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.
Say 'I do' this Summer
Late availability dates available.
If you thought it was too late to get married this Summer then think again. With our stunningly renovated event spaces that brim with heritage and romance, Bristol Old Vic is the perfect city-centre wedding venue and we have a number of dates throughout the summer when you can still say 'I do'. Dates available:
Jun – 30
Jul – 22, 23, 24, 25
Aug – 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Sep – 1
Plus, if you've ever dreamt of getting married on stage then you can bring a major sense of impact and drama to your special day by tying the knot in the exquisite horse-shoe shaped auditorium, dubbed by Peter O’Toole as ‘The loveliest theatre in the world’.
What better place to say ‘I do’ and celebrate a day you’ll never forget in the the oldest theatre in the country, which has staged some of the greatest romantic plays of the last quarter millennium.
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
A Perfectly Packaged Wedding
Celebrate your special day with us knowing exactly how much it will cost. Prices include:
- Venue hire to include exclusive use of Coopers’ Hall
- Your wedding ceremony in Coopers’ Hall
- Three canapés per person
- Two glasses of fizz person during the drinks reception
- Three course wedding breakfast followed by tea and coffee
- Half a bottle of house wine per person to accompany the wedding breakfast
- A glass of fizz to toast during the speeches
- A dedicated wedding co-ordinator
- A dedicated event manager and team of waiting staff
- A team of expert chefs
- Crisp, white table linen, contemporary cutlery, white china, glassware and use of a cake stand and knife
Package costs start at £6,645 for 70 guests Mon–Thu and £7,495 for 70 guests Fri–Sun. Additional guests are charged on a per person basis.
Call us to find out more: 0117 907 2681
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 180 for standing and theatre-style events.
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.
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.
If your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 0117 907 2681.