The Ashmolean Museum | Oxfordshire County Council

The Ashmolean Museum

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One of our approved venues for marriages and other civil ceremonies.

Host your wedding in the world-famous Ashmolean Museum, located in the heart of Oxford. Licensed for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and wedding receptions, you can choose to host all, or just one aspect of your celebrations with us.

Surrounded by the rich collections and the magnificent architecture, choose from countless backdrops for your photographs, leaving you with unique and lasting memories of your day.

Our exclusive catering partners, Clerkenwell Green, offer bespoke menus to suit your requirements, which are both exquisite and appetising.

With our dedicated team looking after you from start to finish, just relax and enjoy your day.

As we are licensed in 67 areas, we can tailor the combination of galleries to suit your party however large or small. We can also tailor the combination of galleries, where possible, to incorporate any special areas of interest you may have within our collections.

While you are enjoying photographs in the galleries, why not entertain your guests with a guided tour.

Ashmolean shop features a range of items inspired by our collections and special exhibitions, which you may wish to give to your guests as unique favours or add to your wedding list.

We have full disabled access.

Every civil ceremony, civil partnership and wedding reception supports the running of the museum.

Rooms and capacity

  • European Art Gallery - 114 guests
  • The Atrium (comprising galleries 1-5): 144
  • Islamic Middle East (Gallery 31): 44
  • Pre-Raphaelites Gallery (Gallery 67): 34
  • The Portico (outdoor option): 6
  • Galleries 5-67 ( various themes and capacities): 200


  • Air conditioning
  • Cloakroom
  • Dance floor
  • Exclusive use of venue
  • Heating
  • In-house wedding planner
  • Licensed bar
  • Listed building
  • Outdoor ceremony option
  • Play room for children


Beaumont Street
United Kingdom

Tel: 01865 610406



By car, follow all signs to Oxford City Centre, if using SatNav our postcode (OX1 2PH) brings you directly to the front door. A map of local parking is available on request.

From the train station, turn left and follow Hythe Bridge Street until it turns into Beaumont Street. Follow Beaumont Street to the end, where the Museum is on your left.

From the bus station, turn left on to George Street and follow this to the crossroads with Magdalen Street East - Debenhams is on this corner. Turn left and walk past the shops to another crossroads - where the Museum is directly in front of you.


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