Private Venue Hire Bristol

The Clifton Observatory is an intimate and unique setting to invite family and friends to share memorable moments and occasions.  A blank canvas to entertain guests with exquisite food and drink, creating an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Whether you are looking to host a private party to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, christening or funeral, with its unique surroundings and breath-taking views over Bristol, the Clifton Observatory is the perfect location 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 be amazed.   Our 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

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 bar area.


Features: Welcome reception area, Fully installed AV – Projector, PA System, Microphones & Sono system, DJ Booth, Stage , Fully stocked licensed bar, Wifi

 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 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.

The Giants Cave

Without a 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 small intimate events and special occasions.


Whatever the occasion, our catering supplier can provide the perfect complement. With a range of food and drink options, there is a menu to match any appetite and budget.

Music & Entertainment

Within the William West room you are free to arrange your own DJ or Band for an evening party. Within the William West room, we have a Sonos system and power supply which also operates on the rooftop terrace

Get In touch

Let us know what you are looking for and our team will be in touch to help.