The Biscuit Factory

Newcastle upon Tyne

UKbride 4.9 Heart Rating
EXCELLENT
10 Reviews

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Independent contemporary art gallery in the heart of Newcastle's cultural quarter, surrounded by urban industrial architecture filled with character. A unique and imaginative venue for your wedding.

For a truly unique and relaxed wedding day, say 'I do' in the distinctive and remarkable surroundings of The Biscuit Factory.

Housed in a former victorian warehouse, the huge independent art gallery provides a stunning backdrop for a celebration with a difference. Industrial architecture and original features are complemented by contemporary art in this sprawling urban venue that can be yours for your special day.

Gather your friends and family beneath the warmth of original wooden beams and brickwork, in our light filled gallery, where you’ll say your vows, then celebrate into the evening in one of our design-led spaces.

From small ceremonies of forty guests, to evening receptions of 250+ our collection of rooms and private-hire options give you the opportunity to create a wedding day as intimate or extravagant as you choose. Throughout you’ll have the expert help of your dedicated wedding coordinator and our friendly and professional team who will curate your perfect day filled with calm, beauty and joy.

Our spaces include:

The Gallery; Surrounded by Victorian architecture and contemporary art; a Gallery ceremony provides the most unique of surroundings in which to make memories.

A former industrial warehouse hanger of The Biscuit Room; our largest space, and light filled contemporary hall with a neutral palette and design features that reference the building’s mid century, modernist origins including wooden wall panelling and exposed brickwork.

Artisan, which is atmospheric, relaxed and modernly romantic, providing contemporary, beautiful surroundings in which to say your vows, enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast or celebrate into the night. It is an intimate social space to take you from day to night, complete with outdoor courtyard, lounge area and bar, and is the choice of couples seeking a laid back and informal experience for their big day.


Finally, we understand that good food, shared with those you love, is an important part of any celebration. So, for your day, choose from either seasonal menus lovingly crafted by our skilled kitchen under the guidance of experienced Head Chef, Adam Riches; or work with your personal planner and chef to create your own bespoke menu.

Whether a relaxed feasting style, elegant fine-dining menu, or something in-between, our kitchen will be at your disposal to create a delicious selection of food with passion and soul.

A selection of the highest quality beers, wines and champagnes has been curated with local suppliers to compliment your chosen dishes.

Artisan distilled spirits, locally-brewed craft ales, and premium alcohol-free options complete our bar menu.

You’ll have the opportunity to sample your menu choices, and discuss wine pairings and cocktail choices in the luxury of a private tasting session as your day draws closer.

With the expert help of your personal planner and our team of event partners we’ll work with you to curate the perfect surroundings in which to welcome your guests and celebrate like there’s no tomorrow!

Let us welcome you for an exclusive consultation and venue viewing with your personal co-ordinator to discover the beauty of The Biscuit Factory, and together we’ll craft your perfect celebration.

The Biscuit Factory at a Glance

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Historic
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Same-Sex Weddings
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Up to 120
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Up to 250
Unique: Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, the huge independent art gallery provides a stunning backdrop for a celebration with a difference. Industrial architecture and original features are complemented by contemporary art in this sprawling venue v Creative: From small bespoke ceremonies, to evening receptions of 250+ our collection of rooms and private-hire options give you the opportunity to create a wedding day as intimate or extravagant as you choose. Personal: Dedicated wedding planner, and friendly and professional team will curate your perfect day filled with calm, beauty and joy. Impressive: Our couples most frequently comment on the reactions of their guests to both the stunning surroundings, attentive service, and exquisite menus. Connected: We work with the highest quality, professional and creative partners. From photography to styling to hair and make-up, our wedding planner Faye has built trusted relationships with the best of suppliers the North East has to offer. Secure: In this time of uncertainty you can be sure that our business is secure, that we'll work with you to accommodate any changes to your day as a result of health guidelines, and we'll do our utmost to keep you and your guests comfortable and safe Pricing Category : ModerateHistoricCity Hotel / City VenueLocation : In The CityNearest Town : NEWCASTLE UPON TYNENearest Airport : Newcastle View More
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The Biscuit Factory Reviews

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Amy and Sam Page
Beautiful Venue with Amazing Food
We had an incredible day at the Biscuit Factory, the venue was beautiful both for the ceremony and for the reception. The food was exceptional and we had a lot of people saying it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. The venue is convenient for the Quayside and a lot of people walked back to their hotels at the end of the night.The biscuit room was very spacious and the bar was well staffed, there's also a good stage for a band.
The only real issue we had is that we didn't feel the day was particularly well organised, there was nowhere to put coats and presents before the ceremony and then we were unsure of where to go after the ceremony, once we had gotten into the biscuit room after the drinks reception everything was very smooth and the food service was all on time. But before this we were all a bit unsure what we should be doing. We had guests and our photographer asking us where to go, so it would have been helpful to have more direction in advance so we could have told our bridal party what to do.

