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Venues to hire

Premier event space in Gateshead

In addition to the venues listed below we also have a selection of premier event spaces suitable for large events and smaller, intimate functions. Browse our premier event space pages to find out more.

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We have venues to suit every purpose and occasion whether you are planning a special event, or looking for somewhere to book a conference or a meeting.

Caedmon Hall
 Central Library: Caedmon Hall

Situated within Gateshead Central Library, Caedmon Hall is a flexible space with moveable seating, including a raised theatre style tiered seating section. It's an ideal venue to hire for smaller music events, dance and drama as well as parties, rehearsals, meetings and conferences. With a capacity of 240 theatre style and approx 110 cabaret style, the hall has excellent acoustics and a wooden sprung floor. Bewicks, downstairs in the library is a licensed café/bar which can be hired with the Hall and seats approx 50.

A discount of 20% is available to Gateshead Council Services and Gateshead based not-for-profit organisations.

Community Rooms

Wailes and Dodds Community Rooms are newly refurbished spaces also for hire and are ideal for meetings, presentations and talks and come with a plasma screen and small kitchen area.

A discount of 20% available to all Gateshead Council Services, Gateshead based voluntary groups and Gateshead based not-for-profit organisations.


Phone: 0191 433 8420

Saltwell Towers

Saltwell Towers interior
 Saltwell Towers offers a range of stunning spaces to hire which all provide the perfect backdrop for a number of events. From meetings, corporate functions and drinks receptions through to important life events such as weddings, birthdays and funerals, we have expert help on hand to make your day go smoothly. Half day, full day and evening hire is available.

With our unique setting, experienced team of co-ordinators, first class catering services, flexibility and attention to detail, Saltwell Towers is the perfect choice.


Make an enquiry about hiring Saltwell Towers


Parks and countryside sites

Our parks and countryside venues are also available to hire for a range of different events. Make an enquiry about hiring our parks for a small event or activity. For larger events such as music and food festivals and fun fairs, please visit our event support page.