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Hire > The Art of Weddings

Turner Contemporary is the South East’s most spectacular venue for wedding breakfasts and receptions. Our striking art gallery, designed by award-winning architect David Chipperfield, offers a truly unique setting to celebrate your most treasured day with family and friends.
Located in the historic seaside town of Margate, the gallery overlooks the North Kent coast, and the same beautiful skies that Britain's best-loved painter JMW Turner described as "...the loveliest in all Europe. With urivalled views out to sea our Foyle Rooms offer a contemporary blank canvas to style your own way and personalise to suit you.
The Foyle Rooms can accommodate up to 120 seated guests for the wedding breakfast, and up to 200 drinking and dancing in the evening.

2019 Prices


Our wedding hire rate for 2019 is £3500 and this includes:
  • Exclusive hire of the Foyle Rooms until midnight
  • Access to the rooms the day before the wedding to decorate and personalise
  • All in-house furniture and AV
  • Cleaning costs
  • Use of the Sunley Gallery for evening drinks while the Foyle Rooms are turned around for the evening party


2019 Availability


Saturdays currently available in 2019
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 13th, 20th July
  • Saturday 3rd, 17th, 24th August

We do have some midweek dates, please get in touch for availability.

Contact us for more information and to book


Tel (0)1843 233000

What our couples say


"We seriously are finding it hard to express how special, enjoyable and perfect you made our wedding – we loved everything you did for us and appreciated all the time, expertise & help you gave us. You made it feel so effortless; you went above and beyond, so thank you. Also please pass on to the entire team how welcomed we felt. The staff at Turner Contemporary have an infectious energy."

Annabel and Ian

"We fell in love with Turner Contemporary on our first visit! When we got engaged we couldn’t imagine having our wedding reception anywhere else. We knew the setting would make for a great day as it is next to the sea, which is something we always envisaged for our reception. The wedding team has been behind us every step of the way, ensuring that the day will be just as we want it."

Naomi and Luke 

"We had everything we wanted and so much more. The spectacular Turner sunset and view overlooking the sea, the art - including the unexpected 360 degree visual delights created by the reflection of Sol Lewitt's wall drawing on the windows at nightfall - all added to the perfect and unique setting This experience was taken to the next level by the brilliant menu and service from Marcio and the Leafi team and the never-ending support from the staff at the Turner. It was this incredible team effort that let us sit back, relax and truly enjoy every moment of the day."

Arlene and John 

"The venue could not have been more perfect for our Golden Wedding anniversary. The food and drinks were outstanding, the support that you and your team gave us was fantastic and having the sea view as a backdrop was amazing. The facilities worked very well: projecting our pictures discreetly onto the wall while our music played in the background was ideal; and the use of the balcony and availability of the gallery and its exhibitions further enhanced the occasion."

Henry and Elsa