Meetings and Conferences

Product Launches

Showcases and Trade Shows

Touring Events

Shows and Exhibitions

Networking Events

Business Events

Paintworks Event Space is more than just a venue, it’s a unique destination at the heart of a brave and colourful renovation scheme that’s breathing new life into South Bristol. Product launches, networking events, company work parties, conferences, exhibitions, and seminars work amazingly well here, in this fresh, light and invigorating environment.

Now open for business again, we have a large space which makes distancing easy, with open air courtyards, a one way bathroom flow and anti-viral measures in place to ensure your event can run smoothly at this challenging time. We are currently reducing our capacities to allow for easy distancing and have a new reduced rate for attendance of 50 and under, for smaller groups wanting lots of space, see below for details and prices...

Creative space for creative thinking

 

With its mixture of stripped back industrial elements, leaving a stylish blank canvas that’s a perfect backdrop for company branding or flamboyant theming, it’s about as far away from a stuffy function room as you can get! Come and take a look, we’d love to give you a tour!

  • A versatile space that enables you to create the perfect layout
  • Fantastic local and seasonally inspired in-house caterer
  • Experienced event staff to help plan and execute your day perfectly
  • Free high strength wi-fi and powerful in-house sound system
  • Stunning outside courtyards for fresh air breaks and drinks receptions
  • Free on-site parking for up to 50 cars
  • Close to city centre and Temple Meads with excellent public transport links

Our current client list includes: BBC, Sunday Times, Google, Foilco, Dyson, Clarks, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ernst & Young, Santander, Sustrans, KPMG, Nisbetts, Asdan, Linda McCartney, RIBA, Arup, Deloitte, Business West and AXA.

Visit The Space for floorplans and technical info.

Day Delegate Rates

From just £32 per person

  • AV / sound system
  • Catering
  • Hi-Speed Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking

Download a PDF with comprehensive details of our business event packages, catering options, parking and AV equipment. If you have any questions or have specific requirements for your event, please contact our friendly team who will be happy to help.

Download the DDR PDF 

Capacities

The Event Space works well for all events, the following capacities show both our usual standard, and current 2020 socially-distanced maximum capacity figures in bold :

Theatre style seated 300 (currently 120)

Cabaret style for dinner/dance 270 (currently 120)

Standing reception 400 (currently 150)

Theatre area only 80 (currently 40)

 

Hire rates

The following hire rates apply:

Commercial, ticketed event rate (9am - midnight) £1500

Private full day + evening hire (9am - midnight) £1250

 

Full day hire (9am- 6pm)

New under 50 delegates 2020 day rate £700

Standard Company hire for 70+ delegates £950

Charity/Public Sector/Education or less than 70 delegates £850

Half day hire (8am- 1pm or 1pm - 6pm) £600

 

Hire rates include:

  • Exclusive venue hire with use of 2 outside courtyards
  • Venue tables and chairs
  • Venue staff to ensure your day goes smoothly
  • Hi-strength wi-fi throughout space
  • Festoon lighting and In-house sound system
  • Free parking on site for up to 50 cars

 

All prices are subject to VAT and discounts will be given if consecutive days are booked.

Night time Launches and Parties

Paintworks has an exciting after dark atmosphere and we've hosted some really memorable product launches and award ceremonies in recent years. When the space is lit up at night it looks stunning and creates an impressive and high impact backdrop for any important company occasion or celebration.

Catering

Our in-house caterers will ensure your event is truly special, we use Relish for anything over 50 delegates, and Bocabar and Kate’s Kitchen for smaller events. Working with the finest and often locally sourced ingredients, dishes have a homecooked and wholesome flavour that's hard to come by within business catering. All menus can be tailored to clients’ needs, download sample menus for inspiration.

AV and Equipment

Our recommended AV supplier, locally based SXS can supply staging, screens, projectors and sound equipment at excellent rates. This can usually be booked in for you directly by Paintworks Events staff and quotes for all equipment can be given immediately on request. It is also fine to bring in your own equipment, SXS can provide technicians to ensure smooth running.

If you'd like to discuss your AV needs, let us know.