About this room

Sir John Soane’s design for Dulwich Picture Gallery has inspired gallery architecture worldwide. This suite of five perfectly proportioned rooms interlink to form a stunning enfilade that can be the perfect backdrop to any civil ceremony, reception or private 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.

The Soane Gallery is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, civil partnership, corporate reception or as a means of escapism from day long conferences. Elegantly style with baroque masterpieces and Victorian touches, the enfilade can be exclusively yours to host a variety of events.

Whether you are looking to rival Harry and Megan's nuptials or host a corporate soiree to rival your competitors, Dulwich's in-house events team will be happy to assist you and make your event truly special.




up to 250



up to 120



up to 150



up to 80

Starting prices

Hire Fee


18:30 - 23:00

from £5000 Per evening


18:00 - 23:00

from £1500 Per hour


8:00 - 23:00

from £1500 Per hour

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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.

Sample catering prices

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

Package per person details

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


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available

Wedding licence

Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Parking available Parking available

Flatscreen TV



Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Storage space

Accommodation available



Grand entrance hall

Listed building


Priceless collection of Grand Masters

Venue welcomes

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

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.

Situated in the heart of a South London Village, just 15 minutes from central London, Dulwich Picture Gallery is home to one of the country’s finest collections of baroque Masters. The suite of eight interconnecting galleries offers the perfect intimate and pioneering space for exquisite drinks canape receptions and formal banquets surrounded by the densely hung highlights of Dulwich’s permanent collection.

Formed in 1811 as the first public built art gallery, Dulwich is home to over 600 unsurpassed masterpieces founded by the terms of lead deliverer, Sir Francis Bourgeois, upon his death in 1811. The collection was formed over 300 decades, boasting outstanding works by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and Poussin, forming an impressive array of Britain’s most valued artistic treasures.

The Gallery offers a range of versatile and outstanding spaces in London’s collegiate village just five miles from the City, perfect for that celebration or more corporate affair. From formal banquets to intimate dinners and private parties, the Gallery’s Events Team can deliver a tailored service, ensuring the highest standards of events hire and planning. Our refined list of approved suppliers can provide everything to cater to every event from catering to floristry, to lighting and entertainment; the Team are here to guide you to the perfect event with us here at DPG.

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