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Situated in Margate, the captivating town on the East Kent coastline welcome to the Turner Contemporary – a truly unique location to say ‘I do’. Surrounded by world-class art, and with stunning panoramic sea views, the iconic gallery designed by award-winning David Chipperfield Architects has elegant and open spaces filled with natural light, making this an exciting, different venue for your wedding day.

The gallery offers state-of-the-art facilities to make your celebration flawless, including a private terrace and balcony overlooking the North Sea. With its radiant ‘Turner skies’ there are surely few more idyllic locations to capture those unforgettable first moments as a married couple!

The dedicated Turner Contemporary wedding team will ensure that your day exceeds all expectations, whilst our superb on-site caterers will tailor the menu to your needs and tastes.

For more information on the kinds of weddings Turner Contemporary can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch today!

“The site is spectacular… the subtle play of light, sky and sea inside and outside is exhilarating, even euphoric.” The Burlington magazine

  • Unique ultra-modern venue overlooking the sea in Margate
  • World-class iconic Art Gallery setting flooded with natural light
  • Passionately prepared, fresh, locally sourced food and drink for 120 guests
  • Private terrace for fizz and photos
  • Exclusive use of the entire ground floor after the gallery closes to the public
  • Stunning event spaces - a blank canvas for your imagination
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
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

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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Arlene Sent on 02/02/2016
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Everything we wanted and so much more...

We were so lucky to have our wedding reception inside the Clore Learning Studio at Turner Contemporary. We had everything we wanted and so much more. The spectacular Turner sunset and view overlooking the sea, the art - including the unexpected 360 degree visual delights created by the reflection of Sol Lewitt's wall drawing on the windows at nightfall - all added to the perfect and unique setting This experience was taken to the next level by the brilliant menu and service from Marcio and the Leafi team and the never-ending support from Jennifer and the staff at the Turner. It was this incredible team effort that let us sit back, relax and truly enjoy every moment of the day.
Annabel Sent on 02/02/2016
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Perfect Perfect Perfect

We seriously are finding it hard to express how special, enjoyable and perfect you made our wedding – we loved everything you did for us and appreciated all the time, expertise & help you gave us. You made it feel so effortless; you went above and beyond, so thank you. Also please pass on to the entire team how welcomed we felt. The staff at Turner Contemporary have an infectious energy.
Meera Sent on 28/07/2013
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Beautiful, unusual venue with gorgeous sea views

We decided to get married at Turner Contemporary as I grew up in Kent and really wanted a local venue by the sea. The spaces are amazing, with a really light and airy feel, and you have the option to personalise them with your own decorations. The staff was really helpful and went out of their way to give us the perfect day, and the food is lovely. So many of our friends and family said it was the best wedding venue they'd seen.
Kate Sent on 12/04/2013
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Couldn't have been more perfect

I'm originally from Margate and we decided to get married at the Turner Gallery.We didn't want anything too formal and also wanted to decorate and design the room ourselves. Our ceremony room had an incredible view to the sea and very tasty food. The day itself couldn't have been more perfect, the food was amazing and the events organizer made sure everything went smoothly without any stress.
Mike Sent on 12/04/2013
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Amazing day

A big thank you for all of your helpin organising our wedding at the Turner Contemporary on 21st of July. The fact that the day ran so smoothly was in no small part down to your efforts, and it was a pleasure to have worked with you on getting married at what is already such an iconic venue.
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Turner Contemporary Real Weddings

Abi & David
73 photos · 19/08/2023
Laura & Peter
102 photos · 08/07/2023
Juliane & Luke
58 photos · 20/08/2022


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