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10 steps to planning your Perfect Wedding at The Bristol

The ultimate guide

Are you looking for a cool, contemporary, waterside wedding venue in the city of Bristol? Look no further than The Bristol. With its stunning ballrooms and designated wedding coordinator who is constantly on hand to guide you through the wedding planning process, The Bristol couldn’t be a better place to have your big day. 

Your 10-step wedding planning guide

Weddings at The Bristol Hotel


Step 1. Wedding Style

Contemporary or rustic? Big party or intimate cocktail? The first step is to consider your ideal guest list, budget, style of wedding and time of year.

Step 2. The Venue

Get in touch with our wedding coordinator at The Bristol who will be delighted to show you all the possibilities for making your day personal to you and your fiancé. Take your pick from three recently revamped ballroom layouts, accommodating wedding parties from 100 to 300. Simply relax and allow our highly experienced team to inspire your wedding plans. 

Step 3. Simple Elegant Wedding Packages

Choose from four generous wedding packages; Lace, Pearl, Diamond or the beautiful Winter Wedding. Wedding packages are the ideal solution for carefree wedding planning. The Bristol's wedding coordinator has carefully curated a checklist of essential wedding day items and created fabulous value-for-money packages. We aim to make the whole process less overwhelming and more enjoyable for you.

The Bristol Hotel - River Grille set for wedding (2000x1218)

River Grille set up for a wedding

Diamond Wedding Package The Diamond Wedding Package takes any stress out of your wedding day with the help of our dedicated wedding coordinator who will guide you through the planning process. For £64.50 per person you will get a Champagne and canapé reception; three-course wedding breakfast with wine; a wedding cake and decorations, such as chair sashes, name place cards and candelabras. Plus, we'll throw in a Bridal Suite with breakfast and a one-year anniversary stay at the hotel with dinner and breakfast as an added treat! 

Lace Package Kick-start your wedding reception with a house cocktail, handed to your guests on arrival as they walk up a red carpet, followed by a three-course wedding breakfast with coffee and chocolates, a glass of wine and sparkling wine for the toasts. Stay overnight in a Superior Room and celebrate your first day of married life with an English breakfast. A wedding cake, placecards, linen and candles are also included in the price. The Lace wedding package is £44.50 per guest. 

Inclusive Wedding Package For £3,500 The Bristol will take care of everything for you, from the little details like flower arrangements on the registrar table, to placecards, menus and chair covers. Arrival cocktails, a three-course wedding breakfast for 40 guests, evening buffet for 80 guests and sparkling wine for toasts are all included, plus a DJ, disco, dance floor, uplighters and Master of Ceremonies. Stay overnight in one of our lovely bedrooms, wake up to an English breakfast and offer your guests discounted room rates. For full details of our wedding packages and terms and conditions click here

Step 4. Wedding Menus

So you’ve chosen your ideal wedding package - what next? Simply choose your menus according to your package. The Bristol has the advantage of using a separate kitchen for weddings and events, which means that we are able to meet the specific requirements of ethnic cuisines or dietary intolerances. You can even choose to self-cater your wedding if you wish.

Wedding bouquet


Step 5. Wedding Suppliers in Bristol

Rest assured our local knowledge means that we only work with the best wedding suppliers in Bristol. We’ve vetted them and trust that they will be able to deliver a truly memorable service. Explore our preferred florist, photographer, DJ and designer here 

Step 6. Fix the date

Secure your date. It can often be difficult to get everyone you love in the same place at the same time, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. Talk to us about provisionally securing your ideal date.

Step 7. Menu tasting

With your wedding venue booked and package chosen, it’s time to let the menu tasting begin! The Bristol prides itself on providing truly remarkable wedding breakfasts and evening party food. Evening party food is a particularly fun affair at The Bristol. Choose from hog roast barbeques, finger food or hot fork.

Step 8. Wedding Guest Accommodation in Bristol

Your guests may be travelling from far and wide to celebrate your special day. The Bristol offers contemporary boutique hotel accommodation in the heart of the city’s vibrant waterfront area. The hotel is easily accessible, only 5 minutes from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station and 25 minutes from Bristol Parkway Rail Station and Airport. There is also on-site car parking.  

Step 9. Plan your wedding photography

The Bristol and the hotel’s surrounding areas provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs. Whether you want cool harbourside views, a cosmopolitan cityscape or romantic parks and gardens, Bristol has it all. For indoor photography, the hotel has stunning floor to ceiling windows giving plenty of natural light into the event rooms.

Step 10. Enjoy your wedding day at The Bristol

Every wedding package at The Bristol includes a dedicated wedding coordinator and event manager. We’ll be by your side every step of the way to ensure that your day is exactly how you want it. Planning a wedding can seem overwhelming at first - but not at The Bristol. Our three wedding packages are designed to give you simplicity and elegance in one of the most impressive wedding venues in the city. 

Planning your wedding? Get in touch today to discuss our wedding packages, tweet your wedding ideas to us @BristolDoyle or check out our Facebook page where we often post wedding inspiration.