Venue Hire

We are delighted to announce the Newly Renovated Clifton Observatory is now open for private hire from 2018. With its unique surroundings and breath-taking views over Bristol, the Clifton Observatory is the perfect location to host your wedding, dinner, reception or conference.  With both indoor and outdoor space available to hire.

360 Rooftop Terrace

Overlooking the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge and surrounding Bristol areas, prepare for you and your guests to amazed.   Our rooftop terrace is available for private hire during the summer months.  An iconic setting to mark those special occasions.

Capacity:              100 guests

William West

Our freshly renovated William West room oozes’ style and class to compliment any event.  Guest are surrounded by striking deco and stunning fittings including a chandelier, built in dj booth and chic bar area.


  • Welcome reception area
  • Fully installed AV –  Projector, PA System, Microphones, Ipod connection
  • DJ Booth
  • Stage area
  • Banquet serving area
  • Fully stocked licensed bar
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen Facilities

  • Standing –           100 (Capacity increases to 120 if booked with Roof Terrace.)
  • Banquet –            60 -70 depending on format
  • Classroom –        40
  • Theatre                70

Observatory Tower

For those looking to host intimate meetings, dinners or small private functions, our Observatory Tower offers the perfect setting, with 360 views across the Bristol landscape.  Our tower has three levels, each with a unique display of history and facts surrounding the history of the Observatory with our historic Camera Obscura located on level three for guests to explore.


Boardroom         –  8-10 guests

Intimate Dinner – 8 – 10 guests

Drinks reception –  20 guests

The Giants Cave

Without doubt one of the most unique spaces to hire in Bristol.  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 filming, photography, small intimate events and special occasions.

Capacity:              20 standing

(please note only 8 guests permitted on the viewing platform at any one time)

** Please note steps to cave are steep, narrow, with low ceilings in some areas.  Not suitable for disabled or young persons.

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