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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts
Gateshead Quays

0191 478 1810

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A wide range of function rooms available for private hire

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Based on enquiries processed via, we know that BALTIC is suitable for:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Private functions and parties
  • Social gatherings and events
  • Corporate functions and events

Recent Events Here

DateEventGuestsDJ Booked
Jul 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership130 (All Adults; mixed ages)
Jun 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership80 (All Adults; mixed ages)
Jul 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership110 (A mix of age groups)Disco Dynamite
Aug 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership110 (A mix of age groups)
Jul 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership350 (A mix of age groups)
Oct 2015Birthday 40th60 (A mix of age groups)
Jul 2015Wedding or Civil Partnership200 (20-30 Somethings)
Aug 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership100 (A mix of age groups)No longer a member
Mar 2015Wedding or Civil Partnership200 (Mainly middle-aged)GNG Entertainment
Dec 2014Wedding or Civil Partnership100 (A mix of age groups)Disco Dynamite
Jun 2014Wedding or Civil Partnership170 (A mix of age groups)
May 2013Dinner Dance150 (Young Adults)No longer a member
May 2013Dinner Dance150 (Young Adults)
Nov 2012Birthday 50th50 (A mix of age groups)

The following information will be useful to DJs, entertainers and other service providers who have been hired to work at BALTIC.

  • Upper Function Room

    This review provided by Disco Dynamite on 02/09/2016

    Upper Function Room is located on the First Floor via lift floor.

    Permanent wooden dancefloor
    No sound limiter
    Air conditioned
    PLI requested
    PAT requested
    No useable in-house effects
    No stage area
    Haze/smoke prohibited
    No effective blackout

    PARKING: There is a pay and display, barrier controlled car park in operation nearby but the parking charges a astronomical and apply 24 / 7. Reverse up to the main reception doors for load in then move to a nearby free side street.

    ACCESS: For the upstairs function room have the side loading doors opened and carry the gear along a short corridor, through a single loading door into the function room and they like you to setup diagonally across the rear right corner.

    STAFF: Staff are all spot on. Bar staff are friendly, wedding planners are great and the bouncers have an amusing sense of humour! Last orders are 01:30, music off 01:45, room clear by 02:00.

    COMMENTS: The upper function room can easily accommodate 150 - 200 guests and has a beautiful view of the River Tyne and Newcastle City Centre from the Northen balcony. It also has a late license till 2am so be prepared for a long stay ;)

  • Baltic Kitchen

    This review provided by Disco Dynamite on 29/02/2016

    Baltic Kitchen is located on the Ground floor.

    Air conditioned
    PLI requested
    PAT requested
    Vinyl or stone floor area for dancing
    Some useable in-house effects
    No stage area
    Haze/smoke prohibited
    SOUND LIMITER - Moderately sensitive
    No effective blackout

    PARKING: There is a pay and display (barrier operated) car park adjoining the building. 2 for first hour, 1 per each additional hour. Free side street parking nearby after 6pm - we used that.

    ACCESS: Easiest way is through the main doors at reception and carry the kit down to The Baltic Kitchen (restaurant by day / party venue at night). There are automatic doors en route which open when you approach them (very handy :)

    STAFF: Lots of staff working here. All are helpful, friendly, polite and happy to help with loading / setup / etc. Kept fed and watered all night. Great staff. The venue has its own Wedding Planners too :)

    COMMENTS: Hyper stylish venue with a glass sided function room overlooking the River Tyne / Millennium Bridge / etc. Stunning views (Ill upload a pic later). Sound must not exceed 90db else all hell breaks loose !! Other than that, a superb venue best suited to Wedding Receptions, corporate events, high end occasions, etc. Power comes from behind the bar so take longish extensions. Wear a shirt and tie to work here.

  • Riverside Terrace

    This review provided by a former site member.

    Riverside Terrace is located on the Ground floor.

    Permanent wooden dancefloor
    Air conditioned
    PLI requested
    PAT requested
    Some useable in-house effects
    Handheld volume monitoring
    Blinds/curtains provided
    No stage area
    Haze/smoke prohibited

    PARKING: No Parking available

    ACCESS: Access from loading doors directly to loading area then up stairs to venue room

    STAFF: Staff are exceptionally friendly and hard working and work with you to help make the night a success

    COMMENTS: Excellent Venue that I work in regularly. Great Staff, Great Environment and always put on a fantastic and professional event.

The DJ Says...

Who better to comment on the suitability of venues for parties and events than those who work in them on a regular basis? Folks who also get to see how things work behind the scenes?

A former site member wrote:
"A brilliant venue for any kind of private function from a wedding to a corporate event. All staff are helpful and friendly and the venue provides a unique and special environment to add a sense of magnitude to any celebration."

Disco Dynamite wrote:
"The Baltic Arts Centre is situated at the edge of the River Tyne and is an ultra modern looking venue with a lot of external glass paneling. It boasts a huge amount of culture with it's unique architecture and has some stunning views across the quayside and over to Gateshead. 'The Kitchen' is actually one of the function rooms and there are further function rooms dotted around the building on different floors. This is the sort of venue that you hire if you are trying to make a good impression and is great for Wedding Receptions, corporate events and the like. The building can accommodate several hundred guests when utilising multiple rooms. There are also several hotels located nearby for guests to stay over in following an event."

The following party services and products are available for events here:

Entertainers for events at BALTIC
Anna Reay Band
Catering / Food & Drink for events at BALTIC
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Nibbles and Bits Catering
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