Party Venues In The North East Of England For Your Next City Break

Party venues can be difficult to find. Whether it’s for a group of friends or for your office trip away, you’ve been given the duty of finding the best venue to keep everyone happy. It’s a big ask, but if you get it right, you’ll definitely be the top best friend/co-worker/sibling for a good few weeks.

Quayside Exchange in Sunderland

If you want to be where the party is at, Quayside Exchange in Sunderland is your only option. They cater to all kinds of events, including private parties and proms.

What makes this venue even more remarkable is the fact that it’s in a Grade II building. The Grand Room is their larger space, with huge Georgian windows offering amazing views of the River Wear. With two private bars in the suite, this one would be great for office parties or larger celebrations.

However, The Vaulted Suite is perfect for any low-key gatherings. Plus, you can head out to the heated terrace for some peace and riverside views.

For a space where you can party hard, check out The Tempest Bar. It was refurbished in 2017, so it has a fantastic, modern feel and so many contemporary features. From hog roasts to DJ hire, you’re sure to get your party off on the right foot here!

Must-try: Food, glorious food! TripAdvisor is full of compliments for this venue’s food offerings, with the buffet of particular note.  

Customer reviews: Customers say that you can’t go wrong with a party at the Quayside Exchange.  Weddings, parties, and everything in between, customers have highlighted the professional standard of the stand and venue alike.

Address: The Quayside Exchange, 197 High Street East, Sunderland, SR1 2AX


Revolution — Newcastle

Revolution can cater to all of your needs and is centrally located in the heart of Newcastle. They offer an array of party packages, from birthdays, hen parties, stag dos, office parties, to just good old-fashioned parties with friends.

They even offer bar tab options and team building events, so you now know where you next office party has to be!

Must-try: From a classic Long Island Iced Tea to beautiful creations such as the Butterfly Effect, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Revolutions catalogue of cocktails. For the designated drivers, Revolution has you covered with a range of 0% alcohol cocktails that are just as delicious as their boozy counterparts: try out the Smooth Talker, or the aptly named Designated Driver.

Customer reviews: This place is rated 4/5 on Trip Advisor, so it must be good. In fact, scroll through the review and you’ll be hard pressed to find a review that doesn’t mention a staff member by name to praise. Always a good sign!

Address: Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1JF

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York’s Chocolate Story — York

Looking for that unique party experience? For a quirky venue that still boasts quality service and fantastic party resources, take a look at York’s Chocolate Story. The three-story venue allows guests to hire out the Factory Zone, and this comes with a private drinks service as standard.

Whoever is in your friend group, there’s a range of activities for everyone. This party can be educational too, as the tour lets guests dip into the history of York’s premium chocolatiers as well as picking up some techniques from the chocolatiers themselves.

Did you know you could design your own chocolate at this place too? Pick the filling, the colours, the design, and then…scoff the lot, of course!

Must-try: There’s no question about it, you must try the chocolate.

Customer reviews: York’s Chocolate Story has a high rating of 4.5/5, so it might be worth checking out if you want a unique experience on your next night out.

Address: King’s Square, York YO1 7LD


Where will you be heading? If you’re out with the girls, grab your favourite party dress or pick one of QUIZ MAN’s blazers for men if you’re partying with the lads.

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