Brunel’s SS Great Bristol Venue Hire BS1
Hold an event to remember on the ship that changed the world. The beautifully restored ship lies in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, and offers some of the most spectacular views in the region.
With versatile spaces both above and below deck, Brunel’s SS Great Britain is the perfect venue to hire for your wedding, corporate event, gala dinner or drinks reception. In addition, holding your event with us means you are also supporting us as a charity.
Celebrate on board in first class style. Available for drinks receptions, dinners and celebrations the SS Great Britain offers you the perfect setting for a memorable evening.Packages
Brunel’s SS Great Britain Christmas Parties
Host a Christmas party with a difference on Brunel’s SS Great Britain and enjoy great food and entertainment at Bristol’s most unique and exciting venue. From small lunches to exclusive hire of the ship they can cater for large companies or smaller firms as well as friends and family groups.
All guests are welcome to explore the ship or the steward can provide tours. Their events coordinators can recommend a range of entertainment options including a lively DJ or elegant band, and they can help plan your most memorable Christmas event ever.
Join Brunel’s SS Great Britain for your summer celebration. Our summer party package includes hire of either the Dockyard or Harbourside Kitchen, both spaces boast stunning views and outdoor space right on the harbours edge.
This intimate space offers indoor seating for up to 30 whilst outside you can catch the sun in our stunning harbourside seating area alongside the majestic SS Great Britain.
The Harbourside Kitchen, seating 60 guests, is a bright and spacious area with a balcony over looking the harbourside and outdoor seating.
Conferences and meetings
From small meetings to large conferences, our state of the art facilites and meeting rooms in Bristol are set within the historic dockyard provide the perfect setting to inspire event attendees.
Take inspiration from Brunel whilst exploring the SS Great Britain and Being Brunel, our new museum, on your event day.
First Class Dining Saloon
First class dinners and after-dinner entertainments are held in the First Class Dining Saloon, once admired by Queen Victoria. Hidden cutting-edge technologies and early Victorian opulence combine to ensure the highest standards in luxury and comfort.
Ideal for up to 160 guests.
Commanding one of the region’s most striking views, the Weather Deck is ideal for late spring and summer drinks receptions. Guests can enjoy the historic ship’s waterfront location at the heart of Bristol’s harbour, surrounded by hills and with views of Bristol Cathedral and Cabot Tower. Swans in flight and hot air balloons are frequent sights.
Ideal for up to 250 guests.
The Promenade Deck is an elegant space on board ship, with decorative mirrors and sweeping wooden decks. It offers a unique and special venue for pre-dinner drinks and canapes and networking events.
Ideal for 150 guests.
This is a versatile and more intimate space within the ship, used for presentations, meetings and dinners, or as a bar and dance area when booked alongside the First Class Dining Saloon.
Ideal for up to 60 guests.
The Shakespeare Room
The opulent Shakespeare Room offers fine dining for up to 12 guests. Host your private evening dinner in Brunel’s dining room as it looked in his home of 18 Duke Street in London. Containing commissioned paintings of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, the room was named the ‘Shakespeare Room’. In this room he and his wife, Mary, entertained family, friends and influential acquaintances who could help Brunel get his projects off the ground.
New for 2018, Being Brunel explores the life and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It brings together for the first time the world’s most significant collection of one of engineering’s greatest minds. Spread across two floors The Being Brunel Museum provides an insight into one of the greatest engineers of all time, while offering an open and spacious event venue for evening receptions.