From £90 pp
Up to 120
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The Common Room is an elegant and truly unique setting, steeped in a rich and intriguing history - the perfect combination for an unforgettable wedding day.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
WEDDING PACKAGE starting at £90 per guest – based on 60 guests Full day hire of the Wood Hall Exclusive access to the Stephenson Room for your drink’s reception Three course meal or sharing boards, including tea, coffee and petit fours Drinks package including half a bottle of wine and two glasses of prosecco per guest Use of in-house furniture Floor length white linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware PA system for music Dance floor for evening celebrations Wedding signage Cake table and knife Service staff and dedicated team Just for you… Complimentary glass of prosecco for the happy couple Celebratory drink on us on your first anniversary in our Café Bar, 5 Quarter *Please note, upgrades are available including canapes and evening food options, please ask for more information. Tel: 01912509717 ext 3 | [email protected] The Common Room, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, NE1 1SE
What is included in this pricing:
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
We have several beautifully unique spaces available for all parts of a wedding. The Wood Hall is at the heart of the building, boasting an exquisitely decorated and vast glass ceiling and remarkable stained glass windows. The hall is our largest space accommodating up to 150 guests and is ideal for celebrations day and night to create unforgettable memories. The lecture theatre is a beautiful space, perfect for you to make a dramatic entrance and take centre stage. The design of this spectacular theatre will provide an intimate yet striking space for any ceremony. The Arbitration Room is located on the top floor of the building; natural light flows through this beautifully unique space guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your guests. With cathedral shaped windows and a domed glass sky light, the charm and character of the Arbitration Room is perfect for a romantic celebration. All three spaces are licenced for ceremonies. Our skilled chefs are committed to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients creating menus to delight and surprise. Whether you are looking for a three course fine dining experience, sharing boards or late night bites, we have an array of carefully crafted options to suit any style and taste. We have fully stocked bars and drinks packages to compliment your choices. All spaces are equipped with beautifully atmospheric lighting and audio equipment for music and speeches. We welcome you to invite your favourite suppliers to help you with those all important details; or why not ask us about our local friends, we can introduce you to some of the regions finest suppliers from musicians to florists. Our building is steeped in history, it was the home to the engineers and industrialists that made the North East the powerhouse of the industrial revolution - through coal mining. Ask us how we can incorporate these stories of the 'black diamond' into your special day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Philippa King-Williams
I am so looking forward to hearing from you soon, to discuss how together, we can plan your perfect wedding.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Hannah and Seb
Happy couple married in September
January 2020
The Wood Hall completely blew us away!
“The Wood Hall completely blew us away...we had no idea we walked past such a glorious space everyday. The thing that made it so special to us was the beautiful stained glass windows, which gave the space a church like feel without having to have a religious ceremony.”
Jennie and Sandra
Happy couple married in January
January 2020
As a couple, we appreciated the inclusive attitude
“Being married surrounded by books absolutely appealed to us; and in such a beautiful space. Everyone commented on how special and unique the venue was – people really enjoyed the sense of history. As a couple, we appreciated the inclusive attitude and the flexible approach to the day.''
Becki and Cees
Happy couple married in May
January 2020
Such a spectacular and meaningful setting.
"We are so pleased we chose The Mining Institute to host our wedding, the day was perfect! Such a spectacular and meaningful setting"
Location & Contact Details


Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1SE, England

Travel Notes

200 yards from Newcastle Central Station - excellent transport links

Nearest Town

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Newcastle Central Station

Nearest Airport

Newcastle International Airport

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Press & Awards

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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't panic! Enjoy it and accept help where offered.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Special lighting - a wedding I attended made use of a black space with a festoon light curtain. It added a beautiful dimension to the ambience of the space.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, Historic, Unique, Breath-taking, Quirky

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In front of the stained glass windows- I am sure you will agree when you come to see us.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pizza! Fresh from a pizza oven - yum!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Wood Hall and Lecture Theatre are two of the most beautiful spaces in the country.