27 December

Creative Spaces: Event Spaces in Galleries across the UK

Hosting your event in an art gallery creates an atmosphere of elegance and creativity. And, amidst the canapés, works of art of provide plenty of additional food for thought. We host events in galleries across the country, including some of our favourites in Oxford, Wakefield, Gateshead, Margate, St. Ives and Liverpool.

Even when the British weather gets baltic, there’s no need to hibernate from the party scene. The Baltic Mill in Gateshead is the ideal space to throw exquisite events all year round. It has dramatic and intimate rooms for hire for an array of events, including a rooftop restaurant (perhaps save that one for the summer months). The Baltic 39 is usually a vibrant hub for contemporary artists, but it also makes for a popular choice for corporate events, hosting 20 people.

Margate’s Turner Contemporary Gallery is a favourite among party-throwers and artists alike. Situated on the coast, the stunning building was designed by award-winning architect, David Chipperfield. The venue makes a modern and spacious backdrop, perfect for weddings, corporate parties and private events.

The Hepworth, Wakefield, is not only a stunning gallery but also boasts a purpose-built auditorium which is ideal if you want to throw a larger event. The flexible space is situated on the ground floor of the gallery, with expansive windows giving your guests breath-taking river views. As the Auditorium is fully fitted with Wi-Fi and extensive audio-visual facilities is makes a great space for a conference or product demonstration. It top of the range facilities include a large screen, integrated projector and free standing lectern. It holds up to 100 people standing or up to 90 for dining.

If it’s not art you’re after, have a look at the Pitt Rivers Museum – one of the world’s great museums of anthropology and world archaeology. This means your guests can dance the night away among intriguing artefacts from many periods throughout human history. It’s sure to be a conversation starter. The Museum’s Court can hold up to 200 guests for drinks receptions and the museum lecture theatre can seat a maximum of 70 people. If you’re looking for a more intimate space, there is the Blackwood Room which seats 30 around a table or 45 people lecture theatre-style.

Last but certainly not least, we host everything from parties to conferences at the Tate. It is a space that hardly needs an introduction. This includes both the Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London, but it’s not only London we’re talking about. There is the Tate Liverpool situated is in the historic Albert Dock, where guests will not any get an eyeful of stunning artworks, but also the River Mersey and the spectacular Liverpool Waterfront. Or, you can escape the city at the Tate St Ives, Cornwall. This beachfront gallery has dramatic views of the Atlantic ocean as well as having some pretty impressive sights hanging on it’s walls.

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