As You Like It, Jesmond Three Sixty, Jesmond,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear | T: 0191 281 2277

As You Like It

As You Like It is set over 3 sprawling floors, featuring 4 stunning bars, an elegant garden terrace, Jesmond's most beautiful restaurant, the City's best bar menu, "The Supper Club" (open 'til 2am every Friday and Saturday) and "Frangipani", our extraordinary chintz free function room.

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Wedding Testimonials


Mr and Mrs Docherty 15.04.2017

“Hi Nicole,

Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you and the team for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect.

Firstly, the organisation was excellent. The whole day went so smoothly. There wasn’t one single issue throughout, everything was just perfect. The staff were consistently helpful, friendly and attentive, not only to Craig and I but all of our guests

The day was everything we hoped for and more. We managed to speak to every guest during the day and after, and every single one of them complimented the venue and the team- but mainly the exceptional food and drinks. When we had the tasting we both couldn’t believe that that same quality of food could be served to 56 people but it definitely was! We are so glad we added the extra sorbet course, everyone commented on how fabulous it was.

Special thanks to you, Nicole, for your hard work during the build up to our big day. Nothing was a bother to you, even though I’m aware of the amount of weddings you have to plan, you made us feel like ours was the only one. Thank you.

Another special thanks, if you could pass this on, to Maddy, our wedding manager for the day. She was absolutely fantastic from us dropping everything off to picking it all up the next day. She had the full day down to a tee! I felt so calm and comfortable all day as nothing was ever a problem or a rush, thanks to Maddy.

Also, the team who set the room for the ceremony and the wedding breakfast. It was all above and beyond what I could have hoped for!

I know this was my wedding, but this is the best wedding venue I’ve ever been too! And all of the guests have said this too! It was a truly amazing day!

Thank you so much.

Annie and Craig Docherty”

 Leilany & Joanna 11.04.2017

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of myself and Joanna!  It was such an amazing day and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

A huge thank you to Maddy as well who handled the day amazingly well.  We both really appreciate it ”

 Mr & Mrs Vose 01.04.2017

“We had a fantastic day – everything was excellent!!

Everyone loved it and there were lots of comments about how nice the venue was.

The service on the day was exceptional.  Maddy was fantastic, worked ever so hard all day and went over and beyond to ensure that all our needs were catered for.  Please can you pass on our sincere thanks to her.  Alex also worked very hard and was an absolute pleasure.  The rest of the waiters and bar staff were also very friendly and generally very good

The food was excellent and received lots of compliments from our guests.  Nicole was very good, thorough and communicated everything to us very well.  Everything on the day was as we discussed with her so again, thanks to her for that”

 Mr & Mrs Oliver 31.03.2017

“Myself & Zsofia would just like to thank you all at AYLI for the hard work you have all done in making our wedding day a special day. Everything has been perfect and our day was one we shall not forget.

If you could pass our thanks on to Maddie & Alex and all of the staff who assisted in our big day that would be much appreciated.

Once again a big thank you to you all.


Paul & Zsofia x”

 Mr & Mrs Houston 25.03.2017

“My wedding day was exactly what I had hoped for and more!  My guests had a fabulous day.  Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was.

The staff couldn’t do enough for myself and my guests.  The food exceeded expectations.  It was one of the highlights of the day.  My guests are still talking about the exceptionally high standard.  The night time good was superb too.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend As You Like It as a wedding venue.  Thank you for a lovely day – Stephanie & Jeff”

 Mr & Mrs Williamson 04.03.2017

“Our wedding day was everything we had hoped for and more.  Our guests loved the venue, they described it as fun, quirky, beautiful and a hidden little treasure. (Especially our family from London who had never been or heard of AYLI before).  They were all very impressed!

All the staff were smiley and attentive.  They even made a fuss of us when we dined with you the day before.  We brought our bridesmaids who hadn’t seen the venue before for lunch on Friday and all the staff made us feel special and gave us time to show our bridesmaids around.

