Soane Gallery 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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Pre-booking food and drink venues is recommended
All entry to premises is controlled, and alcohol served to seated patrons only
Groups limited to 4 people unless from a single household
Wedding receptions are limited to 15 with table service only
Outdoor gatherings based on 2m social distance rule
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About this space

The jewel of Dulwich Picture Gallery is the Soane Gallery. Filled with Rembrandt, Canaletto and Rubens paintings, this beautiful gallery will provide a spectacular setting for your event.

Famous for its rich red walls and natural lighting, the Old Master paintings are densely hung to recall the Gallery’s Victorian splendor. This space is perfect for seated dinners or drinks receptions, whether you are holding a private party, corporate event or wedding celebration.



Capacity

Standing
up to 250
Dining
up to 120
Theatre
up to 150
Cabaret
up to 80

Event offers and packages

Package per person

Exclusive use of the space hired. All rooms provide direct access to the landscaped Gardens and Terrace, along with all Gallery facilities.

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 23:00
from £1500–£5000 hire fee
Per hour
8:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee per hour
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £5000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is available for hire.

Prices are per hour or from 6.00pm-11.00pm with a possible extension to 12am, or full day hire is available on a Monday from 9am.

Wedding ceremonies are licensed for a 6pm ceremony upon special agreement with Southwark council, or from 9-5pm on Mondays.

Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote for your occasion.

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
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James
Tuesday
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500–£5000 hire fee
Per hour
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee per hour
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £5000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is available for hire.

Prices are per hour or from 6.00pm-11.00pm with a possible extension to 12am, or full day hire is available on a Monday from 9am.

Wedding ceremonies are licensed for a 6pm ceremony upon special agreement with Southwark council, or from 9-5pm on Mondays.

Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote for your occasion.

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
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James
Wednesday
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500–£5000 hire fee
Per hour
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee per hour
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £5000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is available for hire.

Prices are per hour or from 6.00pm-11.00pm with a possible extension to 12am, or full day hire is available on a Monday from 9am.

Wedding ceremonies are licensed for a 6pm ceremony upon special agreement with Southwark council, or from 9-5pm on Mondays.

Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote for your occasion.

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
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James
Thursday
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500–£5000 hire fee
Per hour
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee per hour
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £5000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is available for hire.

Prices are per hour or from 6.00pm-11.00pm with a possible extension to 12am, or full day hire is available on a Monday from 9am.

Wedding ceremonies are licensed for a 6pm ceremony upon special agreement with Southwark council, or from 9-5pm on Mondays.

Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote for your occasion.

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
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James
Friday
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500–£5000 hire fee
Per hour
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee per hour
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £5000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is available for hire.

Prices are per hour or from 6.00pm-11.00pm with a possible extension to 12am, or full day hire is available on a Monday from 9am.

Wedding ceremonies are licensed for a 6pm ceremony upon special agreement with Southwark council, or from 9-5pm on Mondays.

Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote for your occasion.

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
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James
Saturday
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500–£5000 hire fee
Per hour
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee per hour
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £5000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is available for hire.

Prices are per hour or from 6.00pm-11.00pm with a possible extension to 12am, or full day hire is available on a Monday from 9am.

Wedding ceremonies are licensed for a 6pm ceremony upon special agreement with Southwark council, or from 9-5pm on Mondays.

Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote for your occasion.

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
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James
Sunday
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500–£5000 hire fee
Per hour
18:00 – 23:00
from £1500 hire fee per hour
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £5000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is available for hire.

Prices are per hour or from 6.00pm-11.00pm with a possible extension to 12am, or full day hire is available on a Monday from 9am.

Wedding ceremonies are licensed for a 6pm ceremony upon special agreement with Southwark council, or from 9-5pm on Mondays.

Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote for your occasion.

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
- Mimosa Foods
- Peyton events
- Suzanne James

Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Natural light
Free parking is available on-site
Gallery
Mausoleum
Grand entrance hall
Listed building
Enfilade
Priceless collection of Grand Masters
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
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.


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

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