Unusual Wedding Venues: Art Galleries

Unusual Wedding Venues: Art Galleries

Gone are the days when your choices of a wedding venue consist of a church, a registry office or… well, not much else. These days you can get married in a whole host of different venues. From a Vegas chapel to under the sea, nothing is impossible. Well, alright, maybe some things are impossible, but you get my drift. For those cultured couples, what could be more apt than an art gallery?

Classy, sophisticated and just swarming with culture- you could spend hours wandering around without getting bored. Perfect for a reception with a difference. So get ready for the top 3 art galleries from all over the world where you can have your very own Warhol wedding or Picasso party. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!)

Skylight, New York, USA


Skylight is perfect for couples who want something low key. A gallery of 18,000 square feet, this is just a baby at a meagre 3 years old. It mainly houses works from contemporary artists who are lesser known but still with bags of talent.

A great location for a stylish wedding reception, this venue has awe inspiring modern design with sleek lines and lights everywhere. Ultra chic for the ultra modern bride and groom. In fact, light is the only way to describe this gallery: it oozes light with its white walls and large, airy rooms. With space for over 1000 guests, this will certainly make an impact!

http://www.skylightnyc.com/

Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


This is a venue perfect for those smaller weddings. With sleek contemporary decor inside a grandly historic building, this provides the perfect mix of old and new. With no less than seven rooms to hire, holding as little as 50 guests to as many as 550 for the whole gallery, this is the ultimate venue for all celebrations, no matter how big. A haven to contemporary art of all media be that painting, sculpture, photography or just about anything else you can think of, you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

http://www.artgallerycalgary.org/

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, England


Dulwich Picture Gallery, set in the centrally located London borough of Southwark, is an ideally historic venue. It was England’s very first public art gallery opening in 1811 and has been home to some of the world’s most amazing artistic works ever since. Home to works from all over the globe including those by William Morris and Nicolas Poussin, it is now available for wedding hire. With room for up to 350 guests to join your canapes reception, and facilities for drinks, dinners and dancing, this is a great all-rounder. There is even a chapel conveniently located next to the gallery so you can still have a religious ceremony but with an arty reception.

http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/the_gallery.aspx

Of course there are art galleries all over the world. Although do be aware that some of the larger ones, such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art or London’s Tate Britain do not allow weddings to be held. They do, however, accept corporate events. Not that you’d do anything unsavoury with that information, I’m sure.