Say "I do" in a museum

Great North Museum: Hancock wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography
Great North Museum: Hancock wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography

Create a truly memorable day for you and your partner, as well as friends and family, by holding your wedding ceremony or reception with us at the Great North Museum: Hancock. All of our rooms and galleries are licensed for wedding ceremonies, so whether you choose an intimate service around the museum’s T-Rex, an extravagant celebration for hundreds in the Special Exhibition Space, or a summer drinks reception in the Clore suite and patio, you can find the perfect space here.

Many of the museum’s galleries, such as the double height Living Planet gallery make an unforgettable backdrop for photographs.

The Clore suite offers you and your guests a versatile arrangement of space suitable for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and small evening receptions. The larger Clore suite opens onto a spacious patio with a raised pond and planted area providing an ideal location for a summer drinks reception. These rooms can be used individually or interlinked to create a large space.

The Special Exhibition Space is a large open plan space, measuring almost 500 square metres, which is ideal for civil ceremonies,wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. This space can be partitioned into three separate areas offering you great flexibility and can accommodate up to 443 guests.

The Hancock café, with views over the landscaped front garden can also be hired for more smaller ceremonies or celebrations.

For more information, telephone: 0844 856 1074 or email: and state that you'd like more information about weddings at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Download our weddings brochure (PDF, 3.16MB)

For more information you can now visit our new weddings website.

Wedding photography by Laurence Sweeney Photography. Button holes from Country Baskets. Wedding dress from Mia Sposa Bridal. Mens suit from Moss Bros.