Gay-Friendly / Same-Sex / LGBTQ Wedding Venues in Bristol
Reasons to Get Married in Bristol
Your wedding venue should make a statement about you as a couple. It’s more than just opting for an outdoor wedding, a hotel wedding, a beachfront wedding (and so on). Choosing your wedding venue is also about the location you hold your wedding! If you aren’t planning on jetting off to a tropical country to tie the knot, you have to think carefully about where in the UK you want to get married. Why not consider Bristol?
Listed as one of the happiest places in the UK to live, Bristol is a bustling city in the heart of the West Country. While Bristol is famous nationally for its cider and quirky accent, there’s so much more to it than that. There is a heap of gay-friendly wedding venues in Bristol that range from chic hotels, to stately homes and mansions.
Part of the charm of Bristol is that it is situated in the picturesque South West – the part of England you usually retreat to for your staycation holiday – while still being reasonably well connected to the rest of the UK via motorways. While thinking about motorways isn’t the most romantic thing, it’s good to know that it’ll be easy to transport everything to your big day, from the bespoke suits to the custom wedding cake, and the veils to the mother-of-the-brides.
Aside from logistics, being situated in the South West also makes Bristol unique. There’s a reason Bristol so often tops the list of the best place to live in England – the people are some of the friendliest in the country, meaning you’ll have no problems if you can’t find something and need to ask a local for directions. The relaxed atmosphere of the South West countryside is married to the eccentric, wild lifestyle of Bristol, making it the perfectly unique place to tie the knot. Not to mention, the range of venues are incredible – from stately to simple, Bristol has it all.
Here are some interesting facts about Bristol to sweeten the deal:
1. The infamous pirate Blackbeard was born in Bristol, and once had a hideaway there! It was located in a cave under St. Mary Redcliffe Church.
2. Are you environmentally conscious? Bristol is the only city in the UK to have won the European Green Capital Award! It won in 2015.
3. Bristol is the biggest manufacturer of Hot Air Balloons. The annual Balloon Fiesta happens every August, and is a true spectacle.
4. If you’re into street art, you’ll already know that Banksy hails from Bristol. His artwork can be seen around the town, and if you’re lucky enough to have one on your garden wall, your house price can soar (providing the council don’t paint over it!)
For information on the legalities of getting married (Eg. Informing the registrar of your "Intent to Marry") please look at the Bristol City Council Website