Weddings & other ceremonies

black and white photo of George Woods wedding

Built in 1886 for the Indian & Colonial Exhibition, forming the centrepiece of an Indian palace, the Museum's magnificent Durbar Hall offers a unique venue for weddings, children's naming ceremonies, commitment ceremonies and the renewal of vows.

This stunning hall comprises of two floors and a lantern roof. The stairway, with arched balcony from the upper floor, offers a dramatic entrance to the ground floor. Carved in teak and deodar cedar by two skilled workers from the Punjab together with the glowing stained glass windows, the Durbar Hall creates an intimate and enchanting atmosphere for your special occasion.

The Durbar Hall can seat 76 guests. Dates can be arranged by telephone, e-mail or during a visit to the Museum. The latest time a ceremony can be held is 3pm (April - October) or 2pm (November - March). The fee for using the Durbar Hall for ceremonies is £570. A booking form must be completed and a £100 deposit paid to secure the booking; the balance of £470 will be required a month in advance of the ceremony.

Opportunities for photography in the Durbar Hall are superb and the grounds outside the Museum can also be used with lawns, flowerbeds and a stone loggia all providing an elegant backdrop. Biodegradable confetti can be thrown outside the Museum.

There is parking for approximately 20 cars in the Museum's grounds and there is further space in nearby Cambridge and Falaise Roads.

For further information and bookings, please contact Ben Ellis on 01424 451155 or



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