The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey
Set in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey, The Sculpture Gallery, constructed by Henry Holland during 1789 and 1790 for the fifth Duke of Bedford as an orangery, is one of the most majestic and beautiful settings imaginable for your wedding ceremony and reception, with exclusivity guaranteed.
Located just outside the Georgian village of Woburn in Bedfordshire, the Sculpture Gallery is less than an hour from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, with easy access from Junction 13 of the M1.
Gallery itself and the adjoining Lantern Room are licensed for civil ceremonies and we can host wedding receptions for seated parties of up to 248 guests. With its own private gardens overlooking the Camellia Lake, The Sculpture Gallery offers an elegant setting for your wedding day celebrations, whilst the terrace and rose garden also provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.
A purpose built dance floor in the centre of The Sculpture Gallery lends itself as the perfect spot for musical entertainment during the evening celebrations.
Should you wish to marry at The Sculpture Gallery but hold your wedding reception elsewhere, we are able to arrange civil ceremonies prior to 11am. You and your guests can then enjoy the venue and make use of the splendid setting for your photographs until midday.
The Sculpture Gallery is proud to host any same-sex ceremonies and civil partnership unions and we strive to deliver a memorable and personalised day in a stunning location.
Oliver Bertho, Executive Chef and his professional team in the kitchen provide a superb choice of wedding breakfast menus for you to select from. Your guests will enjoy imaginative dishes, elegant surroundings and impeccable service. Alternatively, we can design a dish or an entire bespoke menu to fit your specification. We also have an extensive wine list on offer and will assist with choosing the perfect wines to complement your chosen menu.
At The Sculpture Gallery we offer wedding couples a package price per guest which gives you exclusive use of the venue, first night accommodation for the newly married couple at The Woburn Estate’s own Woburn Hotel, reception drinks and canapés, a three course wedding breakfast with wine and an evening buffet.
The Woburn Hotel is one of Bedfordshire's finest country hotels. With its elegant private dining suites and award-winning restaurant, Olivier’s Restaurant for pre-wedding dinners through to its spacious and relaxed seating areas, perfect for that nightcap at the end of the evening. The Woburn Hotel has 48 contemporary and individually designed bedrooms plus 7 cottage suites that reflect the character and historical setting of The Woburn Estate. Our cottages are ideal when getting ready for the day ahead, with ample room for you and your bridesmaids or groomsmen plus stylists. There is also ample car parking for your wedding guests at The Woburn Hotel.
Venue Type: Old English Historical Estate
Venue Capacity: The Sculpture Gallery accommodate seated parties of up to 250 guests The Woburn Hotel intimate weddings, where wedding parties from 8 to 80 guests The Safari Lodge suitable for 80 to 220 guests.
Accommodation: This Bedfordshire hotel has 55 splendid bedrooms with delightfully refurbished interiors designed to complement the hotel's character and individual setting as part of The Woburn Estate.
Dining Options: Our professional staff at The Sculpture Gallery have years' of experience in providing the facilities and catering required to conduct Jewish, Muslim and Hindu ceremonies. We are delighted to offer kosher catering at The Sculpture Gallery.
Exclusive Use: Yes