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Weddings and parties

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

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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.

Council Chamber preview

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

Lord Mayor Reception Room preview

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

Writing room preview

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

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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.

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

Main foyer preview

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

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The Lord Mayor's Reception Room and the Writing 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 and Pegasus Catering.

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

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160

-

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Council Chamber

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200

-

-

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Main Foyer

-

-

-

-

150

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Lord Mayor's Reception Room

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50

22

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Writing Room

40 or 48

70

30

40

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