Love art? Fancy an art gallery wedding? The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire, set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront overlooking the River Calder. Take your vows surrounded by some of the world’s finest examples of modern British or contemporary art for a completely unique experience
Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, the gallery opened in May 2011. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield. The gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.
Hepworth Wakefield is home to Wakefield’s art collection. An impressive compendium of modern British art, including works by Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore as well as work by significant contemporary artists such as Frank Auerbach, Maggi Hambling, Anthea Hamilton, Martin Parr and Eva Rothschild.
Whether you are having a civil ceremony, civil partnership, vow renewal or reception these multi award-winning galleries and function spaces combine stylish design, world class 20th century British art and contemporary exhibitions. This makes The Hepworth Wakefield the perfect location for the modern art gallery wedding.
Whether you are planning an intimate, small wedding or an elaborate extravaganza, they will assist you every step of the way. Hold your art gallery wedding at The Hepworth Wakefield and make a vital contribution that supports the region’s artistic legacy. Book and receive one year’s complimentary joint membership for the couple with exclusive benefits allowing you to get closer to the heart of the gallery.
Weddings at The Hepworth Wakefield come complete with a variety of stunning backdrops perfect for creating unique memories and photographs. These include the breath taking waterfront, bridge and boatyard; adjacent historic mills and gallery gardens as well as our gallery spaces.
Ceremonies and dining can take place across a number of spaces. The style here is modern British, locally and seasonally sourced, created with care and beautifully presented.
|| Thank you for everything you did before and on our wedding day. It was perfect! Everyone we have seen or heard from since have said what an incredible day they had and how wonderful The Hepworth is and how brilliant the staff were…|| Erin | 2017 bride
|| Having such an intimate wedding with family and friends in that serene setting surrounded by sculpture from one of our favourite artists – and then enjoying a fine dining experience was a very special thing for us to do. Made more indulgent for me as I was able to float about in the gallery in my wedding dress listening to one of my favourite pieces of classical music! || Helen | 2018 bride
Jordan & Liz | Hepworth Engagement Shoot | MarkNewtonWeddings
‘One of the world’s top 50 art galleries’ – The Times
‘I wanted to thank you for creating such a memorable day, our photographer has some amazing pictures that made The Hepworth look like something from a magazine’ – Natalie Wright (bride)
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