The Avon Gorge Hotel undoubtedly boasts one of the best views in the UK. It is no wonder that this Bristol hotel has become a top venue for brides and grooms looking for the perfect spot to tie the knot.
Nestled in the heart of fashionable Clifton village with stunning views of the Grade 1 listed Suspension Bridge, the rolling Somerset hills and the prodigious expanse of the Gorge, it is easy to see why the Avon Gorge Hotel is one of the South West’s most loved wedding venues.
With its light spacious rooms, private terraces, unparalleled views and opulent interiors the hotel can offer couples the perfect setting for their special day. Licensed for both wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships the hotel is able to cater for both large-scale gatherings of 100 guests to more intimate affairs. All wedding ceremony and reception rooms enjoy a spectacular view of the Gorge and Suspension Bridge, these provide a stunning backdrop for photography as well as add a sense of grandeur to the occasion. Wedding parties will often venture up on to the view point just outside the hotel to take full advantage of the scenery and unique panorama.
General Manager, Guillaume Lesage said: “We are very much of the opinion that ‘yes is the answer, now what is the question’. If it is achievable then we will try to achieve it. We realise how important and momentous a wedding day is, the bride has often been dreaming of this day her whole life and so we want to be able to make dreams come true.”
Every prospective couples will meet with a member of the Wedding Team who are dedicated to help guide and advise through the various set packages or pick and choose to create something completely bespoke. Whether it is opting for a favourite cocktail as a welcome drink or picking a selection of nostalgic childhood puddings as a dessert the choice is theirs. Most packages include a bridal suite with a Gorge view as standard and there are numerous options for friends and family who may be attending from afar and need accommodation.
The private dining rooms in the hotel are perfect for the pre and post wedding celebrations; the engagement announcement, the ‘meet the parents’ dinner or the first anniversary trip down memory lane. Some couples also like to settle in before the big day with an intimate family meal on the eve of the wedding or relax and recuperate with a restorative lunch on the day after their nuptials.
The hotel can accommodate parties up to 100 for a formal wedding breakfast or 120 for a more informal arrangement. Evening receptions of up to 200 guests can enjoy a BBQ or hog roast on the heated terrace overlooking the gorge, with the Suspension Bridge lit up as a dramatic backdrop.
Wedding showcase evenings are regularly held to allow couples and their families get a feel for the hotel and it’s offering or complimentary tours of the hotel are recommended along with and a detailed consultation with a member of the wedding team. The hotel also hosts a number of Wedding Fayres throughout the year that are extremely well attended and offer prospective couples the chance to meet regular suppliers and be inspired for their big day.
With such a wonderful setting, spectacular backdrop and attentive staff it is no wonder that countless couples choose to celebrate their wedding at the hotel.
Wedding packages start at £2,995 for a Bronze package for 50 guests. For more information please visit www.theavongorge.com/weddings