Discover why Newcastle Castle is the perfect wedding venue

 Newcastle Castle creates a dramatic backdrop to wedding photography Credit: Laurence Sweeney Photography Laurence Sweeney PhotographyLocated in the heart of the city, Newcastle Castle is one of the UK's finest surviving examples of a Norman stone keep. Built in 1178, the sandstone building has been well maintained by staff over the centuries; its crenulations, turrets and Victorian additions provide evidence of the buildings original use.

All rooms in Newcastle Castle are special in terms of their architectural features, atmosphere and historical connections. The venue offers exclusive hire packages and the hardworking team will be there every step of the way to help couples create their dream day. The Black Gate is home to both ceremony rooms at the venue; the Harbottle Suite has many 17th-century features and can accommodate 50 loved ones, while The Museum Room is perfect for intimate nuptials with 30 guests.

Alternatively, The Castle Keep can be used for a more personal blessing or celebration in The Chapel, Gaol or Great Hall – there are endless possibilities at Newcastle Castle! Drink receptions occur on the roof with 45 nearest and dearest who can enjoy the stunning views of the River Tyne, the whole city and beyond.

Wedding breakfasts take place in the Great Hall with 50 guests and couples can continue their celebrations with 80 throughout the castle in rooms such as The Gaol, where prisoners were once held captive, and The Chapel. Imagine walking through the ceremonial doors into the atmospheric Great Hall with its 43ft high-arched ceiling, rustic sandstone walls, dominating windows and a centrepiece fireplace. Couples can use the antechambers for bars, buffets, chill out areas and more.

On the property, The Castle Garth is a historic haven surrounded by buildings that demonstrate the centuries and industries of growth of Newcastle. The surviving rustic walls, the tree-shadowed Black Gate and the grassy moat provide excellent options for wedding photos.We love... The blank-canvas spaces allow couples to get creative and plan a day that matches their colour scheme and wedding theme.

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