Two Become One
Fusing together two iconic former banks located in the heart of the city, Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa is the most spectacular and unique wedding venue in the city. The Sansovino event space is an undeniably elegant venue to host your Big Day. Private yet spacious, the grand Sansovino was the former banking hall of Lloyds Bank. Designed by architect William Bruce Gingell, he is said to have been inspired by Sansovino’s 16th century venetian Library. Look up and the magnificent sky light is wonderfully romantic - and the perfect setting for your first dance to be. With a private bar, the space boasts a large dance floor so there is plenty of room for a live band, DJ or both to celebrate your future together!
Your Big Day
Licensed for marriage ceremonies of up to 300 family and friends, you can choose to enjoy the whole day at the hotel, or opt to hold only parts of your day with us, such as the Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception. With an additional event space, aptly named “The Vault”, this stunning venue has been created in the original banking vaults and provides a unique setting for your rehearsal dinner the night before the Big Day!
Bespoke wedding packages are a speciality with options to suit every budget, including complimentary accommodation for the happy couple and preferred accommodation rates for your guests. The Hotel, Corn Street and surrounding areas offers an abundance of characterful backdrops to capture your day, providing unique and memorable photos to look back on fondly.
You can Bank on a Luxury Spa Experience
The stunning HarSpa is unique and has been named the “5th best in the country” by Red Magazine. It's simply the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after your big day - perhaps even a cheeky spa hen do? Located in the former basement bank vaults which have undergone a complete transformation and now feature an indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna and gymnasium.
Real Wedding Review:
"Our wedding party was more than we dreamed it would be, thanks in very large part to the team at the Bristol Harbour Hotel. As our wedding was arranged at short notice we approached the wonderful Events Team, just five weeks before the wedding date and from then on she made sure that all the aspects of the event would be seamless; approaching everything with a calm and accommodating manner.
The Banking Hall is a magnificent venue and worked for us as the perfect balance between elegance and grandeur and a relaxed, private space. The team on the evening were attentive, friendly and flexible. We never once worried about anything, confident that the Harbour Hotel staff had everything in hand, leaving us able to relax and enjoy the evening celebrations.
Many of out guests also enjoyed the beautiful rooms and relaxing spa of the hotel, contributing to making our wedding that little bit more special for them."