Just for you, there could be the perfect venue in the heart of Clifton, in the beautiful surrounds of Georgian and Victorian buildings, manicured gardens and wonderful hidden surprises – a shell-studded grotto, ornamental canal, statues and a fully restored rotunda.

You can experience this at Goldney House and Clifton Hill House. Both have stunning gardens, beautiful listed buildings, and some secret spaces that very few people in Bristol even know about, let alone have seen. Wow your guests with something truly different, fabulous food and personal service in a venue that is all yours for your special day.

Wedding ceremonies

We have a range of options for your wedding ceremony from the intimate rotunda in the gardens, the panelled Mahogany Parlour to the ornate Drawing Room.

Room for Wedding Ceremony Capacity
Mahogany Parlour, Goldney House 40
The Drawing Room, Clifton Hill House 80
Wills Reception Room, Clifton Hill House 80
The Clifton Room, Clifton Hill House 50
The Clifton Lounge, Clifton Hill House 40
Rotunda, Goldney Gardens 12

Wedding receptions and catering

The Orangery has a maximum capacity of 110 for a seated meal and 150 for a more informal standing buffet style meal. We work in partnership with our carefully selected caterer to produce outstanding food with the highest level of service. ‌‌

“Thandi and the events team were incredible in the lead up to our wedding, during the planning process and on the wedding day itself. Hannah provided all of the details we needed when we initially contacted the venue, including arranging our initial visit and inviting us to the open afternoon to meet the caterers and revisit the venue with some close family.

Thandi took over a few months before the wedding and was super helpful, always very responsive to emails and great at chasing up extra details and answers to our questions. Meeting in person to check through the wedding checklist and discuss details of the day was great, as well as booking the venue to allow for set up the day before the wedding and collection of everything the morning after. Thandi was especially helpful in liaising with the caterer when issues arose, offering support and helping with quick resolution, which was greatly appreciated.

Emilia and Nina helped with set up, testing of the sound system and on the day running the wedding through to the caterer taking over for the wedding breakfast. They were wonderful, keeping everything running smoothly and working unobtrusively to support our day. We cannot thank the Venue and Events team enough for helping us to have the best day we could imagine, in such a beautiful venue.”
Jenny & Pete, September 2022

“The coordinator team was very helpful and approachable during the wedding preparations. The wedding was also very successful and we really enjoyed the day. Thanks to everyone for helping with our special day.” 
Xue & Bo, September 2022

“Thank you to Hazel, Emilia & Thandi as you have all worked at some point on our wedding. Having Thandi as a wedding coordinator has worked really well since she has joined. She has been really responsive , really helpful and full of energy. Everyone really enjoyed the grotto tours as well. Thank you so much to the whole team for making our wedding a reality. We had the best day of our lives and we wish we could do it all again!”
Katherine & Will, August 2022

The wedding was held in the Rotunda, it was the perfect intimate venue for our wedding, and the walk through the gardens to and from there was so beautiful. We had hoped to get married surrounded by nature and this felt so lucky to have such beautiful gardens around us. We were very looked after on the day too.”
Deya & Stuart, August 2022

“We just wanted to send a huge thank you to Thandi and Bradley for all their help in the run up and on the day at the wedding last week. Also want to extend these thank yous to Alice.

They were all so helpful and made us feel at ease/welcome. Everything went as smoothly as it possibly could and we have them all to thank for this, so thank you again.”
Chloe & Jason, June 2022

“I cannot sing Hannah’s praises enough. She went above and beyond to make sure we had the smoothest and simplest time planning our wedding and was on hand to ensure all went well on the day. She was extremely prompt in replying to our questions and finding solutions for us. She is an asset to the University and the Events team. We would not have had such a stress free and lovely day if it wasn’t for Hannah!”
Kane & Henrietta, April 2022

“The day was perfect from start to finish. Everything was magical and all those involved with setting up made the place look perfect. The catering staff were amazing, they were attentive and ensured every dietary need asked for was followed.

We could not praise enough how amazing everyone was and how beautiful the day turned out. We would really like to thank Corey for all his support and helping us make our day special. Also Aidan was just amazing, he made the day perfect and everyone loved him.

We are so glad we chose to get married here and could not recommend the venue and the catering and all those involved enough. You were all amazing, thank you.”
Rebecca & Marcus, April 2022

“A gorgeous venue with genuinely helpful & caring staff on both sides (Goldney & the caterers) that work magic to make it run well. Huge shout out to Aiden for his management on the day - multiple guests commented on his fantastic approach.”
Rachael & Harry, March 2022

“We were really impressed by the whole service provided. Our Events Coordinator, Corey, was very friendly and extremely helpful, taking our requests on board to create the perfect event for us. From the initial introductory Zoom call, right through to the end of the evening of the event, Corey helped us every step of the way.

The catering team were also excellent. Corey helped us to put together the ideal menu for the event, and the catering team then called us ahead of the event to finalise details and check timings. On the day, Aiden and the team provided a sterling service, making our guests feel welcome and keeping us informed.

The venue was stunning. The Orangery itself was beautiful, and the bright, sunny afternoon allowed us to make the most of the elegant grounds, which served as an amazing backdrop for the official photographs. We had lived in Bristol for several years, but we had no idea that this beautiful venue was sitting here, right in the heart of Clifton Village. The Orangery made our wedding celebration even more special.”
David & Carlos, February 2022


Dancing bride and groom in Goldney Gardens
The gardens outside the Orangery

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Wedding Brochure

For further information please see our interactive wedding brochure Wedding Brochure (PDF, 4,572kB)

You can also view more details of the grotto goldney-grotto (PDF, 1,030kB)

Wedding couple kissing in front of the entrance of Goldney House
Rear door of Goldney House Image credit: Karl Moriarty Photographer
Wisteria covers the front of the Orangery at Goldney House
Wisteria blooms outside the Orangery Image credit: Naomi Kenton Photographer
Couple set step outside Rotunda
Sitting on the steps to the Rotunda Image credit: Tasha Park Photographer

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