The Clifton Pavilion At Bristol Zoo Gardens

£106 - £135 pp
Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
The team are available to answer any questions relating to existing bookings and of course, to help with new enquiries for 2021 & 2022 (Bristol Zoo Gardens is set to close the end of 2022). Please do get in touch we’d love to hear from you. Keep safe.
This is a truly unique venue of which employees pride themselves on creating the most special day for all couples who step through the door.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
- Room hire of the Clifton Pavilion from 10am until midnight including ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception - The Clifton Pavilion beverage package consisting of 2 arrival drinks, half a bottle of wine for your wedding breakfast & sparkling wine for your toast for each of your guests - Three course wedding breakfast served with tea & coffee - Hand carved Gloucester dry cured bacon on artisan bread, grilled halloumi & Mediterranean vegetables for your evening reception - Access into Bristol Zoo Gardens for all day guests - Complimentary car parking for 20% of guests - Easel for table plan - Event manager to act as MC for the day. - Services of an experienced & dedicated Wedding Coordinator on the build up to your special day - All linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware - Cake stand and cake knife - Invitation to exclusive menu tasting event for both wedding breakfast and wines
What is included in this pricing:
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Full Description
LOOKING TO CELEBRATE IN 2022, WHY NOT GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM TO DISCUSS YOUR WEDDING PLANS AND TO LOOK AT AVAILABLE DATES. THE SALES TEAM WILL HAPPILY TALK THROUGH THE WEDDING PACKAGES AND OPTIONS TO ENSURE YOUR WEDDING DAY IS EXTRA SPECIAL - DATES ARE GOING FAST SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Home to over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals, Bristol Zoo is a unique venue with extensive hospitality facilities for a range of events and occasions. From small gatherings through to or large extravagant affairs, we can accommodate your needs. The grand Clifton Pavilion building offers formal entertaining areas, including a large ballroom, small boardroom-style spaces and a fully fitted lecture theatre. For an evening event your guests will never forget, why not hire the Zoo’s 12-acre grounds complete with private viewings of the animal houses? Our beautiful gardens and buildings, combined with contemporary menus and welcoming staff, make this a venue that cannot be matched in or around Bristol. Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity. Holding your event at Bristol Zoo helps fund our important work in the Zoo as well as our vital conservation and research projects in the UK and around the world.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Beth
Hello! I’m an experienced and passionate Wedding Coordinator who will be with you throughout the build up to your big day to advise you on any detail to ensure your day runs smoothly. I’m here to help in any way I can to take the stress away so you can enjoy the planning process of your most special day.


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Michelle Huggleston
Wedding: January 2020
January 2020
'' The room looks so special''
'' Wow this looks fantastic! So great to see the room for a Wedding Ceremony. And that natural light pouring in is always a photographers dream. The room looks beautiful for both a wedding ceremony and the wedding breakfast. Its perfect.''
Bryony & Alan
Married in November 2019
November 2019
''The venue looked amazing''
''Thank you so much for all of your hard work and efforts in helping Alan and I create our beautiful wedding. It was so lovely to have someone who was friendly, helpful and communicative. You made me feel like there was nothing more important than our wedding and felt like your time was completely devoted to us. You made the whole process a complete breeze. To Alysha and her amazing team, you guys were like a well oil machine and did an incredible job on the operational/logistical element of the day. The venue looked amazing. The day went without a hitch (or so that’s how it felt) and your team were so lovely, helpful and supportive. The meetings in the lead up to the wedding were ideal and we were both completely impressed on how everyone involved from the very start to the finish, contributed. Thank you so much – we had a great day :) ''
Amy & James
Married in September 2019
September 2019
''We had the most wonderful wedding day''
''We had the most wonderful wedding day from start to finish. The staff were fabulous. And couldn't of done more for us. The afternoon tea was delicious and had plenty to eat.Everyone had the best day. So many compliments on the venue, food and drinks. I couldn't thank you all enough for everything''
Hayley & James
Married in August 2019
August 2019
''our dream wedding at Clifton Pavilion''
''On behalf of myself and James, now that we are back from our “mini-moon” in Edinburgh, I just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you for all yours - and your colleagues - help in planning our dream wedding at Clifton Pavilion on 3rd August. From the very start when we first visited Clifton Pavilion to view the venue, we were impressed by how effortless you made things and the excellent communication throughout reassured us that we were in safe hands. Even when we had a few curveballs thrown our way, you helped to resolve them quickly and always seemed calm! You made things so easy for us in discussing plans and it was wonderful to see everything come together on the day. Thank you so much for coordinating with our suppliers too and for helping to keep everything in check in the run-up to make sure we hadn't missed anything key. It really helped with the build up to get excited about the big day. The venue itself was just perfect - all of our guests loved exploring the zoo and the extra touches made it all the more special. The gin bar and ice cream van were also very well received! Please do pass on our thanks and compliments to the chef and to Alicia and Jared, who throughout the day ensured everything was running as planned with a smile. I cannot emphasise how impressed people were with the food and from my own perspective as someone with coeliac disease, it was very important to me thay we could cater well for people with dietary requirements and Clifton Pavilion far surpassed our expectations. It was absolutely perfect and the sun shone for us too which was the icing on top. Thank you again for helping to make our special day all the more memorable, and we look forward to coming back to make the most of our annual membership!''
Oliver & Royston
Married in June 2019
July 2019
''The best day of our lives''
''We both want to say thank you SO MUCH for helping make the best day of our lives. You and your team made the day go smoothly and took the stress away so we didn’t worry about anything. We both want to single out Alysha for her professionalism and accommodation on the day. She put us both at ease and took charge when there was a problem with the stair lift. Honestly we had so much fun we wish we could do it all over again! We can relive the memories with our annual pass to the zoo though, thank you very much for that''
Penny & James
Married in September 2017
July 2019
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28th June 2020
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Location & Contact Details


College Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS8 3HH, England

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