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Gallery HireCeremonies
In compliance with Government Guidelines and for the safety of guests, visitors and staff and due to the increased transmission rates of Covid 19, Crawford Art Gallery will not be in a position to accept any bookings for ceremonies in 2021. Due to the redevelopment of the Gallery we regret to say we similarly cannot accept bookings for 2022. Our best wishes go to all couples for their upcoming nuptials. 


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Crawford Art Gallery provides an intimate setting for ceremonies surrounded by an exquisite collection of art and history. The Gallery is ideally located in the heart of the city centre and provides a unique location for your special day. The Gallery makes a sophisticated and alternative city centre location for your wedding, naming ceremony or remembrance ceremony. Each ceremony is bespoke and held in working gallery spaces. The works on display are always changing, providing a unique backdrop for your nuptials.


The Gallery has seven spaces that are available for hosting events/meetings. The availability of each space will depend on what exhibition is on view in that gallery.

Sculpture Gallery wedding
Sculpture Gallery
Capacity: 60 Standing, 60 Seated
Crawford Gallery Lecture Theatre
Lecture Theatre
Capacity: 90 Seated | Projector Screen | Grand Piano | Fixed Seating
Long Room
Capacity: 80 Seated, 80 standing | No Fixed seating
Gibson Wedding
Gibson Gallery
Capacity: 60 seated, 60 standing
Upper Gallery
Upper Gallery
Capacity: 300 Standing | 150 seated
Capacity: 15 seated | Fixed Table and chairs
Capacity: 50-70 seated
(The café is run independently, see more info on the café below


  1. Rental of Gallery room for Ceremony only
  2. Rental of Gallery room for Ceremony plus drinks & Canape reception
  3. *Option to follow on to the award-winning Gallery Café with your guests


‪We got married at the Crawford Art Gallery it was such an amazingly beautiful setting and both of us being artists made it even more special to us.
Eoin Turner, Designer 

The perfect venue for our wedding- We and all our guests were delighted with this beautiful and unique setting, the team and their thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Would recommend this Cork cultural landmark to anyone looking for a special venue.
Aoibhie McCarthy

It was everything we wanted and we really had the most wonderful time. The room was perfect and the way things were laid out was just great! While the ceremony was taking place my direct viewpoint was of the Yeats painting which was a lovely thing to distract me and calm my nerves. So, once again, thank you for everything. V best.
Clair & Leslie

Crawford Gallery Café, a venue with a difference, is located on the ground floor of Crawford Art Gallery and run by Sinead Doran. The roots of the Crawford Gallery Cafe go back to 1986 when the doors were originally opened by Mrs Myrtle Allen and her daughter Fern. That Ballymaloe ethos - taking the very best quality food and cooking it simply but beautifully - continues to underscore the cafe in its modern incarnation. 

This award-winning Café serves quality local produce and is a favourite of Corkonians and visitors alike. Whether it’s a drinks and Canape reception in a Gallery space or a sit-down meal in the Café, Sineád is available to discuss menus, costs and capacities with you at:
Phone: +21 427 4415


Claire Lynch
Tel: 021 4907865

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Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042

Christmas Opening Hours

Gallery Closed25 December 2022 Christmas Day26 December 2022 Stephens Day1 January 2023 New Year’s Day

10am–4pm     24 December 2022 Christmas Eve31 December 2022 New Year’s Eve

10am -5pm27 December – 30 December 2022


Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm*
Thursday until 8.00pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays
11.00 am4.00pm

*Second floor closes 15 minutes before closing
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