Weddings at Arbeia Roman Fort

Wedding ceremonies at Arbeia Roman Fort

Be a part of history and have your unique civil celebrant led ceremony at Arbeia, South Shields' Roman Fort.

Step back in time with up to 30 guests and experience your wedding ceremony at the Commanding Officer’s House (pictured). This 4th century house has been partially reconstructed and includes some of the original foundations and floor.

Or join us for an intimate ceremony at the on top of the iconic West Gate. Say “I do” while taking in the magnificent views of the excavated fort below.

After your ceremony you will have the opportunity to roam the fort with your guests and take some very memorable wedding photographs.

Why not make the day unforgettable by booking a Roman re-enactment group, or by asking your guests to dress as the Romans did.

Contact us for more information:

By email: Trevor Wilson -

Liz Elliot -

Telephone: (0191) 278 4217

Download our ceremony guide


Standing ceremony

Seated ceremony

Top of West gate


Not available

Commanding officers house



At Arbeia, ceremonies are performed by civil celebrants, this give you the flexibility to create a ceremony and ‘order of service’ that is just as unique as you are. Please download our guide to civil celebrant weddings for more information.

Arbeia is an archaeological site, so we want to make sure that you have all of the information you need before you book your special day with us. Please download our hazard identification document for more information.