Meetings & Events

Clifton Pavilion

Meetings & Events

The Clifton Pavilion also offers a completely unique setting to host all kind of events such as conferences, exhibitions, dinners, family celebrations and Summer & Christmas parties – to name just a few! The building features five rooms over two floors, all of which benefit from natural daylight. The Clifton Pavilion offers a versatile space, fantastic seasonal food and a day which will live long in the memory of your guests.

There’s on-site parking, outside space for team building, easy access from the motorway, a team of event coordinators to help you deliver your day and access to the Zoo included in your booking.

No matter the type of event you are looking to the host, The Clifton Pavilion has a wide range of facilities it is able to offer! The team here look forward to hearing from you and working alongside you to create the perfect event.

Conference & Meetings

The Lecture Theatre

A purpose-built venue ideal for hosting lectures, presentations & seminars. With tiered seating for 119 people, the Lecture Theatre incorporates a built in LCD projector, DVD/CD/VHS player, PC, 3m x 4m screen, sound system with mics, along with a lectern inbuilt onto the stage. There is then the adjoining Clifton Suite – perfect space for refreshment breaks and lunch or hosting trade stands and exhibition.

The Clifton Suite

Elegant light and airy – the perfect place for your meeting. The room has a high vaulted ceiling emphasised by sparkling chandeliers and high arched windows with doors that open out on to a beautiful balcony overlooking the Nectar Garden and Flamingos. Capacity of to 90 delegates cabaret layout.

The Garden Room

A versatile space with doors that open out on to the terrace to allow direct access into the Zoo grounds. Capacity of to 70 delegates cabaret layout.

The Council Room

A fixed boardroom table and offers views overlooking the Zoo grounds and flamingos. It is great for meetings or to be used breakout room. Capacity of 20 delegates.

The Members Room

Adjacent to the Garden Room and is ideal when used for seminars and meetings. Capacity of up to 10 delegates.


Whether you are looking to host a gala dinner, dinner party, family occasion, life celebration, awards ceremony or prom, our event spaces here at the Zoo can cater for your needs.

Bristol Zoo is the ideal, all year round venue. Set in 12-acres of beautiful, award-winning grounds, holding private functions here gives you an unrivalled opportunity to provide your guests with something completely unique and inspiring.

To complement the beautiful surroundings, we offer exquisite food, prepared by our brigade of chefs, using the finest locally sourced, sustainable and ethical ingredients available. Our experienced team here are also on-hand to offer advice and support throughout, to make sure your day is a stress-free experience and perfect in every way.

  • Complimentary access into Bristol Zoo Gardens until 7.30pm (April – September)
  • On-site parking
  • Why not hire one of our animal houses for your drinks reception?

All inclusive packages and bespoke options available