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The Higgins Bedford is an exciting, unique and accessible venue for functions, conferences, workshops and events. Newly re-fitted throughout, it boasts state-of-the-art facilities, flexible spaces and an attractive central location close to the Town Centre and Bedford's beautiful Embankment.

 

Evening Venue Hire

Sir William Harpur Gallery

Sir William Harpur Gallery, The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford

An elegant exhibition space ideal for evening events, meetings, conferences or workshops. The opportunity to view temporary and touring exhibitions in this gallery will add a cultural twist to any planned event.

  

Capacity:

Reception style: 100


 

Castle Room

Castle Gallery at The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, BedfordA state-of-the-art meeting room with PA system, drop-down digital projector. This space is ideal for evening events, talks, meetings, workshops and conferences.

Availability: Available for evening hire only when use of foyer is included.

 

Capacity:

Reception style: 100

Lecture style: 100

Meeting/workshop style: 40


 

Wixamtree Gallery

A newly-refurbished exhibition space ideal for those who would like to hold an event or talk amidst the cultural surroundings of The Higgins' renowned watercolour and print collection.

Availability: Available for evening hire only.

 

Capacity:

Reception style: 125

 

The hire cost of each of these gallery spaces includes use of the spectacular new double-height foyer. This is available for evening hire only. It is a light and spacious room in which to welcome delegates and guests. It is also possible to hire multiple galleries for large events. Please download our venue hire brochure to see costs for multiple galleries, possible room layouts and further details.

 


 

Daytime Venue Hire

Castle Room

A state-of-the-art meeting room with PA system, drop-down digital projector, adjoining catering facilities and break-out room. This space is ideal for evening events, talks, meetings, workshops and conferences.

Availability: Monday - Sunday during working hours

 

Garden Room

A perfect room for smaller meetings, talks or workshops. This room boasts beautiful views of Castle Gardens with a sight-line to the Embankment and river. This room was originally a conservatory attached to the historic Higgins home.

Availability: Tuesday - Sunday during working hours

 

Capacity:

Reception style: 40

Lecture style: 30

Meeting/workshop style: 20

 

Bailey Room

This room is an ideal break-out space for conferences or for smaller meetings or talks. It has retained some original brewery features and has a friendly feel.

Availability: Tuesday - Sunday during working hours

 

Capacity:

Reception style: 15

Meeting/workshop style: 10

 

Barbican Studio

A creative space with good light, ideal for drawing, painting and print workshops.

Availability: Tuesday - Sunday during working hours

 

Capacity:

Reception style: 80

Lecture style: 70

Meeting/workshop style: 40

 

Harpur Studio

A creative studio space ideal for workshops, meetings and talks.

Availability: Tuesday - Sunday during working hours

 

Capacity:

Reception style: 60

Lecture style: 45

Meeting/workshop style: 25


 

If you would like to hire spaces at The Higgins Bedford please fill out and return our booking form here or talk to us at thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk or on 01234 718618.