Set amongst Oxford’s dreaming spires, the Ashmolean Museum is a magnificent venue for your wedding, civil partnership or celebration.

The neo-classical architecture, iconic entrance, grand sweeping staircases and opulent galleries offer stunning and romantic backdrops.

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The place is breathtaking, with such an awe-inspiring sense of history and space. I recommend it to all couples in the area looking for somewhere really special to celebrate their weddings!


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The Museum has been telling stories since 1683 and we want you to add yours.

The Ashmolean boasts a team of passionate and experienced event managers and wedding planners who are dedicated to playing their part in making your wedding or celebration truly memorable. We understand that every wedding is different which is why our expert team are on hand to tailor your day.


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Everything was stunning and the arrangements were seamless which just made it so much more relaxing and allowed us to enjoy the evening without any worries!

                    Anna and Bhav



The Ashmolean offers a wealth of different spaces, each presenting its own unique and romantic backdrop. Whether you are considering a small and intimate ceremony, an Oxford city elopement, or a luxury wedding reception, we can help you realise your dream.


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Weddings FAQs


Oxford has a range of exquisite hotels to suit you and your guests. We are happy to offer suggestions to meet your requirements.



As a COVID-secure accredited venue, we are experienced at helping you assess the needs and comfort of your guests and can help with your pre-event guest communication and managing guests sensitively on the day.



Yes. We are committed to providing full and equal access to Ashmolean spaces for everyone. There is a level access route from the pavement outside the museum to the front door and we have accessible toilets.

Read more about Access on our dedicated page: Access at the Ashmolean

You can read responses to our full list of Frequently Asked Questions at the following link: Ashmolean Visiting FAQs



Celebratory confetti throwing is permissible on the forecourt after the ceremony. Our event staff will work with you, your photographer, and guests to arrange this. We use faux candles to protect the museum, its collections, and your guests.



Over the years we have developed relationships with trusted partners to support events at the Museum. This means we can offer our clients a curated list of suppliers and creatives who share our values and meet our high standards.

If you do have a preferred supplier who is not currently on our list, we are happy to discuss this with you.



Yes, we can host daytime ceremonies. We are also able to offer you and your guests exclusive use out of Museum opening hours. Please speak with our event managers about timings and locations.