Wedding Receptions

Wedding Receptions

Stand out from the crowd and let The Customs House make your wedding reception spectacular.

Our distinctive listed building is situated on the banks of the River Tyne, making The Customs House an ideal setting for your wedding reception. Imagine how amazing your wedding photos will look.

When you choose to host your reception with us, we’ll not only ensure a memorable location, our friendly, helpful and approachable staff will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure all your wishes are met, giving you a truly unique experience.

The rich, vibrant history of The Customs House in South Shields has made it a significant and imposing part of both the visual and cultural landscape of South Tyneside. We’ve been at the heart of our bustling community since it was built in the 1860s. The Customs House has undergone a huge transformation from its days as a major port and it now exists as a vibrant centre for the Arts.

If you are considering The Customs House for your wedding reception, we would love to show you around our wonderful Venue. Please contact our Events team to book a venue show around.Celebrate Banner


The Customs House Wedding Fair

Come along to our Wedding Fair on Saturday 11th March 2017 12pm – 5pm, Free Entry.

Exhibiting only the finest stall holders from across the region and offering a chance to see areas of The Customs House formally set up, it is the perfect opportunity to see what The Customs House could bring to your wedding reception. Or, for those booked already it offers a chance to refresh your memory whilst being inspired from our many stall holders.

The first 50 guests will receive a goody bag, a welcome glass of prosecco and delectable canapes made by our on site catering team – so make sure you get in line early!

Please email Jessica if you have any questions or would like to book a wedding consultation: 

The Customs House Wedding Package

Our wedding package is currently under review. Here at the Customs House we strive to provide you with the most competitive prices and the highest quality. If you wish to be added to our waiting list to receive our brand new wedding package please email

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