Royal West of England Academy

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£1400 - £2000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Royal West of England Academy provides a uniquely sophisticated setting for bespoke Bristol wedding celebrations.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Hire Fees The below fees do not include VAT and all booking are subject to RWA Terms and Conditions. The fees are for the above timings, including extended licencing and wedding administration fee. Reduced rates can be offered for reduced hours. Sharples & Winterstoke main galleries £1,800 Milner small gallery £1200 FAQs What is included in the venue hire? The hire fee includes use of the balcony and marble landing, exclusively for your guests, staff to welcome and invigilate the galleries plus set up and installation of your event. We also offer a complimentary welcome and introduction to the galleries from the RWA Director at the start of your event. Is the RWA licenced for civil ceremonies? We are not licenced but we can suggest multiple nearby venues for your wedding ceremony. Is there a corkage charge? We are not currently charging for corkage, although we do recommend that your beverages are arranged through Papadeli. What is the venue capacity? The Sharples & Winterstoke main galleries can seat up to 150 guests for dinner, and 300 for a standing only evening. These numbers are dependent on the current exhibition. Decorations The stunning array of artwork lining the gallery walls provides a unique wedding decor for your special day, however you may chose to add additional decor should you desire. We ask that this be kept to table decorations and centre pieces, to protect any damage to our artwork on the walls. Please note, we cannot allow any naked flames within the building, so all candle light must be artificial. Band / Dance floor The acoustics of the space lend itself well to a live band, which is more than welcome for dancing later on. Should you require one, we also recommend a temporary dance floor is hired from our recommended provider, both for aesthetic and preservation purposes. Catering We wholeheartedly recommend local artisan food experts Papadeli, as our preferred caterers.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
06:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance


Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Located in the heart of Clifton, this beautiful Grade II* listed historical art gallery, with stunning foyer and balcony, can be hired exclusively for exceptional evening wedding receptions of a small scale. Our dedicated events manager will work closely with you, offering advice and support to help plan the perfect day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details


Queens Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1PX, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Clifton Down Train Station

Nearest Airport


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