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The Bowes Museum

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.

We only ever hold one wedding per day to ensure that you receive a unique service. Your dedicated wedding co-ordinator will support you throughout your planning and will be there for you throughout your special day. You can enjoy complimentary admission to the Museum from your date of booking until your first anniversary.

Venue Facilities/Services

Civil Ceremony

Wedding Reception

Outside Area


Parking Available

Guest Accomodation

Bride's Changing Room Available

Bridal Suite Available

Disabled Access

Children Permitted

Music Licence

Outside Caterers Allowed

Confetti allowed

Fireworks allowed


Red Wine Permitted

Stiletto Heels Permitted

Venue Location

Venue Special Offers

Contact Details

The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NP