Get married at a museum! Blaise Castle House Museum is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and naming ceremonies.

This beautiful historic house is set in 400 acres of landscaped parkland and has been a museum for well over 50 years. The displays here feature a wide selection of toys and games, intriguing domestic equipment and costume dating from the 1730s to the present day.

The Picture Room

The beautiful Picture Room, with its classical portico and domed glass ceiling, seats up to 60 guests and with standing room can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Its walls are decorated with a sumptuous red flock paper, hung with pictures from the fine art collections and lit by four beautiful chandeliers, creating a very elegant setting.


Room hire

Prices for hire of the Picture Room for all ceremonies including wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, renewal of marriage vows and naming ceremonies:

Monday to Friday – £550.00
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays – £650.00

All hire prices will be subject to VAT.

Registrar’s fees

You can find prices for Registrar’s fees on the Bristol City Council website. It’s your responsibility to book and pay the Registrar directly. In addition to the Registrar’s fees, there’s also a Notice of Marriage payment for each person being married.

Museum reception venues

Although it’s currently not possible to hold receptions at Blaise Castle House Museum, if it’s a museum setting you’re after we’ve got the place for you. Whether you fancy the magnificent Edwardian Baroque architecture of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery or the incredible harbourside views at M Shed, you’re sure to wow your guests with a unique Bristol venue.

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M Shed

Looking for a truly unique reception venue? Come and enjoy the incredible harbourside views at M Shed.

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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Wow your guests at this landmark venue with incredible Edwardian Baroque architecture - perfect for wedding receptions.

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