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On since 2022

Last update: June 2024

The Hepworth Wakefield is one of the UK's Leading art galleries, located along the historic waterfront in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Guests arrive via the dramatic footbridge overlooking the stunning architecture by Sir David Chipperfield which rises out of the River Calder. Our breathtaking galleries provide a beautiful backdrop for ceremonies while The Hepworth Wakefield Garden is the perfect setting for a drink’s reception in the evening sunshine.

Combining stylish design, world class 20th century modern British art and contemporary exhibitions, The Hepworth Wakefield is the perfect location for the modern wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

It’s a very special experience to get married amongst our world-renowned exhibitions and collections. Our contemporary galleries are licenced for civil ceremonies allowing couples to exchange vows with a romantic, one-of-a kind ceremony.The Hepworth Wakefield Garden is a stunning feature of our venue and the perfect space to enjoy a post ceremony drinks reception. The garden provides the perfect backdrop year-round to capture your day amongst the stunning planting and unique concrete façade of the building.The Auditorium, with its outstanding views of the weir, is a wonderful location for your wedding breakfast and is sure to keep your loved ones talking for many years to come.

Services Offered

Our beautifully designed building offers seamless event delivery across our contemporary gallery spaces, café bar and terrace, and purpose-built auditorium. Our flexible packages include ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts and evening reception for up to 100 guests for ceremonies & seated dining and 150 guests for evening.

Ceremonies: Our spacious Auditorium and all ten of our bright and airy galleries are licensed to host civil ceremonies. The adjoining galleries, ground floor spaces and garden provide the perfect backdrop for post ceremony drinks, dining and dancing.

Planning: Whether you are looking to tie the knot with an exquisite intimate wedding or dance the night away with an elaborate celebration, our packages and menus can be adapted to create a bespoke and memorable day that reflects your style as a couple. Planning a wedding is a creative process, we understand the fine details needed to deliver the perfect day.

Food and Drink: Food is at the heart of weddings at The Hepworth Wakefield and our inspiring menus are curated in-house by our team of highly skilled, creative chefs using the finest, locally sourced produce with a focus on sustainable and seasonal ingredients.

Photography: Our venue has a variety of stunning backdrops perfect for creating unique memories and photographic images. Take your snaps on the waterfront, bridge and boatyard, adjacent historic mills and The Hepworth Wakefield Garden.

Finishing Touches: We understand that weddings are personal and unique to every story. Our vast experience in event planning and delivery allows us to recommend suppliers and added extras to make your day unique. We get to know our couples and work with a list of artistic and inspiring local suppliers to deliver the perfect event as individual as they are.

A Unique Setting

It’s a special experience to get married at one of the UK’s leading art galleries amongst our world-renowned exhibitions and collections. Guests arrive via the dramatic footbridge overlooking the stunning architecture by Sir David Chipperfield which rises out of the River Calder.

Our award-winning venue is truly unique, and we pride ourselves in understanding the art of the modern wedding.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW WF1 5AW Wakefield (West Yorkshire)
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