Turner Contemporary Museum

£3,850 - £6,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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Turner Contemporary, an iconic art gallery on the edge of the harbour, overlooking the sea at Margate. Easily the most fashionable and stylish venue in Kent for ceremonies and receptions.
Turner Contemporary Museum Pricing & Costs

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Our hire fee includes VAT: venue hire of The Foyle Rooms and balcony for the reception, the Clore Learning Studio for the ceremony ( subj to availability), a full day prior to the wedding to decorate the space ( 10am – 6pm), venue staff to set out tables and chairs to your chosen layout and turnaround after the meal, all venue furniture, our genie lift with an operator to install ceiling decorations ( an extra hourly charge applies), wedding planning advice from our experienced venue hire team, an event manager on hand throughout the day, use of projector and a hand-held microphone for speeches, a private area on the outside terrace for drinks reception if required (with wet weather alternative), use of The Sunley Gallery after gallery closing hours while the main space is turned around for the evening, next day collection of all wedding decoration
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
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In-house catering
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Barletta, our catering partners, will design a menu to suit your taste and budget ( subject to minimum spend) We have a choice of set menus that include a Fizz and Canape reception after the ceremony, a 3 course meal with wine, coffee and cake service and evening snacks plus a full bar. (cash bar if required)
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Minimum numbers apply
Wine allowance per guest
Turner Contemporary Museum Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Event Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
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Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
A blank canvas to make your own. Outdoor terrace for a drinks reception. Floor to ceiling windows. Balcony leading from the reception
Exclusive Use

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Turner Contemporary Museum Full Description
Turner Contemporary is the South East’s most spectacular venue for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and receptions. Our striking art gallery, designed by award-winning architect David Chipperfield, offers a truly unique setting to celebrate your most treasured day with family and friends. Located in the historic seaside town of Margate, the gallery overlooks the North Kent coast, and the same beautiful skies that Britain’s best-loved painter JMW Turner described as "…the loveliest in all Europe". Our Foyle Rooms and Clore Learning Studio, both available for hire, offer unrivalled views out to sea - the perfect backdrop for the occasion. Combine this with the exceptional, bespoke service that we offer, truly wonderful food and drinks by Barletta and Turner Contemporary can make your special day nothing less than perfect. Your wedding today... supports our tomorrow Not only will guests have an unforgettable experience, but as a registered charity, all revenue will help us to realise our vision to make art accessible to all, and to make a greater impact on Margate's regeneration and the lives of thousands of people. To find out more and book call us on 01843 233000 or email [email protected].

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Val Coward
There is nothing more special than seeing a couple's dreams come true by helping them plan their perfect day. Your wedding matters to us as much as to you and our small but dedicated team of event professionals are committed to the highest standards of excellence to make your day stylish, unique and beautiful. Barletta join me in our commitment by providing the most delicious food and wines in our gorgeous venue. Choosing Turner Contemporary is just the first step to an unforgettable day


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Tim P
Happy couple married in December
February 2023
The Best!
A gallery and building that lifts the whole town. Even if you don't care for the art, the views from the upper balcony are stunning. And it's free - so try it out and you might find you like it.
Happy couple married in September
February 2023
Excellent cake - Elderflower syrup .. simply scrumptious, the coffee was outstanding. The chocolate brownie and apple juice very good too and the service was excellent. Even the view on a beautiful day made the visit more enjoyable. Well done carry on the good work . The only fault was it did seem rather pricey but you can’t have everything
Happy couple married in September
January 2023
Everything we wanted and so much more...
We were so lucky to have our wedding reception inside the Clore Learning Studio at Turner Contemporary. We had everything we wanted and so much more. The spectacular Turner sunset and view overlooking the sea, the art - including the unexpected 360 degree visual delights created by the reflection of Sol Lewitt's wall drawing on the windows at nightfall - all added to the perfect and unique setting This experience was taken to the next level by the brilliant menu and service from Marcio and the Leafi team and the never-ending support from Jennifer and the staff at the Turner. It was this incredible team effort that let us sit back, relax and truly enjoy every moment of the day.
Happy couple married in August
January 2023
Perfect Perfect Perfect
We seriously are finding it hard to express how special, enjoyable and perfect you made our wedding – we loved everything you did for us and appreciated all the time, expertise & help you gave us. You made it feel so effortless; you went above and beyond, so thank you. Also please pass on to the entire team how welcomed we felt. The staff at Turner Contemporary have an infectious energy.
Happy couple married in August
February 2023
VERY Tasty Food, Amazing Service
I had the pleasure of dining at the Turner Cafe to celebrate my birthday with close friends. The service from our waitress, Ciara, throughout the evening was excellent and I having nothing but praise for her attentiveness (appearing at perfect moments, very knowledgable about the menu, offering suggestions / recommendation with asked). The food comes also with high praise … all of it was very tasty, my wife is vegan and went for the roasted carrots (please keep this on the menu it was sooooo good). The sunset that evening was perfect and this was a great place to watch it. We very much look forward to going back again.
Nick M
Happy couple married in July
February 2023
Wedding celebration
An excellent evening at the Turner for our relatives’ wedding celebration. We were looked after very well by Ellie and her team. Thank you
Turner Contemporary Museum Location & Contact Details


Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG, England

Travel Notes

A fast link on the train from St Pancras or an easy drive on the M2

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Turner Contemporary Museum?

I love the weddings where the planning is almost as much fun as the day itself and I can honestly say that the majority of our couples enjoy every stage with us - from the first time they see the awe inspiring views, through the flight of imagination when they envisage themselves in the room, to the tasting day and then the actual wedding itself when all the detail comes together. I couldn't choose my favourite wedding because they are all unique and I love them all! My best bit? Maybe when guests I've never met before come up to me and say how much they are loving the food, the atmosphere and the general feeling of belonging in such a wonderful building.

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

Come and see the venue, walk through your day and imagine detail. Think about how it will look when the sun goes down. Rely on us for advice about food, drink and timing. We've done it before and we know what works and what doesn't.

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

The table decoration I liked best was a mis-match of charity shop blue and white china running the full length of the long table all filled with wild flowers gathered that morning from the local fields. It looked spectacular. And my other favourite touch ( I'm allowed 2 right?) was an activity table for the children with lots of paper, pens, glue, crafts and things to keep them all happy as the speeches and meal continued.

Describe Turner Contemporary Museum in 5 adjectives

Unique Exceptional Contemporary Coastal Welcoming

Where’s the best photo spot at Turner Contemporary Museum?

From the terrace as the sun goes down over the sea.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Turner Contemporary Museum?

Yes ( but I cant tell you who, sorry!)

What’s your favourite canapé?

the corn fritter

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Sliders and truffle crisps

What is Turner Contemporary Museum most unique feature?

An uninterrupted view over the sea from the reception space

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our attention to detail and welcoming approach

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftBottle of Fizz
Bridebook Special OfferA complimentary bottle of our most popular sparkling wine on confirmation of your wedding at Turner Contemporary