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.
When it comes to planning your day their dedicated team will help you create an occasion around your individual needs. 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. Whatever your requirements the in-house team can create bespoke menus to reflect your tastes and cater to your guests needs. The style here is modern British, locally and seasonally sourced, created with care and beautifully presented.
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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