Royal wedding fever is gripping the nation as HRH Prince Harry prepares to marry American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May. We’ve put together a list of the best places to mark the nuptials of the year in Bristol…

Outdoors on the Big Screen at We The Curious

Kick back in a deck chair (or bring your own camping chairs and rugs to guarantee a seat) and watch the BBC's Royal Wedding coverage unfold on the Big Screen outside We The Curious from 9am-2pm. The café will be serving cupcakes and strawberries and sunshine is on the cards, so don't forget your top hats and parasols!

A musical marriage at Bristol Cathedral

On 19 May, Bristol Cathedral Choir will hold a concert celebrating a musical marriage between the UK and the USA (7.30pm), featuring music from the Royal Wedding, as well as music by the American composer Samuel Barber, and the Five Spirituals by Michael Tippett. Tickets for the concert are £10 for adults and £5 for children and are available from Opus13, either online at or by calling 0117 923 0164.

Bristol Cathedral Dave Pratt

Image - Bristol Cathedral, credit Dave Pratt

Swoon-some sorbetto

To celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day, gelato bar Swoon on Park Street are bringing out a brand new (and guaranteed to be delicious) flavour, Royal Sorbetto! Made with Lemon and Elderflower, the sorbetto is a nod to Harry and Megan's wedding cake.

Wedding Brunch with a twist at Prince Street Social

Prince Street Social will be doing their Bottomless Brunch on May 19 from 12-6pm with a royal twist - throwing in royal cupcakes as part of the bottomless offer. Follow the coverage of the royal wedding nuptials and toast the happy couple with pink G&Ts (on special offer - £5 for a double). There’ll also be plenty of bunting and life-size cut outs of the happy couple to really get you in the mood.

A match made in heaven at Ivy Clifton Brasserie

From 18-21 May, the Ivy Clifton Brasserie will be inviting visitors to enjoy a taste of Royal Wedding celebrations with a special dessert featuring a chocolate dome and edible crown. Complete with ice cream, meringue and shortbread pieces served with a hot strawberry sauce, the dessert combines indulgent flavours that are, like Harry and Meghan, a match made in heaven.

Royal Bombe

Royal Wedding afternoon tea at Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House

Visitors are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May at Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House from 11am-3pm. Expect Prosecco on arrival, a delicious Afternoon Tea and live screening of the Royal Wedding. £25 per person.

Royal dressing-up at Cabot Circus

Head to the Cabot Circus Royal Wedding celebrations on 19 May from 11am - 4pm with your mini Princes and Princesses. There'll be crown-making, regal dressing up and the chance to be snapped on the throne. Share your selfie to social media with the hashtag #CabotRoyalWedding to be in with the chance of winning prizes!

The Alternative Royal Wedding Ashton Court

Don your hats, dancing shoes and get ‘Wedding Fabulous’ for an alternative wedding ceremony and reception at Ashton Court featuring a brass band and wedding-y playlist. The bar and Stable café will be open during the screening of the Royal Wedding in their Music Hall on Saturday 19 May, or bring a picnic! Sunday is games day, with games on the lawn and a wandering dinosaur from 11am...Exhibitions throughout the house over the weekend include work by artists Les Matthews, Suzy Davis and Anthea K. Matthews; James Starr and Sophie Long; Tim Munson, Doug Francisco and Alana Ashley and Island tenants Brook Tate, Jennie Cave and Toby Ross.

Mama Travels Earth Ashton Court

Image: Ashton Court Estate, credit Angharad Paull

A right royal bash at The Temple Inn

Scoff British bangers and beer in support of the royal bride and groom at The Temple Inn’s right royal bash from 18 – 20 May. The 17th century pub will be celebrating in Brit-tastic fashion with live music, local sausages and 12 real ales.

Grand Pier garden party, Weston-super-Mare

Those looking for somewhere fun to watch Harry and Meghan say ‘I do’ are invited to the Royal Wedding Pier Party in the venue’s conservatory, which will be transformed into a Pier Garden for the day. Bring the family along and wolf down traditional British favourites PIMM’s, Strawberries and Cream and Fish and Chips while witnessing the Wedding of the Year. This is a free event although £1 admission to The Grand Pier applies.

As the iconic Somerset attraction has become a sought-after venue to get married, the wedding team is offering 10% off a wedding package to anyone looking to tie the knot if they book on that day. If the bride or groom’s name is Harry or Meghan they will get a 15% discount on a wedding package at the venue!

Royal Wedding Grand Pier

A charitable Royal Afternoon Tea at Penny Brohn UK

Mark the nuptials of the year on 19 May (2-5pm) and raise vital funds for cancer charity Penny Brohn UK with afternoon tea in the beautiful gardens of their National Centre in Pill. Enjoy a glass of fizz followed by a royal-themed tea party of finger sandwiches, cake, scones and conversation. There will also be guest speakers, an auction and entertainment. Tickets £35 or £120 for a group of four, for ages 14-plus.

Best of British at Browns

Get your chops into an exclusive Royal Wedding set menu and Afternoon Tea at Browns until 22 May. The exclusive five courses feature the best of British ingredients, including Devon crab and prawn cocktail, Beef Wellington and Bakewell Crumble, plus a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to ‘cheers’ the new royal couple. There’ll also be a British twist on their traditional Afternoon Tea. Yum.

Browns Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Image - Browns Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea, source @BrownsBrasserie

Patriotic vibes at The Bank Tavern

Getting fully behind this patriotic weekend (and excellent excuse for a party) is the Bank Tavern who will be showing the Royal Wedding on their big screen. Guests will be royally entertained whilst surrounded by bunting and soaking up the pub’s great atmosphere.

Regal cocktails The Royal Oak

For a Royal Wedding knees-up head to The Royal Oak on Gloucester Road who will be showing the royal nuptials - if weather permits - in their beer garden (and inside if not!) Royal cocktails will be on offer and there will also be a ‘best hat’ competition – so dress to impress!


The Royal Wedding at Prince Street Social
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The Royal Wedding at Prince Street Social

Prince Street Social are hosting very special Bottomless Brunch were you will be able to watch the Royal Wedding.

A Musical Marriage at Bristol Cathedral
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A Musical Marriage at Bristol Cathedral

On the day of the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to the American actress Meghan Markle, Saturday 19 May, Bristol Cathedral Choir will hold a concert celebrating a musical marriage between the UK and the USA


Authentic artisan gelato bar with a dash of Italian swagger and style. Handmade treats including sorbetti, gelato sticks and individual gelato monoporzioni. Providing locally roasted coffee and baked pastries, hot and cold drinks.

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie
The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

Set in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol, The Ivy Brasserie offers a local, friendly and neighbourly environment with accessible, all-day dining, for those living, working and shopping in the area.

Penny Brohn UK's Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea
Penny Brohn UK's Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

On Saturday, 19 May 2018 a celebratory afternoon tea will be taking place in the beautiful gardens of the Penny Brohn UK National Centre, Chapel Pill Lane, Pill from 2-5pm.

Ashton Court Mansion Launch Event
Ashton Court Mansion Launch Event

Ashton Court will screen the royal wedding in their Music Hall, followed by an alternative wedding ceremony and reception, featuring a brass band and wedding-tastic playlist.

Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare
Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare

The Grand Pier is open every day, except Christmas Day, so come hail, rain or shine, you’ll always get a warm welcome. Whatever the weather is doing outside, it’s still fun, fun, fun on the inside.

Browns Brasserie & Bar
Browns Brasserie & Bar

Browns Brasserie & Bar Bristol is housed in part of the old Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, which was modeled on the Doge’s Palace in Venice.