The Best Wedding Venues in and around Bristol
We’re lucky in Bristol and the South West, whether you’re after stylish city vibes (The Square Club) a stunning outside ceremony (Euridge Manor) or a cool/gothic feel (Arnos vale) all tastes are catered for.
Here’s a list of the best wedding venues in and around Bristol – in my opinion anyway – in no particular order as they’re all awesome in different ways!
Also known as the Lost Orangery, ceremonies can be in the Orangery or in front of the impressive duck pond. Its gardens weave full of lovely spots for photography. Here’s a link to Catherine and Ben’s wedding: Blog
Priston has the larger Tythe Barn or Watermill for smaller weddings with an outside option. Both deserve bonus points for their fantastic food! Here’s a link to a blog post from The Tythe Barn: Blog
Grittleton House is a stunning Manor House dating back to 1660. It’s huge, the architecture’s truly unique and it even has an Orangery for outside weddings. Emma the coordinator is wonderfully helpful too!
A beautiful house with stunning grounds that can also accommodate outside ceremonies. I can’t fault Coombe Lodge, plus the staff and food are top notch – nosh?
A Bristol Zoo Wedding is certainly a guest pleaser! You can have your ceremony in the Clifton Pavillion on site and then mingle amongst the penguins afterwards.
They have the option of your ceremony in the on site Chapel with reception at the impressive main house or there’s the newer Walled Garden, both wonderful locations. Here’s a link to a wedding held in the main house: Blog
The Square Club
Probably the coolest Hotel in Bristol though it doesn’t feel like one, probably because it’s also a private members club for creatives. Also in the Heart of Bristol so you can take a stroll through Brandon Park as newly weds. Amy and Ben even ventured to Browns!: Blog
Old Down Estate
Old Down Manor’s on the outskirts of Bristol and if you’re looking for a traditionally British Manor House it may be the one for you. Personally I love the gardens and of course the fantastic views as featured above.
Aldwick Court has it’s own Vineyard and so of course wine! I’m told it’s very good but I guess I’ll have to buy a bottle to try for myself…
I couldn’t believe there was a castle on the outskirts of Bristol when I first visited but it’s the real deal and a pretty special place to get married. Mio and Andrew had a magical winter wedding: Blog
Arnos Vale Weddings are very unique and very cool. Yes it’s a cemetery but the prettiest one you’ve ever seen, and the architecture makes for awesome photos.
Kings Western House
Another beauty that was an extremely pleasant surprise when I first found out about it. Only just on the outskirts of Bristol the house is gorgeous and the interior just as impressive.
Bonus venue a little further away:
It’s about an hour and a halves drive South of Bristol but totally worth it! The Chapel on site is gorgeous and there are unlimited spots for beautiful photos, definitely a favourite of mine! Lucy & Alvar had an absolute blast on their wedding day: Blog
Honorable mentions! (each name is a clickable link):
So there you have it, my favourite venues. If you’re thinking of Eloping to somewhere in the South West I’d love to hear from you too!