Award-winning and unique Bristol party venues

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From award-winning restaurants to nautical delights, Bristol is home to some of the UK’s most unique party venues.

We’ve picked out a selection of our favourite venues that are guaranteed to get your Guests talking at your next private party.

1. The Milk Thistle

A colourful private function room with a long wooden table surrounded by chairs with bright furnishings

The Milk Thistle in the heart of the city centre is one of the finest party venues Bristol has to offer.

The exclusive venue hire is centred around the Lounge which can host up to 60 Guests. The venue also includes the 2nd floor Attic and the Vault, with all three available to hire together for larger parties.

The Attic at The Milk Thistle can also be transformed into a private dining room for 16 Guests. With a pop-up bar and stereo system, it’s the ideal laid back dining venue.

2. Playroom, Racks Bar & Kitchen

A private function room with a long wooden table with wine glasses and bright lighting

Located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Clifton, close to the city centre, Racks Bar & Kitchen is one of the most popular party venues Bristol can provide.

The venue has a wide range of food options on offer, guaranteed to impress Guests but not break the bank. From pizzas to the famous Racks Burger and from a gluten-free menu to meat & cheese buffet, the venue can cater for everyone’s needs.

Racks Bar & Kitchen can cater for parties of up to 200 Guests and have a team on hand who will go out of their way to ensure your party is everything you want it to be.

3. Bristol Aquarium

an aquarium with a tank of fish

Looking for a Bristol party venue that’s a little bit out of the ordinary? Bristol Aquarium is the place for you.

For a truly immersive experience that offers a spectacular backdrop for your party, the aquarium is an atmospheric Space for up to 200 people.

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a drink in the company of clownfish, leopard sharks and stingrays?

4. No.4 Clifton Village

Exposed brick wall with wooden flooring and a wooden table with red lights and a bar area

For a more intimate party venue hire in Bristol, No.4 Clifton is an ideal choice.

The award-winning restaurant and bar is a stylish Space with exposed brick walls, a rustic, natural wood bar and quirky décor. Your group even has the option of experiencing a Gin Masterclass which is guaranteed to liven up events.

The venue can accommodate a wide range of celebrations with capacity for up to 35 Guests. Whatever celebration the Space remains relaxed with a warm atmospherel, lending itself to more intimate private celebrations.

5. Thekla

Moored blue boat with white mast and bright lights

For a quirky party venue hire in Bristol, the Thekla certainly ticks all the right boxes.

The former cargo ship is located in Bristol’s floating harbour, a prime location in the heart of the city and is ideal for large parties of up to 600 people.

The award-winning music venue is certain to be a talking point for your Guests as they celebrate aboard a vessel that has welcomed some of the UK’s finest musicians.

6. The Square Club

Garden area with fairy lights and wooden gazebo with dining tables, paving stones and plants

Renowned for its excellent food and drink offering, the Square Club has fast become one of Bristol’s most popular party venues.

The venue houses four versatile Spaces; a boutique lounge, award-winning restaurant, quirky cocktail bar and a heated terrace. So, whatever your event you’ll be sure to find the perfect Space for you here at The Square Club. 

The Terrace is ideal for a summer party with capacity for 120 Guests. You can tailor your event however you want with a license for live music to help add a personal touch.

7. SWX Bristol

Dance floor with blue and green lighting and a stage area with SWX on a large screen

When it comes to large party venues in Bristol, you can’t get much better than SWX Bristol. Able to accommodate a massive 1,200 people this events venue is the ideal Christmas celebration venue. 

This events Space opened in 2015 and comes equipped with a £300,000 state-of-the-art sound, lighting and laser system to really dazzle your Guests.

If that’s not enough to impress you then a 12x12m interactive video wall is sure to add something special to your party.

8. Bristol Lido

Swimming pool overlooked by restaurant which is above an outside seating area with wooden tables and chairs

No Bristol party venue quite compares to the stylish and elegant Bristol Lido, located just outside the city centre in Clifton.

The venue centres around a spectacular Victorian swimming pool which dates back to the 1850s with plenty of Space in the surrounding area for up to 150 Guests.

The Lido’s restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and a delightful tapas menu which can be enjoyed either around the pool area or as a sit-down meal for up to 100 Guests.

9. The White Rabbit

Intimate dining room with wooden tables and chairs, white lighting and fairy lights hanging from the ceiling

Nothing quite says ‘party’ like lots of pizza and lots of beer. If that’s your vibe then The White Rabbit is the party venue for you.

Located in the vibrant Clifton area, this venue imports the finest ingredients from Italy each week to provide you with the very best pizzas in Bristol. 

If that’s not enough to convince you this is the ideal place for your next party, a wide selection of local beers from independent craft breweries should do just that.

10. The Passenger Shed, Brunel’s Old Station

Large open warehouse space with arched wooden ceilings, natural light and concrete floor with pillars down each side

For corporate party venues in Bristol, The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station is a superb Space. This is a spectacular Grade I listed Victorian building and one of the oldest train stations in the world.

Accommodating up to 800 Guests, The Passenger Shed is a blank canvas for you to put your own personal twist on your private party and features two adjoining rooms to create a truly unique Bristol event Space.

 

With this list, there’s no excuse not to find the perfect party venue in Bristol for your next event. Search, book and pay with HeadBox for the perfect spot to host your next company event. If you didn’t find what you were looking for, check out our other Bristol venues ready and available to hire now.

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