One of the "extras" suggested with The Biscuit Factory was to contact the Tyne Bank Brewery about brewing our own beer for the day. As this couldn't happen due to covid, we selected to have bottles as wedding favours, which we were led to believe early on in the planning stages that this would be fine. It was only a few weeks before the wedding we found out we had to pay for corkage on this. Had we known this at the time, we might not have done this. It was still a great touch, but having that information up front would have been nice.

Overall it was a great day though and we'd recommend the biscuit factory
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Dear Amy and Sam, Thank you very much for your kind words and feedback. We are so pleased we were able to hold your celebration and that overall yourselves and your guests had a pleasant experience, it was such a lovely day. We have emailed you personally regarding the issues you have raised.Best Wishes to you both, we hope to see you around the gallery in the future.The Biscuit Factory Events Team
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Ellen & Matt
Couldn't have asked for more
We held our wedding reception at The Biscuit Factory just over a week ago, and it was everything we could have wished for. The venue itself is gorgeous - we were in The Biscuit Room, which we were worried would look too big and empty as it's a large space, but actually, even with relatively small numbers (around 60 for the day) felt the perfect size, lovely and bright, with lots of room. We loved how the atmosphere could change in the evening too with different lighting. Lots of guests said how much they enjoyed being able to look around the gallery. Faye and the team were incredible, so helpful and made nothing feel like an inconvenience, even dealing with Covid-delays, and last minute changes to numbers and seating plans (even on the day itself!) The food, of course, was amazing and we loved being able to customise our wedding breakfast menu. Overall, we were so glad we chose The Biscuit Factory for our special day, and really couldn't recommend it enough.
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thanks so much for your kind words and for your support through these times! We're so happy we could finally go ahead with your special day after having to postpone from last summer. It was a pleasure to be a part of your celebrations. We hope to see you around the Gallery in the future. Best wishes to you both.
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Lisa & Mark G
Everything we dreamed it would be & more!
Beautiful venue, fantastic attention to detail and an excellent day all round. Like many, our plans had to be adjusted several times due to COVID but Faye was absolutely brilliant in helping us rearrange & plan with ease. Communication was consistent & nothing was too much trouble.
The venue itself is stunning and as soon as we viewed it, we knew it was the place for us. We had a short ceremony in the gorgeous gallery space upstairs with a drinks reception followed by food & dancing in Artisan. The food was outstanding & the level of service from the team was fantastic.
Everyone felt so relaxed, so well looked after and had a thoroughly wonderful time. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thanks so much for your kind words and for your support through these times. We're so happy we could finally go ahead with your special day after having to postpone. It was such a lovely day and a pleasure to be a part of. We hope to see you around the Gallery in the future. Best wishes to you both.
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Katie and George
Wonderful wedding venue (especially during the pandemic!)
We had our wedding at the Biscuit Factory in October 2020 - so that meant a 15 person wedding with a variety of restrictions. However we had the most beautiful wedding. The venue is a fantastic space - it was so special to get married in the art gallery amongst the different pieces!
They arranged the space so well and somehow made 15 size wedding seem normal!
The prosecco and canape reception was lovely - everyone loved the canapes which were very delicious and was great to be able to look around the art too. They kept the atmosphere relaxed so it was easy to forget about covid etc.
The sit down meal in artisan downstairs was delicious and everyone loved the food - very high standard. We couldn't have entertainment due to the restrictions, so our family and friends (13 of them) shared little memories / read poems / said little speeches.
Faye was great leading up to the event even though we only met on zoom beforehand (because of restrictions). She was very helpful, accommodating and made the day run very smoothly. Would definitely recommend *****
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thanks so much for your kind words! It was a very special day and we are so pleased that we were able to accommodate for your day during Covid times. Best Wishes
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Laura & Hussam
The Perfect Wedding
We are one week after our wedding now and we are still pinching ourselves.

We unfortunately fell into a strange time where we had to change our guest numbers multiple times with changing restrictions due to COVID.

Nonetheless, Faye and her colleagues were extremely helpful and understanding along the way.

The venue is extremely beautiful, in particular The Artisan Room. As soon as we viewed the venue, our minds were made up.

The day could not have ran any smoother. Our guests complimented the venue, food and overall atmosphere a countless number of times.

