Turner Contemporary
  • Turner Contemporary Photo Nick Guttridge
  • The Foyle Rooms Photo Alastair Fyfe
  • Turner Contemporary's Sunley Gallery Photo Hufton Crow
  • Auguste Rodin, The Kiss, 1901-04, installation view in Sunley Gallery Courtesy of Tate, London 2011 Photo Nick Guttridge 
  • The Foyle Rooms
    Photo Nick Guttridge 
  • North Gallery, Turner and the Elements exhibition installation view Photo Hufton Crow
  • The Foyle Rooms Photo Ady Kerry
  • South Gallery, lecture style Photo Ady Kerry
  • Turner Contemporary Cafe Photo Nick Guttridge
  • Turner Contemporary cuisine Photo Ming Tang-Evans
  • Turner Contemporary
    Photo Nick Guttridge 
  • Weddings at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Nik Jordan


'The site is spectacular… the subtle play of light, sky and sea inside and outside is exhilarating, even euphoric.' Burlington magazine

Turner Contemporary is the South East’s newest and most spectacular venue for hire. Its coastal location and striking building, designed by award-winning architect David Chipperfield, offers a truly unique and inspiring setting for all corporate and private events, weddings, parties and more.

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’. Combine the breath-taking views and exquisite architecture with our exceptional, bespoke service and Turner Contemporary offers you a versatile, stylish and modern venue for your event.

Since opening in April 2011, Turner Contemporary has already hosted major national and local events, including Her Majesty the Queen’s royal visit to Margate last November. 

Not only will guests have an unforgettable experience, but as a registered charity, all revenue will help us sustain and grow our programme of exhibitions, education and events.

‘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

'We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at Turner Contemporary. It was a fantastic evening. The sun was out, the gallery was set against a blue sky, and a beautiful sunset ended this highly enjoyable evening. Our guests were very impressed with the gallery, the professionalism and excellent organisational skills contributed significantly to the success of this occasion. Thank you Turner Contemporary.' Betteridge & Milsom

‘Hosting our event at Turner Contemporary was excellent. The staff were attentive and accommodating, the food was delicious, and the view was stunning. I would definitely return for a future event.’  Christine Wissink, event host.
How to find out more and book
Please call +44 (0)1843 233000 or email hire@turnercontemporary.org.
For weddings, please contact weddings@turnercontemporary.org.

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