Your North East Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 56)

The Grand Hotel Sunderland boasts a spectacular seafront location, with the North East coast right on its doorstep and Roker Park; a beautiful spot for wedding photographs; just five minutes’ walk away. The venue also shares the views of the coastline’s lighthouse, which can be seen from all three of its Corner Suite’s impressive floor to ceiling windows. Celebrate your big day in an intimate setting on the seafront, choosing from five function suites, all licensed for civil ceremonies. This includes the Lowry and Boardroom spaces, which benefit from ever-changing impressive views of the coastline, providing couples and their guests with a spectacular setting for their celebrations. You can even take advantage of the 82 bedrooms available, including a choice of suites, family, accessible and dog friendly rooms. SPANISH CITY 0191 691 7090 | Sitting on the seafront, Spanish City has incredible panoramic views of St Mary’s Lighthouse and the coast, giving a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography and adding the ‘wow factor’ to your big day. Unmissable to those visiting Whitley Bay, the building has significant historical value – keeping much of its original features – yet also has a contemporary feel relevant to 21st century visitors. Now, following an extensive restoration, this Grade II listed building is an incredible wedding venue offering a dedicated function space, spectacular sea views and an array of exquisite catering options. Say your vows and start the next chapter of your love story within the iconic Art Deco design of the function suite, fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the unmatched sea view while flooding the room with natural light. Your reception will also be catered there from anything between four to 140 guests, with experienced staff on hand to cater to your every need, ensuring you’ll remember each last detail of your special day. GRAND HOTEL SUNDERLAND 0191 529 2041 | 20