The Pavilion: venue hire

The Pavilion: venue hire

Pavilion function room

The Pavilion function room is set in a stunning waterfront location alongside the harbour at Canon's Marsh. There are a range of smart office buildings, hotels, restaurants, shops and bars within the immediate vicinity.

As well as the actual meeting room there is a large balcony offering spectacular views of the riverside, which is ideal in favourable weather conditions for conference break times and networking.

Contact us

For enquiries or to book the Pavilion:

Telephone: 0117 922 4737

Conferences and meetings

Our dedicated staff can help you plan your next event at The Pavilion and make sure it runs smoothly.

The Pavilion is available for hire for a wide range of functions including:

  • training days
  • receptions
  • exhibitions
  • community groups

The capacities are show below:

  • Theatre: 100 people
  • Reception: 100 people
  • Boardroom: 40 people

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Facilities and accessibility

Please contact us should you require further information on the facilities listed below and we will do all we can to help.


There is an impressive variety of accommodation ranging from guesthouses to hotels - all within easy walking distance and catering for all tastes and budgets. If you are visiting Bristol, check the Visit Bristol website.

Car parking

There are extensive car parking facilities nearby. We also have three disabled parking spaces near the building. These are on a first come first served basis.

Office services

Unfortunately as we do not have staff positioned on site we are unable to offer any office services.  There is no public telephone on the premises.

Audio-visual equipment

We have a projector screen, three flipcharts, laptop, data projector and television available for hire. Separate arrangements would need to be made for more sophisticated audio-visual and PA requirements through an external provider.


We have a free wi-fi facility, ask for more information if this is required. We can also offer a secure connection.


The Pavilion meeting room is situated on the first floor of the building. There is a lift available to use for those with access needs and an adapted toilet on the first floor.

An induction-hearing loop is available in the meeting room. There are three disabled parking spaces available near the building on a first come, first served basis.

In the event of fire there is an evacuation chair in place to assist. If you are aware you will have disabled attendees at your meeting, please ensure you are familiar with its use. You can contact the office if you would like a demonstration.


Set in a stunning harbourside location, this modern wedding venue offers the ultimate contemporary dining and drinking experience with a relaxed ambience.

The capacity for banquet style is 70, however this is slightly more if you would like a more informal reception style gathering.


There is a small kitchenette on site offering basic appliances such as a fridge, kettle, sink. Clients are requested to make their own catering arrangements but may need to liaise with the Conference Office regarding details such as delivery times. We are also able to supply details of caterers who frequently work at the Pavilion.

Rates of hire (Monday to Sunday)

Room rate Half day  Full day  Evening 
Standard: Business / private  £250 £400 £400
Community: -25% discount £187.50 £300 £300

Please note that overlapping sessions will be charged at the full rate e.g. Monday 8am to 1pm the fee payable is for two sessions.

Timings are:

  • Half day: 8am to 12pm / 1pm to 5pm
  • Full day: 8am to 5pm
  • Evening: 6pm to 1am

Feedback and commendations

  • "Fabulous position - within walking distance of many central areas - lovely balcony which we benefited from with the good weather."
  • "Loved it! Location, location, with balcony to enjoy this great view of the docks and all mod cons inside."

We are committed to continually improving our service and would appreciate your feedback. Please spend five minutes to complete our online feedback form.

How to find us

The Pavilion
No1 Hannover Quay

Map of how to get to the Pavilion (pdf, 137 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 138KB) (opens new window)


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