Venues The Bristol Pavilion
The Bristol Pavilion
  • All-inclusive wedding venue
  • Part of Bristol County Ground (Gloucestershire County Cricket Club)
  • Licensed for ceremonies
  • Receptions for 10-320 guests
  • In-house catering team
  • Experienced and helpful wedding planning team
  • Function rooms with superb views

Conveniently situated in the heart of Ashley Down in North Bristol, the Bristol Pavilion is a multifaceted venue created as a part of Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground's recent modern additions. Their collection of contemporary wedding spaces sport views over the grass that has seen countless cricket legends - including W. G. Grace - come and go.

Sport and cricketing aside, it's a perfect, light and airy venue that can host weddings of all shapes and sizes, from 10-320 guests. The Pavilion’s expert events team add great little touches readily available in-house, such as uplighters to match your colour scheme, part of their all-round comprehensive planning service.


The Bristol Pavilion forms part of Bristol County Ground – or Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, whose history spans as far back as the late 19th century. In actual fact, the sports grounds were established in 1889 by iconic cricketing legend W. G. Grace.

The Pavilion that we enjoy today was completed in 2013, having been designed as an integral part of Bristol County Ground's redevelopment scheme, which has in the process seen the addition of multiple state-of-the-art conference and event facilities.


The Premier Lounge

This attractive wedding space features airy floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, which afford views over the cricket square, and its very own balcony. It comes as no surprise that it's the venue’s most popular room for civil marriage ceremonies.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests

Reception Capacity - 100 Guests

The Grace Room

For larger events, this room has a large glass frontage, again with great views across the ground, and you can wander out onto the balcony to take in the sights even further.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 200 Guests

Reception Capacity - 260 Guests

Jessop Room

Found on the ground floor, the Jessop Room can seat up to 150 guests for a civil ceremony, and has double doors leading out onto the concourse area.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests

Hospitality Boxes
Two of the venue's hospitality box suites are ideal more intimate wedding days, including the 2C, which can seat up to 15 for a civil ceremony and 12 for a reception, and the 3C which can seat 25 for a civil ceremony.

Outdoor Spaces

You can also take advantage of the venue’s outdoor spaces – ideal when the weather is good, offering amazing photographic opportunities.


Delicious cuisine at The Pavilion is produced by a specialist team of in-house chefs.

Imagine your guests tasting a delectable range of canapés with Pimms or Prosecco upon arrival, then sitting down to a carefully-prepared three-course meal, followed by fresh tea and coffee, and finished off with Champagne and Prosecco for your toasts.

The Evening Do

A dancefloor is provided, along with your own private bar for the evening celebration.

Arrange a viewing with the events team at The Bristol Pavilion - click on the 'Email this supplier' button above, or reveal their telephone number and give them a call.

The Bristol Pavilion
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
The Brightside Ground Bristol
Nevil Road


  • Andy and Racheal Pryor

    We had a fantastic day. Thanks for all your thoughtful care of us and our guests on the day. We can't get over how brilliant it was, thanks to you and your amazing team.

  • Adam and Catherine Turpin

    Thank you for being such a brilliant person to work with along the way. We're delighted that all of our guests got to experience what a wonderful venue The Bristol Pavilion is, and see how great the staff are.

    Many of our guests said how impressive they think Michelle is. She was all over it. You make an outstanding team! Thanks again for a brilliant day, and I hope word spreads that you have the best wedding venue in Bristol!

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