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Written by Luke Bull - 09 October 2023

Our top 11 meeting rooms in Bristol

Meeting outside the confides of the office is a great way to inspire some out-of-the-box creativity amongst your team. And what city embodies doing things differently more than Bristol?

The city on the Avon is known for producing innovators and lateral thinkers, with the spaces reflecting this pedigree of creativity. With so many great meeting rooms to choose from, though, it can feel like big task choosing between them. We decided to help out – here are some of our favourite Bristol meeting rooms that book today. And there's not cup of instant coffee in sight.

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1. Be inspired with your colleagues, partners, and customers: The Engine Shed, Bristol


The Engine Shed’s Clock Tower Room, the old cash office from Brunel’s boardroom suite, has the capacity for 18 people in boardroom style, 30 classroom style, or 40 people theatre style. Located in the heart of the city’s historic transport hub, Temple Meads Station, the Clock Tower Room is an easily accessible meeting room in Bristol.

A modern venue within an iconic, Grade 1 listed building, the Clock Tower Room hire includes wall-mounted LED screens, plenty of power sockets, and a wide-angle camera and microphone for online meeting platforms.

If you’re searching for meeting rooms to hire, the Clock Tower Room is one of the best Bristol has to offer.

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2. Kick it at these pitchside meeting rooms: Ashton Gate

Home of Bristol City and Bristol Bears, this state-of-the-art stadium is ideal for corporate hire.

Just a mile from the city centre, Ashton Gate offers numerous spaces for hire.

The Heineken Lounge offers a large meeting room with a balcony overlooking the pitch. This naturally lit spot can accommodate a reception for 350 or 160 cabaret-style. A fitted LED screen, private bar and catering are all options to aid the smooth running of your event.

For something more intimate, Ashton Gate offers 18 Executive Boxes, each seating 12 with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of the field.

As a bonus, see Europe's largest indoor pub screen and head South of the Avon to Ashton Gate for your next conference.

Thomas Lawrence suite Bristol meeting room

3. For the corporate meeting: The Bristol’s Thomas Lawrence Suite


Perched on the banks of Bristol Harbour, The Bristol is a central, modern, and stylish venue in the waterside creative quarter of the city with various meeting rooms available for hire, including the Thomas Lawrence Suite.

Thomas Lawrence is an elegantly appointed boardroom perfect for meetings for up to 6 guests. The room is equipped with the latest technology, including an integral projector and a flat screen TV, ensuring your meeting runs smoothly.

Further benefits of the venue include complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site parking, spacious lobby and break-out areas, and a dedicated and professional team who are on hand to ensure that venue hire at The Bristol is as smooth process.

The bridge bristol meeting room
The bridge bristol meeting room

4. A Bristol meeting room with spectacular views: The Bridge


Floating Harbour Studios is a converted 1905 11ft steel Dutch barge moored in Bristol’s historic harbour. This unique event venue offers two spaces available for private hire, the smaller of which is the upper deck bow room: The Bridge.

Boasting walnut flooring, historic map décor, panoramic river views, and private deck entrance, The Bridge is a charming, versatile space ideal for small-scale functions, including conferences, presentation, and meetings.

The beautiful steel and reclaimed wood custom-made conference table seats up to 14 guests, or the room can accommodate 24 guests in a presentation-style set up, or 30 standing.

square works meeting room bristol
square works meeting room bristol

5. A co-working space with a difference: Square Works Bristol


Square Works is Bristol’s only co-working space within a private members’ club, allowing free-range access to a network of over 700 professionals, an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar with a jam-packed events calendar and full access to an interactive members’ portal.

Square Works is a first-class workspace for individuals and businesses in the heart of Clifton, with unrivalled services and amenities, including free super-fast Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshments, and a gym. The interior is relaxed, airy, and modern with various meeting rooms available for hire for up to 30 people.

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6. A meeting venue located in the heart of the Bristol Business Quarter & City Centre: Novotel Bristol


The Novotel Bristol Hotel is a contemporary four-star venue situated in the heart of Bristol. It is conveniently located for travel both by public transport and car, being situated just 200 yards from Temple Mead’s Railway Station and easily accessed from the motorways.

The St. Thomas Executive Suite is a versatile function room located on the first floor with a modern finish, plenty of natural sunlight, and air conditioning to ensure your guests are comfortable throughout the day. The meeting room can accommodate 16 people in a conference room setup, and up to 40 guests when in a presentation-style.

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Hotel du vin bristol meeting room 1

7. A cheerful meeting space in Bristol: Hotel du Vin


The Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol is a sleek boutique hotel housed in a lovingly restored collection of old sugar warehouses, offering 18th century architecture and eye-catching detail combined with a contemporary interior and inviting atmosphere.

The Lanson, the most intimate meeting room, is situated adjacent to the bistro and is decorated with painted cherubs in the centre of the ceiling. Accommodating up to 12 seated guests, this light and airy meeting room is full of character and personality: ideal for making a great impression.

The room comes with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a flat screen TV to guarantee your function runs smoothly.

Ark at eee bristol meeting room
Ark at eee bristol meeting room

8. Ark at Eee: A light bathed meeting rooms in Bristol


The Waterfront Office is a vibrant and lively meeting and workspace located in Central Bristol, next to the river on Welsh Back and Queen Square, with fantastic views overlooking the floating harbour.

