Shipley Art Gallery Weddings

Create the day you imagined

Shipley Art Gallery Wedding photograph by Jeff Jones Photography
Shipley Art Gallery Wedding photograph by Jeff Jones Photography

A unique venue for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions

This fine example of Edwardian architecture houses a variety of beautiful art, design and crafts. 

Our elegant main gallery space, which displays a variety of treasures from the Shipley collection, can be hired exclusively for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts. The smaller side galleries (Galleries B & C) are also licensed for more intimate ceremonies and can be used as an alternative space for drinks receptions. 

With its original features, grand piano and wonderful displays, the Shipley Art Gallery needs very little decoration to add to the beauty of the venue. 


Join us in this wonderful setting for your wedding breakfast for up to 80 guests, a buffet reception for up to 120 guests, or a drinks and canap├ęs reception for up to 120 guests. 

Please ask us about catering when you get in touch. 

Contact us 

To find out more about hiring the Shipley Art Gallery please contact us on:

Telephone: (0191) 277 2152 or email: and state that you're interested in hiring a space at the Shipley Art Gallery.

Take a peek at our unique spaces for hire

Shipley Art Gallery Wedding photograph by Jeff Jones Photography
Shipley Art Gallery Wedding photograph by Jeff Jones Photography

Whether you are looking for an exceptional room for your ceremony, or a truly special place for your wedding reception or celebration party, this gallery will delight you and your guests with its originality and versatility. We have the expertise to make the most important day of your life a treasured memory whether you are planning something intimate, or grand in every detail. Take a look at our our unique spaces for your wedding day inspiration. 

Main Gallery 

The Shipley Art Gallery is sure to the perfect backdrop to your special day. A stunning setting with original features, the Gallery shows a variety of treasures from the Galleries collection. The gallery can be hired for any part of your wedding day and you will have exclusive use of the building throughout your hire. 

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Galleries B & C

Galleries B or C can be hired individually for intimate wedding ceremonies for up to 15 guests. 

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Shipley Lounge

For intimate ceremonies we offer the Shipley Lounge, a lovely room with wooden flooring and lots of natural light. 

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Room capacities

CeremonyWedding breakfastEvening receptionDrinks reception
Main Galleryup to 120up to 80up to 120up to 120
Gallery B15 --25 
Gallery C15 --25 
Shipley Lounge12--25
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