The iconic Assembly Rooms located in the beating heart of Newcastle city centre, has seen the completion of a substantial refurbishment and renovation.
The recent injection of investment to enhance the Assembly Rooms interior has seen extensive floor refits throughout the venue, including new carpet fitted to the four main meeting and events suites including the renowned Chandelier suite. The addition of elegant new furniture has also dramatically upgraded the venue. Antony Michaelides, managing director of both The Assembly Rooms and Bonbar, which sits within the iconic venue, said: “Since my father and uncle acquired the venue back in 1974 and I took the reins over two decades ago it has always been our ethos to pay meticulous attention to detail in the maintenance of the building.
The recent refurbishment of the Assembly Rooms is an ongoing process, we will continue to invest to maintain the exquisite fabric of one of England’s most beautiful buildings.” The dramatic renovation work follows refurbishment that took place last year which included new carpet to the ground floor reception, grand staircase and first floor reception and the installation of LED lighting to the premier ballroom suite, adding to its opulent setting by creating various colour washes on the walls. Best known for the grandeur of The Chandelier suite, the Grade II listed Assembly Rooms have been lovingly transformed. The interior has been brought up to date whilst still in keeping with the much loved Georgian architecture with towering ornate ceilings, decorative plasterwork and breath taking rare Rococo crystal chandeliers Antony Michaeldies added, “With the opening of many new conference and events venues, it is important for us to stay abreast of the competition, continuing to invest in the Assembly Rooms ensures we are offering the very best to our clients and customers. We really do offer something special here, with unrivalled customer care and a personal service we ensure you receive the very best experience”.
With 6 meeting and events suites, the Assembly Rooms can accommodate from 2 guests up to 420 delegates. Offering tailor-made exclusive events and wedding packages, the venue offers superb flexibility. The continued investment of the historic building follows a £1m renovation of the ‘lower ballroom’ on the ground floor into the renowned Bonbar back in 2014 and more recently the £20k refurbishment of the outdoor terrace area. Bonbar located on the ground floor of the Assembly Rooms is one of Newcastle’s premier drinking and dining venues offering an extensive cocktail list from old classics to new innovative concoctions. Bonbar prides itself on an excellent menu, offering sharing boards , afternoon tea and the now famous Bonbar Sunday lunch. The Assembly Rooms and Bonbar can cater for all your needs. From meeting and events space, to corporate hospitality, private cocktail classes and drinks receptions, The Assembly Rooms and Bonbar will help you plan what ever the occasion. Looking to plan your Christmas party or festive get together with friends? From stylish Supperclub evenings, mixed disco parties and exclusive private hire to themed nights, festive afternoon tea and more.
With the opening of many new conference and events venues, it is important for us to stay abreast of the competition, continuing to invest in the Assembly Rooms ensures we are offering the very best to our clients and customers.Anthony Michaelides