Bristol Museum & Art Gallery provides a truly unique evening wedding ceremony and reception venue in the heart of Bristol.

Our team of experienced staff will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your wedding day gives you and your guests happy memories to treasure forever.

A beautiful venue for your evening wedding celebrations, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery also offers civil ceremonies in our grand halls or stunning galleries followed by a wedding celebration of your choice.

The setting could not be more striking with glass vaulted ceilings, romantic balconies and sweeping staircases – all surrounded by thousands of years of history.

To find out more about our venue, catering options and how we can make your special day unique, download our wedding brochure (PDF 9MB). If you would like to come in and view the venue and see how we can bring your wedding dreams to life, please get in touch. We would be delighted to tell you more about our weddings offerings in person and show you around the stunning venue.

Venue hire costs

Monday – Thursday £3,120
Friday – Sunday £3,700

Monday – Thursday £3,315
Friday – Sunday £3,700

Monday – Thursday £3,515
Friday – Sunday £4,150


  • Exclusive evening use of the venue from 7pm – 1am
  • Photoshoot access to a gallery of your choice
  • Chivari chairs
  • Furniture and service ware to match your catering requirements
  • White table linen and napkins
  • A staffed bar facility
  • Feature venue up-lighting in your choice of colours
  • In house table centres
  • A dedicated event planner to ensure all the little details are taken care of
  • A experienced event coordinator on the day

We like to tailor weddings to specifically fit in with your requirements, but we have crafted two celebration options below to provide an illustration of costs. If you have different ideas, we are happy to build the event around you and include any selection of food, drink and finishing touches. Please get in touch to create your perfect wedding.

Twilight Wedding Breakfast

The perfect choice for couples looking for a wedding reception with real wow factor with an evening of fine dining and celebrations.

This offering includes:

  • A glass of prosecco on arrival (one per guest)
  • Three course seasonal wedding breakfast with coffee and petit fours
  • House wine per person with the wedding breakfast (three bottles per table of eight)
  • Toast with one flute of prosecco per person
  • Complimentary menu tasting for the bride and groom
  • DJ and Disco

2024 £85/person
2025 £96/person
2026 £102/person

Wedding Celebration

This option is ideal if you have already got married and are looking to gather all your friends and family together for a party to remember.

This option includes:

  • Arrival drinks reception (seasonal cocktail or prosecco per guest)
  • Selection of seasonal canapes served on arrival (3/person)
  • Seasonal one course fork buffet
  • DJ and Disco

2024 £55/person
2025 £57/person
2026 £60/person

Want to say ‘I do’ at Bristol Museum?

Ceremonies can take place at 6pm in one of the following spaces:

  • Winterstoke Hall
  • French Art Gallery
  • British and European Art Gallery (The Age of Enlightenment and the Birth of Romanticism)
  • Victorian Art Gallery (Places of Desire)

Contact us today for more information and availability. If you’d like to discuss your plans and ideas, our Events Team would be happy to help.

Guide to room capacities

Capacity guide
Winterstoke Hall (front hall) and Wills Hall (rear hall) Informal reception / party 400 Download floorplan
Banqueting style 250
Theatre style 250
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