Gallery Gardens at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Gallery Road, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, SE21 7AD Show map
Southwark
Claudia C.

Claudia C.

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About this space

Dulwich Picture Gallery is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that offer a secluded and tranquil retreat from the City, just ten minutes walk from two major train lines located in the heart of Dulwich Village.

From an intimate garden party to large marquee events our beautifully landscaped gardens provide a peaceful retreat with the stunning architecture of our Soane Gallery as the perfect backdrop, come rain or shine anything is possible with us at Londons oldest Gallery.
From fetes to festivals, weddings to corporate away days and charity fundraisers, the Galleries gardens have seen it all.

The grounds can be hired for exclusive and private use.

Included in our gardens is a private Meadow that is available to hire throughout the day. A completely hidden space that sits on just under an acre of land adjacent to the Gallery and Gardens. It is perfect for a more private summer time Wedding, corporate away days or family fetes.

Each event at DPG is unique and we aim to guide you toward a more personalised service via our hands on Events Team who will be more than happy to help and guide you through the day.


Capacity

Standing
up to 250
Dining
up to 200

Event offers and packages

Wedding Offers

Dulwich Picture Gallery is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that offer a secluded and tranquil retreat from the city.

Choose between our main gardens, which give you Sir John Soane’s architecture as a stunning backdrop, or opt for our private meadow, which provides a more secluded option and is perfect for those earlier evening or daytime weddings.

Marquee options: The main gardens can accommodate marquees for up to 200 guests. The meadow for up to 400 guests, subject to a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) and Southwark Council approval
Lely Package
£4200 total
Meadow
Wedding Breakfast or Reception - up to 400 guests

1pm – Arrival at Dulwich Picture Gallery after your Ceremony at an external venue of your choice
Drinks and Canapés on the secluded meadow lawn in front of your Marquee
The Marquee for dinner and dancing until 9pm
Venue Hire – £3,500 + vat

Added extra –
6–7pm – A Private View in the Soane
Gallery for your guests and a wedding photo opportunity
Total venue Hire – £4,500 + vat
Van Dyck Package
£4200 total
Main gardens
Wedding Breakfast - up to 200 guests; Reception - up to 400 guests

4pm – Arrival at Dulwich Picture Gallery after your Ceremony at an external venue of your choice

Drinks and Canapés on the gallery lawn in front of your Marquee

The Marquee for dinner & dancing until 11pm

Venue Hire – £3,500 + vat

Added extra –
6–7pm – A Private View in the Soane Gallery for your guests and a wedding photo opportunity

Total venue Hire – £4,500 + vat

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
All costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers, all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure. All of our suppliers know the Gallery well, so please do feel free to contact them for initial ideas and quotes to help create a day that’s personal to you.

Catering prices are available through our recommended list of Suppliers, who all have knowledge of our historic venue and previous experience with us:

- Blue Strawberry/Table Talk
-Bubble Foods
- Creative Events
-Food Show Events
- Ginger Jar
- Gourmet Hog Roast
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Approved marquee provides:
-Paul Simon Marquees
- Raj Tent Club
Tuesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
All costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers, all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure. All of our suppliers know the Gallery well, so please do feel free to contact them for initial ideas and quotes to help create a day that’s personal to you.

Catering prices are available through our recommended list of Suppliers, who all have knowledge of our historic venue and previous experience with us:

- Blue Strawberry/Table Talk
-Bubble Foods
- Creative Events
-Food Show Events
- Ginger Jar
- Gourmet Hog Roast
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Approved marquee provides:
-Paul Simon Marquees
- Raj Tent Club
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
All costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers, all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure. All of our suppliers know the Gallery well, so please do feel free to contact them for initial ideas and quotes to help create a day that’s personal to you.

Catering prices are available through our recommended list of Suppliers, who all have knowledge of our historic venue and previous experience with us:

- Blue Strawberry/Table Talk
-Bubble Foods
- Creative Events
-Food Show Events
- Ginger Jar
- Gourmet Hog Roast
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Approved marquee provides:
-Paul Simon Marquees
- Raj Tent Club
Thursday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
All costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers, all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure. All of our suppliers know the Gallery well, so please do feel free to contact them for initial ideas and quotes to help create a day that’s personal to you.

Catering prices are available through our recommended list of Suppliers, who all have knowledge of our historic venue and previous experience with us:

- Blue Strawberry/Table Talk
-Bubble Foods
- Creative Events
-Food Show Events
- Ginger Jar
- Gourmet Hog Roast
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Approved marquee provides:
-Paul Simon Marquees
- Raj Tent Club
Friday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
All costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers, all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure. All of our suppliers know the Gallery well, so please do feel free to contact them for initial ideas and quotes to help create a day that’s personal to you.

Catering prices are available through our recommended list of Suppliers, who all have knowledge of our historic venue and previous experience with us:

- Blue Strawberry/Table Talk
-Bubble Foods
- Creative Events
-Food Show Events
- Ginger Jar
- Gourmet Hog Roast
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Approved marquee provides:
-Paul Simon Marquees
- Raj Tent Club
Saturday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
All costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers, all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure. All of our suppliers know the Gallery well, so please do feel free to contact them for initial ideas and quotes to help create a day that’s personal to you.

Catering prices are available through our recommended list of Suppliers, who all have knowledge of our historic venue and previous experience with us:

- Blue Strawberry/Table Talk
-Bubble Foods
- Creative Events
-Food Show Events
- Ginger Jar
- Gourmet Hog Roast
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Approved marquee provides:
-Paul Simon Marquees
- Raj Tent Club
Sunday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
All costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers, all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure. All of our suppliers know the Gallery well, so please do feel free to contact them for initial ideas and quotes to help create a day that’s personal to you.

Catering prices are available through our recommended list of Suppliers, who all have knowledge of our historic venue and previous experience with us:

- Blue Strawberry/Table Talk
-Bubble Foods
- Creative Events
-Food Show Events
- Ginger Jar
- Gourmet Hog Roast
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Approved marquee provides:
-Paul Simon Marquees
- Raj Tent Club

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
Air conditioning
Natural light
Free parking is available on-site
Village feel
Gallery
Blank Canvas
Access too all of the Gallery facilities
Rare trees
Landscaped Gardens
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Loud music / events
Promoted / ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

Age policy: Guests under 18 are not allowed

As the first purpose-built public Gallery, DPG's grade II listed status prevents us from allowing dry-hire in the majority of venues to protect the priceless works and historical status of the space.

As each wedding at Dulwich Picture Gallery is arranged on a bespoke basis to your exact requirements, all costs for catering, marquee hire, entertainment and flowers would be on top of the venue hire and need to be arranged through our list of approved suppliers who know and have previous experience with the Gallery , all of whom can be found at the back of our brochure.


As a listed building housing rare and priceless artworks we tend to only work with our own approved list of suppliers because of their experience with the gallery and insurances through our tender process. Feel free to contact any of the recommended suppliers for initial quotes or recommendations to make your day as special as you can for you both.


Please note for summer 2021, we are not accepting bookings of more than 50 guests.

Dulwich Picture Gallery is the oldest purpose-built art gallery in England: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois bequeathed his collection of old master paintings ‘for the inspection of the public’.

The Gallery was designed by the architect, Sir John Soane and was created to display the paintings in the best possible manner. Soane’s design made use of overhead skylights to flood the gallery with natural light and a series of interconnecting rooms to give the impression of endless space.

Dulwich Picture Gallery is situated in the leafy Dulwich Village and is an easy 15 minute journey from central London by train.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £1500
hire fee / per hour
from £400
minimum spend / per morning
from £1000
hire fee / per day

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