The food was first class and of a high standard.  One reason why we like to visit AYLI.  Maddie was lovely and couldn’t do enough for us.”

 Mr & Mrs Cooper 24.02.2017

“Nicole, I would just like to thank you and all the staff for making our day amazing, I honestly couldn’t thank you all enough for making our day like our own little fairy-tale. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the venue looked and all the little finishing touches that you and your team covered, it was honestly magical! Thank you again for all your hard work.

Best wishes – Natasha x ”

 Mr & Mrs Matuszewski 11.02.2017

“Yesterday I got married to the love of my life in the most perfect, intimate and romantic venue! I cannot put into words how brilliant and amazing your staff were to make our day the best it could ever be. Your staff made sure everything was perfect and made us feel so welcome and comfortable. If anyone wants to get married in a place that will hold a special place in your heart, then as you like it is just for you!”

 Mr & Mrs Leitch 07.01.2017

“First of all thank you. We had the most amazing day, it went like clockwork from beginning to end. The coordinator on the day was outstanding, please give her a huge personal thank you from both myself and David, she was amazing keeping everything together. She deserves a medal. The rest of the staff couldn’t do enough either and the amount of comments I have had yesterday and today saying just that is proof they are a fab team. Everyone is raving about the venue as a lot of guests were from Scotland and they all said it was so stunning. The food was fabulous and again we can only praise the staff. Thank you for making it such a breath-taking day to remember.
Nicole went through everything in detail at our meeting prior to the day and reassured me as I was quite nervous about it working, she was right, thanks her too, she got it so right.
I would recommend the venue at every opportunity. Truly wonderful. I have had messages saying it was the best wedding they have been to by several people today. Thank you everyone
Kind regards, Sharron & David”

 Mr and Mrs Crosby 28.12.2016

“Nicole, we can’t thank you enough for everything you did on the run up to the wedding, and on the day. You have given us something so special, the perfect wedding, exactly as we’d thought of it – relaxed, so much fun and everyone including us had a totally amazing day which we’ll remember forever.

Everyone has told us what a fabulous time they had, we really can’t thank you enough.

I have been and will be recommending AYLI to everyone I know! Everyone had an amazing day, and they all loved the venue. Even during the reception drinks following the ceremony people commented on how great they thought it was and that was before they’d had the full experience!!

The staff were fantastic – everyone we saw was smiley and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I’d especially like to thank our barman who was an absolute star and pleasure to meet and everyone loved him!

The food was fantastic – we knew what to expect as we’d had a tasting session, but the guests were totally thrilled. The canapes went down a storm and the meal itself was perfect. The portion sizes were huge!

Working in marketing I often run events and know the time and effort that goes into everything (and it also made me nervous that I wasn’t in control of this particular event myself!) but Nicole has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and get to know – she has given us exactly the wedding we wanted and we can’t thank her enough for all her hard work. I was totally relaxed and confident about the wedding running up to the day, and that was purely because I knew Nicole was there.

I’m going to get a table booked for our anniversary – there’s nowhere I’d rather be!!”

 Mrs & Mrs Walton 12.11.2016

“Everything went to plan, just couldn’t fault anything at all!”

 Mr & Mrs Smith 13.11.2016

“An amazing day! Guests all enjoyed themselves and loved the venue” 

 Mr & Mrs Fodor 21.10.2016

“It was an incredible day, we enjoyed ourselves from start to finish. We’ve had lots of positive comments from guests, and they all thought the venue was brilliant – quirky and unusual, but also cosy and welcoming, and very ‘us’.

The staff, in particular our wedding manager on the day, were very friendly and helpful. The team went above and beyond to realise what we had planned for our day. The room looked beautiful!”

 Mr & Mrs Ridley 20.10.2016

“Nicole – Our wedding day on Thursday was THE BEST day ever! We can’t thank you and the team enough for how well it all went.

Nothing was a problem or an issue. Maddie was a little star and looked after us so very well as did all the staff. The food was beautiful and loads of it too! They even made a few sandwiches for my very elderly Aunt and Uncle who are very old fashioned and aren’t keen on trying new food so didn’t want any buffet. They were very thrilled when a tray of sandwiches were brought out for them instead. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the team.

