FAQs about your Wedding Reception at St George’s Bristol
Do you offer packages?
This is not something that we currently offer, we prefer to give you the flexibility to plan a truly bespoke day to your tastes.
Can I have my ceremony at St George’s?
Unfortunately, due to our unique history, we are unable to perform any kind of religious or legal ceremony or blessing in the building or on the grounds. We are, however, very happy to host non-religious blessings carried out by friends or family members.
How many people can I invite?
The hall is ideal for between 80 and 180 dining guests, and can accommodate as many as 300 for your evening reception. In our smaller spaces we can accommodate up to 80 seated guests, and up to 100 evening guests.
Can I set up the day before?
When you hire St George’s you are guaranteed access from 9am until 12 midnight on the day of your wedding. Access on the days before and after your wedding is dependent on other events, but if we can give you access, we will.
Are there any restrictions on how I can decorate St George’s?
There are some restrictions due to the building being Grade II* listed. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas and we will be able to advise you.
Will there be anyone to help me set up and take down my decorations?
Some of the St George’s staff will be available to help on the day, but we would recommend that you ask some friends and family to come in and lend a hand.
You do not have to take your decorations down, or take them away, on the day of your wedding (unless you want to of course!). We will let you know when you will be able to come in to take down your decorations during the wedding planning meeting 2 weeks ahead of your big day, as this can vary depending on other events we are hosting.
If you would like to sit back and relax we can clear the venue for you with our ‘pack down’ service. We will take down your decorations and collate them in a pre-agreed location, ready for you to pop in and pick up during your collection time.
Can I park at St George’s?
As a city centre venue we have very limited space for parking at St George’s, however we will prioritise your needs, and endeavour to supply up to 4 parking spaces. There are fewer spaces available during the week. These spaces will need to accommodate your caterers, photographer, band etc. so please bear that in mind when you’re planning your wedding. Guests are welcome to use the parking spaces as well, but registration numbers will need to be supplied before the event. If you’re visiting for a meeting or a tour and would like a parking space, please get in touch to book a space beforehand.
Can we supply our own drinks?
No, we do not offer corkage options. Our bar prices are very reasonable, and the selection on offer is wide ranging and locally sourced. A wine tasting with our knowledgeable Bar Manager is complimentary, and we’re confident we have wines that you’ll love!
What time are you licensed until?
We are licensed to serve alcohol and play live or recorded music until 11:30PM, and to have guests in the building and grounds until 12 midnight.
I would like to use a catering company that is not one of your preferred suppliers, is this possible?
No, we do not allow catering which is not supplied by one of our preferred suppliers. The only exception to this is wedding cakes, which should be supplied by a professional with the appropriate food hygiene certification.
Can you supply a DJ or Musicians?
Music preferences can be very subjective, so we do not have preferred entertainment suppliers. We would encourage you to choose a band or DJ that suits you and your tastes. We’re happy to make suggestions of listing sites to help you start your search.