Would highly recommend the venue for any couple looking to get married in the near future. Faye, Tom and the rest of the staff are all extremely welcoming and accommodating.
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing us to share your special day with you.We wish you both the very best for your future and hope to see you around the Gallery.Best Wishes
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Mark & Ashley
Perfect intimate wedding
The Biscuit Factory gallery is a beautiful choice for a wedding venue, for those who like something different, compared to all the typical wedding venues out there.

We chose Artisan to hold our wedding breakfast and evening reception. This is a lovely space with the exposed brick work and wooden tables and velvet chairs. Again a perfect choice for something alternative.

Faye and her team were amazing. They helped when we had to move our original date due to the gallery being closed due to the lockdown.

Even though we still had restrictions in place on our new wedding date, Faye made sure we made the best of our day. Everyone commented on how lovely the day was and the food was a big hit!

Thank you for an amazing day!



Response from The Biscuit Factory
It's so lovely to hear your kinds words. Thank you so much again for booking your celebration with us. We are delighted that we could final share your day with you and make it so special. We wish you both the very best for your future and hope to see you around the Gallery.
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Hannah & Martin
Couldn’t have wished for better
When we decided to get married we always knew the biscuit factory would be high up on our options list, the space is amazing. When we met Faye she made the whole thing feel so relaxed that there was no contest.
We had to plan and amend our wedding plans due to the recent pandemic, and Faye and the Biscuit Factory couldn’t have been more supportive and accommodating, they were flexible and made sure we had everything we needed in place to go ahead. They supported our own touches and made the day feel really personal to us, completely understanding what we wanted.
The day itself ran perfectly thanks to their organisation, we had an amazing time, all our guests loved the venue and the food! Couldn’t have wished for a better place to get married.
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thank you so much to you both. It was a total pleasure to be part of your wedding planning journey and to be part of your special day. I'm so pleased we managed to give you the perfect day despite the current circumstances. We wish you both the very best and hope to see you around the Gallery in the future.
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Gayr and Daniel Rohde
Our Wedding Day
The Biscuit Factory gave us the perfect wedding day. They adapted and worked with us to reorganise the wedding date due to restrictions (3 times) and always went out of their way.

They have thought of every detail that helped the day to flow. If you love food you won't be disappointed by the delicious food that they provide. I want more of the blondies! It is a stunning venue to get married in that is worth every penny.

Thank you for making our day special.
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thanks so much for your lovely words. It was a pleasure to work with you both throughout your planning journey despite the roadblocks of the pandemic. I'm so pleased we finally got to host your day!
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Ruth & Ricci
Intimate socially-distanced wedding at The Biscuit Factory
We were absolutely blown away by our choice of venue for our micro wedding of just 15 people. After much chopping and changing throughout the year due to Covid, we eventually decided to crack on with our plans and go ahead with the wedding with much reduced numbers. The team at the Biscuit Factory were so helpful and understanding throughout. Faye was a star, super professional and friendly, and she made the whole process so easy. From start to finish, she was brilliant.
The venue looked beautiful on the day. Faye did an amazing job of setting up our flowers and table decorations, and the venue itself serves as an incredible setting and backdrop for photos.
The food, drink and service were impeccable throughout. All our guests commented on how lush the venue was - both visually and in terms of the service! I would 100% recommend The Biscuit Factory to anyone looking for a cool location for their upcoming wedding.
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thank you for your kind words! We're so pleased that your celebrations went ahead due to current circumstances and that you all had an amazing time. It was a pleasure to plan and to be part of your wedding day. We wish you both all the best for your future together! Faye and The Events Team
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Andrew & Izabela
Fantastic
The Biscuit Factory delivered a fantastic wedding reception for us! The food was brilliant, the service from staff was also brilliant. We unfortunately has to cancel our original wedding of 100 due to COVID-19. However at 3 weeks notice the Biscuit Factory stepped in and arranged everything.

Can’t thank them enough!
Response from The Biscuit Factory
Thanks so much for your kind words, it was our pleasure to host your intimate wedding reception. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Gallery in the future.

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The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE2 1AN

The Biscuit Factory

  • The Biscuit Factory
  • Stoddart Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Tyne And Wear
  • NE2 1AN
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Faye Purver

Your dedicated wedding coordinator, Faye will welcome you to the venue to explore our spaces and discuss your dreams for your big day. She’ll work with you, the rest of the in-house team, and your other contributors to curate the most joyful of celebrations. Having several years' experience both as an in-venue planner, and running her own wedding business, Faye's calm presence and attention to detail is what our couples mention most about planning their special day at The Biscuit Factory.