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, Bristol Old Vic provides a dramatic, stylish and flexible venue for your wedding.

Coopers’ Hall is the perfect room in which to say ‘I do’ and one which offers romance and opulence in equal measure.

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.

I know there will be many more happy couples getting hitched at Bristol Old Vic, but it felt very special to be the first.

Helen & Tom

The food, the service, just everything was absolutely amazing, we could not have asked for anything more.

Zoey & Ben

Coopers' Hall

The centrepiece of the venue is the Grade I listed Coopers’ Hall, originally built as a Georgian banqueting hall in 1744, which has been restored to its former glory. With its high ceilings and huge windows – which flood the beautifully-proportioned space with natural light – the elegant hall provides 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, Baptist chapel and the theatre’s foyer for over 40 years. Now it can be experienced as it was originally intended.

The room can cater for up to 100 formally-seated guests and 150 for standing and theatre-style events.


"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

Did you know that income generated from holding your wedding at Bristol Old Vic goes 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.

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 call us on 0117 317 8640.

To discuss your wedding at Bristol Old Vic, please email or call the Events Team on 0117 317 8640.