The National Gallery

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£13000 - £15000 for Venue Hire
Up to 298
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Located at the very heart of Central London, the National Gallery is one of the best loved art galleries in the world. This unique and iconic wedding venue is full of history, elegance and romance.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£13,000
Maximum Price
£15,000
Venue Hire Rates include venue security and cleaning. All costs for catering, furniture, flowers and entertainment are at a further cost and provided by our list of handpicked suppliers.
What is included in this pricing:
Choice of preferred caterers
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
298
Reception Capacity
450
Usual Access Time
6:00PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00PM
Yes

Venue

City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Bridal Changing Facilities

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The National Gallery includes twenty-two stunning spaces for wedding receptions, blessings and dancing until 2am. Offering a number of areas to choice from, including elegant and ornate picture galleries, sleek and contemporary blank canvases and a choice of outdoor spaces, the National Gallery offers an unparalleled amount of choice and flexibility when it comes to planning your celebrations. With a list of handpicked suppliers to help plan your day, all elements of weddings at the National Gallery can be tailored to you suit you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Charlotte Crisp
Hello to all you wonderful couples and congratulations on your engagement! We would love to assist you in creating your dream day, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for any questions you may have.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1838
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(7)
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The Admirable Crichton
Wedding: February
February 2022
Luxurious venue - an art lover’s paradise
A venue team that truly understands the importance of partnership to deliver a fantastic experience for their clients. We are always so impressed by how helpful and accommodating the National Gallery team are. They really go out of their way to ensure their clients have the most special day and work in close harmony with us as suppliers to ensure this happens. They have a wide array of galleries perfect for intimate celebrations or larger wedding parties, plus a great space for dancing as well as the ultimate view for drinks across Trafalgar Square. The National Gallery is definitely one of our top recommendations for couples looking for an unique wedding venue and luxury, personal experience.
C
Claire
Wedding: November
January 2022
We'll all be recommending the National Gallery
I wanted to take the opportunity to say a HUGE thank you on behalf of the team for your impeccable hosting yesterday. The room was beyond our wildest dreams, perfect for us to spread out, network, and host external guests. The tech was A* and the signage meant low-stress for guests arriving/leaving. Lawrence (Art Historian) - your talk was SO inspiring and so relevant... it really set the tone... again, thank you! We'll all be recommending the NG to stakeholders...
K
Kartini and Mark
Happy couple Married on October
December 2021
Magical Evening... Stunning Venue!
Kartini and Mark were so happy with how everything went. They had such a magical evening and we had very good feedback from all of the guests - everyone was in awe of the history surrounding them. It was such a privilege to work in such a stunning venue!
H
Hugo Wright
Wedding: October
February 2022
Stunning Wedding Spaces filled with World Famous Artworks
This iconic building overlooking Trafalgar Square offers a range of stunning event spaces, filled with exquisite masterpieces. The events team is friendly and professional and ensures every event runs to perfection. The National Gallery is highly recommended and is surely one of the most spectacular locations in which to hold your wedding.
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Nicola
Wedding: October
January 2022
Magical Evening!
They were so happy with how everything went. They had such a magical evening and we had very good feedback from all of the guests - everyone was in awe of the history surrounding them. It was such a privilege to work in such a stunning venue!
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Emma L
Wedding: February
January 2022
Our guests were suitably impressed.
A very belated big thank you for helping create such a fantastic evening for our guests. The National Gallery is an incredibly special venue and our guests were suitably impressed.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Trafalgar Square , London, Greater London, WC2N 5DN, England

Travel Notes

Nearest tube station is Charring Cross.

Nearest Town

London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25

Nearest Train Station

Charing Cross

Nearest Airport

London City Airport

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Press & Awards
(1)

Industry Awards (1)

The London Venue Awards - Best Historic Venue & Best Unique Venue
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Dress to Impress, a New York wedding in London. 218 guests arriving via the iconic Portico Terrace, Champagne and Canapes under the Barry Room dome followed by dinner service with a live singer, comedian and art historian to keep your guests entertained in our Italian Palazzo - Room 32. Guests then finished with a Soho House inspired décor dance area in the National Cafe until 03:00am.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Entertainment is the most understated part of the day but the most important! A harpist or live band can totally transform your wedding in to a wonderful magical experience.

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

Table names created around personal memories with those sat on them, it made the feeling of families and friends coming together even more special.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historical, time-less, inspirational, magical, stunning.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Portico Terrace with views of London behind OR our stunning Barry Rooms provide a perfect frame to any photo!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Katherine Ryan

What’s your favourite canapé?

Tough one! Anything with cheese!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Who can resist a midnight chocolate treat?

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our magnificent collection of paintings

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Every single penny spent with us goes directly into the Gallery and our art.