Whether it’s a grand gathering of all your nearest and dearest or an intimate occasion, our experienced events team is here to help you plan every detail of your most special day. 

Here’s a few reasons why Life is sweet!

  • We’re located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, a few minutes’ walk from Central Station (rail) and public transport links.

  • Our team – professional, versatile, friendly and dedicated to making your day perfect.

  • We host ONE wedding per day – so you can be sure that your big day will be our top priority. 

  • We’re happy to host evening receptions only, so if you’re getting married somewhere else and just want an evening celebration - no problem.

  • Whatever your budget, there’s no compromise on quality. 

  • For your ceremony, we have a variety of rooms from traditional suites which can accommodate up to 160 guests, to our stunning planetarium which provides an out-of-this-world experience.

  • Life is home to an award-winning Science Centre so we can supply lots of quirky extras to make the day distinctive, from unique photo opportunities in the exhibitions to high-octane fun for your guests on the 4D Motion Ride.

  • Our food is fabulous! We offer imaginative menus to suit all tastes and budgets and our talented chef is happy to create themed menus or your favourite meal.

As standard, our wedding package includes:

  • ​Complimentary room hire
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator
  • Red carpet welcome
  • Toastmaster to conduct proceedings
  • White table linen
  • Chair covers and sashes
  • Personalised menus
  • Use of cake stand and ornamental knife
  • Disco and DJ
  • Changing room (if required)
  • Unique photo opportunities

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Jenny and Andrew's wedding

"The planetarium provided such a special and serene setting for the ceremony. We were able to make it our own, very precious and personalised event, and was a day that all those who attended will never forget."

March 2016

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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