Hello and welcome to my new series on urban wedding venues. I love an urban wedding so I thought I would put together a series of blogs showcasing my favourite venues that I have found on my travels in the urban wedding jungle. I haven’t photographed a wedding at all of these venues, but I really want to. To start the series I have picked out and researched four of my favourite Bristol wedding venues. Below you will find the essential info for each of my favourite venues. I have also found out as to whether they are dog-friendly!

M Shed

Image credits to www.larissajoice.co.uk

Venue address:  Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Person to contact re weddings: Wedding Coordinator [email protected]

Are they dog friendly? Just guide dogs.

Capacity: Theatre style 220, Cabaret style 140, Banqueting style 180

Catering / corkage: All catering is provided onsite and you can download their details here.

Have a stalk: Website / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube

Arnos Vale Cemetery

 Photography credit: www.larissajoice.co.uk

Venue address:  Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, West Lodge, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol,

Person to contact re weddings: Kat McConnell (Wedding Coordinator) [email protected]or [email protected]

Are they dog friendly? Yes – for our woodland ceremonies only. Unfortunately we don’t allow pets inside the buildings.

Capacity: Anglican Chapel Can seat up to 100 guests (120 for evening reception), Speilman Centre can seat up to 80 guests (140 for evening reception, which includes the hire of the Atrium Cafe) Woodland wedding 60 guests

Catering / corkage: All catering is provided by our fantastic onsite caterer, Kate’s Kitchen. They offer flexible, locally sourced menus with corkage options and with over 10 years experience, they really know their stuff!

Have a stalk: Website

Grain Barge

Photography credit: Phil Watson Photography (used with permission by the venue)

Venue address: Mardyke Wharf Hotwell Rd Hotwells Bristol, BS8 4RU

Person to contact re weddings: 0117 929 9347 [email protected]

Are they dog friendly? Dog friendly in top deck only, not in the restaurant or main bar

Capacity 100

Catering / corkage: bar and buffet menu available

Have a stalk: Website / Facebook

Mud Dock

Photography credit: used with permission by the venue

Venue address: Mud Dock Limited 40 The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Person to contact re weddings: 0117 934 9734 / [email protected]

Are they dog friendly? Yes

Capacity: 100 Restaurant 50 on terrace

Catering / corkage: Full bar and kitchen all options available buffet/canapés/sit down service, depending on number of guests. Drinks bar service/waiting service available. Corkage options available.

Have a stalk: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


Photography credit: Neil Pollock Photography (used with permission by the venue)

Address: Verve Events, The Airstream, Main Courtyard, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH

Person to contact re weddings: 
Michele Jetzer [email protected] / 0117 9714320

Are they dog friendly? Yes

Capacity: 80 – 100

Catering / corkage: Relish are the in-house catering company. They can provide corkage for guests to cover the glass hire, staff to pour and chilling of wine and bubbles.

So, get in touch if you are planning to get married in any of these Bristol wedding venues, or any others in the area. I specialise in urban wedding photography for couples wanting to have fun. Check out my portfolio and prices to learn more.


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