The best venues in the South West for all your conference and business event needs

Here at EventFULL, we are committed to removing all the stress from finding the perfect venue for your event, whatever your business needs may be. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable location in which to host a conference, training course, business lunch or sales seminar, or need a stunning venue complete with beautiful grounds, fine dining, and 18-hole golf courses in which to wow and network, our guides to the very best places across the UK are essential to ensuring your meeting or event runs smoothly.

Making your life that much easier, we have compiled a list of 10 of our favourite venues across the South West that deserve your consideration when booking your next meeting or conference.


With its unbeatable location in the heart of one of the country’s most captivated cities, The Bristol Hotel combines a modernist façade with a warm and contemporary interior to create a truly one-of-a-kind venue. Both a leisure and business destination, this boutique hotel is able to host any kind of event. Set against the harbour backdrop, the venue offers nine elegantly appointed rooms, a generous-sized lobby, break-out areas, on-site parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and a highly experienced on-site events team.


If you need the perfect venue to host your business meeting or conference, Tracey Park is the ideal place for you. With its relaxed environment and high standard of service, you’ll be able to get on with business without having to worry that everything isn’t up to the necessary high-standards you’d expect. With a range of meeting rooms capable of comfortably seating 150 people, if you need to put on a conference, training course, product launch, or sales seminar, Tracy Park has got you covered. Situated within 240 acres of beautiful parkland and featuring two 18-hole golf courses, this handsome hotel is guaranteed to impress your guests.


A modern and unique conference and events venue and home to Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club, the Bristol Pavilion is situated less than a mile from the city centre with great transport links. Home to a comprehensive range of conference, meeting, and event facilities including suites with stunning views of the grounds, this venue is capable of accommodating up to 350 guests. It is also able to provide audio-visual equipment when needed and experienced technicians are available upon request.


Just five miles from Bath and cocooned within the rolling Wiltshire countryside is the magnificent Cumberwell Park. A family-run venue with numerous meeting rooms for guests to utilise, Cumberwell Park offers a tailor-made package perfectly suited to your particular needs. Combining the charm of a traditional Wiltshire barn with state-of-the-art IT facilities including projector and free Wi-Fi, whether you want to hold a small training day or you’re planning a seminar for a large group of up to 150, Cumberwell Park can accommodate. Also, after a busy day of meetings, you can network and relax on the venues’ 45-hole golf course.


Bath’s Historic Venues offers a wide range of delightful and unique settings for drinks receptions, dinners, conferences and exhibitions. Originally built for hospitality and entertainment, you’ll be enchanted by the atmosphere of the Roman Baths or the Georgian elegance of the Assembly Rooms.

The city’s premier conference and meeting venue, The Assembly Rooms boasts a stunning Georgian interior with a capacity of accommodating up to 500 delegates and the historic Roman Baths provides a magical setting for a truly memorable event. With its steaming waters and flickering torches, the Roman Baths is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind, and unforgettable setting guaranteed to stun.

In addition to these buildings, Bath’s Historic Venues also manages the Guildhall and Victoria Art Gallery, both of which are perfect venues for conferences, dinners, and drinks receptions.


An award-winning AA-rosetted restaurant situated in a show-stopping Georgian building, No. 4 Clifton Village provides an unforgettable setting for summer parties, receptions and other intimate events up to 50 guests. Sitting alongside the main road up towards Clifton Down, easily accessible by bus from the centre of Bristol, and just a short stroll from Clifton Down train station, this contemporary restaurant comprises a modern indoor space and a sprawling secret garden. Taking inspiration from British and European cuisine, the à la carte, buffet, and canapé menus showcase the freshest culinary trends with a famed barbecue available on warmer days.

On-site accommodation at The Rodney Hotel also allows guests to extend their stay.


One of Bristol’s best party venues, Racks Bar & Kitchen truly stands out from the crowd. With a wide selection of varied and unique contemporary spaces perfect for business meetings, conferences, company socials, team building, summer parties, and award dinners, Racks can individually tailor a package with food and drink options perfect for your needs.  In the venue’s relaxed and professional surroundings, you can accompany your meeting with tea, coffee and light bites, or take your pick from the delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner menus.

For private parties, larger meetings and dinners, choose the playroom. With its own bar, terrace and entrance, it can seat up to 55 people. For a secluded space for private dining or intimate meetings, opt for the unique playroom cubby, and for informal gatherings, choose the intimate speak-easy area.


Stylish and versatile, The Square Club is the perfect venue for any occasion. Proudly situated in Clifton’s elegant Berkeley Square, this private members club, with its warm and contemporary interior, can be hired exclusively for groups of all sizes. Ideal for presentations, meetings and dinners, The Square Kitchen has an impressive seated capacity of 120 when used in conjunction with the lounger, a space well-suited for informal meetings, canapé receptions and networking events. When the weather is warmer, take your event out to the 80-seated terrace where hog roasts, barbecues and drinks receptions can be provided.


The Clifton Sausage is a charming venue located in the heart of Clifton. Passionate about providing first-class food, top-notch service, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all, the ethos at this venue is to serve delicious British fare at an international standard. The perfect place to host an event, whether you’re looking for a venue to pop by for a breakfast meeting, a working lunch, or a private dinner, the Clifton Sausage can cater to your every need.

The classy and comforting interior furnished with candles, warming yellow and blue walls, and pine tables will set the mood and allow you to truly chill out. Wow your guests with sausages filled with Cotswold lamb, mint and apricot, or pork, apples and black pudding, along with a selection of classic British dishes such as braised shoulder of Wiltshire lamb and slow-roasted belly or pork.


A sleek and sophisticated venue matching its stunning surroundings, Aquila has made a significant mark on the Bristol dining scene. Perfectly positioned for get-togethers, business lunches and office lunches, this Italian restaurant, hailed as Bristol’s best European restaurant at the Bristol Good Food Awards in 2015, offers very reasonably priced set menus for group bookings and office lunch menus coming in at an absolute steal – just £6.95 for one course. If you’re planning an event for a larger group up to 100, the friendly team are more than happy to help and will be able to help you organise a fantastic event with some of the best food Bristol has to offer. Spread over two floors, this spacious and chic venue has more than enough room to accommodate both small and large parties.


For a more comprehensive list of the very best venues across the South West, be sure to pick up a free copy of our EventFULL South West Guide or search our website.

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