Lots of love, The Ridleys”

 Mr & Mrs Devitt 02.10.2016

“Nicole, just wanted to say a huge thank you for making mine and Amy’s day so special.

We had a fantastic time and so did all of our guests everyone enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, so thanks for sticking by our ‘not so traditional’ wedding day.

Thanks again”

 Mr & Mrs Spoors 01.10.2016

“We had a wonderful day at As You Like It for the wedding, thank you so much.

Our guests loved the venue and we got huge compliments on the food! All of the staff members were friendly and helpful, neither us, nor any of our guests had bad service. We felt well organised and looked after throughout the day. Madeleine was brilliant, super efficient and with a great sense of humour. She looked after us so well on the day and was genuinely friendly and happy for us. She’s a credit to you.

Nicole was very helpful and organised. She showed us lots of options and helped me tailor the layout of Frangipani to exactly how I had pictured it when I walked down the aisle. I felt that the day was catered to us and she helped us make it personal despite the fact that there are many weddings there every week.”

 Mr & Mrs Brown 29.09.2016

“On behalf of me and my wife, we would both like to thank As You Like it and their amazing staff for making our wedding day so faultless! We couldn’t have asked for a better day, the room was superbly set up, the food was amazing and the hospitality was by far THE best I’ve had anywhere! A massive shout out to Dale and Maddy who were running the day and blended in so well – they were like another guest. Thanks Adam & Amy x ”

 Mr & Mrs Warden 28.08.2016

“Hi Nicole, I wanted to write to give you our sincere thanks for all of your help, support and amazing organisational skills in the run up to our wedding. We had a fantastic day and the venue was perfect!

I also wanted to make a special mention for your team on the day, Maddie was absolutely fantastic and helped us so much, keeping us on schedule and ensuring everything was perfect for us and our guests. The rest of the bar and support staff were also amazing and if you could please pass on our thanks to them all, I would be most grateful.

Thank you again for making our day fabulous!”

 Mr and Mrs Renno 26.08.2016

“Our wedding day was fantastic from start to finish. We cannot thank Emma enough for everything she did on the day, both her and all the other staff were amazing.

The venue decoration was perfect and exactly what we requested. Special mention to the girls behind the bar too (sorry I don’t know their names) they were excellent with our 5 year old son and also made sure they came to say goodbye when finishing their shift which was lovely.

Emma made us all feel at ease as soon as we met her and I am so grateful she was part of our day. I really can’t praise her enough.

Our guests loved the venue and all had a fantastic day. We have received so many compliments about our day and really feel that As You Like it was the perfect venue for us. The selection of drinks and cocktails was fantastic and went down well with all of our guests.

Food on the day was amazing, again we didn’t have a single complaint from anyone all of our guests enjoyed the food and felt well catered for and all staff members were friendly and attentive.

All details, communications and meetings leading up to our date were also great.

Overall we had the perfect day and we are thankful that we chose As You Like It. Please pass on our thanks again to Emma and other staff members working that day. They helped to make an already amazing day even better.”

 Mr & Mrs Donnalley 14.08.2016

“We had an amazing day! Our wedding planner Nicole was great and we couldn’t thank our wedding coordinator (Emma who we had on the day) enough! She was fantastic and made sure everything ran smoothly! The food was great and we all had a cocktail which was lovely.
The venue was fantastic and all our guests commented how great it was – everyone had a fab day!
I’d definitely recommend venue to anyone wanting to get married!”

 Mr & Mrs Morris 12.08.2016

“We absolutely made the right choice with As You Like It for our wedding venue. The room looked fantastic and the food tasted fantastic too!

Emma and her team on the day were great with us and we couldn’t have asked for anything more from them.

What an amazing day we had! It was everything that we wanted for our wedding! Thanks once again Nicole!”

