Wedding Checklist

We understand that wedding planning is very exciting for everyone involved but can be a bit daunting, which is why our dedicated Wedding Manager offers a bespoke, personalised service. Our aim is to take pressure off, leaving you to enjoy your special day (or plan the honeymoon!). Here are a few things you might want to consider when planning your wedding at the Ashmolean.


Before confirming your wedding at the Ashmolean do check that there is a Registrar available on your preferred date and time. Contact the Registrar's Office in Oxford –

Wedding Insurance

To hold your wedding at the Ashmolean you will need to arrange insurance for your wedding (including public liability to a minimum limit of £5 million). Contact our Wedding Manager for more information.


We have a list of suppliers who we regularly work with here at the Ashmolean and our exclusive catering company is Clerkenwell Green, who provides seasonal and bespoke menus. If you opt for a two or three course sit down meal at your wedding with us then we are happy to offer a complimentary menu tasting, along with the opportunity to sample house and sparkling wines. If you wish to use suppliers not on our list, this can be arranged with your Wedding Manager.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be someone to support me on the day?

Your Wedding Manager will be there throughout your wedding to ensure you have everything you need and the whole event runs smoothly. In addition the Operations Manager, Evening Events Manager and their teams will be on hand to make sure all areas are looked after.

Can we supply our own drinks for our wedding?

We have an extensive wine list and if there is a particular favourite you would like, we will do our best to source this for you. However, if you would like to provide your own drinks there is a corkage fee of £8.50 plus VAT per bottle for wine and £10.50 plus VAT for sparkling wine.

Do you provide linen and table/glassware?

We have a choice of buttermilk or white linen and napkins available as standard. We provide Puccini cutlery, Cabernet glassware and Ambience crockery. If you’d like to upgrade any of these items our events team can arrange this for you and provide details of relevant costs.

Can you supply a cake stand?

As wedding cakes come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, we ask that you kindly provide your own cake stand. We will provide you with a knife for the all-important cutting of the cake, though!

Is the Ashmolean wheelchair accessible?

Yes, there are lifts on all floors and staff will be on hand to assist.

Does the bar take credit cards?

No, unfortunately the bar is cash only.

Where can I park?

There are many different places to park in Oxford. The closest is along St Giles, which is right outside the Museum. All car parks are pay and display, with variable rates. For more details please follow this link. Alternatively you can book online with JustPark

We are attending a wedding at The Ashmolean – please can you give me directions?

Please see attached the map. If you have satellite navigation the postcode at The Ashmolean is OX1 2PH