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The Bristol
  • Stunning central city location venue
  • Perfect for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Help and advice from an in-house wedding coordinator
  • Selection of reception suites and guest bedrooms
  • Delicious catering, courtesy of the in-house restaurant
  • Fabulous location for relaxing Hen weekends 

Overlooking the city's picturesque Harbourside, The Bristol presents a stylish, modern and luxurious location for unique civil ceremonies and receptions in the heart of Bristol.

The hotel's experienced wedding coordinators will be ready at hand throughout the entire planning process to help ensure your day is faultless from start to finish, and the flexible team will create a bespoke package to meet your every need and wish.


The Bristol boasts a massive 186 luxurious double bedrooms (and a truly magnificent bridal suite), giving you more than enough room for your guests to stay overnight after the evening reception party has drawn to a close, and enjoy the venue's state-of-the-art facilities and fantastic dining experience.

The hotel also offers pampering packages for relaxing Hen retreats - unwind in the deluxe River Lounge, enjoy a sumptuous dinner gazing out across the harbour, and finally kick off your shoes and pop open a bottle of champagne in a soothing suite!


Showcasing dazzling chandeliers, large floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary furniture, this sophisticated hotel is furnished to the highest of standards.

During a personal consultation, friendly staff will help you plan your dream day from start to finish, and will deliver impeccable service throughout your visit to the hotel.

The Bristol offers a selection of beautifully decorated suites in which you could host your wedding ceremony and reception.

The Ballroom Suite

Overlooking the historic Harbourside, the elegant and gracious Ballroom Suite is an incredible place for a large wedding.

Ceremony capacity - 400 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 300 guests

Reception capacity - 400 guests

The William Jessop Suite

This beautifully furnished suite, featuring a stylish lounge and bar, is perfect for smaller ceremonies and celebrations.

Ceremony capacity - 100 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 120 guests

Reception capacity - 150 guests

The George White Suite

The George White Suite is perfect for smaller, more intimate celebrations

Ceremony capacity - 70 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 50 guests

River Grille Restaurant

Light, bright and airy, River Grille Restaurant offers fantastic Harbourside views for your delicious wedding breakfast.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 70 guests

Shore Bar

The contemporary and unique Shore Bar is a perfect location for relaxed, charming and informal drinks receptions.

Reception capacity - 120 guests


The Bristol's dedicated staff will work closely alongside you to create a bespoke package, specially and uniquely designed to meet your exact requirements.


  • Red carpet welcome
  • Glass of champagne on arrival
  • Four-course wedding breakfast with coffee and petit-fours
  • Half a bottle of wine for each guest
  • A glass of champagne for the toasts
  • Complimentary Bridal Suite for the newlyweds
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator and event manager
  • White table linen
  • Placecards, menu cards and table plan
  • Wedding cake-stand and knife
  • Candelabras, or mirrored tiles and tealights


The Bristol’s splendid chefs at the River Grille Restaurant are happy to work with each couple to create a bespoke menu to suit their celebrations… with lots of taste-testing along the way!

Example Menu
  • Bristol Gin cured salmon filet served with home pickled vegetables
  • Braised feather blade of Ruby and White's beef, horseradish mash, honey-roasted carrot and crunchy parsnip crisps
  • Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice-cream
  • Coffee and petit fours

Special Offers

The Bristol often offers late availability discounts. Currently there is an 'Inclusive 2018 Wedding Package' going for £3,950, including room hire, 3-course meal for 40 guests and much more. This offer is also available for 2019 weddings for £4,500 Get in touch with the team to find out more.

This spectacular central hotel presents a perfect backdrop for wedding parties of 30 up to 300 - send the team an enquiry to arrange a personally-conducted viewing. Click on the 'Email this business' button above, or reveal the telephone number and give them a call

The Bristol
Prince Street


  • James Shrive

    Was at The Bristol for a wedding yesterday. The grooms had a bereavement two weeks before their wedding was due last year and the hotel was completely understanding and allowed them to move the date. Yesterday the service was excellent and food was exquisite, the soup divine and beef that just fell apart and melted in the mouth. Well done!

  • Michaela and Andy Smith - 12/2016

    We have just had the most beautiful wedding day and our reception at The Bristol was truly wonderful. The staff could not have done any more for us if they had tried and were attentive and genuinely wanted us to have the best time. From the moment we booked they listened to what we wanted and delivered the perfect reception, I have had so many wonderful comments from our guests about the quality of the food and the helpfulness of the staff, thank you to Bethan and the team and I can’t recommend you all enough.

  • Natalie and Thomas Lawrence - 17/09/16

    A huge thank you to you for all your help on our wedding day. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have wished for a better day. Danielle was brilliant and very helpful in the lead up to our wedding, every detail was how we imagined it and the whole wedding was completely stress free! All our guests commented on how delicious the food was and how lovely the room setting was with the wedding breakfast held in the River Grille restaurant. Me, my husband and all our guests were very happy with the presentation of the hotel and how helpful the staff were. We would highly recommend The Bristol to anyone looking for the perfect wedding day!

  • Hayley and Joe Waring – 06/08/16

    The hotel could not of done any more to make our day perfect from the first time we dealt with Danielle and any member of the team, to the last final details before the big day, everyone was so accommodating, they just couldn't do enough. The venue is great value for money, the food is amazing with plenty of choice, and being a vegetarian bride, the chef was more than happy to prepare something to my taste instead of something of the menu. Thank you again for making our day run so smoothly.

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