Clifton College offers a uniquely beautiful and prestigious setting in the heart of the Georgian splendour of Bristol. With the spectacular backdrop of the school buildings and large green Close, it is hard to find a more beautiful venue that offers you picturesque space in a city centre location.
From the moment you make your first enquiry, right up to the special day, we will ensure that you receive the best service catered to your individual needs, and make your celebration exactly how you imagined it to be.
Clifton College has a number of different options for Wedding Receptions. For those who would like a low-key intimate day, the Cricket Pavilion - located on the edge of the Close - is perfect for small parties, and is ideal for lovely summer days where guests can relax outside in the sun. Serve your guests a three-course wedding breakfast in the Pavilion, or offer a low-key barbeque where guests can help themselves and sit on picnic rugs on the grass.Alternatively, for larger wedding parties of up to 180 guests, you can welcome your guests with a drinks reception in the Newbolt Room and the adjoining East Cloister. On sunny days, you and your guests can wander outside into the grounds, offering extensive views of the Close and historic College buildings. A delicious Wedding Breakfast will be served by our top-class on-site caterers in the Grand Hall, with its high ceilings and beautiful windows, and then you and your guests can dance the night away.
For more information, or to fully appreciate the service, setting and surroundings that Clifton College has to offer, please contact Rachel Gough who would be pleased to discuss your requirements with you.
If travelling by car use the postcode BS8 3JH in a Satellite Navigation System.
FROM LONDON BY ROAD
Leave the M4 at junction 19 and follow the M32 into the City Centre. At the end of the M32, follow signs for City Centre, Bus Station and Clifton. After ¾ of a mile, enter a one-way system and pass the University Tower on the right. After 200 yards, bear uphill to the right, then to the left, around The Triangle in the one-way system.
At the large building with pillared portico and fountains, bear left. Pass a large block of brick-built flats on your right, then at the second mini-roundabout turn right into Pembroke Road, signed Zoo and Downs. Take the second left into Clifton Park then second right into College Road.
Alternatively, visitors approaching from the M4 can avoid the city centre by continuing to the M5 interchange, then following the signs to Bristol West and the instructions given in the section ‘From the Midlands and South Wales by road’ below. This route is a little longer but may be quicker at busy times in particular.
FROM THE MIDLANDS AND SOUTH WALES BY ROAD
Leave the M5 at junction 17 and follow the A4018 signed Bristol West, with intermediate signs to Clifton and Zoo, for 4 miles. You will then pass the Downs on the right.
As you approach the roundabout at the end of the Downs get into the right-hand lane and turn sharp right, then sharp left for South West, Clifton and Zoo.
With the Downs again on your right, ignore the Clifton sign at the right-hand bend 600 yards on and stay on the road signed Zoo and Bristol Airport. Immediately after the Zoo, turn left into College Road.
FROM BATH BY ROAD
Enter Bristol on the A4 and follow signs to the City Centre and Inner Circuit Road. Once in the Centre, follow signs to Clifton and the University, keeping to the right as you climb up the hill (Park Street). At the top of the hill is the University Tower – follow the route From London from then on.
FROM THE SOUTH WEST BY ROAD
Leave the M5 at junction 19 and take the A369 signed Clifton (Toll). One mile past Abbots Leigh village, bear left for Clifton via the Suspension Bridge (50p toll).
Just beyond the bridge, take the second left at the mini-roundabout, turn right after the church into Clifton Park, and then second left into College Road.