Dunedin Public Art Gallery


The Dunedin Public Art Gallery offers a spectacular range of venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions, all of which may be booked as a suite or separately.

Donaghy's Foyer is a grand and dramatic venue featuring a wide sweeping staircase (perfect for the bride's entrance), warm wooden floors and the gallery's renowned two-storey atrium rising to a glass roof.

Donaghy's Foyer can host up to 300 guests and is available to hire from 5pm. The Otago Daily Times Gallery, positioned on the top floor of the Gallery, is situated under the glass ceiling and looks down into the Gallery's atrium area. The Otago Daily Times Gallery features breathtaking views of the tree-lined Octagon precinct and offers guests an elegant and beautiful outlook.

This space is available for both daytime and evening events, seven days a week. The Otago Daily Times Gallery can be used as a stand-alone venue for up to 160 guests or may be combined with the adjacent Conference Room for additional catering, if required.

Exchange wedding vows in the natural light that floods through the glass ceiling during the early evening then host your reception in atmospheric low lighting as night falls.

Spaces can be made available for you to dress the venue in your individual style the day before your event.

Wedding hire also includes the opportunity to use the Art Gallery's elegant foyer for pre-ceremony or pre-dinner drinks.

Make your wedding a work of art in the unique environment of Dunedin Public Art Gallery, right in the heart of Dunedin city.