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National Glass Centre, Sunderland


A unique setting with stunning riverside views, National Glass Centre offers seamless organisation and exceptional hospitality to ensure that each and every wedding day is absolutely perfect.

Our modern, bright and airy spaces offer floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views over the River Wear, providing you and your guests with a spectacular setting for your celebration.

With an exclusive location on the banks of the River Wear, and only a short distance from Roker Park, Roker Pier and Blue Flag Award Winning beaches, National Glass Centre is home to a number of striking photo opportunities, including our unique glass backdrops and contemporary art galleries.

Enjoy your day knowing that our dedicated team is on hand to take care of every need and our service and commitment will ensure that you and your guests have the day of your dreams.

Our wedding packages have been created to make your planning as seamless as can be. If you have any specific requirements, our team is more than happy to create a bespoke package just for you.

The Riverside Room

The Riverside Room is a bright and modern space, fitted with contemporary lighting, wooden floors, and views overlooking the stunning riverfront. Large enough to accommodate up to 120 guests for your civil ceremony or wedding breakfast, this room is the perfect blank canvas for you to adorn.

The Pod

Ideal for a more intimate affair, The Pod is a unique event space suspended from the ceiling of the National Glass Centre. This room offers floor to ceiling windows overlooking the riverfront and can accommodate up to 30 guests for your civil ceremony or wedding breakfast.

The Glass Yard

Available under exclusive hire or for your evening reception, The Glass Yard is a spectacular glass enclosed room which looks out onto the riverfront. Equipped with a built-in bar, this spacious room is perfect for dancing the night away with up to 150 of your closest family and friends.

Exclusive Use

If you’d rather host your daytime reception in The Glass Yard, please speak with your wedding coordinator for more details about exclusive use.

Client Testimonial

We had the most incredible day. The rooms looked beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff were impeccable. Thank you so so much to everyone who was involved.

Lauren Bride

Name of RoomTheatreCabaretBoardroomU shapeClassroomReceptionLunch/DinnerDinner DanceExhibition (sqm)
Pod45202220 65.2
Riverside Room200805550 409.7
Riverside Room A120503230125.4
Riverside Room B6040242080.4
National Glass Centre Brasserien/an/an/an/a268.02

Venue Offers

Wedding Package view offer
National Glass Centre, Sunderland, Northern EnglandSunderland
A unique setting, seamless organisation and exceptional hospitality are all of the ingredients required for the perfect wedding venue.
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Offer end date: 30th April 2023

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Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

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Please complete the form below with as much detail as possible and a member of the on-site team will contact you to discuss your requirements in further detail. Alternatively, to talk to an advisor please call us on: 0845 074 0604*

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