Bristol Cathedral lies in the heart of the vibrant city. A versatile venue, Bristol Cathedral is renowned for it’s captivating structure and building work; filled with dramatic architecture and wonderful acoustics. Entering from College Green into the Nave, guests are wowed not only by the size and scale, but also the intricacy of windows, artwork and masonry. Suitable to host events of all sizes amongst the Cathedral pillars, this historic venue has huge flexibility and is great for larger numbers in need of a central location.
As well as the Nave, the Chapter House is ideal for dinner catering for up to 80 guests; containing incredible examples of medieval glass windows and access out onto the garden.
With music at it’s forefront, Bristol Cathedral boasts an incredible choir or performance space, allowing tiered staging to accommodate up to 150 singers. With access onto Park Street and Anchor Road, the venue is ideal for pedestrians, bus routes and has quick links to the bus station and train station – perfect for attracting those commuting if you’d like to host an eye catching art exhibition.
One of England’s Medieval statement churches, Bristol Cathedral was founded in 1140 by Robert Fitzharding. It’s most famous aspect includes the East End, famed for it’s vaulted ceilings in the nave, choir and aisles. In 1530 a rebuilding of the nave began, but was halted when Henry VIII dissolved the abbey in 1539. In 1542 he appointed Bristol Cathedral into a “New Foundation” of churches, and aspects including the organ house were continued to be developed. The nave however was not in use until it’s revival in 1868 by architect G.E.Street. Now Bristol Cathedral is home to one of the best organs in the country (dated to 1907) and commemorative war time windows from the 1940’s and 50’s.
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Address: College Green, Bristol , BS1 5TJ.
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