Arguably Bristol’s most impressive wedding venue – this immaculately restored, grade II-listed, former bank building is home to three great event rooms - including the spectacular Sansovino Hall - for wedding ceremonies, receptions and breakfasts up to 400 guests.
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All Harbour Hotels are known for their stunning locations, and the Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa is no exception. Surely there is nowhere more romantic to tie the knot than this architecturally spectacular, grade II-listed building in the heart of the city.
Designed by renowned architect William Bruce Gingell, and inspired by Sansovino’s 16th Century Library of St Mark in the Piazzatta at Venice, the building dates back to circa 1850 when it was home to two former banks. Immaculately restored, with stunning contemporary interiors and period features throughout, the hotel has three impressive event rooms, listed below, suitable for any size or theme wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast or reception up 400 guests.
For exceptional eating and drinking throughout your wedding day, our passionate chefs have prepared a selection of special menus – or you may of course create your own. We use only the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients, that will delight your guests - to prove it, we’ll give you both a tasting session first. And to ensure your special day runs smoothly, and to take away the stress of organising it, we provide you a dedicated wedding coordinator who’ll help you every step of the way.
For before and after your celebration, we can offer guests discounted room rates for those wishing to stay, access to the luxury spa and gym, and a selection of great, locally-themed activities and experiences. It’s walking distance to most of Bristol's attractions, and situated opposite St. Nicholas Markets. See our staff’s recommendations of the best activities, attractions & events in the Bristol area here.
Located in the heart of Bristol, with excellent transport links to the M4 and M5 motorways, the venue is readily accessible for your guests. London is a 2.5hr drive. The closest station is Temple Meads, 5 mins drive/15 mins walk.
All of our hotels are accessible, and help is always on hand for any of your guests who need assistance.
We've transformed our grand Sansovino into a beautiful and more intimate venue for you to celebrate your marriage with a smaller number of guests. Enjoy the grandeur of this historic property while feeling cosy, close and connected to your guests.
Inspired by Sansovino’s 16th Century Library of St Mark in the Piazzatta at Venice, this former banking hall of the Lloyds Bank building, with magnificent skylight and opulently detailed ceiling, is a spectacular setting for your wedding ceremony, breakfast or reception.
Set within the old banking vaults, and accessed by walking down a candle lit staircase, The Vault is a unique and atmospheric event space for your wedding ceremony, breakfast or reception. The far section may be divided to create an independent catering area.
An impressive yet intimate space, The Blue Room was the original Bank Manager’s office for the Lloyds Banking Hall in 1854, with distinct masonry work, high ceilings and stylish décor and design. It’s ideal for smaller, more intimate wedding breakfasts, dinners or receptions.
Here at Harbour Hotels, we understand the importance of treating your guests to exceptional food & drink in making any day a special one.
Our passionate chefs have created several different menus, using only the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients, that will delight your guests. To prove it, we’ll give you both a free tasting session first!
Are you looking for a themed wedding? Or just some inspiration? We offer the following special wedding themes, uniquely suited to this spectacular venue. Feel free to adapt them as you wish, create your own original theme, or have no theme at all. The choice is yours.
Some of our past happy couples have kindly agreed to share their wedding experience to help you decide. See what’s possible, be inspired by their choices.
We understand that budget is always a consideration. To help you get started, we've created some standard packages. Take one just as it is, expand upon it, or design your own from scratch - it's entirely up to you.
If we can’t supply it (to the highest standard), we know someone who can. Or maybe you just want to shop around. We get that. To help you, here are some recommended suppliers that we know and trust to get whatever else you need.
Finding a wedding venue, is like finding a new place to live. You’ll know it’s right as soon as you walk in. To arrange a private viewing, please call our weddings team on 0117 203 4445, or send us an online enquiry.