Ashmolean Museum

(30 reviews) 30 5
Beaumont Street Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 2PH
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About Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford
Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

Set amongst the cityscape of Oxford’s dreaming spires, the Ashmolean is a magnificent venue for your wedding, civil partnership or celebration. Founded in 1683 the Ashmolean is the oldest public Museum in the world.

Displaying half a million years of art and history, the spaces provide a stunning backdrop for a very special occasion. All our galleries are licenced which means we can offer intimate ceremonies at any time through to impressive evening receptions, dinners and dances combined with outstanding hospitality and entertainment.

The Ashmolean has been telling stories since 1683 and we want you to add yours. We understand that every wedding is different which is why our expert team are on hand to tailor your day. An experienced team supported by an exclusive catering partner and handpicked suppliers will bring your dream celebration to life. Whether you decide to make a grand entrance, exchange vows in the presence of loved ones, dine like royalty or party the night away, the Ashmolean offers the most magnificent backdrop to your occasion.

• Iconic Oxford venue • City centre wedding venue • Multiple galleries and spaces available for exclusive use • Classical architecture, grand staircases and stunning backdrops • Dedicated wedding planner on the day • In house fine dining caterers

Facilities at Ashmolean Museum

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities

Ashmolean Museum Reviews (30)

The best day!
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By Louise & Karl, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2020

Everyone keeps telling me what a fun day it was, and how relaxed me and Karl looked - so definitely credit to you and the team for this!

It has an air of magic about it!
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By Squib Photography, on 06 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2020

The Ashmolean is a beautiful venue to work as a photographer! You have such a vast selection of options as backdrops from the galleries, roof space as well as the wonderful frontage... You also have Oxford right outside to wonder off with couples. It has an air of magic about it and the team work perfectly around the public access to set up ready for the couple's wedding day! It's a little different to a typical wedding venue and I think that's its charm!

Opportunities for great photographs are endless!
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By Dale Stephens Photographer, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 14 Jun 2020

The Ashmolean Museum is a great and historic place for your wedding to take place in Oxford. The staff are welcoming and extremely attentive to your needs. They will also ensure that your wedding suppliers have everything they need to ensure that your day will run as smoothly as possible. Speaking as a wedding photographer, the Ashmolean Museum has to be one of the most exciting venues in Oxford to photograph a wedding. The opportunities for great photographs are truly endless!

Top 10 Wedding Venue in Oxfordshire
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By Zaki Charles Photography, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2020

Stacey, Marie and the whole team at the Ashmolean are such a pleasure to work with. Genuinely lovely people with razor sharp attention to detail. We are excited to work more with the Ashmolean over the coming years as they continue to grow their impressive wedding portfolio. This is a venue that really needs to be seen in person. It’s in our top 10 wedding venues in Oxfordshire for sure.

Timeless wedding venue
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By Claire Gould at English Wedding Blog, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Feb 2020

I just love the Ashmolean’s vibe as a unique, eclectic and timeless wedding venue. The place is breathtaking, with such an awe inspiring sense of history and space. It’s an incredible place to get married and I recommend it to all couples in the area looking for somewhere really special to celebrate their weddings!

So much creative scope!
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By Flowers by Kirsty, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Feb 2020

We are totally honoured and privileged to be one of the Ashmolean Museum's recommended suppliers. The historical building is an incredible space to work in and every wedding or event the team hosts totally blows me away. There is so much creative scope as a florist to work with at the venue, it's an absolute treat! The team are very professional and friendly, nothing is too much for them. I would highly recommend the Ashmolean Museum. You will not regret booking a wedding or event within these magnificent walls!

Maximum impact with minimal effort!
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By Nicola at Hanami Dream, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 14 Feb 2020

There doesn’t seem to be anything that is too much to ask of this venue. They are extremely flexible to accommodate couples’ wishes for their big day. Stacey is their amazing onsite wedding planner and she is on hand to help you through every detail and aspect of your wedding day. This is a beautiful hidden gem of a wedding venue in Oxford. From the outside you don’t know the expanse of options that are available inside. It provides a truly wonderful labyrinth of options to hold a wedding or special occasion.

Masters of guest experience
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By That Event Company, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 10 Jan 2020

It is an amazing event experience and one of the best spaces in the UK, we are exceptionally lucky to have such a gem in Oxford. The Ashmolean events team and all of the museum staff are an exceptional group and are masters at the art of supplying a seamless experience for guests attending events. They are totally guest-focused, thoughtful in their approach and take care of their guests and us whilst onsite.

Attentive staff and great entertainment
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By Fiona & John, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 04 Dec 2019

I just wanted to say how much John and I enjoyed the party last night. We love the venue, the food was delicious, the staff attentive and friendly and the DJ very good (apart from a few repetitions!). I have to say that that floor is excellent for dancing! So more like this, please! Please extend our thanks to all involved.

Inspiring surroundings
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By Archer Yates Events, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 24 Oct 2019

We’ve organised a number of wonderful dinners at the Ashmolean where great service, top quality food, inspiring surroundings and engaging curators and archivists, work together to ensure a memorable evening is enjoyed by all. Would highly recommend.

Relaxed prewedding shoot
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By Helena & Pras, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2019

Thank you for everything. We were so happy with how our photographers were on the day and our pre-wedding shoot, and the final results . Plus they are good value compared to a lot of people we looked at and not at all pushy so we would love you to promote them however you can! We had the best day at the Ashmolean and have a beautiful album of photographs which we'll treasure forever.

Fabulous complimentary anniversary meal
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By Joanna & Yezen, on 01 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2019

Just a quick thanks to say we had a lovely time last night for our complimentary meal. The food was great and service excellent. On another note, there are so many nice Ashmolean wedding photos! We loved flicking through and reliving our special day - thank you again for all your hard work.

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