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.
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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The Black Gate NE1 1RQ Newcastle Upon Tyne (Tyne & Wear)