13 Places To Host Your Christmas Party In Bristol

13 Places To Host Your Christmas Party In Bristol

Posted on: 08 Nov 2019

Whether you’re planning work’s Christmas do, a family-get-together or a festive blow out with your mates, we’re all on the lookout for that perfect party venue.


But it can be difficult to wade through the dozens of private hire venues and function rooms on offer in Bristol, so we’ve done the hard work for you. 


From waterfront venues with festive brunches to a vintage bowling alley, here’s an extensive list of our favourite places in Bristol to throw a seasonal soiree. (Thank us later!) 

But you better be quick, Christmas is just around the corner! Don't expect these venues to hang around for long. 

Where To Host Your Christmas Party in Bristol

The King Street Brew House | 13 Welsh Back, BS1 4RR


Every weekend, hordes of pub-goers flock to King Street: a C17th street off Welsh Back waterside. So, why not hold your party at the street's crown jewel venue, The Kings Street Social? The King Street Brew House comes armed with a variety of versatile function spaces, party packages and more. 


Why not reserve a table on the ground floor for your small meet up or book out The Tank Room for a bigger bash? You can watch live sports in The Tank Room, too! Explore the rest of The King Street Brew House's hire spaces here.

The King Street Brew House: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

Smoke & Mirrors Boutique Magic Bar | 8 Denmark St, BS1 5DQ


Looking to give your party the gift of the giggle this Christmas? Smoke & Mirrors might be the place for you. Tucked away in the heart of Bristol's theatre district, Smoke & Mirrors is a boutique magic and comedy theatre hosting primed magicians, alongside established and emerging comedians.


From prosecco-filled receptions to late-night magic shows and pizza, Smoke & Mirrors offers a large range of party packages. Find out more here. 

Smoke & Mirrors: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

The Lanes | 22 Nelson St, BS1 2LE


Eat, drink and bowl: The Lanes is one of Bristol's ultimate party venues. Situated in the heart of the city centre, The Lanes is an ultra-cool vintage bowling alley-turned bar, gig space and pizzeria. 


Armed with a sound system, DJ equipment, a karaoke room and pool tables, The Lanes can accommodate groups of up to 500! Visit the website to find out more. 

The Lanes: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

The Cloak & Dagger | 182-184 Cheltenham Rd, BS6 5RB


Nowhere says 'quirky' quite like The Cloak and Dagger. A new events space for Bristol, you'll find The Clock & Dagger on Cheltenham Road, just a stone's throw away from the city's leading clubs, bars and eateries.


Spread over an impressive five rooms, and with the space to accommodate up to 120 people, The Cloak & Dagger is a perfect party venue. The townhouse venue has two floors available for hire, with a full sound system in both. Not only that, but it has two large bars, catering options and an in-house magician. Find out more. 

The Cloak & Dagger: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

The Golden Guinea | 19 Guinea St, BS1 6SX


Just a stone's throw away from Temple Meads and the city centre, The Golden Guinea is a cosy party spot with a top location.


A traditional pub setting with a modern edge, the Guinea's team have had over 10 years' experience in functions; you can expect a full PA system, catering options and space to invite up to 80 guests. Visit the website to find out more. 

Golden Guinea: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

The Prince Street Social | 37-41 Prince St, BS1 4PS


The Kings Street Brew House's sister venue, The Prince Street Social is a cosy, stylish venue just a stone's throw away from some of the city's best bars, theatres and attractions.


With the capacity to host both large and smaller parties, the Prince Street venue is gearing up for the Christmas season with a festive menu, alongside boozy bottomless brunches and buffets to be enjoyed throughout December. Sound good? Find out more here. 

The Prince Street Social: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

Basement 45 | 8 Frogmore St, BS1 5NA


For the ravers among us, why not throw a party inside one of Bristol's best-loved clubs? Basement 45 isn't just a hotspot for late-night DJ sets, after all. The Den, which is a more intimate, 75-capacity space, comes equipped with a bar, booths and sound system.


Whether you're looking to host some cocktail-making classes or a full-blown party, Basement 45 has got you covered. Visit the website for more information.

Basement 45: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

Buttermilk & Maple | 5-7 Welsh Back, BS1 4SP


Located on Bristol's famous Welsh Back waterfront, Buttermilk and Maple is a stylish cafe-bar armed with some tasty party packages. Did someone say Christmas brunch?


Buttermilk & Maple are renowned for their brunch, so they've decided to put a festive twist on the usual menu. Orange and cranberry pancakes, Yorkshire pudding benedict – it's a no-brainer! To discover Buttermilk and Maple's other party package options, visit the website.

Buttermilk & Maple: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

The Rummer | All Saints Ln, BS1 1JH


Despite the name, The Rummer isn't just about rum - it's a gin micro-distillery, too. A Bristol institution and the pioneer of Bristol's cocktail scene, The Rummer is a suave place to bring your guests this Christmas. Why not take part in some of their festive gin-tasting?


With the ability to accommodate up to 26 gin-lovers, The Rummer's gin-tasting sessions guide explore the gins of local producers, as well as their own. Get in touch with The Rummer's team to find out more.

The Rummer Hotel: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

The Trap (at The Crown) | 10 All Saints Ln, BS1 1JH


The Crown dates back to the 1700s, and is a vital venue with regards to Bristol's alternative music scene. A more recent addition to the premises is The Trap, a stylish private hire space.


Complete with its own private entrance, bar and toilets, The Trap can accommodate up to 100 people. It comes complete with a PA system, and big HD screens linked to Sky and BT sports! Find out more.

The Trap: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

Flipside Cocktail Club | 109 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2PB


Flipside Cocktail Club on Whiteladies Road serves some of the city's best cocktails. Equipped with a mezzanine available for hire, Flipside is the logical choice for cocktail-loving cohorts. Head here to learn more. 
Flipside Cocktail Club: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

Steam Bristol | Clifton Down Station, Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2PN


A quirky and cosy beer hall behind Clifton Down station with a tapas pop-up, Steam has become a place for big group gatherings.


Armed with a (heated!) outdoor area, sprawling indoor space and an Irish snug available for full venue hire, it's another good place to host your festive get-together. Steam can take bookings for up to 30 people, whilst their Irish snug, Shebeen, can accommodate up to 50. Find out more. 

Steam: Where To Host Your Christmas Party

Fiddlers | Willway St, BS3 4BG


It's one of Bristol's best-loved nightspots: Fiddlers, a quirky gig space and bar in BS3, started life in 1994. What was once a C18th prison is now a 450-capacity music venue, hosting talent from across the globe. But when there's not a gig at Fiddlers, the space is also available for private hire. Get in touch to find out more. 

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Kate Hutchison

Kate Hutchison, co-Editor 365Bristol.com & Editor 365Bath.com 

Kate is a recent Philosophy graduate and freelance writer with a passion for digital content, music and lifestyle journalism. Find Kate in a coffee shop, on Twitter or email kate@365bristol.com