Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum offers discerning clients one of the city’s most spectacular settings for lavish receptions, banquets, gala dinners, product launches and fashion shows. The Centre Hall can seat up to 500 dining guests and up to 1,000 for a drinks reception. Seated beneath the exquisite vaulted ceiling and ornate chandeliers, guests can enjoy a magnificent combination of culture and fine cuisine. The Museum’s magnificent collection can also be viewed by guests during an evening event.

The Centre Hall on the ground floor is perfect for prestigious and corporate gatherings. Receptions may also make use of this Hall and the two spacious balconies which overlook the Centre Hall area. The Centre Hall is a truly magnificent arena and never fails to impress the thousands of guests who have attended the many glittering events which take place each year.

The Kg Café within Kelvingrove on the basement level offers a splendid location for slightly smaller events within the museum. Private dinners, ceremonies and drinks receptions have all been held within the Café area, allowing up to 80 guests to enjoy fine dining with the beautiful outlook to Kelvingrove Park from the Café’s attractive conservatory area.

For a standing reception, the Café can accommodate up to 150 guests.

This venue is suitable for:

  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Concerts
  • Standing Receptions

Room Information

​There are 3 areas available for hire at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum:

  • The Centre Hall, East and West        (max 1000)
  • Balconies                                       (max 250 on each balcony)
  • The Café                                        (max 150)
​Room Name Area m2​ Capacity when used as​ Capacity when used as​​ ​Capacity when used as​ Capacity when used as​​
​Theatre Banquet​ Reception​ ​Boardroom
​Centre Hall 662​ 400​ 500​ 1000​
​Kg Cafe 320​ ​80 ​150
​Balconies ​250



A full range of quality catering services can be provided by Encore Hospitality Services who have a full, permanent event catering base within Kelvingrove.


We can supply standard AV equipment, technical, security support and advise on most other event-related services for your event at very competitive rates.

 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street
G3 8AG

0141 353 8050

To enquire about hiring this venue please call
0141 353 8050 or send an email.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum floorplan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum floorplan
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