Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

3 March 2019 11am – 2pm

If you’re looking for a breath taking and inspiring venue to get married at then The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle is the place to be this weekend.


With beautiful rooms, elegant grounds and a World-class collection of art all around you, The Bowes Museum is a truly unique setting for your big day.


John and Joséphine Bowes built the Museum to share their love of fine and decorative arts with the people of the area they loved, Barnard Castle and Teesdale.


Now the French château-style building holds around a dozen weddings a year and is throwing open its doors on Sunday 3 March from 11am – 2pm for a Wedding Open Day.


Prospective brides and grooms can visit our stunning wedding suite and meet our dedicated team.  They can also talk to local suppliers specialising in cakes, photography, flowers, bespoke stationery, transportation, catering and bridal wear.


The Museum is fully licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 200 people and can cater a wedding breakfast or evening reception for up to 100.


We can offer all or just one part of the wedding package, from the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception.  You can also hire the grounds for a marquee.


Lisa Hall, The Bowes Museum Wedding Coordinator, said: “It’s an honour and pleasure for us to host someone’s wedding at our magnificent venue and we understand that every wedding is unique. 


“We have held all sorts of weddings from traditional to quirky, formal and informal in all Seasons, nothing is too much trouble and we’ll do our best to accommodate any type of wedding.


“We look after the family from the very first enquiry, right through to waving them off at the end of the night.”


For more information about the Wedding Open Day see our website

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Information about reopening

We are delighted the Prime Minister has announced that museums can reopen this summer. We understand you are excited at the prospect of visiting The Bowes Museum and would like to assure you we have been developing plans to welcome you back into our beautiful building by late August; we are working on vital social distancing measures so you, staff and volunteers can be confident of a safe environment which everyone can enjoy.

We take pride in offering a relaxed and enjoyable day out for all the family, and with that in mind we are extending the Museum passes we have issued in the last year. Our exceptional Norman Cornish exhibition will continue until Autumn 2020 and we are planning to release details of a packed events programme, including the Christmas Market, over the coming weeks.

In the meantime the grounds of The Bowes Museum are open to be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists, in line with the government guidance on COVID-19. The parkland can be accessed through the front pedestrian gates between 10.30-4.45 daily. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding, and ask people to respect social distancing guidelines when they visit.

You can keep up to date with developments, including our reopening date here or on our Facebook and Twitter.