An elegant, historic and creative space for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and receptions, superbly located on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of Bristol.
Following a multi-million-pound transformation of its front of house, studio theatre and other public spaces, Bristol Old Vic will provide a dramatic, stylish and flexible venue for weddings and other special occasions.
Feel like a star in your own theatrical production as you celebrate the most important day of your lives in a venue that has played host to some of the country’s most famous actors, from Daniel Day Lewis and Jeremy Irons, to Patrick Stewart and Judi Dench.
Income generated from holding your wedding at Bristol Old Vic will go towards supporting the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK. A registered charity, Bristol Old Vic strives to create pioneering theatre by supporting experiment and innovation, reach out into its communities to provide access to theatre for people who would not otherwise encounter it or be able to afford it, and keep its extraordinary heritage alive and animated for all of Bristol to enjoy.
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The food, the service, just everything was absolutely amazing, we could not have asked for anything more.
Zoey & Ben
Spaces – Weddings
The centrepiece of the venue is the Grade I listed Coopers' Hall, originally built as a Georgian banqueting hall in 1744, which is being restored to its former glory. With its high ceilings and huge over-arch windows which flood the beautifully-proportioned space with natural light, the elegantly-renovated hall will provide all the romance and drama that such a special occasion demands.
Pre-dating the theatre itself, Coopers' Hall has had a rich and colourful history over the years having been a public assembly room, wine warehouse and Baptist chapel. [It was incorporated into the theatre's foyer during the 1970s, and this autumn will be the first time in over 40 years it can be experienced as it was originally intended.]
The room can cater for up to 120 formally-seated guests and 200 for standing and theatre-style events.
Always wanted to take centre stage?
Where better to say "I do" than on the main stage of the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK?
Accommodates up to 550 friends and family.
The Weston Studio
The brilliantly designed Weston Studio is a large new space in the very oldest part of Bristol Old Vic, the barrel cellars of Coopers’ Hall, and ideal for more contemporary wedding celebrations or canapé receptions.
This double height studio has a central open area which lends itself perfectly to informal, standing receptions such as drinks and bowl food events for up to 80 guests. Flexible seating at three different heights can also accommodate up to 148 guests, including the balcony which wraps around three sides of the space.
Black metal seats upholstered in a neutral wool tweed, exposed brick walls and ‘Oxide Red’ painted wood panel strips give the space a contemporary intimacy.
We’ve teamed up with another local institution, family-owned Fosters, one of the leading caterers in the South West, to deliver an exceptional culinary experience for your wedding.
Overseen by Chef Director Tom Green, who worked with Michelin two-starred Michael Caines and was head chef at the highly acclaimed Riverstation restaurant in Bristol, the menus will feature the highest quality fresh and locally-sourced produce.
When it comes to your wedding, there's enough on your plate without having to worry about every little catering detail – that's where Fosters come in.
“We’re experts at ensuring your day goes without a hitch, and treating you and your guests to the finest food and service, from beginning to end.
Our menus are just a starting point to get the ideas flowing! Once you have an idea of what you’d like then we’ll put together a bespoke proposal that includes everything you’ll need.
Whether you need our advice on what works well, or you already have a clear idea of what you want, we love getting creative with our clients and our amazing chef team.”
Tom Green – Chef Director
"The food, the service, just everything was absolutely amazing, we could not have asked for more. We have had so many guests (I think all of them actually) tell us it was not only the best wedding food they've ever had, but also the best piece of beef they've had in their whole life." Zoey & Ben
"Thank you so much for helping us put on a fantastic wedding. All our guests raved about the food, and in particular noted how professional and friendly the waiting staff were." Rose & Gary
"Thank you so much for the incredible food at our wedding. All our guests kept commenting on how good the food was on the day and after! Everyone at Fosters was amazing from start to finish so a BIG thank you to you all!" Hayley & Andy
"The food was outstanding; from canapés to dessert, everyone said it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding and was like dining at a top restaurant." Georgina & Rory
Please use the Wedding Enquiry Form to contact us about holding your event at Bristol Old Vic. Your enquiry will be sent to our events team and one of our experienced co-ordinators will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.
If your enquiry is urgent, please contact our sales team: 0117 907 2681