Ark at Eee is one of the several function rooms available for hire in The Waterfront Offices. It is a bright and funky space suitable for round table meetings of up to 20 guests.

Room hire includes complimentary refreshments, Wi-Fi, and AV equipment, and other services, such as printing and photocopying, are also available on site. Accompanying the meeting rooms is access to a large, fully equipped break-out space with kitchen, sofas, eating area, and even a ping pong table.

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Lancaster suite bristol meeting

9. The Lancaster Suite is the perfect venue for dynamic and intimate meetings


Situated on the first floor of the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, the Lancaster Suite is the perfect room for any meeting or event.

With high ceilings, bay windows, and chandeliers the room has a light and luxurious feel which sets it apart from the rest. Room hire includes break-out spaces, parking, air conditioning, TVs and projectors.

Best of all, professional meeting planners are on hand to help you transform and configure the Lancaster Suite into a number of different set ups to suit your needs. The room can host up to 80 people standing or in a theatre-style set up.

Pitcher & Piano Bristol meeting room
Pitcher & Piano Bristol meeting room

10. Check out Pitcher & Piano’s Mezzanine for a modern and stylish meeting room in Bristol


Ideally located on Bristol’s Harbourside, Pitcher & Piano provide an attractive and spacious venue for a wide variety of functions. The Mezzanine, a separate area upstairs with stylish and eclectic décor, is the perfect space for corporate functions and meetings.

The room boasts fantastic views of the Harbourside, plenty of natural light, air conditioning, and easy access to toilets to ensure guests are comfortable throughout their visit. The venue is close to excellent transport links so is a great central meeting room in Bristol, for up to 15 people when in a boardroom style set up.

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11. One of the more elegant meeting rooms in Bristol - the Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin PDR


Overlooking Avon Gorge and boasting fantastic views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin is an elegant venue only a three-minute walk from Clifton Village. As well as incredible views, the Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin also offers various spaces available to hire for meetings, one of which is the private dining room.

The private dining room is on the ground floor of the hotel inside the main restaurant. The elegant space benefits from plenty of natural daylight, air conditioning, a built-in TV, and a spacious break out area. The meeting room is suitable for up to 12 seated people.

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Your guide to booking Bristol's meeting rooms

Meetings in Bristol can be a testing challenge. Like Sisyphus you lumber from one to another, burdened by cheap coffee, stark lighting and those awful PVC chairs that take you back to the classroom. It doesn't have to be like that, though. Bristol is crammed with professional boardrooms, unique and inspiring meeting spaces and work-attuned cafes that will elevate your work culture. Let us at HeadBox take you through the perilous journey of booking a knockout meeting room – you can even take the credit.

Mastering the Bristol meeting room

Meetings are like a good party; you don't know how it's going to go down until people start showing up, but you're going to need a venue for it to take place in. You'll need space for everyone to sit and chat, a projector if you're inviting a presenter and plenty of power outlets. Natural lighting and enticing. refreshments can also keep your Bristol meeting fresh and alert Make sure to stress these requirements in your meeting room brief: the best Bristol meeting rooms will then be able to accommodate the specificities of your corporate gathering.

Not every office is the same. Neither are your attendees. Before booking your Bristol meeting room, consider the work culture of the office and the kind of people who will attend the meeting. A corporate office is going to be a very different venue from a cool, creative agency in the city centre. It's also worth considering participants.

Getting around Bristol

Commuting is never fun, and you should ensure that your Bristol meeting room is conveniently located for all the attendees. If you know many people will be driving in, specify parking as a necessity. Do your colleagues use public transport? Bristol is well connected by intercity buses and national trains, locating your well-planned meeting near a station stop will earn you their gratitude (and the environment will thank you, too).

Budgeting in Bristol

A meeting room budget can be a difficult nut to crack. Bristol's many meeting venues vary in cost. Stay in control by setting your own budget (we'd recommend doing this per person - this way you'll see how much each guest is allocated and you can micromanage the overall spend). Meeting rooms with high-tech amenities (think quality audio-visual equipment, high-back ergonomic leather chairs and a sweeping view of the city skyline) will set you back more, where more minimal meeting rooms may be an option for those brainstorming on a budget. The important thing to remember is that you set the limit: tell us what you're willing to spend and we'll make sure the right Bristol meeting room reaches out to you.

Frequently asked questions

For meeting rooms in Bristol, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:

Smoovin the Cat, The Waterfront – With free tea and coffee, a ping pong table and vibrant wall art, this meeting room will brighten up any meeting (at least a little).

Brunel's Boardroom, Engine Shed – This boardroom seats up to 20 people and is an impressive choice for mid-sized meetings.

A meeting room in Bristol can start at £50 for a short rental of a small basic room, and go up to £500 or more for a day at a swish venue with facilities and catering. There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of hiring a meeting room. How many guests are you planning for? What's the neighbourhood for your meeting? Is the venue for an hour, a day or a week? The good news is that you can find a space for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

There are lots of ways to book a Bristol meeting room. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best meeting rooms in Bristol and let you enjoy your free time. Easy

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