Venue Hire

The Sainsbury Centre is a unique landmark of architectural history, making it a perfect setting for any special event. We can host corporate events, group visits, location filming, studio workshops and more, as well as offering a range of catering and accommodation options.

Our dedicated hospitality and events team offer a truly first-class professional service and create flexible packages bespoke to your needs. Whether you’d like an intimate dinner party, canape reception, or a Gala Dinner, we can provide the perfect solution at a budget to suit your needs. Our space is completely flexible, The Terrace provides the perfect venue for intimate events and is situated in the middle of our beautiful gallery spaces, the Living Area, and the East End. The Modern Life Café is the ideal venue for larger parties and with an entire wall made of glass it boasts a striking view of the Sculpture Park.

Every event is unique and so is our service to you. We will work together with you to help with the event set up, menu choices, catering, and more. If the weather is warm, your guests can wander down to the lake and even picnic there if you choose!

We know that choosing a venue is the first step in creating a perfect event. We’d love to be a part of this journey with you and make your plans a reality. However big or small your guest list is, we will make it an event to remember.

If you would like to contact us about booking a 2023 event, please fill in the below enquiry form. You can view our gallery below to get an idea of how we can dress up our venue to perfectly fit in with your theme.


“We are walking around with a warm glow following the weekend! Thank you so much for all you did to make the Sainsbury Centre so amazing as a venue for us on Saturday.” Rachel and Nick

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so special. The location and venue was absolutely stunning, the team in the Modern Life Café did a superb job and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The food was delicious and much complimented… Special thanks to Debbie, for helping to shape our unconventional wedding ideas into a truly wonderful celebration.”Christien and Eleanor

“Thank you so much again for helping to give us the most amazing wedding day. It really was so perfect and I wish we could do it all again!” Katie and Daniel

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