Clifton Observatory

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£1500 - £3500 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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The Clifton Observatory is a unique, intimate venue with unforgettable views of Avon Gorge and Bristol.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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We offer day & evening room hire for Wedding Breakfast & Receptions plus opportunity to host your wedding ceremony at the venue.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Built in the Georgian era, Clifton Observatory boasts incredible views overlooking Bristol, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and Avon Gorge. Our recently renovated William West room, named for the Bristolian artist who commissioned our iconic Camera Obscura, combines historic charm with modern amenities: including a stage; DJ booth with PA and AV system; and a gorgeous sparkling chandelier. The William West room also has a licensed bar. Our 360 Rooftop Terrace offers gorgeous views of the Bristol skyline and also has a licensed bar. The terrace is partially covered by a marquee so that in the case of bad weather, you and your guests can still enjoy the view. The Observatory Tower leads guests on a historical journey up three flights of stairs to the Camera Obscura. An incredible feat of Victorian engineering, the Camera Obscura still provides a bird's-eye view of the surrounding area after almost 200 years. The viewing balcony of the Giant’s Cave, accessed via a long, steep tunnel that takes you 90 feet underground, offers a unique vantage point of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge. Not only are the tower and the Giant's Cave perfect settings for dramatic photo opportunities, you can also choose to host an intimate and unique wedding service in either location.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Danniella Zamparelli
Congratulations on your engagement! Our team would be delighted to be a part of your extra special day. You are welcome to visit Clifton Observatory, see the truly iconic vistas, and determine whether our venue is right for you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Litfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 3LT, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 or M4

Nearest Train Station

Bristol Temple Meads

Nearest Airport


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