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Newcastle Castle

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Starting at £750
2 to 50 Guests


Newcastle Castle is a truly unique and beautiful wedding venue located in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Dating back to the 11th century, this remarkable Norman Fortress will be your very own castle for the day, with characterful and historic architecture throughout providing an idyllic setting for your fairytale wedding.

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 and 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.

Whether you’d prefer to dance the night away with live medieval music, have surly guards greet your guests on arrival, have cannon fire announce your wedding in style, or even have a personalised banner to hang in the Great Hall, here at Newcastle Castle we will help you create a truly bespoke and unique experience by adding a little medieval magic to your special day!

Facilities and Capacity

Our 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, which gives you the flexibility to bring in any external suppliers you choose to have your day, your way (DJ, bands, caterers, pop-up bar etc.) and there are no hidden charges.

We offer flexible packages 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. We also offer Full Day Hire, Daytime-only, and a Twlight package. For a wedding brochure, to arrange a show around appointment, or for any questions at all, please contact our Venue hire Officer via email or call us on 0191 230 6300.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
Unusual Weddings
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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    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,
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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.
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