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The Avon Gorge Hotel

The Avon Gorge Hotel

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The Avon Gorge Hotel

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  • Modern-meets-traditional hotel
  • Fantastic views of the Avon Gorge
  • Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies of up to 100
  • Maximum formal dining capacity - 80 guests
  • High-quality in-house catering
  • Free on-site parking

Undoubtedly one of Bristol's most widely-known and prestigious establishments, The Avon Gorge Hotel enjoys fantastic views of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, and of the impressive expanse of the gorge itself. After many years of operating as a highly-reputed hotel, it currently plays host to some of the region's most glamorous weddings.

Weddings at The Avon Gorge Hotel come in all shapes and sizes, from the smallest, most intimate ceremony to larger and more extravagant 120-strong celebrations. The breathtaking cliffside location and surroundings combined with the opulent interior of the hotel itself mean that any event taking place within this historic Regency building is elevated to a level that few other venues can match.


Situated prominently in the history-rich area of Clifton, The Avon Gorge Hotel perches on the cliff edge just above Hotwells, which used to be renowned for direct access to Bristol’s ‘hot springs’, occupying an extremely enviable position in close proximity to Brunel's iconic masterpiece, the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The building itself began its life as a hotel back in the 19th century, opening its doors in 1898. Known then as The Grand Spa Hotel, it catered in the main for the numerous far-travelling clients who came to seek out the allegedly therapeutic Hotwells springs.

Surrounded by Clifton's stunning Georgian, Regency and Victorian architecture, this is undoubtedly one of the South West's, if not the UK's, finest locations...full stop!


Wedding celebrations at The Avon Gorge Hotel feature invaluable elements such as the services of a personal event coordinator and a three-course seasonal wedding breakfast, and your guests will be offered preferential overnight rates for rooms.

Although The Avon Gorge Hotel helps couples craft their very own, individual wedding, they have come up with a series of packages to give you a simple breakdown of what is possible in this extraordinary venue. These packages include formal (Bronze - Platinum) and informal options (Intimate and Celebration) as well as their popular Pie and Mash package for a truly unique twist.

Bronze, for example, features minimal-yet-effective extras such as a welcome drink, Prosecco, tea, coffee and mints in addition to the standard three course wedding breakfast menu, whereas Platinum contains a wider variety of unique features such as chair covers with colours of your choice, upgraded food and drink options, complimentary Anniversary Stay and Bridal Suite, and much more besides!

The Riverside Suite

This is The Avon Gorge Hotel’s largest hireable room and overlooks the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Ceremony capacity - 100 guests

Formal seated reception capacity - 80 guests

The Clifton Suite

This room also faces the gorge, and leads out onto the Terrace.

Ceremony capacity - 50 guests

Formal seated reception capacity - 50 guests

Bristol Room

This The Avon Gorge Hotel’s most intimate room for civil ceremonies.

Ceremony capacity - 16 guests


This grand and palatial hotel is more than capable of accommodating a prodigious number of wedding guests.

The rooms are split up into those facing the incredible vista of the gorge and others overlooking Clifton Village. Each offers its own merits; the 'Gorge View Bedrooms' take in the natural splendour of the gorge and the Suspension Bridge itself, while the 'Village View Bedrooms' benefit from a fantastic glimpse of Bristol and Clifton below.

There is a balanced mixture of twin, double and family rooms. All are ensuite, illustriously decorated, and come with tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Wi-Fi is free in public areas and bedrooms, and a full English breakfast always comes included with any room.

With sundry convenient facilities, such as in-house restaurant 'The Bridge Cafe' and free parking, this elegant establishment is unsurprisingly a highly sought-after hotel.

To find out more just click below! You can get in touch for more information or head over to their website.

Avon Gorge Hotel
Sion Hill


  • Lucy and Craig

    All I can say is that the team at Avon Gorge are absolutely fabulous!! You couldn’t have made our day any better.
    Thank you so much for all of your help before the wedding and on the day. We had the most amazing day ever!!
    Thanks for everything.

  • Sasha and Shaun

    Where do i start?! You and are team truly enabled us to have the most perfect wedding we could of ever dreamt of.
    The organisation was superb and faultless and the service we received was perfect. The day ran like clock work and the rooms looked stunning.

    The Avon Gorge truly was the perfect place to have our wedding reception and from beginning to end you guys made the process so easy and not stressful in the slightest so thank you and your team so much for this. Thank you again for all your help in the last few months and particularly on the day!

  • Louise and Rob

    We had an absolutely wonderful wedding at the Avon Gorge and cannot praise you all enough for how smoothly everything went.

    You and the team ensured everything down to the smallest detail was taken care of and went out of your way to make sure there was a lovely relaxed vibe and that everyone's needs were met. Thanks also for putting all our photos up as they went down well!

  • Amy and Liam

    Shanice!!! We did it!!! :) Thanks so much to you and all the team for all of your help. Your advice and support throughout the planning was completely invaluable. I always felt confident throughout planning that you and the team were completely on top of things and had it all under control; helping me liaise with DJ's, celebrants and florist's to get everything sorted. On the day you and the team couldn't have been more helpful!

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