Named after the famous polar explorer Edward Wilson, The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum is home to several collections of international significance. It also has some quirky event spaces. From the de Ferrieres Community Gallery to The Friends Gallery, the arty-feel flows throughout.
If you are looking to hold a statement event or get married in an alternative venue, this a really cool space that will inspire and wow all.
The Third Floor Gallery – this blank canvas space can be transformed into a pop-up cinema with sofas and bean-bags. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to hold your own art exhibition? The white-washed walls create a light, bright space to hold a business meeting too. And with the bonus of direct access to a stunning roof terrace, this space is bound to be a hit whatever your event.
The Friends Gallery – housing the founding collection of fine art from Baron de Ferrieres, a former Mayor and Liberal MP for Cheltenham, the Friends Gallery is available for private event hire in the evening. If your event needs a sophisticated feel then this space could be just perfect. Think canapé reception and a private viewing of this amazing collection for a client event to remember.
Foyle Learning Centre – the studio workshop in the Foyles Learning Centre has a capacity of 80 and is a great space for groups to get painting, sculpting or even music making. A great idea for a team building away day or an activity for a hen weekend, you can bond with your colleagues or friends as you discover who has got real flair!
Urban Hire Space – the workshop and urban hire spaces are ideal for parties and film screenings and is available to hire as of September 2019.
A roof terrace with a view
The roof terrace on top of The Wilson offers an exciting outdoor space with amazing views across the town, including St Mary’s Minister. Accessed from the Third Room Gallery, the terrace really is a hidden gem and adds a wow factor to summer events.
For both corporate gatherings and weddings, it’s the perfect exclusive area to host reception drinks whilst your guests relax and take in their surroundings.
Menus to suit any occasion
Whether your event requires a canapé reception or a more formal sit-down meal, The Wilson can provide food to suit every palette. Their menus are created bespoke for each occasion and use the very best in local produce, delivering artisan-led, culturally diverse and seasonal products for every event.
Part of The Cheltenham Trust, The Wilson is a truly unique venue to host your event; big or small, corporate or private. The team pride themselves on their flexibility and are able to create bespoke packages depending on your needs.