Make your wedding a day to remember and discover JewelStreet’s top 10 Bristol Wedding Venues. Congratulations! You’ve just got engaged. Now comes the exciting part - or terrifying, depending on how you look at it - wedding planning. Planning a wedding is hectic and stressful but don’t worry. JewelStreet are here to take away the stress and be your very own wedding planner, starting with the venue.
Bristol is home to a mix of wedding venues, from princess castles, to traditional manor houses, to the more outlandish and unusual spots. JewelStreet are based in Bristol, so we know all the best Bristol-based wedding venues, whatever theme you’re going for. Take a look at our top picks below and find your dream wedding venue.
You don’t get referred to as “one of the South West’s most prestigious venues” for nothing! Leigh Court is a stunning manor house, with 25 acres of private parkland. The mansion boasts impressive scenery, with a mix of 19th Century decor, Greek revival and Palladian architecture, so you get a mix of everything.
The venue has it all. The Great Hall is like something out of a Disney film, which is ideal for tying the knot. If you want to be the centre of attention, there’s a double staircase fit for a grand entrance, so all eyes are on you. Leigh Court is a lavish venue, perfect for those who want a traditional wedding and who want to live out a fairytale fantasy.
For those who love the spotlight, St George’s Bristol is a former Georgian church, based in the city centre. So on your big day, members of the public can stop and stare at how beautiful you look as you head to the ceremony - what more could you want? This beautiful historic building has Greek revival decor, fit with beautiful Doric columns outside, great to catch in the background of your wedding pics.
The Grand Concert Hall is the perfect place for the reception party and the walled gardens are a romantic setting for drinks and pictures. A Grand Piano takes centre stage in the hall and is the ideal instrument for the first dance… or for a relative to try and play after they’ve had a few.
The SS Great Britain is situated in the Harbourside and promises gorgeous views of the water and a truly unique ceremony. If you want to snap those sunset shots, say ‘I do’ outside on the Promenade Deck, with the natural lighting and beauty of the water. Tie the knot while watching the sunset, listening to the waves and admiring the famous coloured houses of Bristol.
This venue is great for an outdoor wedding with a nautical theme. If you’re going for a wedding that is more weird and wacky, have your guests dress up in old timely costumes, for a wedding that steps back in time. Think outside the box!
If you’d love to get married near water but not actually ON the water, the Clevedon Hall Estate has beautiful grounds with a lake view. The manor house provides a Michelin star chef, 25 luxury rooms and a mix of Victorian and modern decor, so you can admire the architecture while you stuff your face at the reception.
Choose from an intimate indoor venue or an elaborate outdoor celebration. This venue is perfect for those who want an outdoor ‘coastal’ wedding. The lake is for picture purposes only, so try and dissuade that drunk uncle from taking a dip after the first dance!
For the wine-loving couple, Aldwick Estate is the obvious venue. Situated in Redhill, this vineyard venue is overlooked by the impressive Mendip Hills. A rural setting, this venue has a relaxed vibe, with two stone barns connecting to a reception space.
For those who love wine, the vineyard doesn’t go to waste. The estate allows the couple and their guests to make their own wine, using the Vineyard’s grapes. This setting is a truly unique experience and is ideal for those who want a laid back countryside wedding.
The Clifton Club is a private members club in the heart of Clifton, overlooking the Mall Gardens. The Clifton Suspension Bridge isn’t far from this quaint venue and makes a good background for wedding photographs.
The venue has an elegant Georgian design and has different rooms for whatever size wedding party, from rooms with extravagant chandeliers to more simple and cosy decor. This venue is a good choice for an indoor wedding and more intimate ceremonies.
A little outside of Bristol in Tockington, the Old Down Estate is for the couple who is pulling out all the stops and going for the wow-factor. A grand and luxurious venue, the Old Down Estate provides weddings in the barn with woodland scenery or in the manor house with stunning garden surroundings.
The stately home is ideal for those who want to make a big statement, while also enjoying the beauty of the countryside. This venue is definitely for THAT friend who wants everything to be all about them... and who can blame them?!
Coombe Lodge is situated between Bath and Bristol in Blagdon. It is in an idyllic location, with a gorgeous view of the grounds for photos and a formal Manor House for the ceremony. Complete with morning rooms and a music room, the venue provides for the whole wedding party, so there’s no need to worry about booking a taxi when it starts getting late!
This venue will make you and your guests feel completely cut off from the rest of the world in the best and most romantic way. It really is in the middle of nowhere… so don’t get lost!
The Bristol Golf Club is an 18th Century historic parkland, with stunning views of the countryside and the Severn Estuary. You can roam the golf course, take photos on the grounds and even ride a golf buggy, so you can live out your High School Musical 2 fantasy (I won’t judge you if that’s your dream).
The inside has beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing natural light to come in. This makes for stunning wedding photos - #nofilters needed! It is a truly spectacular venue and following the wedding, why not return to play a round?
Take in culture and history on your wedding day, when you tie the knot at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The venue has numerous rooms to choose from, like the Winterstoke Hall, French Art Gallery, British & European Art Gallery and the Victorian Art Gallery.
The venue has romantic balconies, glass ceilings and sweeping staircases, while showing off famous artwork. This venue is perfect for artistic couples and for an evening wedding. Just remind your guests that the exhibits aren’t be taken home as a wedding favour.