In the centre of Bristol, Clifton College boasts exceptional transport links into the city and further afield making it ideal for events with travelling guests. With a host of local churches, religious venues and Bristol Cathedral in close proximity Clifton College is an accessible venue for your wedding reception. A masterpiece of Victorian architecture, Clifton College is available to hire for a range of events and lends itself beautifully to black tie occasions.
With seven rooms available for hire at Clifton College, there is flexibility and room for up to 200 seated guests. These rooms include the Grand Hall, Cricket Pavilion, Newbolt Room, Headmaster’s Corridor, Pre Hall, Crypt and Chapel. Memorial Arch, a tribute to the children and teachers killed in the world wars is now a Grade 11 listed monument, it provides an incredible photographic entrance point for any event. Leading out onto The Close, the affectionately named main ground and home of cricket at Clifton – beautifully manicured and a stunning backdrop of views of the chapel and college. The onsite caters are able to offer a huge range of food and drink offerings to suit any style event.
Opened in 1862, the college was set up by pioneering businessman Dr John Percival who at the time caused notice by including science rather than classics in the curriculum. His welcoming of Jewish boarders called Polacks was notable and is evident today with a recent anniversary event that we assisted with. In 1899, A.E.J Collins scored the second highest ever cricket score in one innings of an official match – beaten only in January 2016 in Mumbai. In the second world war, Clifton College was host to the US army headquarters. Since it’s opening, Clifton College has been the home to house hold names such as Trevor Howard, John Cleese and John Inverdale.
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