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Marriages and civil partnerships

Marriages and civil partnerships - COVID-19 guidance

Ceremonies can proceed with the safe numbers for each room. This is 54 guests for the Ravensworth Suite and 35 guests for the Tyne Suite. These numbers do not include the couple but do include other members of the ceremony party such as bridesmaids. 

Covid-19 safety measures, which include social distancing and the wearing of face coverings, will still be in place until further notice to ensure everyone's safety.

If you have any queries please contact this office on 0191 433 3000 or email our ceremonies team at

Whether you are planning a small, intimate ceremony or a grand occasion, we can provide you with a stunning backdrop to your marriage in Gateshead.

From the Victorian fairy tale mansion of Saltwell Towers set in the stunning grounds of Saltwell Park, to the beautiful grade 1 listed St Mary's Heritage Centre, a former church perched high above the glittering Tyne, to Gateshead's best-kept secret - our elegant new ceremony rooms at Gateshead Register Office.

Whatever your arrangements, whatever your choice, we can make your day truly memorable.

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