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Top Minimum Spend Venues in Bristol

Considering an event in Bristol, but not looking to go all out on hire fees? For a cheaper hire check out the minimum spend option for function rooms, pubs, halls and other venues. So whether you are looking for a cosy pub near the University of Bristol, a wine bar in Clifton or a heritage building with function rooms near Castle Park or the Harbourside, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve hired a venue for free. Just make sure you’ve invited enough guests! Check out all the great minimum spend venues Tagvenue has on offer today!

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Minimum Spend Venues Hire Guide

Bristol is a lovely historic city, filled with exciting one-of-a-kind venues that are just right for celebrating a birthday, an engagement or an anniversary. Sometimes, when planning an occasion you don’t want to lay out a lot of cash ahead of time. That’s when it makes perfect sense to consider minimum spend - essentially a free venue hire. Minimum spend means that you agree with the venue on the amount you and your group will spend within your session time. But there are a few things you should bear in mind when choosing this type of hire:

  • Location, location, location. Most minimum spend venues tend to be pubs, bars and restaurants, so understanding your likely venue before you start your search will help you pick a place that will suit the size and interests of your group. Not to mention the needs of your particular kind of event.
  • Minimum spend amount. This can vary according to the type and size of the venue, so be sure to choose one that you feel sure you and your group can meet. Also, understand the fine points before you start your event. Ask if minimum spend includes only the drinks, or both the drinks and food. 
  • Talk to your guests. Let your invitees know the rules of the game. They need to be drinking and eating to help you reach that minimum spend level. If it helps, calculate the amount each person will need to spend to reach the agreed upon sum and let each guest know ahead of time. 

FAQs about Minimum Spend Venues in Bristol

Where in Bristol can I look for a minimum spend venue for my event?

The Centre is the heart of Bristol and has a variety of venues, including conference centres, galleries, and a range of restaurants ideal for a business or formal event. Stokes Croft is a vibrant area with a diverse community and a selection of independent venues that could be perfect for smaller, more intimate events. For stunning views of the water, head to Harbourside, filled with unique bars, restaurants, and event spaces. Temple Quarter is a recently developed area that is becoming increasingly popular for events, with a variety of modern event spaces and hotels.

How much does it cost to hire a minimum spend venue in Bristol?

The minimum spend rates in Bristol start as low as £50 but can go up to £3000. The price will depend on the size of the venue, the day of the event (with weekend prices usually increasing), as well as the time of the day the event takes place and its duration. To make sure you have a clear understanding of the pricing, submit your enquiry to the venue manager to get an accurate quote. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Can you recommend any minimum spend venues in Bristol?

Sure, take a look at these venues:

  • The Lost & Found Bristol - As one of our Supervenues in Bristol, The Lost & Found offers excellent food, unique cocktails, helpful and friendly staff, and four different spaces to enjoy your event. This venue is ideal for private events such as birthday or anniversary parties, as well as business lunches or networking events.
  • King Street Brewhouse - This urban-style venue is where you can enjoy the atmosphere of a city pub and on-site craft beers. With seating spaces available both inside and outside, the pub can be enjoyed all year long. If you’re looking for a place to hang out with your friends or enjoy a drink after work, King Street Brewhouse is the perfect spot.
  • If you’re looking for a space to dance the night away with a good drink in your hand, then head to Dirty Martini. With its colourful decor, glam vibes, top-notch drinks and best DJs in town, you will be in for a night to remember, whether it’s a private celebration with your nearest and dearest or a team outing.

Gemma W.
Booked Entire Venue or Part Hire at Illuminati Bristol
Really lovely venue to hire. We had our 10yr University course reunion here and it was perfect. Beautifully decorated and great having our own bar to order from. Would definitely consider for other events in the future.
Samantha F.
Booked The Restaurant at The Lost & Found Bristol
The venue itself offers a good space and layout for what we needed for the event we held. The food was great.
Amy B.
Booked The Tank Room at King Street Brewhouse
It was easy to set up, I got an email back promptly when I needed help with food, the room was lovely, private, and the staff were well friendly and funny.

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