Hire our venue
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall is a flexible, impressive site for ceremonies and celebrations.
Housed in the historic Lambeth Ragged Schools, the site has been transformed into a stunning contemporary art gallery and versatile event space that moves from the breathtaking height and volume of the Upper Gallery space to the raw aesthetic of an original Victorian railway arch.
The Upper Gallery is full of natural light with seven-metre-high white walls, an original raked wooden floor and tall arched windows. For smaller and more intimate occasions, the elegant Lower Gallery offers white walls, an original Yorkstone floor, cast iron pillars and Crittall windows, also providing excellent natural light. The Arch Gallery is an atmospheric space suitable for large receptions, with exposed brick walls, a state-of-the-art invisible infrared heating system and a sprung, grey-painted floor.
The urban aesthetic of the Arch complements the period features of the Upper and Lower Galleries with the capacity to accommodate both dinner and dance.
Our award-winning garden yard is available in conjunction with any of the three main galleries and there is ample room to erect a marquee for catering if required. An all-season canopy at the front entrance may act as an additional reception area.
From Spring 2024 bespoke wedding ceremony packages will be available.
The venue and its galleries may be hired for:
- Wedding ceremonies and receptions*
- Filming and photoshoots
- Product launches
- Seminars and meetings
- Fashion shows
The Upper Space
The Upper space with its 7 metre high white walls, original raked, stepped wooden floor and large arched windows is a spectacular room, full of natural light. The space has a lighting rig with spots and up lighting, blackout facilities, and 18 mounted double electricity sockets. Along one wall there is a projection balcony with Broadband capability and 3 double sockets. The whole space has under floor heating and has single and 3 phase electricity. This large, impressive space is ideal for product launches, conferences and corporate hospitality.
136.5 square metres (1600 sq. ft)
(Capacity: 100 Seated/150 Standing)
The Arch Space
The Arch space has exposed brick walls, concrete floor and a state-of-the-art invisible infrared heating system. Its urban aesthetic complements the pristine nature of the Upper and Lower spaces and its stunning, unique atmosphere is ideal for parties, product launches, fashion shows and film sets. Served by single and 3 phase electricity this durable space can be accessed through the lower gallery and yard.
190.6 square metres (3150 sq. ft.)
(Capacity: 300 Seated/400 Standing)
The Lower Space
The Lower space has white walls, an original York stone floor, cast iron pillars and large, original windows providing excellent natural light. It has a more intimate feel, ideal for smaller launches and receptions. There are down-light spotlights with dimmers and 6 double sockets. The Lower space is included in any hire, as this is where the toilet and kitchen facilities are located. The kitchen/bar area has a double sink, microwave oven, 2 refrigerators and 3 double electricity sockets. There are excellent toilet facilities: 2 Gents, 2 Ladies and 1 Wheelchair access.
79.45 square metres (1300 sq. ft.)
(Capacity: 100 Seated/150 Standing)
The Garden Yard
People really enjoy spending time in our beautiful green lung. With local children, our gardener Lucy has been crafting homes for bees and other insects – recycling garden waste to increase our biodiversity and celebrate the natural world that surrounds us. As well as influencing the day to day running of the space, ecology informs Beaconsfield’s programme and relationships with our collaborators.
Standard Hire Rates
The Arch Space – From £225+VAT per hour
The Upper Space – From £200+VAT per hour
The Lower Space – From £175+VAT per hour
Whole Gallery – From £250+VAT per hour
*Rates are set at a minimum of three hours and must include adequate time for set up and clear out.
**Hire rates may vary depending on the day of the week, the season (eg. Christmas), and the scale and type of event. These rates exclude any catering costs. Please contact us for more details.
We regret that our spaces cannot be hired for art exhibitions, creative courses or any publicly promoted events.