Celebrations and Private Hire

Celebrate your event surrounded by world-class art

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 fully-equipped 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. 

Find out about hiring our other museums and galleries.

Room capacities

Function room60202060
Marble Hall and restaurant--80240
Collection Display Gallery---100120
Northern Spirit---80
Whole building---550


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

Our award winning caterers can also work with you to produce a bespoke menu for your event. Contact us for more information.

Contact us

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

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074

Email: events@twmuseums.co.uk and state that you'd like more information about hiring a space at the Laing Art Gallery.*

*Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Sodexo Prestige.