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Combining stylish design, world class 20th century modern British art and contemporary exhibitions, The Hepworth Wakefield is the perfect location for the modern wedding.

Whether you are having a civil ceremony, civil partnership, vow renewal or a reception, our multi award-winning galleries and function spaces are perfect for your special day.


Our spacious Auditorium and all ten of our bright and airy galleries are licensed to host civil ceremonies. The adjoining galleries, ground floor spaces and garden provide the perfect backdrop for post ceremony drinks, dining and dancing.

Photo: Katie Byram Photography


Whether you are looking to tie the knot with an exquisite intimate wedding or dance the night away with an elaborate celebration, our packages and menus can be adapted to create a bespoke and memorable day that reflects your style as a couple. Planning a wedding is a creative process, we understand the fine details needed to deliver the perfect day.

Food and Drink

Food is at the heart of weddings at The Hepworth Wakefield and our inspiring menus are curated in-house by our team of highly skilled chefs using the finest, locally-sourced produce with a focus on sustainable and seasonal ingredients.


Our venue has a variety of stunning backdrops perfect for creating unique memories and photographic images. Take your snaps on the waterfront, bridge and boatyard, adjacent historic mills and The Hepworth Wakefield Garden.

Finishing Touches

We understand that weddings are personal and unique to every story. Our vast experience in event planning and delivery allows us to recommend suppliers and added extras to make your day unique. We get to know our couples and work with a list of artistic and inspiring local suppliers to deliver the perfect event as individual as they are.

A Unique Setting

It’s a special experience to get married at one of the UK’s leading art galleries amongst our world-renowned exhibitions and collections. Guests arrive via the dramatic footbridge overlooking the stunning architecture by Sir David Chipperfield which rises out of the River Calder. Our award-winning venue is truly unique, and we pride ourselves in understanding the art of the modern wedding.

Photo: Katie Byram Photography

Real Weddings

“We had our wedding ceremony at The Hepworth, and it was fantastic. From the beginning, Alice was organised and incredibly helpful during the lead up to the day. On the day, all the staff members were professional and provided a 10/10 service. The canapés were delicious, and the chef even designed bespoke canapé boards for any guests with allergies. For anyone wanting to get married somewhere a little bit different – we couldn’t recommend it enough!” Kerry and Harry, Summer 2023

“We were incredibly excited to have our wedding among Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures – not to mention the gallery’s beautiful garden. Who needs sunshine in such stunning surroundings?! Our drinks reception was held in The Hepworth Wakefield, surrounded by Hepworth artworks, and when the sky turned blue we leapt at the chance to have our photos taken along the bridge and down by the water. It was an incredibly special day, in a truly special place – thank you”. Flora and Katy, Summer 2023

“Thank you for helping us to have the most perfect wedding day! It meant so much to us both to tie the knot at our favourite place – and you made the whole process and day an absolute dream” Ellen and Dean, Summer 2022