Choosing the right venue for your wedding is very important and we at ACEs understand that sometimes it’s difficult to know what the right choice really is!

Here are some things we think are important to keep in mind when choosing a wedding venue:

  • Availability: A good place to start! Check the availability of the venue and make sure it’s available on your desired date and for the times you want.
  • Budget: Consider your budget and what you can afford. Venues can vary greatly in price, so it’s important to have a clear understanding of how much you can spend.
  • Guest list: Think about the number of guests you want to invite and make sure the venue can accommodate your desired number of attendees comfortably.
  • Location: Consider the location of the venue, including its accessibility, parking options, and the surrounding area.
  • Style and theme: Think about the style and theme of your wedding and make sure the venue fits with your overall vision.
  • Amenities: Consider what amenities the venue offers, such as catering, bar service, audio-visual equipment, and more.

By considering these factors this will allow you to make an informed decision on finding a wedding venue that meets your needs and make your day a perfect one.

ACEs are the trusted event managers at several wedding venues throughout Bristol and Gloucestershire, continue to read to find out more!  We’ve popped a few of our favourites below, there is a huge range in Bristol and the surrounding area so it’s a ‘starter for 10’ list with many more options available to consider.

The Mount Without, based in the centre of Bristol, truly is the perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding. With a seated capacity of 200, an in-house bar and the opportunity to pick your own caterers this venue offers endless opportunities to make your wedding the perfect day.

The Mount Without has bundles of personality in the main hall with a large infinity sign installation within the gorgeously high ceiling and unique artwork around the building – this venue really does speak for itself. Moreover, there is the added bonus of their underground crypt equipped with a large bar and the equipment to host you and your favourite DJ until the early hours of the morning.

The Downs School, located in Wraxall, a 30 minute drive from Bristol city centre offers an abundance of unique opportunities to make your wedding the perfect day. As you arrive down the long and winding driveway the 17th century building emerges with gorgeously kept grounds in which you can use as far as your imagination can take you.

This is the ideal property for those who desire a marquee wedding, with some help from our sister company CMC Marquees, the opportunities are endless and the capacity can be moulded around your guest list. We also offer the opportunity for you to choose your own caterers, creating a bespoke day for you and your partner.

Having helped with many weddings here we know how special this place is and there is one factor which truly makes this school stand out from other venues – having recently been given a wedding licence, it is one of the few places in the South West where you can get married in a treehouse! If that’s not special we don’t know what is!

Merchants Hall, situated in the heart of Clifton, Bristol, is a stunning building originally built in the early 1700s. Today Merchant’s Hall is a popular venue for weddings and it’s easy to see why, with its elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful interior make it a stunning backdrop for any occasion.

Merchants Hall have a wedding licence to conduct weddings in three of their grandest rooms, with a capacity of 100. Each room has large windows to let in the natural light in and access to their garden terrace for your drinks reception this romantic and unforgettable venue is definitely worth considering.

The RWA is a unique and stunning art gallery located in Clifton, a short walk away from some of the city’s best hotels and attractions. The venue has timeless elegance with a double staircase and contemporary design.

RWA offers a range of versatile spaces that can accommodate wedding parties of various sizes and styles. All the rooms have high ceilings and unique pieces of artwork to decorate the area making it feel spacious for you and your guests as well as offering a grand and memorable setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You also have the opportunity to use their inhouse catering or the choice to bring in your own favourite caterers, giving you full flexibility on this wonderful venue.

Overall, RWA is a breath taking and unforgettable wedding venue that combines art, history, and elegance to create a truly unique and special day.

  • The Orangery at Goldney Hall

The Orangery at Goldney Hall is a hidden gem located in the centre of Bristol, Clifton. Goldney Hall offers a fairy-tale setting amongst their high walled gardens giving you and your guests privacy in such a beautiful but centrally located space.

The Orangery has a capacity of 110 seated for a wedding, and increasing to 150 for an evening party. The venue allows guests and look out onto the gardens, as there are large windows down one wall, letting all the natural light. The Orangery’s French doors open onto landscaped gardens which is the perfect setting to have your drinks reception in and offer unique photo opportunities for you and your guests.


We hope this has helped you get a wider understanding of what Bristol can offer in terms of wedding venues – there are of course many more, this is a small selection! If you require any more information on any of these venues, or to discuss alternatives, please don’t hesitate so make an enquiry via our contact page.