Northern Stage's range of stylish and contemporary celebration spaces, in-house technical expertise and award-winning on-site caterers – McKenna's at Northern Stage - mean we are uniquely skilled to play host to what will be one of the most memorable events of your life – your wedding reception!

Our location in the north of Newcastle's city centre, on the edge of Newcastle University's historic campus, means Northern Stage is ideally situated in an area of the city that is both beautiful and accessible. For couples getting married in the city centre we are located nearby the Newcastle Civic Centre registry office as well as other  ceremonial and religious venues.

Wedding receptions and celebrations at Northern Stage can be flexible to your needs but to give you a flavour of what we can offer, your celebration can include:

  • Exclusive use of our Foyer Bar, the Mezzanine and Stage 3 or a combination of these spaces depending on your requirements.
  • Private bar and dedicated bar & waiting staff.
  • Catering provided by McKenna’s from either our range of menus or according to your bespoke requirements. We can do sit down meals with waiter service or hot and cold buffets day time or evening.
  • Room hire, food and drinks for receptions ranging from an intimate meal for a few handfuls of nearest and dearest, to bigger receptions for 200+ guests.
  • Spaces for discos, DJs or live bands.

Northern Stage provides a personal service and our Events Team will assist to make sure your reception is just how you want it! 

Summer 2020 Wedding Offer

  • £1,250+VAT - full day Foyer hire (with access from 10am for preparations / suppliers and exclusive use of the venue until midnight)
  • Add Stage 3 for £500+VAT and the Mezzanine for £250+VAT
  • Food and drink - see published menus for options and prices, or get in touch!

For further information also see our Venue Hire Brochure.

Wedding Hire - Terms and Conditions

Wedding Hire - Frequently Asked Questions

Due to theatre productions that take place across our stage spaces there is limited private hire availability at certain times of the year. The best availability for Wedding Receptions and private hires is over the summer period. Please do ask us about summer and other availability.

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Venue Hire - Foyer Cafe Bar

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Huge thanks to everyone at Northern Stage and McKenna's for helping to make our wedding day so amazing.

Bride and Groom

The wedding was amazing from beginning to end... our guests could not believe how good and original a wedding venue it was, and how polite and friendly all the staff were. 

The Happy Couple

Interested in booking?

To book your event or for more information email us at [email protected] or call us on 0191 242 7204.