About this room

The Gallery Café has a contemporary feel and is perfect for smaller occasions. With floor to ceiling windows and fold back doors opening onto our exquisite terrace, this space offers picturesque views of our gardens for a tranquil setting along with panoramic views of this iconic landmark.

Overlooking the Gallery’s picturesque gardens, the Gallery Cafe is a perfect space for evening events in a contemporary setting with a historic views. Ideal for intimate dinners and drinks receptions that includes sole use of the outdoor terrace, to make treasured memories to hold on to.

The cafe leads straight onto out landscaped Gardens which your event will be provided with full access to, perfect for photos with a beautiful baroque backdrop of Soanes architectural feat.

Due to the public opening times of the cafe the space is only available to hire from 5pm and with catering solely hosted by our in-house caterers Creative Taste who will be happy to create a bespoke menu for you event.




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Starting prices

Hire Fee


17:00 - 23:00

from £1000 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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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. Direct access to the Cafe terrace and landscaped Gardens to extend your event outside.


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

Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Parking available Parking available


Flatscreen TV



Conference call facilities

Storage space

Accommodation available


Outdoor seating



In-house catering solely by Creative Taste

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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