The venue, the staff, the service, the food - it was all utter perfection. The staff made me feel so special and welcome, and nothing was too much trouble.
The team did a great job with arranging our decor and the rooms looked stunning! The little touches definitely didn't go without being noticed The food was beautiful, and the waiters and waitresses were really attentive to everyone's needs.
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Bristol Pavilion July this year. We absolutely loved the Zoo and we felt the venue was very personal to us.
We had a fantastic wedding reception at the Clifton Pavilion. The team did a great job making sure everything ran smoothly and exactly how we wanted it. Loads of our guests said how much they enjoyed the food and how they had a really good day.
I cannot fault the venue or most importantly service we received throughout the planning of our wedding and the day itself.
We had many suppliers who helped to make our day so special but none of this would have been possible without the help of the zoo to bring it all together for us.
Thank you to all the zoo events team for making our celebration such a memorable one!
Polly and Dan Courtney met back in 2007. They finally tied the knot on 28th November 2015 at the beautiful Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The rain poured, but no amount of rain could dampen their spirits during their very special day. We speak to the happy couple to find out more.
Dan proposed completely unexpectedly (a challenge after 8 years together!) on the riverside in Bath.
We live in London so spent an intense weekend viewing about 6 venues in the Bristol area. The Clifton Pavilion really stood out as it offered a unique setting, a beautiful venue and somewhere where we could have everything under one roof from the ceremony right through to the evening reception, without breaking the bank! It was quite important for us to have somewhere with lots of accommodation options nearby as we had guests travelling from all over the world so Clifton was the perfect option.
The team at Bristol Zoo Gardens were fantastic from start to finish. From showing us around (and letting us have a sneaky look around the zoo for free!), to helping with mapping out the smooth running of the day we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The support we received on the day from the on-site co-ordinator, Alice was absolutely priceless too, she really went above and beyond even going out into the pouring rain to escort our guests in under umbrellas.
The food was delicious. It was really nice to be able to slightly tweak the menu offered by the team at the zoo to create some sharing platters and we had so many compliments on the day from family and friends.
So hard to choose as we absolutely loved every minute but the ceremony was very, very special.
The day completely surpassed all our expectations. It is so special to have everyone you care most about in one room, having a great time and created some moments we will never forget.
Honestly, no! Everything ran completely to plan and even the torrential rain outside couldn’t dampen our spirits.
Don’t lose sight of the fact that ultimately you’re marrying the love of your life, so don’t overly stress about the little details and do what feels right for you both. On the day itself, try and make some time for just the 2 of you and sit back and take it all in!