Dorset Museum & Art Gallery offers a truly unique wedding ceremony venue in the heart of Dorset.

Our team of experienced staff will be on hand every step of the way to ensure that your wedding day provides you and your guests with happy memories to treasure forever.

Not only is it a beautiful venue for your wedding celebrations, but Dorset Museum & Art Gallery also offers civil ceremonies in our grand Victorian Hall followed by a joyous wedding celebration. The setting could not be more striking, with its high ceilings adorned with intricate designs and beautiful natural light streaming through large rose window, romantic balconies, and genuine Roman mosaic floors – all surrounded by thousands of years of history. The Museum’s grand Victorian Hall serves as an elegant backdrop for civil ceremonies, creating a truly magical atmosphere as you exchange vows.

After the ceremony, you can continue the festivities in style. The Museum’s reception area provides an exquisite space for dining and dancing. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, our dedicated team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

To find out more about our venue, catering options and how we can make your special day unique, contact [email protected]. We would be delighted to show you around.

• Stunning landmark venue in the heart of the county town
• Exclusive venue hire
• Celebrate surrounded by thousands of years of history
• Ceremony licence in our grand Victorian Hall
• Photoshoot access to a gallery of your choice
• Grand Victorian-Baroque Architecture
• Exhibition galleries available for private viewings
• Delicious food prepared fresh in our onsite franchised Cafe for your guests

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“Thank you so much to the whole team at Dorset Museum & Art Gallery for helping us make our wedding day the best day of our lives. The day was even better than we could have ever imagined and we have the whole Events Team to thanks for making it run smoothly. Our guests still talk about how beautiful the venue was and what an amazing day they had and we can’t thank everyone at Dorset Museum enough! We would do it all again in a heartbeat and would recommend the venue to anyone!”
Laura and Mark
“The Dorset Musuem was such a quirky and attractive venue for our wedding! The grand architecture of the Victorian Hall, with its beautiful stained-glass rose window and stunning mosiac floor, added a touch of uniqueness and charm. From the moment we decided to hold our whole day there, the Events Team were great. The wedding went smoothly and the team were always on hand if anything needed helping with on our special day, they went above and beyond.”
Beverley and Tom
“Our special day was exactly as we had envisaged and went smoothly thanks to the staff at the museum who were professional, warm and relaxed throughout.””
Tara and Glenn
“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
“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