A stylish city centre bar is providing a quirky alternative venue for weddings with three unique packages.
The award-winning City Tavern at Northumberland Road, Newcastle, is opening its doors to couples who want to tie the knot in a stylish city centre location.
Offering a range of wedding options is the latest initiative from the bar’s entrepreneurial owner, Dave King, who has put the historic pub back on the map since taking it over two years ago.
The weddings are aimed at smaller, more intimate ceremonies suitable for parties of between 10 and 50 guests.
Couples can choose to say “I do” in the bar’s library or even marry on the City Tavern’s terrace, followed by a reception on the mezzanine level.
And chefs at the venue have also created an imaginative range of menu options including dishes such as canapés of seared tuna and caviar tartlets and tempura king prawns, with main courses of Northumbrian beef, steamed mussels, ‘gold leaf’ flatbread and vegetable and apricot tagines.
“The City Tavern is unique as it’s a venue with a really historic feel and a sense of tradition,” said Mr King.
“It’s perfect for more intimate weddings for people who like somewhere truly original and for couples who find a city centre venue really appealing.”
The packages on offer include a range of extras for the couples, including candle-lit candelabra in the library windows, PA system for the speeches and a variety of drinks options.
The bar is also able to provide everything from personalised wedding crackers to individual cupcakes, to add a real “wow” factor to the day.
“We are an unconventional venue but we find that more and more couples like that,” said Mr King.
“And we promise anyone who does choose to get married here a really memorable day.”
City Tavern, widely recognised for its Tudor style façade, was taken over by Mr King early in 2014 and then enjoyed a £450k refurbishment to create a state-of-the-art bar while still retaining the venue’s historic features.
City Tavern’s wedding packages include a range of options. Details and prices can be found athttp://www.citytavern.co.uk/weddings/