Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England and based around the mouths of the two famous rivers, the Tyne and the Wear. Tyne and Wear came into existence in 1974 after the Local Government Act of 1972, it is the smallest county in North-East England but easily the biggest based on its population.
Tyne and Wear comprises five metropolitan boroughs including Newcastle, Gateshead and Tyneside and has something to offer all wedding couples with a truly comprehensive selection of approved venues featuring historic civic backdrops, grand stately homes, riverside locations and contemporary and alternative destinations. Consisting of the cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland, it would be difficult not to find a wedding venue amongst these three locations alone.
There are so many stylish and imposing buildings to choose from in Tyne and Wear, some with a city centre vibe others set in beautiful grounds, it is really hard to put a piece of paper between them when it comes to lavish opulence. There are also smaller more exclusive venues which pride themselves on offering something a little different, catering for select groups, like a 13th century Pele Tower or why not have a night at the museum and get hitched at Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums? This is a truly unique and memorable location with different options available within this one destination. For brides who want a contemporary setting, Tyne and Wear offers plenty of those with purpose-built venues available in plenty of diverse locations within the different towns and cities that make up this vibrant and colourful metropolitan county.
Tyne and Wear, the clue is in the name, and a seaside or riverside wedding location is a definite consideration with lots to choose from across the county. Venues range from an historic Quayside Exchange to contemporary hotels, resorts and converted boathouses. Tyne and Wear has a coastline which includes the fabulous expanse of Whitley Bay, the crescent shaped beach at Cullercoats and the hidden gem of Marsden Beach on the outskirts of South Shields.
The focus with Tyne and Wear is often on the cities and metropolitan life but there is a rural backdrop between the hustle and bustle of the urban centres and the coast. There are plenty of classic villages which have lost the scars of their previous mining heritage, hidden rural gems to tempt you away from the bright lights of Tyneside like the pretty village of Seaton Burn, named after the local river.
Travel links to Tyne and Wear are good with the area benefitting from the Great North Road, the A1(M) and the East Coast mainline running regular train services from London King’s Cross. Air travel is taken care of by Newcastle Airport.