Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

(4 reviews) 4 5
Queens Road Bristol Bristol BS8 1RL
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About Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road, Bristol
Bristol, BS8 1RL

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 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 perectly 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 venue and give you the opportunity to see for yourself our unique setting with the heart of Bristol.

* Please note that Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is only available for private hire during the evenings.

• 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

Facilities at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
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 :
Disabled Facilities

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Reviews (4)

All just perfect.
Venue Service

By Nick & Caroline, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Nov 2018

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

A great space to celebrate
Venue Service

By Russ and Gary, on 22 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Nov 2018

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. Best, Russ and Gary

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

By Darren and Carley, on 26 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 14 Feb 2015

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.

Aunique and stunning venue
Venue Service

By Rachel and Tom, on 03 Jul 2015

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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