The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Startforth (Durham) DL12 8NP Map · Telephone · Website
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Number of guests 15 to 200
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About The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Purpose built in the 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, the Museum has a wonderful story to tell.

Weddings

With beautiful rooms, elegant grounds, and a World-class collection of art all around you, The Bowes Museum is a unique and breathtaking setting for your wedding.Celebrate in timeless opulence, with sumptuous food and hospitality and enjoy a truly spectacular experience and truly stunning wedding photography. We welcome couples who would like to celebrate all, or any part of their day at the Museum, being fully licensed for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

Parks and gardens

The gardens were originally designed by John and Joséphine Bowes and the formal parterre garden complements this unique building. Today you can explore acres of parkland, enjoy a picnic or go for a peaceful stroll around the grounds, where there are specimen trees from all over the world. There is also a new childrens' play area for families to enjoy which includes a climbing frame, balancing log and bars, a slide, large bucket swing, stepping stones and a bridge beam.

Meet and celebrate

With a range of exquisite spaces and outstanding hospitality, The Bowes Museum is an impressive venue for all events and occasions. Our experienced events coordinator Rosie will take time to get to know you to create your perfect event, whether it’s an afternoon tea for a group of friends in the bright and relaxing Jubilee room or an evening drinks reception and private tour for special guests or clients in the splendour of our picture galleries.

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The Bowes Museum FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Landmark
    Marquees and Tents
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted

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