While annual conferences and mega meetings are undoubtedly stressful and complex to organise, it is equally as important to ensure that the right venues are chosen for smaller meetings. Bristol has a collection of smaller meeting spaces located in unusual or unique venues that inspire creativity and add an extra wow factor to any event.


Bristol’s creative heart, located on the gorgeous Harbourside, Watershed is something of a Bristol institution. Found on the first floor of a Grade II listed building, it is home to independent cinemas and great food and drink as well as airy meeting spaces, some of which overlook the water.   

Watershed on Bristol Harbourside

Image credit: Watershed

The Radnor Rooms

Tucked away in one of the oldest parts of the city, The Radnor Rooms is perfect for smaller events. Another Grade II listed building, it has been sympathetically restored and adapted for modern day requirements by the Wolff family, with hand-crafted cornices, chandeliers and bare brick walls. A private roof terrace and lots of natural daylight make it a great choice all year round. 

Strawberry Thief

One of Bristol’s top bars, the Strawberry Thief is a proudly independent business focused on sustainability and can be utilised during the day for small meetings. As an added incentive to get through a day’s work, you can finish the event with a beer tasting choosing from over 70 beers on their extensive menu.

Event space at The Strawberry Thief, Bristol

Image credit: The Strawberry Thief

No. 4 Clifton Village at The Rodney Hotel

No. 4 is located in a stunning Georgian Mansion house in the heart of Clifton Village. This historic small meeting room has the added advantage of a secret garden and as part of The Rodney Hotel, there is overnight accommodation if required.

Clifton Observatory

With a newly created event space, the iconic Clifton Observatory is a great space for an away day within the city. Offering stunning views of Clifton Suspension Bridge from their roof garden, it is a truly unique location.

Meeting space at Clifton Observatory, Bristol

Image credit: Clifton Observatory 

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Yes, meeting spaces within a cemetery. Arnos Vale has a selection of quirky venues within the grounds that can be used as meeting spaces. As well as being the resting place for some of Bristol’s most influential figures from the past as well as social reformers who changed the world, there are 45 acres of grounds and historic tours can be arranged.

Berwick Lodge

Although located just to the north of the city and within easy access of the motorway network, Berwick Lodge feels like it is a tranquil country house - a perfect getaway with light airy meeting rooms and outdoor space that can also be used. Family run, outstanding food is offered in the award-winning restaurant too.

Meeting room at Berwick Lodge, Bristol

Image credit: Berwick Lodge

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Watershed is the ideal venue for any event. Established in 1982, they have many years experience of organising and running events.

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Hired as a whole, the space lends itself to a variety of modern events from seminars, workshops, conferences, photoshoots, parties and weddings.

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The Strawberry Thief love the festive period as they trim up the bar with fragrant pine and mistletoe; and the bar comes alive with merry friends old and new enjoying their indulgent delights.

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The Georgian townhouse hotel offers spacious and light accommodation and two fully equipped function rooms.

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Clifton Observatory has launched its new conference & meeting facilities for 2019. With DDR’s available for training days, conferences, meetings and more.

Arnos Vale Cemetery
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Arnos Vale mixes Victorian Architecture with modern facilities, set in 45 acres of woodland in the city centre. With venues seating 10-100 guests, award winning catering and free parking Arnos Vale is a unique Bristol Venue.

Berwick Lodge
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The perfect location for conferences, corporate and private events with its own private conference facility and ample free parking.