Bursting with the famous Geordie spirit and Northeastern pride, NewcastleGateshead is a shining example of a city destination that has it all.
Joining the districts of Quayside, Newcastle, and Gateshead with seven iconic bridges, NewcastleGateshead combines a striking city centre, picturesque coastline, and rugged countryside to form a vibrant destination bursting with unique venues, iconic surroundings, and unforgettable delegate experiences.
Following a string of gleaming accolades, it’s clear that this northern industry hub has something for everyone. Travel Trade Gazette awarded Newcastle International Airport the UK and Irish Airport of the Year, while Conde Nast lists Newcastle as one of the best UK city breaks and the region’s Victoria Tunnel features in Trip Advisor’s top 10% of visitor attractions in the world.
Recently featured in Holidu’s list of Top 10 British Cities with Top-rated Cultural Attractions, the region’s cultural scene is also second-to-none. From contemporary art galleries to stunning music halls, a plethora of world-class cultural venues makes NewcastleGateshead a sophisticated fit for any meeting, event, or conference.
Forming an iconic part of the Quayside skyline, Sage Gateshead is known for being one of the most dramatic urban settings in Europe. Designed by the world- renowned architect Sir Norman Foster, the international music venue is also a fully equipped conference venue, with facilities including two outstanding auditoria, large multi-purpose rooms, and a spectacular glazed concourse accompanied by on- site catering and sweeping views of the River Tyne.
Discovery Museum is one of NewcastleGateshead’s premier visitor attractions which offers a unique and memorable setting for both corporate and private hire. With a capacity of up to 400 delegates, the magnificent wood- panelled and tiled Great Hall provides a stunning setting for a range of larger daytime and evening events including conferences and dinners. Available to hire for up to 1,000 delegates, the museum’s fascinating galleries also provide quality evening entertainment and hospitality, including the stunning Turbinia Hall and the Story of the Tyne Gallery with a unique display of ship models.
Housed in a former flour mill on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is of the North East’s most iconic buildings and offers a variety of unique and flexible spaces for events. Atop of the building sits SIX restaurant, which has stunning views of the NewcastleGateshead cityscape and is ideal for high-profile dinners, breakfast meetings, or private lunches. Occupying an entire gallery floor, BALTIC’s main meeting space, Level 1, is a flexible multi-purpose space with in-house rigging and AV equipment making it perfect for conferencing, product launches, and awards dinners, with added features including a 54-seat cinema, three breakout spaces, and a reception and registration area.
Situated in a prime Newcastle city centre location, Laing Art Gallery is a fine, Grade II listed Edwardian building boasting a range of stunning spaces for hire, including the superb Marble Hall and the Northern Spirit Gallery. Housing works by artists such as Burne-Jones and Thomas Gainsborough, the beautiful 18th and 19th century gallery also offers an exclusive location for dinners, drinks receptions, and private viewings. A fully equipped function room set in the heart of the gallery can fit up to 60 delegates and sits within easy reach of the Laing’s permanent collections and special exhibitions.
Whether you’re an event organiser looking to host your best event yet or a delegate looking to make the most out of your business trip, NewcastleGateshead welcomes all to discover the endless possibilities on the banks of the Tyne.
PHOTO: NEWCASTLEGATESHEAD INITIATIVE – BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART