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Clifton Observatory is a landmark wedding venue located in Bristol, England. Established in 1766, this location offers expansive views of the Clifton Suspension bridge and the city of Bristol. With a range of unique event spaces and a historic ambiance, you can enjoy an unforgettable wedding celebration here. Their dedicated staff will work tirelessly to ensure that you and your loved ones make lasting memories together.

Facilities and Capacity

Clifton Observatory boasts a variety of great celebration spaces to accommodate every phase of your special day. You can say 'I do' in the refurbished William West Room for a grand ceremony. With its Art Deco furnishings and sparkling chandeliers, you and up to 60 of your loved ones can enjoy the room's stylish ambiance. Following your ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy a drinks reception on the panoramic rooftop terrace. Alternatively, you can host an intimate ceremony with 10-15 guests in the Observatory Tower. At this venue, each event space provides you and your guests with a charming and unforgettable environment to celebrate your love.

Services Offered

Clifton Observatory offers comprehensive rental packages to ensure you have everything you need for an unforgettable occasion. The venue's dedicated event coordinator is also on-hand to account for every detail of your special day. After your ceremony, your guests will receive a complimentary celebratory toast. With three preferred caterers, you can choose from an assortment of cuisine types and styles for your wedding meal. For your convenience, Clifton Observatory is happy to provide audiovisual equipment, table linens, a cake stand and knife, a fully stocked bar, and glassware. You are also welcome to bring the entertainment vendor of your choice. Whether you're hosting an intimate event or a grand occasion, this venue vows to leave a lasting impression.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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Katie F. Sent on 24/03/2023
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The dream venue!

The dream venue! We got married by a Registrar on the terrace overlooking the Suspension Bridge and it was perfect and utterly dreamy.

The venue coordinator was extremely helpful and everything went very smoothly.

Surely this is the best venue is Bristol?! We felt like we were flying in the sky and we were surrounded by nature, while also being in the middle of Bristol. Guests also get free access to the Giants Cave and Camera Obsecura, which is a fun extra.

We had our reception at Avon Gorge Hotel as we had too many guests to fit in the Observatory so all our guests walked in a procession through the Down and over the road (10 min walk) with a marching Brass Band...perfecto!
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Litfield Road, Clifton Down BS8 3LT Bristol City (Bristol)
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