Venue hire

The art of fine events

Laing Exterior

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


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Exclusive Leonardo da Vinci events

In February 2016, 10 of the finest drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci from the Royal Collection will be on display in a new exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery.

We are now offering you the opportunity to impress your guests by hosting an exclusive event throughout the duration of this exciting exhibition.

You will have the opportunity to receive a private viewing of these exquisite drawings, hosted by our art expert, who will discuss these celebrated works with your group. You can then choose to dine or enjoy canapés and drinks in our spectacular 18th and 19th Century Gallery.

Download menu and more details.

Contact Leann Hay to find out more on (0191) 227 2152 or

(Image: The expressions of fury in horses, a lion and a man c.1504-5 Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016)


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.

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 food buffet menu
Bowl food

Download our wine list