Weddings

Looking for a truly memorable wedding venue? Fancy saying your vows with the spectacular backdrop of Bristol’s harbourside? Want to impress your guests by making an entrance in one of our famous cranes? Done, done and done!

M Shed is fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies and is flexible enough to suit all budgets and preferences, whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration. We can also offer a number of exclusive options such as arranging for your wedding party to arrive at M Shed in one of our boats or for the happy couple to be delivered to their reception by crane – an entrance that won’t be forgotten!

Our versatile Event Suite can either be used as one space or divided into three different rooms. Each has their own separate access, use of the reception room and cloakroom and all have direct access onto the balcony with spectacular panoramic views across the harbourside and city.

We understand that this is your big day and that you have your own ideas of how you want to celebrate your marriage. Our flexible and versatile event space alongside our array of menus, drinks packages and decor ideas allow you to do your day, your way.

What is included in the venue hire?

  • Access to the room from 10am on the day for those final touches. Alternatively, we are more than happy to set up for you.
  • Ceremony room hire
  • A special entrance to your wedding breakfast
  • Tables, banqueting chairs, linen and napkins
  • Cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • Private bar facilities until 1am
  • Exclusive use of the roof terrace
  • Share a private moment in the museum once it has closed to the public, just the happy couple and your photographer.

2021/2022:
May to September – £2,500
October to April – £2,200

2023:
May to September – £2,650
October to April – £2,300

Find out more about our packages and upgrades by downloading our pricing guide (PDF 1MB)

Now that your venue is sorted, it is time to think about what you want to offer your guests to eat and drink. We take great pride in being accredited the Bristol Eating Better Gold Award and offering healthier and more sustainable menus. Download our wedding brochure (PDF 3MB) to find out more about what we can do.

If you would prefer a smaller and more intimate wedding day please contact our venue team to discuss a bespoke package just for you.

Guide to room capacities

Room
Layout
Capacity guide
Floorplan
Event Suite Theatre style 220 Download floorplan
Cabaret style 140
Banqueting style 180

Sample menus

Summer wedding menu

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