 Mr & Mrs Watts 11.08.2016

“We had a fabulous time on the wedding day and are so very pleased we picked As You Like It for our venue. The day itself ran really smoothly and everyone commented on what a lovely day and chilled atmosphere there was throughout. The service on the day was great and Emma was lovely and attentive. The final details meeting etc. with Nicole was an absolute pleasure. She really put us (me) at ease when I felt completely disorganised and made me felt a lot more together about everything.

We absolutely loved our day and couldn’t be more grateful for everything that was done to ensure our wedding was perfect.

We’d like to thank everyone who worked to make our day fabulous, and would like to particularly mention the waiting staff who were super friendly and helpful throughout.”

 Mr & Mrs Beattie 31.07.2016

“Just wanted to let you know that Deborah and I had the most fantastic and beautiful day ever. All the staff very brilliant and the venue looked superb! Everyone who attended commented on the set up.

Best regards, Martin & Deborah x ”

 Mr & Mrs Kay 30.07.2016

“Can I just say we had the best day ever, we couldn’t have wished for it to have gone any better! It looked amazing, the staff were friendly and helpful and Madeline was absolutely amazing and made the day. Nothing was too much trouble for her!

Thanks again, Steph & Jonathan”

 Mr & Mrs Odd 23.07.2016

“We would like to take the opportunity to say the biggest thank you to everyone at AYLI for making our special day perfect! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Please pass on a special thank you to Emma who was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, she really does deserve a medal for how well she coped with our crazy families and guests!

 Mr and Mrs Clark 18.06.2016

“From start to finish the whole day was just perfection. A huge gigantic thanks to you, Emma and all of the team who have helped prepare and run what was the best day of our lives. So so so happy with everything, not a thing out of place, not a thing went wrong, just smiles, fun and happiness all day long.

We really can’t thank you all enough.”

 Mr & Mrs Vickers 27.05.2016

“Nicole, can I start with saying a massive thank you to you and all of the team there at As You Like It, what a wonderful day we had!  Everyone was so helpful from start to finish.  It was the perfect day we hoped for!

Thanks again, Joanne & Stephen”

 Mr & Mrs Smith 16.05.2016

“The day was perfect!  All of the guests had a great time. Everyone was lovely, the staff were all great! There were many comments on the day as to how lovely all of the staff were.

The food was perfect! All of the people we had interaction with prior to the wedding were absolutely great. Everyone was so helpful!! We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Overall, we had the best day ever and would love to re-live it, it was perfect!

Thank you so much for everything!

Many thanks, Lisa & Stephen”

 Mr & Mrs McDonnell 14.05.2016

“Wonderful. Emma was fantastic on the day, Nicole has been great throughout the planning stage. The food was lovely on the day and the staff were great. The wedding guests all commented on how seamless the day was.”

 Mr & Mrs Kennedy 30.04.2016

“Hello Nicole! Just wanted to say thank you so so so much for creating the perfect day with us!! We could not have been happier with your care and the venue and everything just went completely perfectly! We got so many compliments on the venue – even the older guests stayed until well past their bedtimes!! Thank you again – absolutely perfect day!

Kind regards, Kate & Steven”

 Rachel & Greg Wood 10.04.2016

With regards to our day as a whole; not a single thing could have been more perfect!

Everyone enjoyed themselves, and complimented how everything ran smoothly with no “lulls” or “boring bits” as there often is at weddings.

Not a single member of staff could be faulted for anything at all; everyone was happy, friendly and always willing to help if it was needed. We certainly had no complaints and I’ve not heard a single bad thing said by any of the guests. Everyone was perfectly professional.

The food was outstanding. Even though the kitchen staff had a large number of people to cater for, the high standards were still there! Everything we ate was on par with what we experienced at our menu tasting, which is fantastic and mustn’t be easy to do! Most of the guests, us included, took great advantage of cocktail menu – how could we not?! Each wine that was provided as part of our wedding breakfast was also lovely and well received by everyone.

