Bride on the staircase

With beautiful rooms, elegant grounds, and a World-class collection of art all around you, The Bowes Museum is a uniquely breathtaking setting for your wedding. Celebrate in timeless opulence, with sumptuous food and hospitality, and enjoy a truly spectacular experience.

The Bowes Museum is a bespoke venue, with a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who will help you create an exceptional celebration, built entirely around you. We only ever hold one wedding per day to ensure that your day is completely unique.  Exchange your vows in your favourite of our three luxurious spaces, amongst beautiful treasures from around the World. Choose and taste one of the classic menus in our Wedding Brochure, or meet our head chef and create your own perfect  menu. Guests are welcome to explore the museum throughout the day, and you are welcome to capture stunning photographs anywhere you wish in the Museum.   


For more information, please browse our Wedding Brochure and  Wine List, and explore some more images of our wedding spaces here.


The best way to imagine your wedding at The Bowes Museum is to experience its unique charms for yourself, so please contact our experienced wedding co-ordinator, Rosie on 01833 694615  or  weddings@thebowesmuseum.org.uk to arrange a convenient time for you, your fiancee and your family to enjoy a private tour of the museum, and have your questions answered in person over a nice cup of tea. 

"We had the most perfect day from start to finish and The Bowes Museum was the best decision we made.  We will not hesitate to recommend the Museum and its team"

Julie, bride 

"From the very beginning of the process, the team was brilliant and made it all so easy and enjoyable, and were fabulous on the day. It was a wonderful day." 

Caroline, bride