Newcastle is a beautiful city with so much to offer. If you’re considering a wedding inside the city or just on the periphery in the neighbouring countryside, you won’t go too wrong with either, but we decided to put a list together so you can weight the options yourself…
1. City: Convenience
Getting around Newcastle is so easy. Thanks to the amazing transport links, the whole city is accessible within at most half an hour. You can use the Metro, the train, buses, taxes, bikes and there’s even the Shields Ferry. Your guests will be able to get there in no time at all. And of course, there are plenty of luxury transport options for you and your partner.
2. Country: Peace and Quiet
There’s no denying that when you get out of Newcastle, you can breathe in fresh country air, look onto a beautiful scene on the Derwent Valley and just relax. It’s peaceful, still and perhaps exactly what you want for your wedding day, free of stress and surrounded by your loved ones.
3. City: Skyline
The Newcastle skyline is also one of the most beautiful skylines in the UK, especially in the evening when everything’s alight with bright colours. There’s such a mix of contemporary and classic too from the Tyne Bridge to St Mary’s Cathedral, and mixed skyline of large and small. It’s best enjoyed in the city, and you’re sure to get some glowing wedding photos.
4. Country: A Treat for Guests
If you’re looking to get married in or around Newcastle, chances are you’re from the city and your guests are too. Treat your guests – and yourselves – to a weekend in the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surround the city, staying in the multitude of wedding venues that offer self-catering accommodation, holiday cottages and hotel rooms.
5. City: Nightlife
If you’re party animals and want to enjoy a night out on the town after the big celebrations or over, or perhaps your guests do, obviously Newcastle’s bustling city would be the best choice for you. From the Diamond Strip to the Quayside, you’ll have an absolute blast once all the celebrations are over!
6. Country: History
If you are history buffs, Newcastle’s surrounding countryside is where you should choose to tie the knot. From Hadrian’s Wall to Belsay Hall, if you want to get married somewhere that is filled with historic stories, go here. There’s of course an abundance of historic manors and even castles too to actually get married in and feel like kings and queens for the day.
So what are you looking for most in a venue? Make a list of everything you think about when you picture your dream wedding venue, and see if the countryside or the city suits you best!