Our wedding coordinator, Nicole, was fabulous! Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was always there to help me and answer my (stupid) questions. Nicole made nothing seem like too much trouble – even when things were having to be changed regularly or exceptions were having to be made. She made everything about planning the wedding a lot less stressful and much easier than I anticipated! I couldn’t be more thankful to her!

Everything went exactly as we had discussed and arranged, not a single thing was wrong and everything was per our final meeting. Emma made sure that everything ran smoothly on the day and that everything was perfect – even though my instructions re: decorations weren’t too easy to follow, she made it look easy. We all had such a great day, it was fun and we wouldn’t change a thing. All the AYLI team are mostly responsible for that, and I cannot praise them enough!

Many thanks, Rachel Wood

 Terri & Patrick Brosnan 31.03.2016

“The day itself was brilliant, Emma was great on the day as were all the staff they were all lovely. We really liked that Emma came as said Goodbye to us towards the end of the night and she communicated with us brilliantly on the day.”

 Gemma & Chris Houghton 25.03.2016

“Thank you Nicole, very much for your support during the planning. I’ve really appreciated your prompt replies and all the attention to detail towards our wedding.”

 Shelley & Andrew McPhee 18.03.2016

“Fantastic day, Nicole helped a huge amount prior to the day and Emma was great on the day. All of the staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble.”

 Rebecca & Ben Oliver 28.02.2016

“Nicole, Ben and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Emma (you were right, she was fab!!) and all your wonderful staff for everything you did to make our day perfect.

Everyone commented on how amazing everything was and you all made the day all we wanted and more. We really could just relax and enjoy our day as you did it all.

Many thanks once again – Rebecca and Ben X”

 Lucy & Anthony Elliott 19.02.2016

Mother of the Bride rated As You Like It *5 Star!

“Our wedding day was fantastic – the staff were very friendly and catered to what we had asked for. It was a memorable day for both of us. The food was fantastic, and the guests were in agreement about this. Both Nicole and Emma were fantastic in helping to prepare and run the day. Emma was always available during the day when we needed her.”

 Julia & Jack McArdle 16.02.2016

“Brilliant day!”

 Leanne & Jon Rowell 06.02.2016

“Thank you so much for all of your help Nicole!!! You’ve been a star, totally taken the stress out of planning!!  Leanne :-) “

 Lucy & Kevin Glister 31.01.2016

“Just wanted to say a huge huge thank you to Nicole, Emma, the Chefs, Kitchen Porters, Service Staff and anyone else at AYLI involved with our wedding.

Everything was perfect and the team were amazing. The food was beautiful, the service went smoothly and everyone was attentive and helpful. We couldn’t have asked for more!

As You Like It will definitely come recommended from us to anyone we know that’s planning to get married (we know it turned a few heads with some of our guests).”

 Emma & Dan Brown 29.01.2016

Reviewed As You Like It *5 Star!

“HUGE thank you to all the staff involved in making our wedding day so special yesterday! We couldn’t have asked for anything more, they went the extra mile to ensure everything ran smoothly and everyone’s needs were catered for. Can’t believe it’s all over now, want to do it again!!”

 Louise & David Baron 23.01.2016

“The day was brilliant… better than I ever expected”

 Rachel & Gary Jones 17.01.2016

“Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! It was everything we had planned for and wanted, we really wanted a cosy relaxed day which it was.  The venue looked amazing and the staff paid so much attention to detail setting out the room, the tables looked amazing and the kid’s area was great.  I was really pleased that the kids were able to have their own area and wander about because trying to get children to behave at a wedding is actually impossible!! The staff were great and the coordinator was so friendly and helpful.  The food and drink was great everyone loved it.  We would definitely recommend the venue to others it was a fantastic day.

Thank you – Rachel Jones x”

 Tracey & Nicola Seymour 27.12.2015

“We just wanted to thank everyone involved in the wedding especially Anna and Richelle. The decor was fantastic and they did a wonderful job of using our arrangements to make the place look even more amazing. Everyone thought the food was outstanding too. We have recommended the place to several friends.

Thanks again and we look forward to visiting again – Nicola and Tracey.”

