Location: Bristol
Venues St George's Bristol
St George's Bristol
  • Beautiful Grade II*-listed former Regency church
  • Right in the centre of Bristol
  • Suitable for elegant wedding receptions for up to 200 guests
  • Delightful walled gardens and grounds
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator
  • Fantastic location for live music and entertainment

Overlooking Great George Street in the centre of Bristol, this world-class concert and music venue offers a fantastic location for post-ceremony champagne and canapés, bespoke formal wedding breakfasts and more relaxed evening reception parties. This stunning, Greek Revival, Grade II*-listed ecclesiastical building can cater for magnificent, romantic wedding receptions or celebration parties of up to 200 guests.

St George's Bristol will be taking a break from wedding bookings for the summer of 2017 whilst the venue undergoes significant renovations. The new, multi-million pound, garden pavilion extension will be available to wedding parties from Spring 2018, and will offer sophisticated modernism, designed by award-winning architects.

The Grand Concert Hall is an ideal setting for an elegant wedding breakfast, and the romantic walled gardens are quite perfect for celebratory drinks and photographs!

Every couple planning to celebrate at St George’s will receive the assistance of a talented wedding coordinator, who will work closely with their individual themes and ideas to create a completely unique day.

History

Constructed between 1821 and 1823, St George's Bristol originally functioned as a Commissioner's Church, and is the city's earliest example of the Greek Revival style.

As you would expect, the building is steeped in history. The church narrowly survived a German incendiary bomb during the Second World War, and a star-shaped light in the ceiling marks the point where it was dropped but miraculously failed to explode!

After serving as a church for 150 years, St George's was converted for concert use 40 years ago, and the venue's outstanding acoustics, enchanting atmosphere, and exceptional staff have earned it a reputation as one of the country's finest concert halls.

In 1999, St George's underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment, and it is now also an elegant, versatile and unique destination for bespoke wedding receptions. This process of refurbishment and modernisation continues in 2017 with the addition of a two-storey extension that will bring the facilities in to the 21st century, as well as securing a 'sound future' for the venue.

As a registered charity, every wedding reception helps to support this beautiful building, as well as the organisation's charitable aims. The foyer of the pavilion-style extension will feature an exquisite glass sculpture designed by artist Luke Jerram.

Weddings

The venue consists of a historic, elegant grand hall, beautifully maintained gardens, and charming private bar area complete with atmospheric vaulted ceilings.

Experienced staff take a friendly and flexible approach to wedding planning, and will help you realise your dream wedding reception, and help you design and create an entirely unique occasion!

Up to 200 guests can be accommodated for a magnificent formal meal, with space for further arrivals during the evening party.

Of course, the venue's fantastic acoustics and lighting equipment make it the perfect setting for a live band to perform during your reception. There is a stunning Steinway Model D grand piano available for hire, and should you need help finding the right musicians, St George's have built up an enviable contact list!

At the time of writing, the hire charge for St George's Bristol starts at £2,160, which includes exclusive hire of the entire venue and grounds, a personal wedding coordinator, well-stocked bar, and a bevy of helpful and attentive service staff.

St George's is not licensed to host civil, or faith-based, marriage or partnership ceremonies, but there are many places in the nearby vicinity from churches to the registry office. If you're looking for a truly unique ceremony, St George's can, however, hold non-religious ceremonies conducted by a friend or family member in the Grand Hall. With seating for as many as 200, this is a great option if you're looking for an intimate legal ceremony at another venue, followed a much larger celebration for all your friends and family at St George's.

Menus

St George's Bristol works in conjunction with exceptional caterers - Papadeli, Parsnip Mash and Folk House Food - each of who can create a delicious bespoke menu to suit your personal tastes, dietary requirements and budget.

Example Menu

Canapés
  • Crostini with babaganoush and grilled peppers (vegan)
  • Roasted carrot and cumin purée with feta on crispy pita (vegan)
  • Tortilla Espanola with piquillo peppers and saffron aioli (v)
  • Spinach, feta and pine nut filo parcels (v)
  • Mini pizzas with asparagus, confit tomatoes and Pecorino cheese (v)
  • Chew valley trout on crostini with celeriac remoulade
Mains

Le Grand Aioli

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A large sharing platter of grilled chicken, salt cod fritters, baked hake, poached salmon, crevettes, broad beans, radishes, artichokes, baby carrots, courgettes, leeks, roast potato wedges, fennel, and more, for dipping into a delicious garlic mayonnaise.

Desserts

Boards of Papadeli sweet treats -

  • Meringues with summer berries,
  • Papadeli raspberry and white chocolate brownies,
  • Lemon tart with berries

Reviews

  • Steve and Elouise - 07/2016

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work to ensure our wedding was perfect! Everything went without a hitch and was faultless.

  • Susie and Simon - 01/2016

    Thank you so much for all your help [during our wedding reception]. We had a fabulous time and really appreciated your hard work. We can’t wait to hold our next party…

  • Gavin and Jane, 07/2015

    The waiting staff, bar, and catering folk did a fantastic job! St George’s really is a beautiful venue for a wonderful day.

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