Arnos Vale

(11 reviews) 11 5
West Lodge Arnos Vale Cemetery Bath Road Bristol BS4 3EW
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About Arnos Vale

West Lodge, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road
Bristol, BS4 3EW

Arnos Vale has 3 unique wedding venues located among 45 acres of beautiful woodland in the heart of the City of Bristol. Choose between our stunning outdoor venue the Underwood Centre, our breath taking Victorian Anglican Chapel or elegant Spielman Centre. 

All three unique spaces can be combined for church or civil ceremonies, creating the perfect wedding celebration to continue right through into the evening. 

Arnos Vale offers a wedding experience like no other. In our Underwood Centre your guests can sit on rustic wooden benches, surrounded by fairy lights and birdsong, this ceremony will take the idea of ‘your wedding your way’ to the next level. 

Our Victorian grade 2 listed buildings are perfect for an elegant indoor ceremony or formal wedding breakfast. Celebrate your evening reception with fairy lights a good boogie and a selection of delicious evening food. 

Your wedding day catering will be provided by our onsite caterers, Kate's Kitchen. With over 10 years experience within the industry Kate and her team offer exceptional food, personal service, and adaptable menus – they will take perfect care of your food and beverage requirements.

Just a short distance from Bristol city centre, this unforgettable venue has the benefit of being easily accessible very sheltered, intimate and peaceful. Situated amongst vibrant wildflowers and extensive woodlands this is the perfect venue for your wedding day.

We also give you the services of our dedicated onsite wedding coordinator, who will make sure that your big day is as special as you are.

Come and experience the venue yourselves at Arnos Vale and book a viewing with our wedding coordinator, Buffy by calling 0117 971 9117 or email

• Unique woodland wedding venue located in the heart of Bristol • Three unique spaces to be combined to give you the most memorable day • Licensed outdoor ceremonies are available in our Woodland Wedding space for up to 80 guests • Spielman Centre is licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 80 day guests and 140 evening guests • Anglican Chapel is licensed for Church of England ceremonies and can accommodate 100 guests for seated receptions or 120 guests for evening celebrations • 45 acres of stunning woodland and a collection of grand, Grade 2 listed, buildings perfect for photo opportunites

Facilities at Arnos Vale

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the City
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Arnos Vale Reviews (11)

Woodland summer wedding - a rare gem
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By James Gill, on 06 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

How could you ask for more? A secluded woodland venue, yet within touching distance of Bristol city centre. Arnos Vale gives you three venues in one: it's up to you how you combine them. We had our ceremony outside in the tranquil, atmospheric (and licensed) 'Underwood Centre' – a rare treat. The 'Spielman Centre' decked in fairy lights and candles made for a gorgeous evening reception – not least because we didn't have to worry about transporting everyone to a separate venue. From first meeting to last dance, Kat and her team were friendly, efficient, and always enthusiastic. We were in the safest of hands.

Winter Wedding Breakfast at Arnos Vale
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By Jenny and Dave Waters, on 19 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Nov 2016

We held our Wedding Breakfast at Arnos Vale and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our wedding coordinator Kat was excellent and we had loads of compliments about the immaculately kept and atmospheric venue. The food was great and the bar had just the right amount of variety including many local drinks companies. The Spielman Centre easily held our 70 evening do guests. Really great place to celebrate.

!st October - Woodland Wedding
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By Jade Salter Hewitt, on 10 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2016

Couldn't recommend this venue more for a wedding in a woodland, in the centre of Bristol. The Underwood is such an intimate place to hold a ceremony with all your loved ones close by, and the Speilman centre for the reception is wonderful. Having the use of the cafe/bar area is great for people to have a chat and a break from dancing! Kat really made our day, and in the lead up, no query seemed to be too much. It was very reassuring to have Kat there on the day, and I'm sure she did alot more than we even realised. The whole experience was very relaxed, and we loved that we had scope to add as many personal touches as we could. If we could do it again, it would be here...

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By Megan and Robin, on 30 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2016

Hi Kat, Thank you so much for everything. All I've heard from our guests was that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Everyone fell in love with Arnos Vale and you made sure things ran smoothly. An unforgettable day, thank you. Megan and Robin x

Megan and Robin -12th August 2016
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By Megan and Robin, on 25 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2016

A magical day. Arnos Vale was the first and only venue we looked at and feel in love straight away. From the gorgeous ceremony at Underwood to a relaxed reception (plus pizza van) at Spielmen, everything went without a hitch. Kat, the co-coordinator, was endlessly helpful and made sure that the day went without a hitch. All we've heard from our guests was that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. We couldn't be happier with our big day.

Wedding - 15th July
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By Hannah and Mike Norman, on 19 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 15 Jul 2016

We had an amazing wedding at Arnos Vale on Friday! Communication prior to the wedding was excellent, they were very flexible with our requests and the coordinator, Kat coordinated everything perfectly, from timing the music, to helping set up. We would highly recommend Arnos Vale as a wedding venue! Thanks so much all!

Alex and Sarah's wedding
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By Alex and Sarah, on 13 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2016

We loved the unique venue of The Underwood Centre. As we only had close family attending it was the perfect setting for us. Even our photographer and family member who had been to 60 weddings said it was the best wedding he had been to. We wanted something that was informal, unique and relaxing and The Underwood definitely didn't disappoint.

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By NOREEN AND PHIL, on 27 Jun 2016

If you are looking for somewhere a little bit different in a beautiful natural rustic setting bathed in the dappled sunshine coming through the trees and filled with bird song then look no further. Tranquil, relaxing calming not words usually associated with wedding venues but so true of the Underwood Centre at Arnos Vale. Kat the wedding co-ordinator was highly professional , caring ,calm and reassuring as were all the staff that we had dealings with at Arnos Vale .We were kept informed at all stages of the planning and made to feel that the whole aim of the team was to make our day as special and relaxed as possible. Thank you Kat and Shane it was a truly magical day.

Woodland Wedding
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By Hiba, on 21 May 2016

I had an outdoor woodland wedding in the underwood centre. It was a beautiful and quiet location for a unique rustic wedding. It really doesn't need much decoration as its already a natural, beautiful venue. Kat the wedding co-ordinator was organised and everything went to plan! The photos were stunning, all the guests commented on how lovely the venue was and toasting marshmallows on the fire pit was amazing!

An amazing day
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By Charlotte Britton-Stevens, on 18 Apr 2016

We had the ceremony in the Spielman building, the wedding breakfast in the Anglican Chapel and then the disco back in the Spielman. Kat, the co-ordinator was so helpful and was always there to ask questions or run an idea past her. She helped set up the day before and nothing was too much hassle. The venues themselves were so beautiful, we kept decoration minimal to make perfect use of the surroundings. We had so many compliments about the venue, the food and the service. Highly recommended!

Celebrate the Love
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By Y & I, on 04 Feb 2016

We just wanted to say a very BIG thank you. The day was very special and different and just as we wanted with good weather too.. Kat, you must have connections in higher places! Thanks to all for helping us 'pull it off'. (Civil Partnership, 30th Jan 2016)

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