Your Ultimate Guide To A Wedding At Dulwich Picture Gallery


All the info you need to plan a Dulwich Picture Gallery wedding.

Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of London’s most eclectic gems around. Holding the honour of the world’s first purpose-built public gallery, it showcases an exquisite selection of some of the world’s finest art.

Set in the heart of South London and home to one of the finest collections of baroque Masters, this is the perfect space to plan a wedding that is intimate and interesting. The artistic flair in the atmosphere paired with Dulwich’s praiseworthy collection creates an environment of magic and enchantment on your wedding day.

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Dulwich is conveniently situated only 15 minutes from central London. The picturesque setting is a naturally gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos and the atmosphere is seeping with history and fascinating tales from another time. Here is a quick overlook of Dulwich Gallery to assist you in deciding whether this is a the dream wedding venue option for you.

  • Splendid gallery with a charming atmosphere and quirky interior finishes.
  • Wide landscaped gardens where a marquee is permitted to be used.
  • A hidden secret meadow can be found nestled in the gardens.
  • There is on-site parking available.
  • The venue is only a quick 6-minute stroll from West Dulwich Railway Station.
  • There is a church within walking distance should you wish to host your ceremony there.
  • They are licenced for civil ceremonies and the venue can be hired exclusively.
  • Inhouse catering is available, however, external catering and corkage are permitted too.
  • Their curfew is at 11pm with all guests departed by midnight.


The Gallery can be found in the heart of Dulwich Village and is easily accessible from London central. The vivid atmosphere of the Dulwich Gallery is warm, welcoming, and full of character. There is lots to look at and even more to feel at this artistic wedding venue.

 Imagine dining at a table surrounded by some of the most legendary names in Baroque painting, from Rembrandt to Rubens and Canaletto. Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of Britain’s true architectural gems and it is renowned for showcasing one of the most impressive collections of Old Masters in the world.

Founded in 1811 as the first public built art gallery, Dulwich was home to hundreds of the finest masterpieces that were formed over 300 decades, presenting some of history’s most prestigious works by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and Poussin. The selection of some of Britain’s most esteemed artistic valuables offers a dynamic space to host your unique wedding affair.


The legendary design of Sir John Soane’s for Dulwich Picture Gallery has become a historical architectural inspiration worldwide. There are eight suites that have been perfectly structured to interconnect and create an impressive enfilade.

The Gallery is not only renowned for its majestic interiors that have some of the most treasured Old Master paintings hanging from the deep red walls, but also for the sophisticated Victorian elegance. This space is perfect for a wedding breakfast as well as drinks and canape reception. It’s only licenced for civil ceremonies, which are available at 18.00, Tuesday – Saturday or throughout the day on a Monday when the Gallery is closed to the public.

The capacity for this venue is up to 150 guests for a civil ceremony and 250 guests for a standing reception. Alternatively, 110 guests can be seated at a wedding breakfast.


This contemporary-chic space boasts views of the stunning Gallery gardens. For a cultured and stylish wedding that is a bit more intimate or smaller, this is the ideal venue. There is a stunning extended terrace and the café is catered by skilful chefs at Creative Taste.

This space can host up to 80 guests for a standing drinks reception and up to 50 guests for a seated wedding breakfast.


This space features elegant modern interiors and a refined atmosphere. The expansive white walls make this venue a blank canvas for your unique décor expression. The space is conveniently versatile allowing for a civil ceremony and a dance floor as the night goes on.

The capacity for this venue is up to 120 for a ceremony or for dancing after dinner and up to 50 guests for a seated wedding breakfast. 


Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy a wedding secluded by the surrounding stretches of peaceful gardens. There is an option between their manicured lawn which positions the aesthetic architecture of the Gallery as a charming backdrop and their secret meadow which is even more exclusive!

Both venues can host up to 400 guests for a standing reception. The lawn hosts up to 200 guests for a seated wedding breakfast and The Meadow hosts up to 400 for a standing reception or a seated wedding breakfast.

There is also the Dulwich Pavilion The first Dulwich Pavilion which is a stunning contemporary structure, you can take a look at all the rooms here.


The Dulwich Gallery is famed for many reasons but here are the highlights of this prestigious venue:

  • Home to some of the world’s most exquisite artworks allowing your guests to dine with history’s greatest artists on your wedding day.
  • The immaculate gardens transport you to a garden oasis that feels far away from the city.
  • The Gallery’s events team will be on hand to assist with all aspects of the planning and event execution.
  • They offer a sophisticated list of approved suppliers that can attend to all your needs.
  • The profits generated through venue hire are dedicated towards the conservation of the prestigious gallery and the expansion of their programmes.


A short 15-minute train trip from central London and a quick walk. You will find The Gallery nestled in the heart of Dulwich Village between Brixton and Peckham.

If you think this might be just the venue you are looking for, take a look at their brochure here for more details!

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