Hosting a drinks reception in Bristol
Bristol is one of the most exciting cities in the UK. With an eclectic mix of old and new, you will find a venue to suit all tastes, however acquired. We've collected some of our favourite drinks reception venues in Bristol to make event planning easier for you.
Bristol is a vibrant city filled with a rich history, beautiful architecture and interesting people, as well as a diverse range of restaurants, bars and parks. The city is also well connected by rail to London and Wales, while Bristol Airport offers flights to many European cities.
The city's central location has made it a popular choice for companies looking to host drinks receptions in the South West.
Holding a drinks reception is an excellent way to get people together in a relaxed atmosphere and create an opportunity for a great deal of networking. They are also just fun! You don't need to spend a fortune on canapés or entertainment, just a few drinks and the right venue will do the trick.
Things to think about when planning a drinks reception
Before you start planning your event there are a few things you should think about.
How many people are you expecting?
The number of people attending will have an impact on where you hold your event and what type of venue you require. It is therefore important to have a rough idea of how many guests are likely to be attending your event when searching for a venue. This will help whittle down the options that are available and ensure that the venue that you choose can accommodate all of your guests and their needs.
Are there any special requirements?
Once you have chosen a date and time for your event, it is important to consider any special requirements you may have from the venue. For example, do you require disabled access or do any of your guests have dietary restrictions? Is there a specific room layout that would help make the event more enjoyable for all? Listing these requirements in advance will help ensure that the venue you choose has everything required to make the occasion run smoothly.
Will drinks be served at this event?
If alcohol is going to be served at the event then it is important to ensure that the venue is licensed for this purpose. If not, then this may put a halt to any plans for serving alcohol or instead restrict the times in which it can be held. Make sure to double-check licences with the venue you pick.
Out top 3 Bristol venues
Many people ask us what our three favourite venues in Bristol are for hosting a drinks reception and we always answer Barrelhouse, JK's Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, and Propyard.
Barrelhouse is located in the heart of Bristol city centre and with its stripped-back industrial look, it is the perfect venue for anyone who wants to inject a bit of rustic style into their event. They also have plenty of food options if you want something to eat too!
JK's Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is another great option when it comes to holding a drinks reception in Bristol. This restaurant has a great atmosphere and serves up some delicious tapas dishes if you want something to nibble on. The restaurant is split into two floors so there is plenty of space to accommodate your guests.
Propyard is an amazing venue that specialises in hosting a variety of events including parties and wedding receptions. Their event space can host up to 350 guests and offers entertainment including live music, circus acts, DJs and much more! If you're looking for somewhere different then this place will definitely not disappoint!
Booking a venue with us
We want to make it easy for you to find the perfect venue for your event. That’s why you simply browse through our favourite Bristol venues and when you see something that might be a match for your drinks reception you just use the heart icon to save it in your shortlist. From there you can send out all enquiries at the same time so you don’t waste any time. When you start getting responses you’ll see what the best option for you is. Simple as that!
If you don’t find the perfect venue here
We have plenty more resources to help you find the very best venue. You can get help from our concierge with everything in your venue search completely free of charge. You can also have a look at our roundup of iconic party venues in Bristol or secret bars in Bristol. You can also check out other event spaces like birthday parties or other cities like Manchester. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more help!