Art gallery wedding

The Royal West of England Academy provides a sophisticated and unique wedding venue in the heart of Bristol.

 Located in Clifton, this beautiful Grade II* listed historic art gallery can be hired exclusively for exceptional evening wedding receptions for up to 140 guests.  

 Hire includes the main galleries, along with the impressive foyer and west facing balcony. The marble entrance hall and stairwell provides the perfect backdrop for photographs.

 A dedicated Events Manager will work closely with you, offering advice and support to help plan the perfect day. 


We recommend award winning caterers Papadeli to provide most memorable food for your big day, who have a great deal of experience serving delicious food within our spaces. 

You can find further details on Wedding or Party Feast Packages below. 

Further Information

To find out more and arrange a visit to our space please contact Ella at 

We were very happy with you and all the wonderful staff at the RWA, who could not do enough for us in the preceding days and the days just after, not forgetting the Wedding day itself! What a wonderful venue, we have been very lucky. Everything was perfect. Wedding Party, June 2022 




Learn more about the UK's only regional Royal Academy of Art

Our Spaces

Impressive spaces for canapé receptions, intimate dinners, meetings and conferences

Our History

Find out why our beautiful Grade II* listed building was erected in 1858

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Experience art exhibitions, events, art classes and family workshops at Bristol's first art gallery and across the city