Weddings, Ceremonies & Hires
On this page you will find information about:
- Weddings and Ceremonies
- Room and Building Hire
Built in 1886 for the Indian & Colonial Exhibition, the Museum's magnificent Durbar Hall offers a unique venue for weddings, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies, commitment ceremonies or 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 accompanied by 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. For more information please contact Ben Ellis on 01424 451155 or at email@example.com.
Weddings and Ceremonies
Please note: Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions that are in place, not all information in regards to capacity, dates and timings, packages available etc will be up to date. Current capacity of the Durbar Hall is 50 guests. Please contact Ben Ellis on 01424 451155 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The latest time a ceremony can be held is 3pm (April - October) or 2pm (November - March). We offer three package tiers, starting from £450. A booking form must be completed and a £100 deposit paid to secure the booking; the balance will be required a month in advance of the ceremony. You can find more information in our wedding packages guide.
Opportunities for photography in the the grounds outside the Museum are superb with lawns, flowerbeds and a stone loggia all providing an elegant backdrop.
We would be pleased to talk to you about your special day. Contact Ben Ellis on 01424 451155 or at email@example.com for more information.
Room and Building Hire
Planning an event? Then why not hold it at the museum?
From the spacious and versatile Long Gallery to the intimate splendour of the Durbar Hall, the Museum collections provide the perfect setting in which to inspire and entertain. Hire fees for events are charged at a reasonable hourly rate and use of various equipment is available.
For further information and bookings please contact Ben Ellis on 01424 451155 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room and building hire fees can be found in our Fees and Charges 2021-22 document.