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On since 2020

Last update: March 2024

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a landmark wedding venue located in the Clifton area of Bristol, England. With its Edwardian Baroque architecture, this establishment offers a grand and sophisticated ambience for your special day. Available for both evening wedding ceremonies and receptions, you are invited to say ‘I do’ surrounded by your loved ones at this spectacular location. Owing to their commitment to customer service, their team of professional staff will be on-hand to help you produce the celebration of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery can accommodate wedding breakfasts of up to 240 guests and receptions of up to 400 guests. If you desire an evening ceremony, you can exchange your vows in the area of your choice. Each with its own ambiance, the French Art Gallery, Winterstoke Hall, British and European Art Gallery, and Victorian Art Gallery all offer a unique backdrop. After your ceremony, your esteemed guests are welcome to explore the museum and galleries before your evening meal and entertainment. With exclusive use of the venue’s Winterstoke and Wills Halls, you and your loved ones can enjoy a private dinner and reception. At this venue, romantic balconies, vaulted glass ceilings, curated galleries, and grand staircases provide an unforgettable setting for your milestone moment.

Services Offered

The experienced event staff at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are committed to executing the wedding of your dreams. They understand that every celebration is unique, so they take pride in curating a custom package that suits your needs and budget. For your convenience, the venue also offers a variety of standard wedding bundles. With the Wedding Breakfast package, they provide your choice of seasonal cocktails, a three-course meal, house wine, and a prosecco toast. The Wedding Reception Celebration package includes seasonal canapés on arrival and a seasonal fork buffet. From selecting the perfect menu items to recommending wedding suppliers, the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is determined to bring your vision to life.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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Russ Sent on 22/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A great space to celebrate

We were incredibly chuffed with how everything went on the big day, as well as everything before and after. You guys organised everything perfectly,

Zoe was great at handling everything which really took the pressure off me, All the team worked well for us, so well organised and flexible.

Feedback from our guests was that they loved the venue, impressed with the exhibits, loved the food, and that it was just a great space to celebrate in.

Unfortunately I cannot remember the chaps name who opened the bar and called people through, but he was great. The team put us at ease whilst we were having photos in the galleries.

Generally, everything was in place and organised such that we did not need to think about it, which was perfect for us and we cannot thank you guys enough.


Russ and Gary
Nick Sent on 17/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

All just perfect.

Hi Cassie

We had an absolutely brilliant party on Saturday night. I thought it was just a brilliant night and all our guests had a cracking time. It all went swimmingly, and I think everyone there had a great deal of fun!

Many thanks again for putting it all together and for all your help in organising the evening. All the team were great in making it such a stress free event. Everyone commented on how beautiful the museum looked as well.

All just perfect.

Thanks again for arranging everything,

Nick & Caroline
Darren Sent on 26/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

First class! We wish we could do it all again!

As we had our ceremony on the SS Great Britain we loved the idea of having 2 venues that were really Bristolian. Plus when we visited the museum it just too our breath away that we could have that venue for that price. Such a special place.

• Did the venue have any special memories or meaning for you as a couple or yours guests?
Like I said as above, we are both proud Bristolians born and bread so we loved that we had our reception in such an iconic Bristolian venue. Half of my family travelled from London so they thought it was amazing to see such a great part of Bristol and our Bristol family said they wouldn't have known it was possible to have a wedding reception there and that it felt so grand.

• What was your favourite thing about hosting your reception at Bristol Museum?
The staff were just awesome, Will was so helpful he couldn't have done anymore for us. But it was the venue, the pure look of it, it just felt special. Once we put our spin on it with the decorations we thought it looked amazing! It was the little things i.e. from picking the colour of the lights that made it just perfect. We wish we could do it all again!

• How did you find the service you received, both in the run up to your evening and on the night?
First class! Nothing short of that. Even after the event, when picking up our bits and bobs, the service was perfect until the end.
Rachel Sent on 03/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Aunique and stunning venue

Hi Cassie,

Lovely speaking to you earlier.

We had the most wonderful wedding reception at Bristol Museum. The staff were all very cheerful and helpful, and made sure everything ran smoothly. The buffet was delicious and there was plenty of it for all our 300 guests!

When planning our wedding reception at Bristol Museum, Cassie Penticost was so professional, organised and delightful to work with. She was also very helpful and calm when we needed to change the order of events close to the date.

We are so pleased we chose to have our wedding reception at Bristol Museum. It is a unique and stunning venue, and many of our guests commented on how beautiful it was.

Here are some photos.

Rachel x
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Queens Road, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery BS8 1RL Clifton (Bristol)
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