Dorset Museum Weddings.
Dorset Museum is the home of 250 Million years of Dorset’s history, therefore the perfect venue for your special day. Offering exclusive hire of its wonderful spaces and facilities, it can create the perfect setting tailored directly to your needs. The Museum is able to offer eight different spaces to accommodate varying sizes of weddings and budgets.
Our committed Bookings and Events Team is highly experienced in managing a variety of events, from small conferences to large parties, so are available to assist in making your special day perfect.
Our Wedding Package includes a dedicated member of the Bookings Team leading up to and on the day of the event. They will be on hand to assist with any of your needs and can help you to plan your big day. Our Community Space is available to you as a place to get ready, or even to host your drinks reception with the use of our on-site bar facilities.
The cost of your wedding hire also includes access for you and your guests to visit the Museum galleries, as well as take photos in the gorgeous spaces. Come face to face with the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Coast and uncover the archaeology of ancient Wessex. Discover the tales of Thomas Hardy and be inspired by the creativity of Dorset’s artists. Explore our award-winning family-friendly interactives. Become a pliosaur’s lunch, lose yourself in the Story Space and leave your own impression on history with our giant pin press.
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At the heart of the museum is our magnificent Victorian Hall. Designed by G. R. Crickmay in 1884, it is the perfect venue for larger ceremonies and receptions. Located near the entrance of the museum, with its roman mosaic flooring and stained-glass rose window, this masterpiece of neo-gothic architecture will help in making your day one to remember.
Capacity: Ceremony 120 | Reception 120
Thomas Hardy Story Space:
Should you wish for a smaller space to make your vows, the story space is available for hire for your civil ceremony. The classic wood panelling from Tyneham House makes for a picturesque and unique setting.
Capacity: Ceremony 24
Hold intimate ceremonies in the stunning library, surrounded by over 30,000 books on Dorset’s history. With its Victorian oriel window, the light-flooded space creates the perfect setting to make your vows.
Capacity: Ceremony 10
“Tom and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for hosting the most AMAZING wedding on 27 Nov. Tom and I had the most perfect and joyful day and a lot of that was down to you and all your hard work so thank you so much for making it happen. Nothing was an issue, even with last minute changes. We really do appreciate it all. ”Tom and Holly | Married 27th November 2021
“When we saw the empty Victorian Hall and stunning mosaics we both immediately said what an amazing place to get married, not knowing then that we would be the very first couple to do so! We can’t thank the museum staff enough for all their help, support and kindness in planning and on the day, to make it such a truly magical experience for us, our family and friends.”Rachel and Mike | Married 16th October 2021