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Last update: February 2024

Weddings at Haworth Art Gallery

A picturesque setting for weddings and civil ceremonies, our Tiffany glass and artworks will provide a stunning backdrop for your photographs.

Set in 9 acres of parkland featuring a Rose Garden, woodland and meadows, Haworth Art Gallery is the perfect setting for bespoke and intimate weddings. Our Arts and Crafts building is handmade and features natural materials which reflect its surroundings. The Billiard room where weddings are held features hand carved oak dais or stage with arcades, balustrades and columns. Into the woodwork are carved animals, birds and foliage and original artwork is displayed in the room. All of this combines into the perfect setting for your wedding and reception.

A variety of food packages are provided by the Gallery Kitchen who are based on site in the Dining Room. In the evening the Dining Room transforms into a space where you can dance the night away.

Key information

  • Dedicated enquiry meeting and checklist meeting with the Gallery team
  • Couples can choose between a varieties of packages that start from only £500.00
  • We can accommodate wedding parties of up to 50 guests (excluding wedding couple, photographers and registrars) in our billiard room and a total of 100 people for the evening celebrations
  • Catering is managed exclusively by the Gallery Kitchen
  • Bio-degradable confetti permitted outdoors
  • Registrars need to be booked by the wedding couple

Order of the day

If the wedding couple wish to be separated, with one partner arriving first, the following order of the day can be observed:

  • One partner and the guests will arrive first, around 40 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Guests will be free to mingle and explore until a member of staff will ask them to take a seat in the ceremony room;
  • Around 30 minutes before the ceremony staff will bring one partner to see the registrars;
  • Once the first partner has seen the registrars staff will bring them to ceremony room and ask all the guests to take a seat;
  • The second partner will arrive approximately 20-15 minutes before the start of the ceremony, brought to see the registrars, and the prepared for the big entrance in the ceremony room.

After the ceremony, depending on the package chosen, the couple and wedding party can enjoy photo opportunities and enjoy the rest of their special day.

Wedding FAQS

What is the maximum number of guests allowed?

Day guests: maximum of 50 (not including the wedding couple, photographers and registrars). Babies and children do count towards maximum numbers.

Evening guests: a total of maximum 100 people (including wedding couple) is allowed during the evening celebrations.

What kinds of ceremonies do you allow?

We are licensed for civil ceremonies. We can also hold celebrations such as, hand fasting ceremonies and vow renewals.

How do I book the registrars?

Once you have viewed the venue and we have confirmed our availability, you must contact the relevant officiant to perform your ceremony. We cannot move forward with your booking until this is done. Please visit:

What time can I have my ceremony?

The earliest ceremony we can facilitate is 12pm and the latest is 3pm.

What is included in the packages?

  • Enquiry appointment and checklist meeting with the Gallery team
  • Use of the Billiard Room for the ceremony
  • Beautiful grounds for external photo opportunities
  • Unique Arts and Crafts house for internal opportunities
  • Use of our Bluetooth speaker and Spotify playlist
  • Tables and chairs for the ceremony
  • Artificial flower decorations for the ceremony
  • Free Accessible parking on the day

Depending of the type of package you choose you will have extras available

When do you take payments?

We take a £75.00 deposit at the time of booking. The remaining balance is taken anytime between the booking and six weeks before the wedding day.

Do you have a supplier list?

As a local authority museum we cannot recommend third party suppliers.

Do you provide catering?

Catering is exclusively provided by the Gallery Kitchen. External catering is not allowed.

All food and drinks can be consumed in the Billiard room and Gallery Kitchen. No food and drinks are allowed in the Art gallery spaces.

Do you have a bar?

We have a fully licensed bar serving a selection of wine, beer, drinks, soft and hot drinks.

Can we decorate the house?

Any decoration needs to be discussed at your checklist meeting. Haworth Art Gallery a grade II listed building we have a few things that we cannot allow:

  • No naked flames anywhere in the house or on the property
  • Nothing to be adhered to the walls or wood

Do you allow candles?

