Celebrations and Private Hire

Celebrate your event surrounded by world-class art

Laing Art Gallery wedding photograph by GASP Photography

The Laing is a fine, Grade II listed Edwardian building, situated in a prime city centre location. The gallery boasts a range of stunning spaces for hire, including the superb Marble Hall and the Northern Spirit Gallery, which are ideal for drinks receptions. 

The Laing restaurant, with its magnificent marble statue, offers a sophisticated backdrop for a three course dinner for 80 guests or drinks a reception. 

There is also a function room for up to 60 guests set in the heart of the gallery, within easy reach of the Laing’s permanent collections and special exhibitions.

Our dedicated events team can help you choose the right location for a number of occasions. We can help you to celebrate anniversaries, engagements and much more. If you have an event coming up and would like to discuss your ideas with our team then contact us by phone or email.

For more information about wedding hire, visit our weddings website or get in touch. 


Catering can be provided including hot fork buffets, three-course dining and drinks. Download our catering options below:

Contact us 

To find out more about hiring the Laing Art Gallery for an event please contact us on:

Telephone: (0191) 277 2303 or use our contact form to get in touch.

Address: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG

Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Totally Delicious.

Find out about hiring our other museums and galleries >