Bristol is bustling with parties across the city 24/7. If you’re a business looking to treat your team or client to the insatiable taste of Bristolian culture, you’ll want some of our best recommendations for venues.
Whether you’re running a networking event with all the frills and fondue to match or having a knees up on the harbourside, there is an event space for every type of occasion.
Take a look at our favourite picks below!
Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Gate stadium is the HQ of the Cider Army. Last season the Robins scored the 3rd highest goals per game in the championship.
Experts say it’s something in the water — we think it’s the magic of an authentic Bristolian cider.
One thing we’re certain about is that you won’t find a better large-scale venue for having a party at the largest music events and annual conferences in the South West.
Just a mile out from the city centre, this cornerstone of Bristol can host up to 1000 guests and with plenty of food to feed a thousand more.
Book a tour today for your next big business shindig!
The Bridge, Runway East
Our home away from home, where all the magic happens.
The sister of our Temple Meads pad is located smack bang in the centre of Bristol, with easy access to the vibrance of the city and the tranquillity of the River Avon.
You’re also within walking distance of Temple Meads station for those spontaneous team trips out to Taunton on a Tuesday afternoon.
The Bridge comes equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual facilities and a built-in bar included in a space to host up to 55 people.
Our team will provide for whatever your event needs — come and book our space for an all-inclusive cocktail karaoke, or for a low-key sober Sunday choose our dry hire package!
Our venue is fully flexible to suit your event — hire by the hour from £200 or make a day of it for £1,125.
If you’re looking for a home away from home to organise regular events, get in touch about subscribing to a Runway East membership!
Perks include the finest roasted coffee and all the cake you can eat. You’ll also get exclusive access to the best parties in town hosted by the Runway East family! Book a tour here.
Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens
Located in the charming streets of Clifton Village, the Pavilion has 5 rooms for whatever kind of party you’re looking to throw alongside a huge 200 capacity theatre for company-wide movie nights in.
If you’re looking for a stunning selection of artisan cuisine then the Pavilion will leave your guests both appetised and hungry for more.
Sometimes you just want to have a bit of fun and bring out your inner-child. Why not hire out The Hide for your fanatic foodies and animal lovers? Their interactive, animal-themed restaurant is an excellent way to finish off a safari day in the zoo.
Be quick though — the zoo will be moving in September. Got to be one of the few who managed to throw a leaving party for the pavilion!
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery offers two historic spaces for hire — Winterstoke Hall is the top dog for swanky drinks receptions and live music, and the Wills Hall is just as astounding as its counterpart.
With a grand dining hall that gives Hogwarts a run for its money, the neo-classical baroque architecture makes it the hottest gaff in town for annual conferences and exclusive dinner parties.
The museum events team is always on hand to curate an evening for the largest of parties; no event is too big to dream.
Avon Gorge Hotel, Clifton Village and Hotel Du Vin, Central
Bristol hosts an impressive collection of boutique hotels available for high-end soirées.
With a unique choice of day and overnight meeting packages, the hotels are supported by all the AV equipment you need for a night of fun and revelling, events planners to design the perfect programme and seasonal menus to accompany rain, shine or snow.
This historic concert hall is the go-to venue for large conferences.
With bar and catering facilities for up to 1200 people, the building has a selection of mesmerising and contemporary spaces with fantastic views of the city.
If you’re looking for a smaller space for meetings or performances in the centre of Bristol, the Beacon includes several rooms that make for a vibrant and comfortable environment.
Racks Bar and Kitchen, Clifton Hotel
Racks Bar and Kitchen located in the Clifton Hotel is perfect for casual events.
The venue can accommodate up to 200 people and offers 12-person meeting rooms loaded with projectors and WiFi for those meetings about meetings.
The venue is also perfect for those who want to enjoy the mild weather of the Bristol del Sol, with a heated outdoor terrace on the Pavilion for chillier days!
As much as we love our community in Bristol, we also work closely with venues and clients in the ol’ smoke.
Our connected Bristol-London family means that whether you’re in the City for super important events or making your way over to the South West visiting London’s much cooler little brother, we have a space to suit your needs.
Check out our list of venues in Bristol and London!