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.