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Clifton Observatory Weddings

Litfield Rd, Bristol
Clifton Observatory Weddings


***Please note: Visit Bristol & Meet Bristol are in the process of updating our pages with the most up to date information, as and when businesses reopen. Please see individual websites and social media for the most up to date information, capacities and opening times before you plan a visit.***

The Clifton Observatory occupies an imposing site above the Avon Gorge and it is not difficult to understand why this location attracts thousands of visitors each year to experience the magnificent breath-taking views over the city of Bristol and the notorious Clifton Suspension Bridge. 

The Ceremony

For larger wedding ceremonies you can say “I Do” in the recently refurbished William West Room furnished with a stunning chandelier and striking deco. The William West room can seat up to 60 guests, with room for additional standing guests.

For a more intimate occasion they can host civil ceremonies within the Iconic Observatory Tower with a seated/standing capacity of 10-15 guests.

For those looking for unique surroundings civil ceremonies can be held in the Giants Cave, a 130 step climb down to the Observatory's viewing platform which overlooks the Avon Gorge and Infamous Clifton Suspension bridge. The Cave capacity is approx. 20 standing.

The Drinks Reception

All ceremony packages will include a celebratory toast for all guests. 

Following the service, for those hosting their ceremony within the William West, your guests will be invited up to Clifton Observatory's 360-rooftop terrace offering spectacular views across the Bristol Skyline and Clifton Suspension Bridge.

For those hosting ceremonies within our Tower & Cave, guests will be provided with a celebratory drink to toast the occasion whilst taking in the surrounds from the tower or viewing platform over the Avon Gorge


The William West room can cater for a number of catering options depending on your preference and party size. Clifton Observatory has three preferred caterers working at there, each of which has a dedicated planner with whom you can discuss possible menus and formats. The WW has a seated capacity of 60 banquet style and up to  120 for standing.

Canapes and light bite options available  within the Tower & Cave.

The Clifton Observatory caterers are: Kates Kitchen and Parsnip Mash

They also have a range of street food style suppliers who can operate from the Observatory.


Clifton Observatory has various different packages that can suit for your special day, the team are dedicated to find the perfect one for you.



Please contact Clifton Observatory by email, through the website or by telephone to make an appointment

T: 01179 809025 E:

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