Conferences & Meetings
Elegant and flexible options for your event
Built in 1823, we have a long history as a meeting place, and our stunning building and grounds now offer a unique conference venue in Bristol city centre. We have an array of elegant options available, for meetings, conferences, gala dinners, drinks receptions and other corporate events.
Flexible spaces, including our Glass Studio in the contemporary pavilion-style extension, can accommodate meetings as small as three, and up to 580 in the main hall. We have a range of breakout spaces available to compliment your main event booking.
Our venue is an inspired choice for companies looking to escape the humdrum of the boardroom or hotel conference room. We have an on-site team that can provide delicious, locally-sourced catering options, speciality tea and coffee, and refreshments. All of this plus the use of the beautiful terraced lawns, whilst still being in the city centre, makes us the ideal choice for your event.
As a charity the revenue generated from your event will go towards supporting our artistic and educational programmes, as well as maintaining our gorgeous building and grounds.
We’d love to hear from you and talk more about your plans!
A huge thanks to you and your team for your patience, kindness, calmness and professionalism with our loud and crazy bunch yesterday. The setting was wonderful…so wonderful that no one wanted to leave!
The Glass Studio
A space with lots of natural daylight and fresh decor. Includes access to private outdoor patio and garden. (NB – the Glass Studio is a flexible space; it can be split into two separate rooms, the Apollo Room and the Garden Room as below).
The Apollo Room
This room looks out at our specially-commissioned glass sculpture ‘Apollo’, created by artist Luke Jerram.
The Garden Room
Includes access to private outdoor patio and garden.
The Recording Room
This space is nestled in our crypt and was originally built to be the recording control room for BBC lunchtime concerts.
The Round Room
This room is packed with period features, as well as an abundance of natural light.
The Heritage Space
This space houses our heritage exhibition and is part of the vault spaces in the crypt area. It’s a quirky and creative space ideal for workshops or breakout rooms.
|Room / Setup||Banqueting||Boardroom||Classroom||Theatre||U-Shaped||Cabaret||Standing|
|Main Hall||180||–||–||580 – Total 250 – Stalls 380 – Gallery||–||180||–|
Surrounded by our private gardens and situated between Park Street and Brandon Hill, our flexible meeting and conference venue is located in the heart of Bristol. Yet we break the mould of the traditional boardroom and offer a stylish, unique space for you to bring your colleagues together and share your plans and ideas.
The beautiful historic setting was amazing, and it was matched by every aspect of your operation.
Deborah Waddell, Director at South West CBI