and comfortable and knew they would pull out all the stops to make our day seamless. And of course they did. From our guests arriving to the Great Hall to the stunning drinks reception on the roof - it simply was, well... perfect.

    Sent on 28/05/2018

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Newcastle Castle FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Chapel on Premises
    Unusual Weddings
    Castle
    Historic
    Landmark
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    In the City
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

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