Venue hire

The art of fine events

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. The beautiful 18th and 19th century gallery houses works by artists such as Burne- Jones and Thomas Gainsborough and offers an exclusive location for dinners, drinks receptions and private viewings. There is also a fully-equipped function room for up to 60 delegates set in the heart of the gallery, within easy reach of the Laing’s permanent collections and special exhibitions.

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

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074

Email: or and state that you'd like more information about hiring a space at the Laing Art Gallery.

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Photo: Nigel Playle

The Laing Art Gallery is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. Find out more about having your wedding at The Laing Art Gallery

Evening functions and receptions

The Laing Art Gallery provides a beautiful city centre venue for events in Newcastle. The whole gallery is available to hire as a venue for social functions, drinks receptions and corporate events. Alternatively, you can hire a smaller space such as our restaurant or Marble Hall for an event.

Our temporary exhibition spaces can be hired for exclusive events, with a guided tour, wine and the option of canapes or a three course meal.

Meetings, training courses and seminars

The gallery has a meeting room available for hire. Our location in Newcastle city centre and the function room's setting in the heart of the venue makes it an ideal space for meetings, training courses and seminars.

Room capacities

Function room60202060
Marble Hall and restaurant--80240
18th and 19th century gallery---100
Northern Spirit---150
Whole building---550

Celebrations and Christmas parties

Our dedicated events team can create a bespoke event for any occasion. We can help you to celebrate anniversaries, birthday parties, baby naming, 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.

Don’t forget to book your Christmas party.

We can take bookings for your Christmas parties all year round, so if you want to create an occasion to remember in our spectacular gallery, contact the team by phone or email to discuss your ideas.


We can provide event catering including buffets, conference catering and drinks.

Download our conferences and dining catering options below:

Dinner menu
Hot fork buffet menu
Finger buffet menu
Bowl food

Download our wine list