Go West: 4 unique and quirky conference venues in Bristol


HDR Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

When it comes to organising a business event or celebration in the West of England, Bristol is surely the ‘go to’ place. As a city steeped in history yet buzzing with creative energy and innovation, there’s a laid back vibe that you only seem to get when your head west to Bristol and beyond.

For businesses, there’s a broad and exciting selection of venues to cover all the bases. From modern purpose built conference facilities to meeting rooms in unique settings, sustainable venues and off-the-wall venue choices, Bristol has a varied an interesting selection of event space that will leave a lasting positive impression on your guests and delegates. Here are four of our favourite Bristol venues.

Engineer’s House, Bristol

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Located in prestigious, leafy Clifton Down yet only 3 miles from Temple Meads Station and 5 miles from the M5, this stunning Grade II listed building overlooking beautiful parkland offers 19th elegance with an energised business ambience – everything your business event could possibly wish for.

Engineer’s House has 25 meeting rooms, all with integrated AV facilities and 100mbps high speed WiFi catering for a flexible choice of event requirements. Whether you’re organising a training day or workshop, business meetings or team building exercises, or a major conference, the in-house event planning team are on hand to offer their outstanding services, tailored to your event.

The venue can accommodate up to 175 delegates in a variety of stunning meeting rooms including 6 smaller boardrooms and the magnificent Clifton Suite.

Aerospace Bristol

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How about inviting your delegates to see the iconic Concorde 216? Aerospace Bristol only opened last year; it’s an industrial heritage museum and educational centre at Filton, north of Bristol, that showcases the important part Bristol plays in the aerospace industry. It’s a unique and very special venue for corporate events, award ceremonies and private dining experiences with a difference. The main Concorde Gallery seats up to 500 diners below the wings of Concorde!

The venue has a number of other event spaces holding from 8-200 delegates, suitable for all sorts of event types including talks, film screenings, product launches, as well as meetings and conferences. Why not arrange for an exclusive private viewing of Concorde for your guests to top off the evening’s entertainment?

Conveniently located with plenty of onsite parking, Aerospace Bristol is only 2 miles from Bristol Parkway station and about 7 miles from the city centre.

We The Curious @ Bristol

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A science & discovery centre and charity right in the heart of Bristol, this unique venue is guarantee to wow and inspire your delegates and guests while corporate bookings play an important part in funding their charitable work.

With a range of outstanding and innovative event spaces available, why not hold your drinks reception amongst interactive exhibits or use the flexible indoor and outdoor space to make your product launch or networking conference stand out from the crowd? There’s a Planetarium, a large screen theatre for 200-350 viewers, and the Rosalind Franklin Room which holds 100-450 delegates – perfect for corporate conferences, training events and gala dinners.

Your dedicated on-site event manager at We The Curious will provide first-class customer support to ensure that your event is a complete success, including coordinating your discerning dining requirements and bespoke events.

Arnolfini Bristol

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A leading centre for contemporary arts located on Bristol’s harbourside close to the city centre, Arnolfini offers sophisticated and versatile event space for all your corporate event needs. Package deals are available to include professional AV and technical support, box office facilities and fully catered events.

The Dark Studio (up to 50 theatre style seating) is great for presentations, screenings and rehearsals; there’s a digital projector, DVD and VHS player and laptop point. The Light Studio (max. 40 reception style) has panoramic harbour views and is ideal for larger meetings, discussion groups and creative sessions, and has full WiFi broadband. The Auditorium holds up to 200 people theatre style, with a large cinema quality screen and projection facilities that are suitable for seminars and conferences, and full film screenings.

Finding the perfect venue for your corporate requirements couldn’t be easier with Function Fixers. Whether you’re planning a media launch, a teambuilding day or a corporate hospitality event in Bristol, simply give us a call on 020 7186 8686 or send us a short brief, and we will move heaven and earth to find the right event space for your needs.

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