Venue Review: House For An Art Lover, Glasgow

A popular wedding venue where the Jiggers are regularly invited to play is Glasgow’s House For An Art Lover in Bellahouston park. (It’s just round the corner from where the band is based, which is nice!). This is the venue of choice for lovers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh art and architecture.

The venue has an upstairs section for the reception ceremony and meal, with the downstairs “Art Lover’s Cafe” which is a kind of mini-gallery that transforms into the gathering place for the evening ceilidh.

We often provide clients with music for the full day. This can consist of a piper to welcome guests and lead the top-table procession. Then our clients can opt for a bit of easy-listening/background jazz performed live  on the venue’s baby grand piano during the meal. We also supply our string quartet for e.g. the drinks reception or the ceremony which can be held in the venue too. This kind of soundtrack really adds a memorable touch of class to the proceedings.

Clients often ask what size of band is suitable for the House for an Art Lover…We usually suggest 3 piece or 4 at a push. 5 is possible, but would probably benefit from a table or two being moved. You can see the relatively small stage setup of the 3 piece Jiggers band, including DJ & lights, in the picture below. Our included lights look great in the Art Lovers Cafe, whose white walls are really enhanced by some nice party lighting.

If you’ve had an event at the House for an Art Lover, please do post a comment to tell us about your experience there.

Greg, Katie & Dougie, the 3 piece Jiggers ceilidh band outside the House For An Art Lover.


The 3 piece band & DJ option has a smaller footprint and fits snugly into the corner of the room!


One Response to “Venue Review: House For An Art Lover, Glasgow”

  1. David Maclay

    Been trying to find you guys for ages – saw you at a wedding last year and really enjoyed the dancing, especially the hooligan dance! Can’t wait to get back to Scotland for another ceilidh :) Thanks again from Canada


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