Weddings at Turner Contemporary

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£3600 - £5700 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £3600
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
Just £4200
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
Just £3000
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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,600
Maximum Price
£5,700
Our hire fee includes: - 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
Exclusive use

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£45
Maximum Price
£95
Barletta, our catering partners, will design a menu to suit your taste and budget ( subject to minimum spend per person) 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

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£120
Maximum Price
£150
Minimum Number of Guests
80
We charge for venue hire and catering separately so the price range shown above is a guide to the typical cost per person based on 80 people for the combined package.
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
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 hire@turnercontemporary.org.

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
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Zoe and Vinita
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
helpful and friendly all the staff at the Turner a
Zoe and I – now my wife and I ! – want to send you our warmest thanks for hosting our wedding on Saturday. We had the most wonderful time – as did all our guests - and we know how much hard work went on behind the scenes to make it all possible. We’ve had so many comments about how helpful and friendly all the staff at the Turner and Barletta were. So many people also commented on the delicious food and said that it was the best meal they had had in absolutely ages.
J
Jo and Dan
Happy couple Married on April
August 2022
a perfect day
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so special. We felt really well looked-after all day, everyone loved the food and it was generally a perfect day. Thank you all so much from us and all our guests.
J
Jade and Tom
Wedding: August
August 2022
what an absolute dream day!
Thank you so so much for being absolute superstars with the last minute planning, it couldn't have been more perfect!
H
Holly and Tom
Happy couple Married on May
August 2022
joyous and euphoric
‘ thank you and The Turner for being the most gorgeous venue for our wedding. We had the best day, and it still feels like a surreal euphoric dream!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG, England

Travel Notes

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

Nearest Town

Margate

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2

Nearest Train Station

Margate

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique Exceptional Contemporary Coastal Welcoming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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

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

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 your venue's 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