A Unique Venue Hire

Our Venue

The Clifton Observatory is a unique, intimate venue that’s ideal for creating special moments and memorable occasions. Entertain guests with exquisite views, a distinctive atmosphere and excellent food and drink.

With indoor and outdoor space available to hire, including the striking rooftop terrace and the William West room, Clifton Observatory is the perfect place to host an event. From weddings, anniversaries and christenings to corporate events and private parties, our venue is versatile and can be adapted for any event.

360 Rooftop Terrace

Amaze your guests with the magnificent view from the rooftop terrace, overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Avon Gorge, and the surrounding Bristol areas. The rooftop terrace is available for private hire during the summer months and is an iconic setting to mark those special occasions.

Standing: 100

William West Room

Our freshly renovated William West room oozes style and class to compliment any event. Guests are surrounded by striking deco and stunning fittings including a chandelier, a built-in DJ booth, and bar area. Other features include a welcome reception area, WiFi, and fully installed AV including a projector, PA system, microphones, and Sonos sound system.

Banqueting: 60
Classroom: 38
Theatre: 75
Standing: 100

Observatory Tower

For those looking to host intimate gatherings, our Observatory Tower offers the perfect setting, with 360 views across the Bristol landscape.  Our tower has three levels, each with museum displays detailing the history of the Observatory. Level three boasts our Camera Obscura, one of just a few of its kind in the country.

Standing: 15
Sitting: 15

Giant’s Cave

The Giant’s Cave is without a doubt one of the most unique spaces in Bristol available for hire. Guests are invited to climb down the 130 steps to reach our viewing platform overlooking the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge. The cave is available to hire for small intimate events and special occasions.

Standing: 20

Venue Hire

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Clifton Observatory is one of the most beautiful, romantic spots in Bristol, making it the perfect venue.

Private Hire

Whether you are looking to hold birthday party or anniversary, we have all you need to host your ideal event.

Corporate Hire

From networking events to conferences, Clifton Observatory is a unique venue for any corporate event.

Christmas Parties

We offer a range of festive packages to help you put together the perfect Christmas event.

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