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Conferences and corporate events

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Thank you for all your help yesterday. We had great feedback from those that attended. Quite a few mentioned they loved the venue. Please also send my thanks to the SXS team and Relish, the caterers.

Heather, Grant Thornton Conference 2014

This is just to thank you very much for the excellent service. The forum had many prominent guests from London, Brimingham and the Southwest and everyone enjoyed the excellent hospitality, the refreshments and food, the comments we recieved attested to that, so once again, thank you!

Dr Nabil Jarad PhD, FRCP

Day Delegate Rates

Download the Day Delegate Rates pdf for details of rates, packages and menus for day events.

Sample menus

Download a collection of fabulous sample menus available for corporate events  and parties at Paintworks.

Paintworks Event Space - a natural choice for conferences, award nights, product launches and meetings


  • A versatile venue to accommodate any event and layout

  • Fantastic in-house caterer with flexible menus to suit every function

  • Experienced conference and event staff to help plan and execute your day perfectly

  • Free on-site parking for up to 50 cars

  • Free use of Wi-fi, built-in sound system and all venue furniture for week-day corporate events

  • Beautiful outdoor courtyards for fresh air breaks and drinks receptions

  • Close to City Centre with brilliant public transport links 


Creative Space for Creative Thinking

Paintworks Event Space is a great alternative to stuffy hotels and traditional conference venues, located in the heart of Bristol's creative quarter. The space is flexible and allows for varied layouts, it's also flooded with natural light which works well to keep delegates fresh and alert throughout the day. There are two fantastic adjoining courtyards which are a great bonus for coffee breaks and lunches, offering visitors a real fresh-air break from their day's programme.

Days can be booked on a full day or half day rate and our current client list includes BBC, Sunday Times, Dyson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ernst & Young, Santander, Imperial Tobacco, Sustrans, GOSW, RIBA, Business West and AXA.

Night time Launches and Parties

The Event Space has an exciting after dark atmosphere and we've hosted some great product launches and award ceremonies over recent years. When the space is lit up at night it looks stunning and creates an impressive backdrop for any company occasion or celebration. Our current clients include Arup, RIBA, BBC Magazines, Talking your Language, Garrad Hassan and Deloitte.


The Event Space works well for events with 40+ attendees, and the following capacities show our maximum figures:

Theatre style seated                     300

Cabaret style for diner/dance       250

Standing reception                        500

Theatre area only                          80


Hire rates

The following hire rates apply:

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

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

Sunday - Friday, full day hire (9am- 6pm) 

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


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


Our in-house caterers Relish will ensure your event is really special. Working with the finest and often locally sourced ingredients, Relish's colourful dishes have a homecooked and wholesome flavour that's hard to come by in the corporate catering sector. All menus can be tailored to clients needs, see samples menus on the right side of this page for inspiration.

AV and Equipment

Our recommended AV supplier, locally based SXS can supply staging, screens, projectors and sound equipment at reasonable 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 or mix and match with hired items. SXS can provide technicians to ensure smooth running if required. If you'd like to discuss your AV ne