Ashmolean Museum

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Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH, UK

Prices from Ceremonies start at £1,350 + VAT

  • Ceremony capacity150
  • Reception capacity150
  • Suitable for multi-day weddings
  • LGBTQIA+ Friendly


  • In-house catering
  • Licensed for weddings
  • In-house bar
  • Exclusive use available
  • Child-friendly
  • Suitable for wedding
  • Suitable for reception
  • Outside space
  • Disabled Access
  • Confetti Permitted
  • Sound System Available

Food & Dietary

  • Buffet
  • Canapes
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Locally sourced
  • Seafood
  • Seasonal
  • Vegan

Describe your venue in five adjectives

Unique, stunning, historical, beautiful & romantic.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Ashmolean has been telling stories since 1683, not many venues can say they have half a million years of history within their walls.

Do I have to have both my ceremony & Reception at your venue?

No, you can opt to have only the ceremony or Reception with us. We have a number of packages for couples, which include hosting both their ceremony and Reception, to a ceremony only, or Reception only.

Can you host our ceremony whilst the Museum is open?

Yes, we can host daytime ceremonies. We are also able to offer you and your guests exclusive use outside of Museum opening hours. Please speak with our dedicated team about timings and locations.

What are the dining options at the Museum?

We use an exclusive catering partner for our events who can provide a range of sustainably sourced food for your special day including seated and buffet options. The award-winning chefs love creating menus bespoke to you and your wedding.

Will we have a dedicated wedding co-ordinator?

We understand that every wedding is different which is why our expert team are on hand to tailor your day. You will have a member of the team who will be your main point of contact and they are committed to playing their part in making your wedding or celebration truly memorable. They will listen and consult with you, offer practical advice and recommend partners from our handpicked list of suppliers and creatives.

Can you cater for smaller weddings?

We have a number of different galleries and spaces each with its own unique appeal; from the more intimate spaces, perfect for small groups, to our more grand spaces that can cater up to 150 guests. With this in mind, we can help you realise your dream ceremony or reception whether that be a smaller more intimate occasion or larger celebration with extended guest list

Set amongst the cityscape of Oxford’s dreaming spires, the Ashmolean is a magnificent venue for your wedding, civil partnership or celebration.

Founded in 1683 the Ashmolean is the oldest public Museum in the world. Displaying half a million years of art and history, the spaces provide a stunning backdrop for a very special occasion. All our galleries are licenced which means we can offer intimate ceremonies at any time through to impressive evening receptions, dinners and dances combined with outstanding hospitality and entertainment.

We understand that every wedding is different which is why our expert team are on hand to tailor your day. An experienced team supported by an exclusive catering partner and handpicked suppliers will bring your dream celebration to life. Whether you decide to make a grand entrance, exchange vows in the presence of loved ones, dine like royalty or party the night away, the Ashmolean offers the most magnificent backdrop to your occasion.

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