Avon Gorge Hotel: Venue Review

Andy Venues, Weddings

What Avon Gorge Hotel say about their wedding venue:

This historic hotel offers unparalleled views of Brunel’s Grade One listed Clifton Suspension Bridge, said to be one of the worlds greatest bridges. Boasting a fantastic panorama, the hotel is also in a very central position for both business and leisure trips alike, with Bristol City Centre within walking distance.

We are here to make your day. Our team offer a very personal service which allows you to realise what’s in your “minds eye”. Settings rarely come like this, your wedding celebrations will have the most stunning back drop of The Avon Gorge and Brunel’s world famous Suspension Bridge.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, we are able to provide our couples a wedding venue which combines all their requirements.

When is comes to dining, we offer a number of delicious menus to suit differing tastes and budgets.

And as the celebrations come to an end, you are only a few short steps away from one of our exclusive wedding suites.

The hotel is located on Sion Hill, in Clifton. Central to the city, it is an ideal base for the M32, M4, M5, and Bristol Airport.

We have a small car park behind the hotel. When checking in, please ask a member of staff for a car pass. On street parking is also available outside the hotel, without restrictions.

If you are at all interested in booking this venue, you can get in contact by emailing events@theavongorge.com or call 01179 738955 to arrange a visit.

If you would like to know more about this venue, you can visit their website: www.theavongorge.com

What I think of Avon Gorge Hotel as a wedding venue:

It is true what they say about themselves, Avon Gorge Hotel has one of the best view you could possibly get in Bristol, the Clifton suspension bridge. The location of the hotel is the closest building to have an unobstructed view of the whole bridge and gorge below. The hotel has a very large balcony that not only gives you a panoramic view of the gorge itself, but also works great to get group shots with the Clifton suspension bridge as the backdrop.

The Ceremonial room can hold up to 100 guests, with floor to ceiling windows showing off the views outside. The layout of the room is simple with one aisle down the middle with seating in rows of 4 on either side, offering everyone a chance to see the happy couple up front. Thanks to the large windows, you do get a lot of natural light filling the room with ease allowing for great photos with soft lighting.

The Reception is done in a larger room than the ceremonial room, although can only hold about 80 guests due to the ‘L’ shaped room. The main table has the backdrop of the gorge and everyone in the room will have a clear view of them when it comes to making the speeches. Moving around in this room can be difficult, but there are 2 doors which can be used to easily get out without getting in anyone’s way.

When it comes to the evening, the ceremonial room has been changed into a dance floor. With the addition of the balcony you can easily invite 120 guests, with both and outdoor and an indoor bar available, there will be no difficulty in getting a drink into your hand.

With the Suspension bridge lit up at night it can make some wonderful romantic shots to really capture the mood. A very popular backdrop indeed when it comes to Bristol.

All in all the Avon Gorge Hotel, is probably one of the best venues to go to in bristol, not only do you have fantastic views all day. You also got a lot of space to play with no matter if you have a small or big wedding.

If you are considering a wedding at the Avon Gorge Hotel then contact me for a chat about your photography needs.

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