The Downs School


Arriving via the long, sweeping, tree lined drive way – the entrance to The Downs School is spectacular and sets the scene perfectly for the arrival in front of the main house. With the option to have a drinks reception of the front lawn, back lawn or within the great original wood panelled hall inside the school, there is plenty of scope for originality and socialising.

With an option to host your event within the school, or a marquee the opportunities are limitless. Moreover, with such stunning and extensive grounds, they offer the opportunity to set up a glamping site for your guests to stay in, giving you the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality with personal tweaks and décor.

The Downs School is a very special location and we are proud to be trusted event planners at this venue. With a wedding licence and a beautiful treehouse in which you can sign the register, we thing this is the ideal location to have a unique, showstopper wedding.

Just 20 minutes from Bristol city centre, this venue has fantastic transport links by rail, car and to Bristol Airport. Additionally, the venue hire includes full use of The Downs School. With an array of churches and hotels available nearby, the location of The Downs School makes it ideally suited to weddings.

Surrounded by open countryside, this venue offers incredible flexibility for your event thanks to it’s lack of neighbours. With minimal restrictions, this is the ultimate place for a firework finale. The Downs School is not affiliated to any caters or suppliers, giving complete free range for each client to choose their own.

The oldest part of the building is the East Wing, built during the reign of Henry VIII. The front hall is Jacobean (1603 – 1625) and includes a feature fireplace erected in 1624. In 1927 Charlton House was moved across the Clifton Suspension Bridge to the Tyntesfeld Estate to escape the “incessant roar of traffic” from the city. In 2002, the property and parkland were bought by Lord Wraxall for The Downs School.

Alastair Currie Events recommends The Downs School for:

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Private parties

Address: The Downs School, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PF

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Events held at The Downs School