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Royal West of England Academy

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The Royal West of England Academy provides a uniquely sophisticated setting for bespoke Bristol wedding celebrations. Located in the heart of Clifton, this beautiful Grade II* listed historical art gallery can be hired exclusively for exceptional evening receptions.
Hire includes use of the marble landing and stunning balcony overlooking the city.


  • Wifi
  • Art Exhibition
  • Lectern
  • PA
  • Projector
  • Radio Mic
  • Screen
  • Sky Light
  • Balcony
  • Exhibition Entry
  • Lectern
  • Marble Landing
  • PA
  • Projector and Screen
  • Staging Room

 Food And Drink

  • Recommended catering list available


  • Licence extension available
  • TENs Available


  • 150 Cabaret
  • 80 Dinner Dance
  • 300 Standing
  • 150 Theatre


  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Amplified Events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 1700ft2 (158m2)
  • Ceiling height 30ft (9.1m)
  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Space
  • Royal West of England Academy
  • Queen's Road
  • Clifton
  • Bristol
  • BS8 1PX

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Treat your guests to an unforgettable event in the heart of Bristol, set in a magnificent Grade II* listed art gallery with world class exhibitions as a unique backdrop.

From conferences, training days and meetings, to evening wedding receptions, launches, gala dinners or intimate dining, the RWA is a stunning setting for truly special events.

The RWA offers naturally-lit galleries on the first floor that are available for event hire throughout the year. With every hire of the main galleries, we offer an introduction to the current exhibition, giving your guests a unique insight to our show

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