The Clifton Pavilion


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The unique and elegant rooms within the Clifton Pavilion coupled with the opportunities for stunning wedding photography in the beautiful grounds really do make Bristol Zoo Gardens the perfect venue.

Congratulations on your engagement…

and thank you for considering The Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo Gardens as your perfect venue to host your wedding celebrations.

The Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo Gardens provides the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, reception and evening party.

Built in the 1920s for grand occasions, the building’s graceful architecture offers elegant rooms with beautiful views overlooking the west lawn and flamingos. With its high vaulted ceiling and chandeliers, the Clifton Suite offers a stunning backdrop for both the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to 120 guests.

The Garden Room is light and airy with a patio leading out in to the gardens; a great space for your reception drinks and evening party for up to 150 guests. There are fabulous photo opportunities within the 12 acres of award-winning gardens, creating the perfect venue for the most memorable day of your life. Your guests are welcome to explore the Zoo and see a host of animals ensuring that your wedding will be a unique event to be remembered.

Here at the Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo we offer exclusive hire, coupled with the ability to host your entire day from the wedding ceremony through to the wedding breakfast and evening party.

From your initial enquiry through to your wedding day, the dedication, flexibility and friendliness of our whole team at the Clifton Pavilion will work to exceed your expectations to help you achieve your dream wedding day with everlasting memories for both you and your guests.

The Clifton Pavilion at a Glance

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Up to 120
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Up to 150
Built in the 1920s for grand occasions We offer exclusive hire for your special day Have two function rooms for you to choose from The Clifton Pavilion and The Garden Room Licensed to hold the ceremony Service of an experienced & dedicated Wedding Coordinator on the build up to your special day Your guests are welcome to explore the Zoo and see a host of animals HistoricUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualFormalIntimate View More
LuxuryIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseIn House CateringSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedPackageFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationDisabled AccessExclusive UseLandscaped GardensOutdoor SpaceGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticStylish View Less

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All Inclusive Package - available on Fridays & Saturdays at only £4475. Based on 50 adults! To enquire contact - [email protected]

Top Wedding Tips

The Clifton Pavilion is located within 12 acres of award-winning gardens, creating superb photo opportunities

Our local team of in-house chefs prepare all of our food on-site made from local, sustainable and ethical ingredients

The Clifton Pavilion is booked on an exclusive basis within easy reach of the city centre with on-site parking

The Clifton Pavilion Reviews

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Nicola Brinkworth & Dean Allen
Made our Wedding Day Perfect
We don't know how to put into words how thankful we are to you for making our day completely perfect. It was amazing from start to finish. You thought of everything to ensure our day was perfect even making sure the surprises ran smoothly and keeping the secrets, I had no idea!!
The ceremony went smoothly as could be, with the extra chorus of the flamingos. The food was exquisite, which everybody commented on! All the staff we were so kind, thoughtful and couldn't do enough to help us and our families.
Alysha you were an absolute angel throughout the whole day. Keeping me calm and ensuring the day went as amazingly as it could. Even going the extra mile with the cocktail bar. You looked after all guests brilliantly. I would recommend the Clifton Pavilion again and again for any occasion.
We are beyond happy with our day at the zoo. You made that possible.
Thank you again.
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Amy Stokes & Mr James Ranson
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.
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Bryony Turner & Alan Dixon
Thank you so much for all your hard work
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 Alesha 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.
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Karla Biddick & Lawrence Turner
Highly Recommend The Clifton Pavilion
As soon as we saw the Clifton Pavilion we fell in love with the decor. The Clifton Suite is truly stunning and was exactly the sort of place we had in mind for our wedding ceremony and breakfast. The fact that guests could have a wander around the zoo was a bonus and certainly added an element of something different to our wedding day! The staff were incredible. Meg should win an award for her organisational skills on the day. Everything worked like clockwork and she was on hand every step of the way to ensure we knew what was happening and that things were going as planned. She was amazing the day before the wedding when I had a wobble about an external supplier. Before I knew it we had a plan B in place and I instantly knew I was in safe hands. We’d highly recommend the zoo to host your wedding. It’s a great, central location, our guests loved the novelty and we had a fabulous day! Thank you so much to all involved!
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Oliver Merchant & Royston Hall
Happiest Day Ever!
Before finding the Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo, we weren’t even sure we wanted a big wedding day. That all changed when we entered the building and met the lovely team. Planning was easy and well organised, and the food was great. We got married in June this year and the Pavilion team made sure we had the happiest day ever. Plus it’s a zoo!

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Bristol Zoo Gardens, College Road, Clifton, City of Bristol, BS8 3HH

The Clifton Pavilion

  • Bristol Zoo Gardens
  • College Road
  • Clifton
  • City of Bristol
  • BS8 3HH
  • United Kingdom