Weddings

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 package 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). We would be delighted to show you round.

  • Stunning landmark venue in the heart of the city
  • Exclusive venue hire
  • Celebrate surrounded by thousands of years of history
  • Ceremony licence in our grand event halls or more art galleries
  • Photoshoot access to a gallery of your choice
  • Grand Edwardian-Baroque Architecture
  • Exhibition galleries available for private viewings
  • Delicious food prepared fresh in our kitchens for your guests

Venue hire costs

Monday – Friday from £2,700
Saturday – Sunday from £3,000

We like to tailor weddings to specifically fit in with your requirements and tastes, but we’ve designed two packages 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.

Wedding breakfast package

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

  • Choice of seasonal cocktail on arrival (one per person)
  • 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

2021 £73.50 per adult / £47 per child
2022 £77 per adult / £49 per child
2023 £80.50 per adult / £51 per child

Wedding reception celebration package

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

  • Choice of seasonal cocktail on arrival (one per person)
  • Seasonal canapés on arrival (three per person)
  • Seasonal fork buffet (one course)

2021 £49 per person
2022 – £51.50 per person
2023 – £54 per person

All packages include:

  • White table linen and white napkins
  • A staffed bar
  • Feature venue up-lighting in your choice of colours
  • In house table centres (dressed tables)
  • During preparations: a dedicated Event Co-ordinator to ensure all the little details are taken care of
  • On the day: an experienced Event Manager and event team to take care of you and 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. Prices valid until end of 2021, subsequent years are subject to a 5% p.a. increase.

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)

Guide to room capacities

Room
Layout
Capacity guide
Floorplan
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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