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The Clifton Club

The Clifton Club

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The Clifton Club

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  • Flexible, versatile wedding venue in the heart of Clifton
  • Suitable for wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Beautiful Mall Gardens backdrop to your day
  • Perfect place for photo opportunities
  • Professional and experienced wedding planning team
  • Reception areas and combinations of rooms available
  • Civil wedding ceremonies with up to 100 guests
  • Licenced for civil ceremonnies and partnerships
  • Receptions for up to 200 guests
  • In-house catering team offering bespoke menus

Situated on the east side of Clifton’s only formal ‘square’, the grand and unmissable Clifton Club is a prestigious venue to say the least. Housed in an early 19th-century assembly rooms, the Grade II*-listed Clifton Club has a long history, and is licensed to carry out weddings and civil partnerships, allowing couples to tie the knot within its beautiful and venerable interior.

Enjoy a light and airy civil wedding ceremony in the Centenary Room, before treating yourselves and your guests to an elegant champagne and canapés reception in the Drawing Room. Then lead on through to the magnificent high-ceilinged Dining Room - pure bliss in resplendent surroundings. The Clifton Club is available to anyone who wishes to hire it, and will be exclusively yours on your big day.


The Clifton Club is the city of Bristol’s oldest private members' society, having been established in 1818. Conceived originally to accommodate gentlemen of means and leisure in the local area, the association moved into its current premises (now known as The Clifton Club) as far back as 1856.

The fascinating, Grade II*-listed Regency building is located at 22 The Mall, Clifton, at the eastern end of Caledonia Place and the elegant Mall Gardens - Clifton’s only formal square.

22 The Mall was originally created as a public assembly rooms, before operating as a hotel until the present occupiers took over the premises in 1856.

Today, The Clifton Club has benefited from its refurbishment in 2008 - transforming the venue into a perfectly balanced combination of traditional with contemporary.

In order to make your wedding day unique they do not offer any wedding packages. This means that your day can be tailor-made to suit your tastes and expectations. They have a professional and dedicated wedding planning team who will work closely with you from start to finish, making your day as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

Check out their wedding brochure here


The Clifton Club is fully licensed to hold wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships in one of three beautiful rooms. Depending on the size of your wedding party they can offer small intimate ceremonies up to larger parties.

Please note: Ceremony only options are available and with every wedding ceremony a floral display and a chair sash of your choice is included.

The Drawing Room

As the club’s spacious and attractive bar, the Drawing Room is ideal for drinks and canapés receptions. With views over the stunning Mall Gardens (in which you are welcome to have your wedding photographs taken), this commodious, light and airy room intertwines contemporary features with the building’s strong historic links.

Reception capacity - 80 Guests

The Dining Room

After toasting your health, you and your guests can stroll through to the Dining Room, The Clifton Club’s premier reception space.  With its marbled pillar surrounds and tall, chandelier-adorned ceiling, this indeed must be one of Bristol’s finest wedding reception spaces. Able to seat up to 100 people for a civil ceremony and a formal reception dinner and up to 150 for a drinks reception - this is a truly flexible space.

Ceremony Capacity - 100 Guests

Drinks Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

Formal Reception Capacity - 100 Guests

Centenary Room

Flooded with brilliant natural light, this elegant and well-proportioned social space is extremely desirable as a civil wedding ceremony room, able to seat up to 60 people. It is also great for more intimate formal meals for up to 40 guests.

Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests

Formal Reception Capacity - 40 Guests

Combined Rooms

Drawing even further on this venue’s versatility and flexibility, you would be more than welcome to combine certain rooms together if you are planning a larger celebration. The Clifton Club can readily accommodate up to 175 guests when The Dining Room, The Drawing Room and The Centenary Room are all incorporated.

Catering and More

Cuisine at The Clifton Club is provided by the in-house catering team, led by head Executive chef Philip Clench. The kitchen department can boast many years of experience in the trade, and has a strong reputation to maintain, ensuring that all of the delicious cuisine presented on your wedding day will be of the highest quality.

They have their very own Executive chef who can create a bespoke and unique menu for your wedding or why not choose from their extensive list. With Philip and his team at your service, you can be assured that your guests will enjoy the highest quality, locally sourced, seasonal fresh food. We will help you to select the perfect wedding menu and they also give you the opportunity to come to The Club for a tasting, where you can select wines to complement your choices.

Take a look at their wedding brochure here

Tester sessions for the bride and groom are available prior to your wedding day.

The club offers a selection of locally sourced wines and spirits which can be served at your pre-dinner reception (corkage fees apply).


The Clifton Club also offers free on-street parking, Wi-Fi throughout the building, a PA system with a microphone (ideal for the speeches and for live music later), and preferential use of the serene Mall Gardens in the Square opposite the club - absolutely perfect for elegant, scenic photographs

You may also be entitled to concessionary rates with certain local hotels - just get in touch with Sarah or another member of the team to find out further details.

The Clifton Club
22 The Mall


  • Perfect Wedding

    We just wanted to say thank you again for helping us to have such a perfect wedding day. We had a wonderful time and were looked after brilliantly all day. The venue looked beautiful and so many guests commented on how lovely it was.

  • The Thankful Couple

    Thank you for such a wonderful day. We really appreciate all your and your teams' hard work to make our wedding run as smoothly as possible. All our guests loved the food and really enjoyed the privilege of spending time in such amazing surroundings.

  • Bride and Groom

    The whole day went incredibly well and far exceeded all our expectations. So many guests remarked on how professional your staff were, how good the food and wine was and that the club is an all round great venue.

  • The Happy Couple

    We had the most wonderful day and have received many compliments from our guests about the food at the Club, the service they received and the nature of the Club as a terrific reception venue.

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