Plan your Day
Wherever possible, you should visit the Museum prior to your wedding to discuss your needs with staff and to determine which gallery is most appropriate for you. We will be happy to answer your questions and give advice. Before your visit you may wish to consider the date and time of your wedding, how many guests you will have, if you would like music, and whether you would like a drinks reception.
Our Wedding Spaces
Our Wedding Suite is made up of two beautiful rooms, The Jubilee Room and The Music Room, both of which are licensed for civil ceremonies.
The Jubilee Room provides a magnificent setting with glorious views over Teesdale, and can seat 100 people for a ceremony and 64 for a wedding breakfast.
The Music Room provides a more intimate setting for parties of up to 80 guests. The walls are hung with wonderful tapestries and fine art, and has a number of historic musical instruments.
Painted a rich royal blue in colour and hung from floor to ceiling with fine paintings, our Picture Gallery is an opulent setting for larger ceremonies of up to 240 guests, and dinners of up to 120 guests.
For large receptions and discos, our North Lawn is available to hire for you to create your perfect setting in a marquee and dance the night away in our beautiful landscaped grounds.
We recommend that you come and experience the splendor and warmth of The Bowes Museum for yourself. Please contact our Wedding Co-ordinator Rosie on 01833 694615 or email@example.com to arrange a time convenient for you and your loved ones to have a tour of our wedding rooms and have your questions answered over a coffee. Before your visit you should consider the date and time of your wedding, how many guests you will have, if you would like music, and what food and drink you might like to enjoy whilst you’re here.
Availability and Accessibility
Subject to availability, you can book your wedding on any day of the week. Prices are for exclusive use of rooms between 9am and 5pm. Evening hire is available, charged according to your requirements, please ask our wedding co-ordinator for a quote. All our wedding rooms are on the second floor and are accessible via a lift.
Contact the Registrar
You should contact the local Registrar at the earliest stage of planning to agree the date of your wedding. Please be aware that any fees due to the Registrar must be paid directly to that office and not to the Museum. For further information please contact:
District Registry Office
35 Cockton Hill Road
Tel: 01388 607277
Fax: 01388 664388
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