Wedding Photography at Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the centre of Derby and has everything you need for a quirky cultured urban wedding.

If you’ve ever walked past the visitor’s entrance of Derby Museum and Art Gallery, you’d be forgiven for not being immediately charmed by the 1960s facade that greats you. However, this is just an extension to the original Grade II listed building which dates from 1879 and has bags of charm and beautiful features. Wedding parties can enter through the old Central Library which faces The Wardwick or the subtler Art Gallery door which exits onto The Strand. Both of which are lovely examples of Gothic architecture with red bricks, decorative leaded windows and confetti-worthy steps.

There are three great spaces to choose from for your ceremony. The brightly lit World Collection Gallery which features natural light from a gorgeous bay window and original Victorian display cases full of wonderful artefacts from around the world. The Wardwick is a massive space complete with a stunning glass atrium and mezzanine balcony full of curiosities. And my personal favourite, The Joseph Wright gallery with its rich blue walls and and low level lighting, has bags of atmosphere and hosts a massive collection of Joseph Wright paintings which add a touch of elegance to any wedding ceremony.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery is situated in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and the location is great for a post-wedding walk with your photographer, getting some casual urban shots in some of Derby’s most charming streets. It is also close to Electric Daisy, a community garden in the centre of the city which is perfect for photos and to grab a celebratory prosecco from their horsebox bar.

You can find out more about Derby Museum & Art Gallery by visiting their website here.

If you’re getting married at the Derby Museum & Art Gallery and are looking for a photographer I’d love to have a chat to see if I’d be a good fit you. Check out some of my images from real weddings below and drop me a line if you like what you see.

Wedding photographer Emma Duder sits on the steps near the cathedral in her home town of Derby holding her camera


Emma Duder

Emma Duder has been photographing weddings in the Derbyshire, Peak District and wider Midlands area since 2016. She lives in Derby with her tolerant husband, wilful daughter and senile cat. In addition to photographing weddings and families, she also gets a kick out of photographing local theatre and is a photography instructor with Derby Photography Group.