Welcome!

Life Meetings and Events - part of the International Centre for Life - guarantees you unique spaces, a fabulous team dedicated to making your event sing, lovely food and a perfect location. Life is a charity and your contribution supports the groundbreaking research being done on site. So you can have a brilliant event and know you are making a real difference to lives in the North East.

About us
Out of this world weddings

Our stunning planetarium is available for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. Tie the knot under starlit skies - whatever the weather - for a truly unforgettable ceremony.

Delegate Deals

Our delegate packages can be tailored to suit your needs. A dedicated member of the team will be on hand to answer your questions and help with your arrangements to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

The exhibition

Make an impact at your event with welcome drinks in our amazing Dino Jaws exhibition, from the Natural History Museum. You'll go down in history, just like our life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

Life is a charity. By hosting your event with us, you're helping to support our charitable mission.
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Capacity of our rooms

  Theatre Cabaret Classroom Boardroom U-Shape Dinner
Scotswood Suite 380 180 160 100 100 240
Grainger Suite 180 96 70 60 60 120
Malborough Suite 140 64 60 60 60 100
Blaydon/Gibbs (combined) 45 24 25 24 20 40
Blaydon Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Gibbs Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Ridley Suite 20 0 0 15 0 12
McClintock Suite 45 24 24 24 20 30
Darwin Suite 80 48 36 36 30 60
Jenner Suite 20 0 0 12 0 12
Mezzanine 0 0 0 0 0 150