Location: Bristol
Venues The Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens
The Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens
  • Celebrate your wedding surrounded by wildlife!
  • Selection of five elegant suites
  • Licensed to host civil marriage and partnership ceremonies
  • Exclusive access to beautiful grounds, gardens and zoo
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Discounted rates for mid-week and low-season weddings

Conveniently located in Bristol Zoo, The Clifton Pavilion is a beautiful 1920s Art Deco building licensed to host civil marriage and partnership ceremonies with up to 120 guests, and evening receptions for 150. From intimate weddings of 10 to large-scale grand banquets, this stylish and elegant Pavilion features a choice of five imposing suites overlooking the beautiful Zoological Gardens in which your civil ceremony or reception could be held.

A dedicated wedding coordinator will be on hand throughout the planning process to help to organise your perfect day, and using only fresh, local ingredients, exceptional in-house caterers Milburns will tailor a bespoke menu exclusively for your party. Complimentary, exclusive access to the Zoological Gardens is included in the hire of The Pavilion, allowing your entire wedding party a private viewing of the animals - and the opportunity to create some exceptionally unique wedding photographs!


This flexible venue offers five luxurious suites, all equipped with the latest facilities and suitable to accommodate wedding parties of any size from 10 to 120 guests.

The Clifton Suite - Light, airy and graceful, with a beautiful balcony that looks out over the immaculately-kept gardens and exotic animals below, The Clifton Suite seats up to 120 guests, and is ideal for a formal wedding breakfast.

The Garden Room - This versatile ground-floor room with a bar and garden terrace can comfortably seat guests for a formal meal, more for an evening reception.

The Council Room - This charming chamber is perfect for a smaller, more intimate wedding breakfast or reception party.

Members Room - Ideal for smaller functions, this ground-floor room is also regularly used as a crèche for the little ones!

From assisting with decorations and seating plans to sourcing fantastic suppliers, The Clifton Pavilion's professional wedding coordinator and events team will help you to arrange your perfect day from start to finish


The Clifton Pavilion's exceptional in-house caterers, use only the finest fresh, locally-sourced, sustainable and ethical ingredients in producing their broad range of menus, any of which can be tailored to meet your every need. Get in touch with the team to find out more.

Special Offers

The Clifton Pavilion offer discounted rates mid-week, and during the low season

The Clifton Pavilion
Bristol Zoo Gardens


  • Hannah Harris

    We had a fantastic wedding reception at the Clifton Pavilion. The team did a great job making sure everything ran smoothly and exactly how we wanted it. Loads of our guests said how much they enjoyed the food and how they had a really good day.

  • Katie Belcourt

    I cannot fault the venue or most importantly service we received throughout the planning of our wedding and the day itself.

  • Sally Parsons

    My husband and I had our wedding reception at Bristol Pavilion July this year. We absolutely loved the Zoo and we felt the venue was very personal to us.

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