 Rebecca & Michael Brooks 18.04.2015

Reviewed As You Like It 5* Star!

“It’s taken a while to write this review, but what a day we had! Everything went perfectly from the way our families were treated to the hot tea after dinner! We felt very well looked after. The service was just magical – we were looked after from the day we booked to the morning of the wedding. Our families still talk about this day nearly 1 year after it happened. Amazing food and drinks! Definitely the best place to get married in Newcastle. The first and only place we looked at. Thanks again guys!”

 Mr & Mrs Mitchell, 25.04.2015

‘We are back from our honeymoon now and we had the best time both on our honeymoon and on our wedding day at AYLI. I just wanted to email you to say thank you so much for helping everything to go so smoothly on the day and to take all the stress out of our plans. The whole day went just as we wanted it to and everyone at the party had a really good time. Jess along with all the other staff were also extremely helpful on the day and also made sure that everything went smoothly. I will definitely recommend AYLI to other people as a venue for a party and look forward to returning there as a guest in the future!’

 Mr & Mrs Bennett, 03.04.2015

‘Thank you Katherine & Anna for all of your hard work, giving me and my husband the best day ever. The whole day went without a hitch, it was perfect. It was such a happy and relaxed atmosphere. A day we will never forget and we’ll always hold As You Like It close to our hearts. We would 100% recommend it as a wedding venue and the wedding planning service!’

 Mr & Mrs Philips, 02.04.2015

‘It was the most amazing day, more than we could have wished for. I’d like to say a big thank you to Kat, Anna and the rest of the wedding staff who ensured our day ran smoothly. The food was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. All of our guests were full of compliments about the venue, food and staff. I cannot recommend AYLI highly enough and if anyone is thinking of getting married here I would tell you to go for it! Thank you AYLI, we will be back soon for cocktails and food!’

 Mr & Mrs Cunningham, 01.03.2015

‘We just got married at As You Like It and all we can say is the biggest thank you to all the staff for making it the most amazing day ever! We were blown away by the whole day! The staff are amazing, professional and friendly, they couldn’t do enough for us on the day! The wedding team were lovely, kept me calm on the day and were helpful and professional. So many of our guests have commended on how fab the venue was and how amazing it looked. We would highly recommend As You Like It! No doubt about it, our wedding was the most amazing day! Thank you to all!’

 Mr & Mrs Hudson, 08.11.2014

‘We would just like to say that we had the most amazing day on Saturday! You made it so easy to plan our day and Saturday could not have gone better thanks to the amazing team at As You Like It’

 Mr & Mrs Morrison, 01.11.2014

‘I just wanted to say thank you to you, and Anna, and all your amazing staff for helping us have such a wonderful day last weekend. It was everything, and more, than we ever dreamed of! Your staff were so brilliant on the day, even replacing my sons ice cream when he decided he “hates red sauce!”. Such a fusspot. It hasn’t been easy planning a wedding from so far away, and I’m sure it was probably just as difficult for you! But you have been brilliant, and I’m so happy we decided to get married at AYLI. So thank you again, it’s been a truly magical experience.’

 Mr & Mrs Nicol, 05/10/2014

‘We just want to thank you and your amazing team for our dream wedding!! Everything was just perfect and Jess was fantastic on the day!!you really went out of your way from the very start to make sure we had the perfect day! Everyone laughed from start to finish it really was the best day ever!!!!’

 Mr & Mrs Sanderson, 27.09.2014

‘Just a very quick email to say a massive thank you for all your hard work in making our wedding day so wonderful. The day went perfectly! The room looked amazing, the food was lovely and the staff were fantastic and couldn’t have been more helpful. Many many thanks!!’

 Mother of the Bride, 02.08.2014

‘I’d like to send a big thank you to Katherine, Anna and everyone who was involved in making my daughter and new son-in-law’s wedding such a fantastic success. The guests all agreed the meal was gorgeous and commended on the generous portions! The staff were excellent and did a great job, we really couldn’t have asked for a better day. Thank you so much!’