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Venue Hire

Gallery HireCeremonies


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

General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
(2nd floor closes at 4:45 pm)
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00 pm
(2nd floor will remain open until 7:45 m on Thursdays commencing 19 March)

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am4 pm
Café: 11 am4 pm

Crawford Gallery Café
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am - 4:00pm
Crawford Garden Café
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
(weather permitting!)

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