City Hall is one of Bristol's most distinguished venues, ideal for weddings and civil ceremonies, receptions and parties.

Weddings and civil ceremonies

We have three fully licensed rooms for weddings and civil partnerships which can be held on any day of the week. 

Our rooms are also perfect for intimate gatherings or grand celebrations and with options to suit all budgets.

A wedding in the Council chamber

Council chamber

Perfect for wedding and civil partnerships ceremonies, with seats facing onto a long aisle

The Lord Mayor's reception room

Lord Mayor's reception room

A room with period features such as English walnut wood panelling and a stone fireplace

The Bordeaux room

Bordeaux room

A heritage room with wood paneling, an ornate fireplace, Bristol's coat of arms and views on Bristol Cathedral and College Green

Ceremony prices start from £800+VAT.

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You are required to book a registrar to perform the ceremony. All registration services are provided from Bristol Register Office.

Parties and receptions

Our rooms at City Hall offer elegant settings for dinners, receptions and dances.

The Conference Hall

Can be tailored to suit any style of event with space for entertainment and dancing.

The Main Foyer

Perfect for wedding receptions, champagne and cocktail parties and networking events.

The Lord Mayor's Reception Room and the Bordeaux Room are also perfect for more intimate gatherings and private dinner functions.

Room hire prices start from £250+VAT.

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Food and drink

Take a look at the menus on offer from our caterers Parsnip Mash Go to https://parsnipmash.co.uk/food (opens new window) and Pegasus Catering Go to https://www.pegasuscatering.co.uk/#home (opens new window).

Menus can be tailored to suit your requirements. Both companies use locally sourced products where they can and will accommodate special diets on request.

You can also hire our kitchen if you'd like to use your own caterer or cook your own food.

We have several options to suit your budget and requirements:

  • full use of our kitchen: £1000 
  • bringing in hot food but not using kitchen equipment: £500
  • use of water, dishwasher and ice machine: £500
  • bringing in cold food but not using kitchen equipment: £300

Guide to room capacities

Room

Cabaret 

Theatre 

Boardroom 

Classroom 

Standing 

 

Conference Hall

200

400

-

160

-

pdf Floorplan (15 KB)

Council Chamber

-

200

-

-

-

pdf Floorplan (37 KB)

Main Foyer

-

-

-

-

150

pdf Floorplan (35 KB)

Lord Mayor's Reception Room

-

50

22

-

-

pdf Floorplan (22 KB)

Bordeaux Room

40 or 48

70

30

40

-

N/A

Our other venues

We have other venues available to hire in Bristol for wedding and civil ceremonies, receptions and parties.

Contact us

City Hall
College Green
Bristol BS1 5TR
Phone: 01173 120 121
Email: cityhall@parsnipmash.co.uk