About The Venue

Your wedding ceremony at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum will not only be a memorable and spectacular occasion, but you will also be actively supporting us, as a registered charity, in our continued preservation of this exotic Victorian villa for generations to come.

The house also has a love story of its own:

In 1901, Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on Bournemouth’s cliff-top overlooking the sea. It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid and with a touch of fantasy.

They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting – a home, an art gallery and a museum. Then they sealed it in time and gave it to the future.

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