Ceremonies

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.


For a more traditional affair, ceremonies can also be held in the ScotswoodGrainger and Marlborough.

Our planetarium seats 70 and can be hired for wedding ceremonies from £650. Please note: planetarium wedding ceremonies can only be booked alongside a wedding reception at Life.

The Blaydon and Gibbs can seat up to 40 for a ceremony, and larger parties of 71 – 200 can hire the Scotswood, Grainger or Marlborough.

We would love to meet you! Please contact us to arrange a wedding show around. Our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will give you a tour of our venue, discuss menus and help to guide you through what’s required for your special day.


Image credit (top): LeopardPrints Photography

Credit: Paul Nelson Photography, www.paulnelsonphotography.co.uk

Credit: Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography, www.sarahjaneethan.co.uk

Credit: Thomas Jackson Photography, www.thomasjacksonphotography.co.uk

Credit: Paul Townsend, LovePhoto Photography, www.lovephoto.co.uk

Credit: Paul Nelson Photography, www.paulnelsonphotography.co.uk

Contact Us

For more information or to book, please contact us:

(0191) 243 8216 meetingsandevents@life.org.uk

James and Megan's wedding

“We were so happy with how smoothly everything went. Our guests were really impressed with the food and venue, none of them had ever experienced a wedding like ours before.”

July 2017

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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