Why NewcastleGateshead?

NewcastleGateshead is a vibrant destination with a famously warm welcome. United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) form a single, diverse and exciting conference destination, set in the heart of North East England.

NewcastleGateshead is a destination that both organisers and delegates love. It's not surprising thanks to its striking setting, compact city centre, fantastic transport links and 2,000 years of history. And with a huge choice of exciting urban and rural venues, cutting-edge cultural facilities and some of the finest support services in the country, it's easy to see why NewcastleGateshead is such a popular choice for conferences, meetings and events.

You’ve probably already heard of our fantastic shopping, exciting nightlife, inspiring heritage and passion for sport. Add these to the legendary Geordie friendliness, and we've created a refreshing destination that will leave delegates with a warm impression and lasting memories.

Be it a meetings for ten or a conference for thousands, NewcastleGateshead is the perfect backdrop to help make your event a huge success.


Choose a vibrant destination for your next event, which offers:

  • a spectacular setting featuring world-famous icons including the Tyne Bridge and Angel of the North.
  • over 7,500 city centre bedrooms all within easy walking distance of major conference venues.
  • an array of unique cultural, historical and contemporary venues – catering for up to 1,700 delegates.
  • outstanding connectivity within the UK and further afield – only 2hrs 45mins from London by train and an international airport offers direct flights to 80 destinations worldwide.
  • outstanding value for money – some of the best per person delegate costs, bedroom rates and catering prices in the UK.
  • a reputation for world-leading research and business strengths in medical sciences and sustainability, tech and digital, business and professional services, and offshore and marine.
  • An experienced and knowledgeable convention bureau – offering free and unbiased advice to help you bring an event to our region.
  • A famously warm Geordie welcome!

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