Terms and Conditions
Room capacity cannot be exceeded and numbers must include registrar, musicians, museum personnel etc. To secure your desired wedding date, please provide a £200 non-refundable deposit (dates subject to availability). The final payment for hire of the space is due in full, 30 days in advance of the celebration date.
All payments are accepted by cash, credit or debit card, or cheque made payable to ‘The Bowes Museum Enterprises Ltd’.
Your guests are welcome to look around the Museum free of charge on the day of the celebration (although donations to The Bowes Museum charity are gratefully received).
There is ample free parking for wedding guests, who may park their vehicles in any of the designated parking places within the Museum grounds. The bridal party may drive up to the main doors of the Museum on arrival. Disabled parking is available at the rear of the building. Wheelchair access is via the East door of the building via an intercom link to reception.
The final menu and dining numbers should be submitted 30 days before the wedding date.
Prior to the event, an invoice excluding drinks will be drawn up, 25% of which should be paid one month in advance. Shortly after the celebration, a totalled invoice will be sent to you setting out the outstanding amount, including drinks, which is due within 30 days of receipt.
All menus and prices shown are per head and correct at time of going to print.
We ask you to use only bio-degradable rose petals if using confetti in the grounds. No sprinkling of confetti is permitted in the building.
You are also advised that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building.
If you are using a commercial photographer, we will be happy to allow access to the Museum prior to your wedding in order to familiarise himself or herself with the rooms and building.
Guests who wish to use the Museum grounds for their wedding photography, but who do not wish to have their civil wedding ceremony here, are asked to make a donation to the Museum. We recommend a minimum donation of £100.00.
We will be happy to liase with your florist about the decoration of your chosen gallery, but please note that flower stamens must be removed to avoid staining to furnishings.
For more information please contact the Wedding Co-Ordinator, Rosie Bradford on 01833 694615 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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