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The Event Space At Paintworks

The Paintworks

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The Paintworks

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  • Versatile "blank canvas" venue
  • Conveniently located in Bristol
  • Assistance from experienced event planners
  • Set within an old paint work factory
  • Licensed to host ceremonies for up to 140
  • Two delightful courtyards for drinks receptions
  • In-house caterers and bar company, Relish
  • On-site parking for up to 50 cars

This modern and alternative wedding venue is rapidly becoming one of Bristol's most unique gems, and boasts a wealth of facilities whilst still remaining largely adaptable in terms of what brides and grooms can do with it. No two weddings in The Event Space are the same, as most couples who approach planning their celebration in this versatile venue tend to treat it – quite rightly - as a blank canvas.

The Event Space room presents an appealing and visually pleasing modern décor, and has showcased a whole range of wedding reception layouts. The main advantage of this DIY-style venue, as opposed to certain others making similar claims, is that there are in fact plenty of in-house facilities available, such as catering and bar services.


The Event Space at Paintworks is a large enclosure (30m x 11m), with a mixture of wooden and painted concrete floors. This rather remarkable space is nevertheless rather cosy, and is embellished by a line of characterful black steel pillars across the centre of the room. Many brides and grooms have taken advantage of these pillars by decorating them with lights and flowers.

The Theatre Space is a smaller (11m x 8m) and more intimate area, which could be separated from the principal Event Space, and used as a lovely little ceremony room. The Theatre Space also showcases a balcony which could be put to a variety of uses - remember, this is your blank canvas!

The two spacious outdoor courtyards come with attractive terrace decking, complete with a decorative silver Airstream Caravan. These areas are fully licensed, so you and your guests can sample some fine champagne or cocktails in the sunshine. Couples marrying at The Paintworks have even brought in a hog-roast in the past! This area is available inclusively for use until 9pm.

Take a look at the overall floorplan for the Paintworks Event Space.


As previously stated, the major appeal of The Event Space at The Paintworks is the fact that it is a DIY, blank-canvas-style wedding venue. This simply means that the areas for you to stage your ceremony or reception are versatile, and details such as the layout of tables and decorations are left entirely to your discretion.

This said, The Events Space elaborates on the "DIY venue" label significantly through offering everything you need to host your wedding there. Whereas most DIY venues simply give you a space in which to fashion your own wedding, The Paintworks offers the services of a talented in-house catering and bar company: two types of wedding supplier that are otherwise notoriously difficult to source.

The events team at the Paintworks will be there for you at any point in your wedding planning process. Does the prospect of taking on a DIY wedding venue fill you with dread and uncertainty? No worries, as having the events team on your side means that this venue truly offers you the best of both worlds!


The Event Space At The Paintworks' in-house catering is produced and presented by the wonderful Gloucestershire-based company, Relish. They are a well-established catering and bar company. Their delightful range of freshly prepared food has overwhelmed brides' and grooms' tastebuds at The Event Space for many years now. Take a little look at some of The Paintworks' sample menus.

If you wish to find out more about Paintworks and book the venue for your wedding, get in touch using the contact buttons below.

Main Courtyard
Bath Road


  • Abby & Luke (from San Francisco) - April 2016

    I imagine that planning from abroad could have been very stressful, but between you, your team, and everything about Paintworks, it was really a joy.

    Staying in the Paintworks apartments was such a great idea (so keep up with that recommendation!). We used the loft as HQ and friends and family stayed in the other apartments. Many of our friends and family dined at the Boca Bar multiple times. It was so nice to have our own little place to congregate.

    Of course the wedding was perfect. You and your team were so helpful I honestly don't feel like I even saw anyone during the day of! It just all went so smoothly.

  • Martin and Annie Golding

    Thank you for your excellent support and guidence, it was a very intimate ceremony and the catering and decor were also outstanding. Our friends and family said it was one of the bst weddings ever!

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