Southampton City Art Gallery

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£400 - £1,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 50
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Southampton City Art Gallery provides a unique wedding venue. The 1930s architecture and impressive collection of artwork provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day, offering an unusual setting
Southampton City Art Gallery Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Our Art Gallery can hold up to 120 seated for your ceremony and up to 475 for a standing drinks reception. We have a selection of canapé and drinks packages from which you can choose.

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Our least expensive package includes tea and coffee for your guests, and we offer several other packages including alcoholic beverages and canapés.

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Number of Guests Included
Our basic hire fee is for venue only. We can also add canapés and drinks for your guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Southampton City Art Gallery Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence


Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Southampton City Art Gallery Full Description
Arriving at Southampton City Art Gallery, you’ll soon see why this is such a sought-after space in which to tie the knot. Imagine saying your vows against the backdrop of the stunning gallery window which floods the space with light. Add to this the beautiful paintings, sculptures and impressive features of the gallery and you have a truly unique venue. The ample space for guests and ambient atmosphere makes this the most stunning venue for civil ceremonies in the city and a truly unforgettable location for you and your partner to be married. Seating can be provided in the main hall for a maximum occupancy of 120 guests, with a maximum of 80 accommodated by our beautiful window. For a smaller wedding, The Barring Room provides a more intimate space and can seat up to 25 guests. All spaces are fully accessible, and our catering team can provide a delicious canapé and drinks reception for your guests.


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Southampton City Art Gallery Location & Contact Details


Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7LP, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 J7 & J8

Nearest Train Station

Southampton Central

Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Exchanging small gifts after saying their individually written vows.

Describe Southampton City Art Gallery in 5 adjectives

Historic, unique, bright, eye-catching, colourful.

Where’s the best photo spot at Southampton City Art Gallery?

In front of our beautiful window.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Chocolate caramel salted bites.

What is Southampton City Art Gallery most unique feature?

Our art collection.