Situated a very short distance from Bristol City Centre, Clifton is one of the most affluent areas of Bristol and is home to the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. In Clifton Village, you will find an array of local producers, boutiques, and plenty of great restaurants. To top this off there are a range of fantastic dedicated events venues and hotels with outdoor space that can be exclusively hired.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is proud to be custodian of some of Bristol’s most iconic venues, including those with a wide range of outdoor space situated in the heart of the city. 

Goldney Hall is nestled within nearly 10 acres of gardens on the edge of Clifton Village.  Behind its secret walls you will find; formal lawns, a herb garden, orchards, water features, follies and even an ornate shell grotto dating back to 1739!

Gardens at Goldney, University of Bristol

Make Venues Engineers House

Engineers House is a Grade II-listed building located in Clifton, overlooking miles of parkland. A beautiful building dedicated to hosting meetings and events, Engineers House also benefits from having an outdoor space perfect for breakout sessions, team-building activities or catering.

Make Venues Engineers House

Bristol Zoo Gardens, The Clifton Pavilion

Home to over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe the award-winning gardens span over 12 acres.

The Clifton Pavilion is located within the Zoo and is built to accommodate your meeting or event. The Garden Room on the ground floor caters for up to 70 cabaret style and provides direct access for your delegates into the zoo gardens. There are many opportunities to utilise the outdoor space and zoo facilities for events and team-building.

Bristol Zoo Gardens, The Clifton Pavilion

Clifton Observatory

The Clifton Observatory launched its new conference and event facilities in 2019. The Grade-II Georgian building overlooks the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. Utilise their rooftop terrace for your event for great views of the city.

Clifton Observatory

The Square

The Square is a creative venue situated just off Park Street and encompasses four versatile event spaces for private hire.  Their heated terrace can be exclusively hired for events, bbq’s and parties. The Square is located within the Berkeley Square Hotel, which provides a range of unique rooms for overnight stays.

The Terrace at The Square

The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

Situated at the top of the Avon Gorge with Clifton Village behind it, this hotel has spectacular views of the Gorge, Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge and the city.

Absorb the picturesque views on large the heated terrace, part of which can be privately hired for events and accessed from their exclusive and stylish meeting and events suite.

The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

Read the first blog in this series of Bristol's outdoor event spaces: 
Outdoor Events Space – Outside of Bristol city centre

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