Thank you for considering Dorset Museum as the venue for your wedding.

It 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.

The 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.


The Victorian Hall will be hosting a private event on Friday 10th June 2022, all day and Saturday 11th June 2022, 12 noon to 5:00 pm, and therefore will be closed to visitors.

Wedding Venues


“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

The Museum

The cost of your wedding hire includes access for you and your guests to visit Museum galleries, as well as take photos in the gorgeous spaces.

Finishing Touches


We offer a range of equipment to complete your day at no extra charge, please feel free to contact us for more details.

  • Digital Projector
  • Screen
  • Stage
  • PA System
  • Spotlights
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Table Cloths

Recommended Suppliers

The Museum has a range of event suppliers to help bring your wedding dreams to life. Each supplier has been selected for the quality of their work and is able to suit a range of budgets.

Contact information is available on request.

Our Wedding Package

Our Wedding Package includes a dedicated member of The Events 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. You can access the Museum from 4 pm the evening before to set up the room. 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 onsite bar facilities.

Get in touch

For all enquiries or any questions, please contact the booking team at [email protected]

Please include the following information in your enquiry in order for the team to help you the best we can.

  1. Do you wish to have your wedding ceremony and reception here, or just one of the two?
  2. Do you have a date in mind?
  3. How many guests do you anticipate coming?
  4. Are there any other details that would help us?
  5. What dates are you available for an initial chat and site visit?

We look forward to hearing from you!