Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear


Church Nearby
Exclusive Use
Small weddings
Car Parking
120 capacity

The feel

This fine example of Edwardian architecture houses a variety of beautiful art, design and crafts which would make a stunning backdrop to your celebration. You can choose from one of four galleries for your ceremony.

Our elegant main gallery space is licensed for wedding parties of up to 120 guests and can also accommodate up to 120 guests for a drinks reception. The smaller side galleries are also licensed for more intimate groups of up to 15 guests and can be used as an alternative space for drinks receptions. The adjoining exhibition space showcases over 300 objects from the Shipley’s craft and design collection and makes a wonderful setting for drinks and canapés.

Gallery A is stunning setting with original features, wooden floors and grand piano. The gallery shows a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. On permanent display is an outstanding painting by the Venetian artist Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518-1594), ‘Christ Washing the Disciples Feet’ was originally painted for the church of San Marcuolo in Venice, eventually given to St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle and purchased by Tyne & Wear Museums in 1986. This is an ideal space for wedding ceremonies for up to 120 guests. You will have exclusive hire of the venue throughout your ceremony.

Gallery B offers an exhibition of objects from Saltwell Park Museum’s collection. This new display will create a unique setting for your ceremony, it features glassware and ceramics, taxidermy, bird eggs, insects, minerals, fossils and geology.

Gallery C is stunning smaller gallery with original features and wooden floors. The gallery shows a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

The Shipley Lounge is a lovely room with wooden flooring and lots of natural light. The space is 35sqm without the bay window.


Venue type: Attraction, Museum, Unusual
Ceremony capacity: 120
Reception capacity: 120
Civil Licence: No
Church Nearby: Yes
Exclusive Use: Yes
Accommodation: No
Small weddings: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Dry hire availability: No
Onsite catering: No


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