Gateshead lies within the county of Tyne and Wear and is situated opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. Famous for its iconic architecture such as the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and The Angel of the North, Antony Gormley's masterpiece,this is a town which has had much investment over the past few decades. Wedding reception venues in the Gateshead area are plentiful. There are ancient castles and historic buildings where you can hold your Gateshead wedding party and many country hotels which are perfect for a more rural wedding vibe. Travelling to this part of the UK is easy with its excellent motorway links and Newcastle Airport for more far flung friends and relatives.