Snow White Wedding
By Eloise & Ben, on 19 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Mar 2018
The staff at Clifton Pavilion were absolutely amazing and made our day one to remember even though the snow storm caused by the Beast from the East made it quite a challenge! I would highly recommend this venue for anyone looking for something a bit different around Bristol.
By Mel Leeson, on 26 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017
The venue and staff are fantastic! The venue its self is stunning, the rooms you use throughout the day are great and then walking around the zoo with your wedding guests is a unique and fabulous touch to your day. The staff leading up to the big and event and on the day are really organised, thoughtful, friendly and great, nothing was too big for them and they always went out their way to make your day special. i really couldn't have asked for more from this amazing venue, our day was perfect in every way.
Penny & James Sinclair - 16 Sep 17
By Penny & James Sinclair, on 22 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017
We would both really recommend booking your wedding reception at The Clifton Pavilion. The zoo access went down really well with the guests - both children and adults! It also was a great setting for wedding photos. The food was delicious and all the staff worked really hard to make sure the night was a success. We'd both really recommend going for the photo booth too.
Amazing venue, and the most helpful staff!
By Laura and Ben Myers, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2017
Everyone worked so hard to make our day utterly perfect - setting up the decorations, talking us through all the last minute details, and helping us clear down. They were all so friendly, and we were made to feel truly special. The professionalism was utterly outstanding, and we especially wanted to thank Beth, who made the whole day completely stress free, coordinating us through delays, unexpected guests showing up during dinner, a last minute dietary requirement panic and doing it all without blinking.
The venue itself is stunning, not just getting to use the zoo, but the rooms are beautiful, and people were blown away by how amazing the day was.
I also wanted to take a moment to comment on the food - it was incredible! The gravadlax in particular was delicious, the tarragon chicken was both flavourful and moist, and several guests said the chocolate brownie was the best they'd had.
It was utterly perfect, I can't recommend it enough.
The perfect day
By Sam & Dean, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017
A big thank you to all the staff at the Clifton Pavilion who made our day perfect and kept us both calm and informed through the day and during the preparations. We were kept informed of the important decisions but not bothered with the smaller complications like last-minute menu alternatives, which made it as stress-free as we could hope for! Everyone was very responsive to our requests for slight changes to the order of the day and when we needed extra bar staff for our thirsty guests! Thanks in particular to Liz for being patient with our sometimes absentee suppliers and our indecision during the planning - all dealt with professionally! The zoo is the perfect backdrop for a beautiful building come rain or shine, and we would recommend it to any couple!
Mr & Mrs Sims-25th August 2017
By Jane & Nicky Sims, on 08 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2017
The Clifton pavilion was the oerfect venue for our wedding. As we both have a love for animals we couldn't of thought of any better place to say I do.
Right for the start the team was very helpful, the rooms are absolutely beautiful. We did get into a bit of a panic and Liz and Vicky was on hand to help put our minds at ease.
Our day couldn't of gone any better, the staff we're absolutely amazing, the good was beautiful and the service we received was worth every penny and more.
Even the bar staff on the evening was dancing along with us all. Great venue, great staff. Thank you all so much for our special day, it sure will be one to remember and it couldn't of gone any better without he wonderful staff here!!
Trish and Mikes Wedding 06 August 2017
By Trish and Mike, on 14 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017
We've read the previous reviews and they just about sum it all up!!!! :-) Fantastic venue; the event organisation was superb; the staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble. We had an incredible experience, just wish we could do it all again! The big bonus is access to the Zoo which delighted the younger and not so younger guests!!!! Staying at the Zoo Lodge afterwards was the perfect end to a perfect day.
A wonderful day!
By Hazel and Michael, on 03 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2017
Our zoo wedding was all we had hoped for and more. A perfect venue. Thank you.
By Claire and Adam, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017
Stunning venue, amazing (amazing!) food, super-helpful staff that help you every step of the way and make the day run smoothly.
We honestly couldn't have picked a better venue. Massive thanks to Liz, who made the day so special.
Wonderful memories from an amazing venue
By Stacey and Simon, on 18 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017
The Clifton Pavilion and the zoo gardens together make a wonderful venue - both beautiful and functional in every way. Not only are there lovely photo opportunities in every corner, there are lots of places to keep guests entertained throughout the day. While many might think the zoo would appeal more to children - we actually found the adults loved it even more!
Our photographer really made use of the natural and built surroundings in and around the zoo. Except the photo we had with a dinosaur (exhibition there when we were getting married), there were no cheesy photos! I would definitely recommend doing a reccy with your photographer beforehand.
The venue staff and Liz, our planner, were incredible. They really do help guide you every step of the way and keep you on track. They were incredibly accommodating and responsive - the latter of which was a big tick for us when looking for venues as we had the confidence the team would look after us.
We also had the pleasure of staying at the Lodge - myself the night before, and with my husband the night after the wedding. The Lodge is incredibly convenient and beautiful inside - definitely recommended for anyone looking to get married here.
The space itself is very flexible and there were no issues with any of the suppliers. The auditorium next to the Clifton Suite on the first floor acted as a staging area for flowers, etc. The Council Room acted as a rest area for myself and my husband - as well as for changing between dresses. The Quiet Room downstairs next to the Garden Room was a nice space for people to rest during the evening party, and host the photobooth.
Overall, a wonderful venue which is highly recommended!
Sarah & Helder wedding July 2nd 2017
By Sarah Moroso, on 06 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2017
We live overseas and I wanted a venue in my home town that could provide a Lot of the service for me as I was planning a wedding from the U.S, Jodie and Liz who were my coordinators were so helpful and understanding of my situation including the fact that I needed a handicap accessible venue for my husband. The venue was beautiful better than i could of imagined, the food was amazing!!! And every little detail that I added was included beautifully. Even the two ladies who helped out on the day ( sorry I'm bad with names ) were fantastic! The one day that the stairlift needed to work it broke down but they tried everything to fix it and even had a back up plan for us. Everyone who came loved the fact they could wonder round the zoo while we did the wedding photos and I included the photo booth in my package which was a big hit! I cannot thank the ladies and staff who worked on our wedding from start to finish enough, you guys made our day the success that it was! I would definitely do it all over again there in a heartbeat. We have nothing but thanks and are just so grateful to you all and of course Bristol zoo gardens for giving us such a magical experience! I would definitely recommend.
A perfect day!
By Cara & Paul, on 03 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2017
We were struggling to find a venue that excited us both and was a little different… until we viewed Clifton Pavilion! From the moment we made an enquiry they were extremely responsive and had clear packages, which made it extremely easy for us to plan/budget for the day. The venue gave us great flexibility, being able to use all of the rooms in the pavilion meant we could fit everything in that we wanted to do, and it varied the day and feel of the wedding. The real bonus was that all of our guests got to visit the Zoo, so whilst we were having our photos taken, they were all kept entertained - especially handy for the children!
The venues event coordinator Liz, was extremely responsive on any queries and the detailed plan, meant that we covered off any questions or concerns prior to the wedding and on the day we could just relax and enjoy! We had a final meeting with Liz the day before and met Megan who was setting up and coordinating on the day. Megan was extremely thorough in looking at all of our decorations and discussing how we wanted them set up. Without any clear ideas of where we wanted things to go, we were happy to leave it in the hands of Megan and the team, and they exceeded our expectations.
The day was perfect, the food and drink was amazing and the staff were extremely attentive - always on hand when needed. There were many items that we could add on to the day such as an ice cream van, and this went down very well with all of our guests! All of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the day - thanks to all involved!