For a more glamorous, modern look, the Art Gallery of Hamilton provides a breathtaking backdrop. The newly renovated Gallery boasts a creative, contemporary atmosphere perfect for any couple looking to host a stylish wedding. With so many unique experiences and spaces available, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is sure to make your wedding an unforgettable experience.
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Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Ontario. Since its start, the AGH has had many homes and building locations as it grew in size and status. The current location of the Art Gallery of Hamilton opened in October 1977 on King Street West, Hamilton, right across from City Hall.
In 2003 an 18 million renovation began that strengthened the Gallery’s status as a world-class art museum, enabled it to attract major traveling exhibitions, and ensured the preservation of what had become one of the finest art collections in Canada.
The AGH is unique in Canada as one of the only public art galleries located outside Canada’s major urban cities that maintains a collection of important national and international repute. With a permanent collection that is recognized as one of the finest in Canada and various ground breaking exhibitions, the AGH is quite the spot. 
ART AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
A unique experience provided by the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the option to include a guided tour of an exhibition for you and your guests. This is a great way to make your day stand out from the typical. You can even request activities including re-creating an AGH masterpiece or having a gallery scavenger hunt to add a unique touch to your event.
CATERING & BEVERAGE SERVICES
Full culinary and beverage services are available from the Art Gallery of Hamilton in each reception space. The AGH Event Services team will work with you and their Chefs to create the perfect menu to complement your day.
The Art Gallery of Hamilton will also assist in creating a variety of special design touches for your wedding. This includes lounge areas with stylish couches and chairs, an outdoor patio, ceiling décor, lighting, and more.
THE JOEY AND TOBY TANENBAUM PAVILION
Capacity: Seats up to 175 guests
The magnificent glass-enclosed Pavilion features an in-house sound system and drop-down screen, with direct access to the beautifully landscaped Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden. This space is perfect for couples looking to host a stunning modern themed wedding event.
JEAN AND ROSS FISCHER GALLERY AND LOUNGE
Capacity: Seats up to 75 guests
The Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery And Lounge is a smaller, two-level, open-concept space best for those looking to have a smaller guest list. The space provides a signature art experience with curated local art exhibitions surrounding the space.
THE DAVID BRALEY AND NANCY GORDON SCULPTURE ATRIUM
Capacity: Cocktail receptions only for up to 125 guests
This elegant, vaulted ceiling Atrium features a stunning collection of historical and contemporary sculptures. The space is not available for sit down dinners but is instead available for cocktail receptions after your ceremony. Please note that the availability and capacity may vary based on the current exhibition installations.