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Experiences your delegates will love

At NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, we’ve always known that NewcastleGateshead offers one of the best delegate experiences around.

We have an exciting choice of places to meet, from the world’s largest treehouse, to an iconic international music centre and even an ancient castle that was once home to Harry Potter! With so many unique experiences on offer to create a social programme to remember, along with our famously warm Geordie welcome, you can be certain that your delegates will love their time in NewcastleGateshead.


NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau can help you create a unique social programme for your event. Get in touch with our convention bureau team by calling +44 (0)191 440 5757 or emailing conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk to find out more.


Science shows at Life

Energise your delegates on Life Science Centre’s 4D motion ride or experience an immersive journey through space in its planetarium – it’s the North’s biggest.

Dinner with Earl Grey

Delegates can climb to the top of the iconic Grey’s Monument, which has one of the city’s best-kept secret viewpoints at the top, and then tuck into a three-course dinner at luxurious bar and restaurant The Botanist.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge in your colours

To give your delegates an experience they won’t forget, have the famous Gateshead Millennium Bridge washed in your corporate or association colours to celebrate your event.

Step back in time at Beamish

Immerse your delegates in the region’s history at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. You can even treat them to a fish and chips supper at the coal-fired chip shop, part of the recreated Edwardian pit village in the open-air museum.

Dinner on stage at Sage Gateshead

If you’re really looking to impress, host a dinner for your delegates on stage at international home for music Sage Gateshead.

Broomstick flying at Alnwick Castle

At Alnwick Castle, a.k.a Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films, delegates can give broomstick training a go, guided by the resident wizarding professors on the very spot where Harry Potter had his first flying lesson!

Roof-top tour at St James’ Park

A roof-top tour of Newcastle United’s home ground, St. James’ Park, is a unique way to show delegates the famous sights of NewcastleGateshead while learning all about the football club and its history along the way.

The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden

For one of the country’s most unique settings for a conference dinner, try The Treehouse at The Alnwick Garden, which offers locally sourced fine-dining in one of the world’s largest tree houses.

Banquet in the UK’s oldest dining hall

Serve your delegates an authentic medieval banquet at Blackfriars, which was established in 1239 as a Dominican friary. A range of cookery workshops are also available.

Tackle indoor bouldering at Climb Newcastle

Climb Newcastle offers facilities for climbers at every level and can host lessons as part of your conference programme.

Tree-top adventures

For more adventurous delegates, you can arrange a tree-top adventure on a high ropes course at Beamish Wild at Beamish Hall or Go Ape at Matfen Hall.

Space Golf

Mulligans Newcastle offers an ‘out of this world’ adventure golf experience. Immerse your delegates in a journey through space on the three nine-hole golf courses.

Fun networking with informal dinner at Lane7

Book an informal conference dinner at boutique bowling venue Lane7, then set your delegates away to enjoy ten-pin bowling, karaoke or ping-pong – a fun and informal way to network!

Science workshops at Life

At Life Science Centre delegates can bring out their inner alchemist at a Science of Cocktails workshop (and sample their experiment) or they can play around with DNA at a genetic engineering masterclass.

Make music at Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead, the iconic international home for music set on the Gateshead Quays, can arrange a range of bespoke musical sessions for conferences, from banging steel drums to playing the fiddle or ukulele.

Garden views at Rockliffe Hall’s spa

Delegates can kick back and relax at Rockliffe Hall’s spa – with spa butlers and this fabulous view adding an extra element of luxury to their stay.

Drinks reception on the roof at Newcastle Castle

Marvel at the panoramic quayside views with a drinks reception on the roof of Newcastle Castle – a medieval building standing on the site of the ‘new castle’ that gave the city its name.

Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can help you plan your next event.

+44 (0)191 440 5757conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk

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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau services during COVID-19

To maintain social distancing, the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau team is now operating from home.

While we can't welcome you to our beautiful destination to experience it for yourself or show you round our brilliant venues, we are still here to help with enquiries about the destination and to assist with planning future conferences and events in NewcastleGateshead.

Contact us via email at conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)191 440 5757.