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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology

Oxford, Oxfordshire

As one of Oxford’s most iconic buildings, the Ashmolean Museum is a distinctive choice for a city wedding venue.

The Ashmolean welcomes couples for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and wedding receptions – you can choose to host all or just one aspect of your celebrations with us.  Our civil licence extends across the entire museum, allowing us to tailor the combination of galleries to suit your party.

Surrounded by the rich collections of art and archaeology and the magnificent architecture – there are countless backdrops to choose from for your photographs, leaving you with unique and lasting memories of your day.

The Atrium

Celebrate as newlyweds with a glass of fizz in the Atrium, which features a contemporary, cascading staircase right in the heart of the new Museum – which can double-up as a natural stage for speeches or group photographs. Surrounded by galleries featuring an assortment of artefacts, there are a lot of talking points and ice-breakers for guests who may not know each other well. 

The Randolph Sculpture Gallery

Invite guests through to the Randolph Sculpture Gallery to enjoy a wedding breakfast to remember. Lined with the oldest collection of Greek and Roman sculpture in the UK, it is a beautiful backdrop for dinner. 

The Vaulted Café

Continue the evening in the vaulted Café, where we can welcome bands, DJ’s or even jukeboxes. Housing an evening bar and areas of seating, everyone can enjoy the atmosphere in the vaults. 

The Dining Room

Featuring a rooftop terrace, the Dining Room is available for more intimate wedding receptions. With a more contemporary feel, enjoy dinner and dancing in this modern space. 

The Ashmolean has an exclusive partnership with Clerkenwell Green Event Caterers, and would be delighted to tailor the food to your tastes – their talented Chefs can create an inventive wedding feast to remember!


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Ceremony capacity114
Reception capacity170
Marriage licenceYes
Catering Venue's own
Bar Venue's own
AccommodationRegrettably we are unable to offer accommodation, but are within walking distance to many local hotels.
Service levelIn-house wedding planner
Price ££££ (includes catering)


Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology
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