The Passenger Shed: venue hire

The Passenger Shed: venue hire

The Passenger Shed is one of the largest event venues in the South West and is an ideal venue for conferences, exhibitions, dinner dances, parties, fashion shows, christmas, festivals and weddings.

As one of the oldest train stations in the world, Brunel's original adjoining Passenger Shed is an atmospheric venue which is perfect for an endless variety of events.

Contact us

For enquiries or to book the Passenger Shed:

Telephone: 0117 922 4694


The Passenger Shed is the perfect place to hold your conference, with flexible space, great event support and fantastic transport links.

We can accommodate:

Layout Capacity
Presentations/Theatre 800
Conferences/Cabaret 500
Classroom 500
Exams 400

We also offer day delegate packages.

  • Hire for 10 hours (between 8am – Midnight)
  • 400 chairs, 40 round tables that can seat up to 12 people and 80 6ft trestle tables
  • Three servings freshly brewed coffee and tea (herbal and fruit infusions available) served with luxury biscuit selection
  • Mineral water and sweets throughout the day
  • Note pads and pens
  • Delicious two course buffet lunch
  • A dedicated friendly, flexible and experienced event manager to ensure your event is a success.

*Minimum of 200 delegates.

Rates of hire

We can discuss costs with you seperately - contact us for more details.



Perfect for large-scale events, and with 1,500 square metres, there's enough room for almost any event.

Exhibition space dimensions

  • Length: 54.37m
  • Width: 27.61m
  • Ceiling height: 9.7m

Exhibition space extras

  • Three-phase power
  • Wi-fi
  • Use of the London and Bristol room suitable for crew area and storage space.

Dinners and parties

We can accommodate:

Layout Capacity
Dinner 700
Dinner Dance 600


The Passenger Shed is the largest indoor venue in the city centre. We regularly hold festivals here including the Bristol Cider Festival, The Beer Festival and Love Food.


Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to your ‘Dream Wedding Venue’.

The Passenger Shed provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding with an excellent location on the doorstep of Bristol’s main train station. Several hotels are located within 3 minutes walk. This versatile room can hold up to 700 guests for a sit down lunch or dinner.

You can use all your own suppliers for flowers, decorating and even bring in your own favourite caterers.

Asian weddings

Be inspired by the Passenger Shed - Bristol’s Premier Venue for Asian weddings. Contact us to find out about our wonderful all-inclusive Asian wedding package.


Approved caterers

We offer an excellent choice of three reputable caterers who would be happy to provide menus to suit your budget. Depending on your requirements, the caterers can provide the bar service for you as well. Alternatively use one of our approved bar providers listed below. Please contact these directly to discuss your requirements:

Caterer Contact Email Website
Fosters  0117 977 6611
Relish  01285 658 444
Strawberry Field  01225 339 394

Approved bar providers

Please contact the following approved bar providers to discuss your requirements:

Provider Contact Email Website
Clink Clink 0117 924 0033
Origami Events 07967 090 906
Refresh West 07870 619 723


I just wanted to thank you for all your help - it was definitely a night to remember.
Scottish Widows

Everyone was stunned by the beauty of the room when we arrived and the food and entertainment were fantastic.
SBW Advertising

5 star for everything – brilliant service.
Clear Independent Financial Solutions

Thank you so much for all the effort and organising you did for us – everyone enjoyed themselves with no exceptions.
Friends Life Centre

I have had fabulous feedback from both nights. A great time, fabulous venue, fabulous food and great service. Everyone was polite, efficient, helpful and flexible - The entertainment again was awesome.
John Lewis.

How to find us

By public transport

The Passenger Shed is located in the historic railway terminus building of the Great Western Railway situated next to Bristol's Temple Meads railway station. It is served by the city's principal public transport services, including rail, bus, park and ride and airport shuttle.

By bus

Temple Meads is served by many buses. From the station approach First Bristol operates services 8, 8A, 9 and 9A that connect with the city centre, Clifton and Redland. The A1 and A2 services go to Bristol Airport, while services such as the 121 and 672 connect with various villages around Somerset such as Chew Magna and Cheddar. On Temple Way, the main road outside the station, there are cross-country services to Wells and Bath via Saltford.

There are also local bus services which go past the Passenger Shed. Service 1 runs from Broomhill to Cribbs Causeway, service 51 from centre to Rookery Farm and service 52 from Hengrove to Inns Court.

By car

Car users using the M4 should leave at junction 19, taking the M32 to the city centre and follow signs to Temple Meads station. Take junction 19 for Bristol city centre if travelling north on the M5 or junction 18 if travelling south. Pay and display parking is available in the Clock Tower Yard car park or in the nearby Temple Gate car parks.

By coach

Private coaches may set down and pick up on site on Station Approach. Click here for details of coach parking

By air

8 miles from Bristol International Airport. The airport shuttle (Bristol International Flyer) stops outside Temple Meads Station (next door to Brunel's Old Station) where there is also a comfortable indoor waiting lounge. Journey time to the airport is approximately 30 mins. Tickets can be purchased on board.

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