For the safety of the historic house and our collection, we do not allow any naked flames on the premises. However, LED or battery powered candles are permitted.

Do you allow confetti?

We do allow biodegradable confetti to be thrown outside the house. A member of staff will show the couple at the checklist meeting and the photographer on the day.

Is there parking available at Haworth Art Gallery?

We can offer free parking spaces and accessible spaces. However, couples are advised to inform guests that the car park is a public one and does not close at night.

When should I tell my guests to arrive?

We would recommend that guests arrive no later than 30 minutes before the ceremony.

What time do you close?

The Art Gallery main reception area and exhibition spaces close at 4:30pm. Depending on the chosen package you could have available the billiard room, bar area and tearoom after closing times.

Is there any cloakroom or private space to change in?

Haworth Art Gallery doesn’t have a cloakroom or private spaces to change. Guests are advised to look after their personal belongings, as the art gallery and kitchen staff cannot be responsible for them. Our ceremony, dine and dance package has the exclusive use of tearoom and bar areas. Guest can leave coats there, but they are responsible for their safety.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Haworth Art Gallery

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Lauren H. Sent on 26/01/2024
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Fantastic venue, amazing food, wonderful staff

I cannot recommend this venue enough!!!
My husband and I got married here in June 2023. We were looking for a traditional and interesting venue which could still provide the elegance and details we wanted.
We looked for the important things like the rooms, food, staff and surroundings. Genuinely, this venue is a hidden gem. It is a complete bargain for what they offer. Where else would you get all of the grounds, a complete art gallery, no risk of bumping into another bride and the gorgeous rooms for your ceremony and evening? We looked at many other venues and let me tell you, the quotes they give you are ridiculous. They just don’t compare to the Howarth Art Gallery.
If you are looking for a venue to accommodate the guests who actually matter to you (not the extra cousin twice removed who you have not seen in 7 years and wouldn’t recognise) then this is the one for you. They have a good capacity at a phenomenal price. Booking with this venue means you save money and can spend it on the details which matter in your photos - your flowers and extra details which we forget about and over spend on.
The entire team were completely wonderful and went above and beyond. We were told “whatever you want to do, we can make it happen” and they meant it.
The communication from the wonderful ladies was great and always so kind and reassuring.
I cannot put into words how incredible the food was - Simon and his team in the kitchen are artists in the field of food and will go the extra mile to make every single dish perfect. All of our guests commented on how delicious it was and how fantastic the presentation was.

They were so accommodating and provided suggestions for the room decor including Atmosphere who do the chairs, sashes and flower arches and much more. We used LeRainflorist on Blackburn market for our beautiful flowers (amazing prices you can not find anybody better on price or more willing to make it gorgeous), and Henry Christopher Commercial Printers Ltd for our invites and table plan etc. The lady who did our amazing cake was enchanting cakes in Darwen and we had the amazing Elfair Grug play her harp all the way until the reception breakfast. It was genuinely perfect!

I could not thank them enough and am so, so happy we got married here. I look forward to visiting again for an afternoon tea!
Gillian Sent on 26/01/2024
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Exceptional wedding experience

We had our wedding here in August 2023 and it was just amazing x the guest said the food was fab and the service was amazing.
The staff responded to all our questions and quickly and nothing was to much trouble .
I would definitely recommend this venue and for the price was just 5 stars xxx
Elaine M. Sent on 26/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable Day

My husband and I was looking for a venue where we could host a small cosy wedding our way and that’s what we got, we wanted a very informal wedding and the Howarth was the perfect place you can customise your wedding however you want, the staff are warm and friendly and nothing is to much trouble, the building and grounds are beautiful with lots of character and beautiful views.
Lisa B. Sent on 26/01/2024
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Fabulous! True Professionals

This is such a beautiful place to get married. From arranging the date to the day of the wedding, the wedding coordinators and restaurant manager were fantastic. They took care of everything and made our day very special. We booked the all inclusive package and it was excellent value for money. The team at the gallery are true professionals and love what they do. All my guests commented on how the food and service was amazing. Fabulous venue, would highly recommend. The team are amazing!
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