Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Somewhere beautiful

An Athenaeum wedding is always a memorable occasion and we make it our priority to ensure you have the day of your dreams. Hold your ceremony in The Old Billiard Room and the Library, before basking in the beauty of our ornate Ballroom, the perfect backdrop for a stunning reception. For more intimate receptions, the first floor Lounge and Reading Room make idyllic settings. During the warmer months we are able to offer reception drinks in the Rose Garden before making your way over to the Athenaeum for your wedding breakfast. Opposite The Athenaeum you can find the beautiful Abbey Gardens, which offer some fantastic photo opportunities. On your big day, you will have exclusive use of the space. A number of package options are available but your day will be as individual as you are, as we are always happy to discuss bespoke options with you too.

Unique Features


  • Preferential rates for nearby hotels
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Versatile and flexible venue
  • Invitation to photograph in the Cathedral Rose Gardens
  • Grade I listed building with 18th century period features