Frequently Asked Questions

Shipley Art Gallery

Q: What is the maximum capacity for a wedding ceremony?

A: up to 120

Q:What is the maximum number of guests for a wedding breakfast at the venue?

A: up to 50/60

Q: What is the maximum number of guests for an evening reception?

A: up to 120

Q: What are the minimum numbers required to hire the venue?

A: We do not impose a minimum number of guests.

Q: What catering can you provide?

Our approved caterers Sodexo Prestige are currently reviewing their catering offer for The Shipley Art Gallery, however, a bespoke menu can be offered.

Please contact us for information, email: leann.hay@twmuseums.org.uk 

Q: Can I have a band or DJ at my event?

A: Yes - the venue is licenced to permit live and recorded music at private functions until 11pm. Please consult with your event coordinator before booking your entertainment (please note all entertainment must provide PLI cover from £5 million and provide PAT certificates for all electrical equipment).

Q: Can I dress the venue?

A: The gallery cannot remove any exhibits or change lighting due to the exhibitions on display. The Shipley Art Gallery may be able to accommodate a little more decoration than we would usually expect of free standing or table top floral displays. This can be arranged with your event coordinator.

Q: Do you have disabled access?

A: Yes - the venue has disabled access and working disabled toilets.

Q: Can we have red or rosé wine at our event?

A: Please note that to ensure the care of our collection, no red or rosé wine can be consumed in any of the galleries.

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