Bristol Old Vic

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King Street Bristol Bristol BS1 4ED
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About Bristol Old Vic

King Street, Bristol
Bristol, BS1 4ED

An elegant, historic and creative space for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and receptions, superbly located on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of Bristol.

Following a multi-million-pound transformation, Bristol Old Vic provides a dramatic, stylish and flexible venue for your wedding. Coopers’ Hall is the perfect room in which to say ‘I do’ and one which offers romance and opulence in equal measure.

Feel like a star in your own theatrical production as you celebrate the most important day of your lives in a venue that has played host to some of the country’s most famous actors, from Daniel Day Lewis and Jeremy Irons, to Patrick Stewart and Judi Dench.

With our stunningly renovated event spaces that brim with heritage and romance, Bristol Old Vic is the perfect city-centre wedding venue and , if you've ever dreamt of getting married on stage then you can bring a major sense of impact and drama to your special day by tying the knot in the exquisite horse-shoe shaped auditorium, dubbed by Peter O’Toole as ‘The loveliest theatre in the world’.

What better place to say ‘I do’ and celebrate a day you’ll never forget in the the oldest theatre in the country, which has staged some of the greatest romantic plays of the last quarter millennium.

Celebrate your special day with us knowing exactly how much it will cost. Prices include:

  • Venue hire to include exclusive use of Coopers’ Hall
  • Your wedding ceremony in Coopers’ Hall
  • Three canapés per person
  • Two glasses of fizz person during the drinks reception
  • Three course wedding breakfast followed by tea and coffee
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person to accompany the wedding breakfast
  • A glass of fizz to toast during the speeches
  • A dedicated wedding co-ordinator
  • A dedicated event manager and team of waiting staff
  • A team of expert chefs
  • Crisp, white table linen, contemporary cutlery, white china, glassware and use of a cake stand and knife

Package costs start at £6,645 for 70 guests Mon–Thu and £7,495 for 70 guests Fri–Sun. Additional guests are charged on a per person basis.

When it comes to your wedding, there's enough on your plate without having to worry about every little catering detail. We’ve teamed up with another local institution, family-owned Fosters, one of the leading caterers in the South West, to deliver an exceptional culinary experience for your wedding. 

Overseen by Chef Director Tom Green, who worked with Michelin two-starred Michael Caines and was head chef at the highly acclaimed Riverstation restaurant in Bristol, the menus will feature the highest quality fresh and locally-sourced produce. “We’re experts at ensuring your day goes without a hitch, and treating you and your guests to the finest food and service. Our menus are just a starting point to get the ideas flowing! Once you have an idea of what you’d like then we’ll put together a bespoke proposal that includes everything you’ll need. Whether you need our advice on what works well, or you already have a clear idea of what you want, we love getting creative with our clients and our amazing chef team.” 

Get in touch to discuss your wedding with our expert Events Team now: 0117 907 2681

• Located in the heart of Bristol • Choose to hold your ceremony on stage in front of up to 550 guests • Catering provided by Fosters, the leading caterers in the South West • Get married in the magnificent Coopers' Hall, a former Georgian banqueting hall built in 1744 • Contribute towards maintaining this historic piece of Bristol heritage • Stunning, multi-million pound redevelopment

Facilities at Bristol Old Vic

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Historic
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities

Bristol Old Vic Reviews (2)

Thank you so much for our perfect dream day!
Venue Service

By Becky & Gareth, on 21 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Apr 2019

We had a major crisis a mere 3 weeks before our wedding date when our original venue went into administration and would be closed before our big day. Amazingly and luckily for us, the Old Vic were available and turned our crisis around immediately. Nikki the events manager instantly put us at ease and we knew we'd be in highly capable hands at this very stressful time. From meetings over coffee to final talks a few days before the big day, Fosters turned all our original plans into reality and were so open to our somewhat unconventional ideas! We're admittedly slight control freaks, but the amazing staff followed all our plans and made all the tables look wonderful in such a beautiful room. All the staff were very friendly and so attentive. We were even given our own dressing room to change into our evening outfits with our names on the door! The whole day and evening ran so smoothly and everything went to plan, not to mention the incredible food supplied by Fosters whose catering was the best many of our wedding guests had ever experienced. Thank you so much Old Vic and Fosters for turning our nightmare scenario into a perfect dream day!”

The First Wedding
Venue Service

By Helen and Tom, on 13 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Oct 2018

Where do we start?! We had the perfect wedding at Bristol Old Vic, we can't thank you and your colleagues enough. It was the perfect mix of impeccable service whilst still feeling informal and really 'us'! All of our guests had a fab time and we've had countless compliments about the service and the food - hands down the best wedding food anyone has had! The waiting staff were so lovely - I know there was a few last-minute changes like getting the mic set up and adjusting the music volume and you dealt with it wonderfully. The table set up and room looked exactly as I imagined, and I couldn't believe how quickly you did it! There were just so many tiny touches that made everything so easy for us and we could just enjoy the day - you have an amazing team there! A special thanks to you for making the whole planning process so easy, and for guiding us through. I'm so glad you called me all those months ago, when the Old Vic was a building site and we made the visit even after my car broke down! You were so calm and kind on the morning of the wedding too, helping my mum and the bridesmaids get sorted, and so accommodating when we were setting up on Friday. We have honestly had so many lovely compliments on the venue, service and food - you guys are just amazing and it was everything we wanted it to be. I know there will be many more happy couples getting hitched at the Old Vic, but it felt very special to be the first.

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