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On since 2021

Last update: April 2024

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa is a picture-worthy wedding venue in the heart of Clifton, Bristol. The Sansovino Hall at the hotel is an elegant space to host your big day. It is both private and spacious and 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 skylight 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!

Facilities and Capacity

Licensed for marriage ceremonies of up to 300 family and friends, you can choose to enjoy the whole day at Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa or opt to hold only parts of your day there. This hotel features additional event space, aptly named “The Vault.” A stunning setting, it has been setup up in the original banking vaults and provides a unique backdrop for your rehearsal dinner. This hotel also has a luxurious spa where the couple can unwind after the big day. It is well suited for pre-wedding parties as well.

Services Offered

Bespoke wedding packages are a speciality at Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, with options to fit different budgets. Services can include complimentary accommodation for the happy couple and preferred accommodation rates for your guests. Wedding planning is also available to make organising your milestone moment straightforward. The Hotel, Corn Street, and surrounding areas offer an abundance of characterful backdrops to capture your day, providing unique and memorable photos to look back on fondly.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Asian wedding
In the city
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
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Reviews for Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

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99% recommend it
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Noma Sent on 05/02/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Sansovino hall

We had a beautiful day at the Bristol harbour hotel. The views were spectacular.
Billie Sent on 23/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience from appointment to the Big Day

I had my Wedding Ceremony & Breakfast at the Bristol Harbour hotel On Saturday May 12th. From our first appointment to collecting our decorations a few days later ALL of the staff were amazing.

Georgie mainly handled our queries and was both friendly & professional. We both left feeling like she genuinely wanted us to have the best day. Dan was my partners man! He reassured him and kept checking in with us all throughout the day to make sure we we're both happy and things were running on time. The room was decorated to a high standard and all members of our family and friends felt comfortable.

The food was impeccable (I didn't eat much on the day but from the tasting meal to all the guests approval the chef did a great job.

I really couldn't have asked for a better venue/day/and stay at the Bristol Harbour hotel.
Deb Sent on 23/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing amazing amazing thank you so so much!

Well where do I start!! We only arranged the wedding 2 months prior to date and had nothing but amazing friendly professional service from start to finish.
Gabby who led from the Events team was so patient and kind, she was a shining example for the Hotels management team.
On the day we were greeted by the Vaults team, Dan and Max, their professionalism and dedication was second to none, nothing was too much trouble and they made my day as Mum of the Bride the best possible !!!
Everything from canapés through to cheese boards and nibbles was superb, the drinks service was faultless and they both were a true credit to them themselves as well as their bosses.
The Bride and Groom had a suite overnight which was very welcome after such a busy day!!
I would like to thank everyone at the Bristol Harbour for making my Daughter and son in laws day so special, in her words it was perfect
Most people have to work but not everyone has to give 200% which is what Dan and Max did
Amazing amazing amazing thank you so so much!

Love a very happy Mummy of the Bride
Lizzie Sent on 23/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Just amazing venue and service!

Just amazing venue and service. Words can’t portray what an amazing team works at this hotel! I would recommend to anyone thinking about booking here for a wedding or a stay to just do it - they exceeded all our and guests expectations. Everything from start to finish was just perfect. Thank you so much! x
Laura Sent on 23/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The venue was spectacular!

We were married at Bristol Harbour Hotel yesterday and had an absolutely wonderful time. The venue was spectacular; the function room was stunning and the hotel rooms were all immaculate and beautiful.... Furthermore, the food was divine and the staff were all extremely kind and helpful. We are particularly grateful to Gabby and Dan, who both went out of their way to make our wedding day perfect. They were brilliant at their jobs and made our day really special. I thoroughly recommend this hotel as the ideal place to get married.
Esme Sent on 24/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A big thank you to all the staff

We held our big wedding in France earlier in June, but when we returned home we arranged the legal ceremony & celebration, so I contacted the events team at Harbour hotel. I contacted them at very short notice, only around 10 days before the big event and thankfully they could fit us in.

I had previously stayed at the hotel for my hen night, which I was very impressed with, so I knew it would be perfect for a Wedding breakfast. It is in a great position right next to the registry office.
Anna was fantastic and helped us to decide on our menu, we were then sent a pre order form which was fantastic for us to put all our guests choices in.

On the day everything went so smoothly, all the staff were very attentive and the food was fantastic. We can't wait to go back again for another delicious lunch.
A big thank you to all the staff.
Fran Sent on 21/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding party was more than we dreamed it woul

I am very happy to write a review on behalf of me and Jerome. And thanks again for everything - you really did make sure that the event ran smoothly.

"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 Clio, the wonderful Events and Weddings Coordinator, just five weeks before the wedding 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."
Fran Sent on 18/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

Dear Clio,

Thank you very much for all your support and organisational skills in the run-up to our wedding party. It all went very smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you!

Best wishes,
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