Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, so naturally it should also be the most memorable!

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery provides a truly unique wedding reception venue in Bristol and our team of experienced staff will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your wedding day gives you and your guest’s happy memories to treasure forever.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a beautiful venue for your evening wedding celebrations, offering everything informal parties, formal dinners and bespoke packages. The setting could not be more stunning with glass vaulted ceilings, romantic balconies and sweeping staircases – all surrounded by thousands of years of history.

We also can arrange special access for you (the wedding couple) and your photographer to our galleries for a limited time so that you can get some perfectly unique wedding photos to treasure forever.

With so much to think about and prepare for, organising that special day can sweep you off your feet. So whether you are planning a formal celebration or a big party, our reputation for excellence and quality is bound to create special memories that you and your guests will always remember.

If you are looking for a unique wedding celebration venue in Bristol, at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery we offer a variety of options to suit all budgets and preferences. Please take a look at our packages or contact our friendly Events Team who would be delighted to show you round our wonderful wedding reception venue and give you the opportunity to see for yourself our unique setting with the heart of Bristol.

To find out more about our beautiful venue, catering options and how we can make your special day unique, please download our wedding brochure (PDF).

  • Stunning landmark venue in the heart of the city
  • Exclusive venue hire for you and your guests to celebrate in style
  • Celebrate surrounded by thousands of years of history
  • Grand Edwardian-Baroque Architecture with glass vaulted ceilings, romantic balconies and sweeping staircases
  • Beautiful exhibition galleries available for private viewings in the evenings
  • Delicious food prepared fresh in our kitchens for your guests

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.

The venue is an evening only venue, and as such we do not have a wedding licence so your official ceremony would need to be held elsewhere.

Many couples who celebrate their wedding with us get married overseas or have a more intimate ceremony earlier in the day (or often the day before) before coming to the Museum to celebrate with their friends and family in the evening.

However, if you like you can get still have a celebrant to host an ‘unofficial’ ceremony here in the evening (which would look stunning) and then you could continue the celebrations and host your wedding breakfast or party straight away.

More information on where you can get married locally before arriving with us.

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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