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The Venue

Bristol Zoo's  herbaceous boarder

Clifton Pavilion

With first class catering by Levy and a stunning setting within Bristol Zoo Gardens, the Clifton Pavilion has all the right ingredients to make your event truly memorable and unique.

Easily accessibly by road and rail, the Clifton Pavilion has five rooms that can accommodate from 10 to 120 guests including a purpose built lecture theatre with tiered seating for 119 delegates.

Whether your event is a conference, summer barbecue, Christmas party or training seminar we aim to make it a success and believe that with our excellent catering and friendly and professional staff the Clifton Pavilion is a venue that cannot be matched in or around Bristol.

The Clifton Pavilion is an elegant building with a number of very attractive rooms, varying in size and ambience. Light and airy with high ceilings and a balcony on the first floor, the graceful style of the architecture is as it would have been, when it was purpose-built for grand functions. Now, thoroughly updated and tastefully modernised, the building has a number of rooms that can be laid out to suit all occasions.

Take a virtual tour of the Clifton Pavilion here.

The Clifton Pavilion

Layout

Clifton Suite 
The Clifton Suite is elegant, light and airy, and has a balcony overlooking the pink flamingos, lions and the West Lawn. Beautifully-decorated, this room is situated on the first floor and seats up to 120 people, making it ideal for wedding receptions and banquets.

Lecture Theatre
The purpose-built lecture theatre is right next to the Clifton suite, and provides comfortable, tiered seating for up to 120 people. It’s also fully equipped with a modern audio-visual system.

Garden Room 
This versatile ground floor room, with a fixed bar, has a terrace overlooking the Nectar Garden. With space to accommodate up to 120 people comfortably, the Garden Room is perfect for exhibitions, meetings, receptions and launches.

Council Room 
Situated on the first floor, the Council Room is perfect for smaller meetings in boardroom style, or for use as a break out space. It’s also makes an ideal place for a buffet lunch, or a fine dining experience.

Members Room
This ground floor room is ideal for small functions and is often used as a quiet room or crèche – to keep the children amused on your wedding day!

Zoo grounds hire

Bristol Zoo's stunning grounds and flowers

Zoo grounds hire

For an event your guests will never forget, you can hire the entire zoo grounds and party the night away to the sounds of our resident Asiatic lions or the call of our agile gibbons.

Set in 12-acres of beautiful grounds, Bristol Zoo is an ideal all-year round venue. Holding an event with us provides your clients, guests, or team members with a unique and inspiring setting. Hiring the zoo grounds is perfect for any event, from family fun days relaxing on the lawns with a barbeque, to the glitz and glamour of a formal dinner dance. And with over 450 species of exotic and endangered animals to see, Bristol Zoo has something for everyone.

First-class catering

With first-class catering by Levy, and a stunning setting within Bristol Zoo Gardens, the Clifton Pavilion has all the right ingredients to make your event truly memorable and unique. In fact, we believe our unique position, coupled with excellent catering (using fresh, local ingredients) and friendly, professional staff makes us a venue that can’t be matched in or around Bristol.

Whether your event is a conference, summer barbecue, Christmas party or training seminar, we aim to make it a success.

How it works

Although managed and operated by Milburns, the Clifton Pavilion is part of Bristol Zoo Gardens, which is a non-profit making conservation and education charity. A proportion of the profits made by the Clifton Pavilion, go directly to fund the important conservation and education work of Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Contact

To book your event or arrange a viewing of the Clifton Pavilion please call us on 0117 923 8332 or email levyrestaurants@bristolzoo.org.uk

For grounds hire enquiries please call Libby Charlton on 0117 974 7342 or email lcharlton@bristolzoo.org.uk