Southampton City Art Gallery

Southampton City Art Gallery, based in Southampton's Civic Centre, opened in 1939

The Gallery offers the opportunity to enjoy high quality exhibitions ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing, to photography and film, as well as permanent collection and displays that change regularly to ensure new experiences with each visit. It is internationally renowned for its permanent collection which features around 5,000 works.

Arriving at Southampton City Art Gallery, you'll soon see why this is such a sought after space in which to tie the knot.

Bride in Art Gallery

Imagine saying your vows against the backdrop of the stunning gallery window, which floods the space with light; it will certainly have an impact on your guests too. Add this to the beautiful paintings, sculptures and impressive stone features of the gallery and you have a truly unique venue.

The ample space for guests and ambient atmosphere places this as the most stunning venue for civil ceremonies in the city, and a truly unforgettable location for you and your partner to be married.

Seating can be provided in the Gallery for a maximum occupancy of 120, with a maximum of 80 accommodated by our beautiful window in the main hall. Our in house catering team can work with you to ensure your guests are kept happy throughout your event.

All rooms are fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Find out more

You can view our wedding brochure online.

Please call 023 8083 4563 or email to book your personal viewing.

The Southampton City Art Gallery is located at:

Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre
SO14 7LP

Event catering at our venues Champagne glasses

Whether it's a small celebration or a large scale event, our in-house team can cater for your needs and will ensure your experience is one of high quality, fine food and great service.

Our menus have been specially designed to offer a number of options to suit your function. We have created an extensive list of canapés to suit all tastes, and offer a range of after-ceremony drinks packages.

We can also offer a buffet option for your guests, and can provide bar service with fantastic selection of wines, beers and champagne.

If you have any special request, we are more than happy to adapt our dishes to suit your requirements.

To find out more or to see a full menu, please contact our team on 023 8083 4563, or email