The front of Watershed's building
At Watershed we'll ensure your event stands out from the rest

At Watershed we have a passion for innovation and creativity: we take pride in helping you create events that stand out from the rest. We provide support, expertise and imagination to help you deliver exceptional events and make the most of Watershed’s inspiring and vibrant atmosphere. With customers at the heart of our organisation Watershed delivers a diverse programme of films, events, festivals and conferences.

Here at Watershed we help you create memorable, effective and distinctive events. We provide a full spectrum of support from basic space hire to design and facilitation of bespoke events, all project-managed on your behalf by our small and friendly in-house team.

Set in a Grade II listed, accessible building on Bristol’s historic harbourside we offer three cinemas, a suite of flexible conference spaces and a light and airy Café/Bar. We deliver distinctive events, launches, film rushes and conferences for local, regional, national and international organisations.

Our experienced Events team are Gold winners in the Meet England/Business Tourism Awards for the excellence of our Conference service, and we are members of the British Quality Foundation. Working closely with you and our carefully-selected facilitation partners, we tailor your event to perfectly match your requirements. Please get in touch if you'd like to have a chat about an upcoming event.

We look forward to welcoming you here soon! 

"A huge thank you to you and your team, we had a really great day and you looked after us brilliantly. It’s a superb venue, and you’ve been so friendly and helpful, thankyou- we’ll definitely book with you again next time we’re in Bristol!”

Tansy - Wizz-Kidz

Daily Delegate Rates from £32.75 + VAT

  • Arrival - Tea, Coffee and Herbal Infusions
  • Mid Morning  -  Tea, Coffee, Herbal Infusions and Biscuits
  • Lunch  -  A delicious locally sourced organic, low GI, brain food working lunch of Seasonal Wraps, Crudités with dips, Crisps, Olives and bread sticks.
  • Afternoon  -  Tea, Coffee, Herbal Infusions and Watershed Brownies
  • Equipment -  Flip Chart and Pens, LCD Projector, Laptop, Fixed Screen
  • Complimentary WIFI.
  • Technical support provided by our in-house experienced technicians.
  • Dedicated Watershed Host and event support staff.


Three state of the art cinemas, with raked seating for presentations, screenings, seminars or workshops, equipped with the latest technology.


Flexible suite of three rooms, with views of the harbourside which can be used separately or together. For floor plans and specs please get in touch.

"We would come back every time"



An in-house kitchen team who freshly prepare your catering following our ‘Plot to Plate’ mission: showcasing the tastes of the South West using local, organic ingredients. Find out more

Personal Service

A quality of service assured through the personal approach taken by our award-winning Events team who will provide you with a genuinely tailored 360° service plus friendly in-house technical support.

"Outstanding; prompt, responsive and consistently cheerful. Ultimately this is what turns a good venue into an excellent one. Watershed is excellent" 

Business Cognition


Stylish entertainment spaces, including our big and buzzing Café/Bar (with free wi-fi) and

balcony with stunning views over the city – the perfect spot for post-event socialising.

“Spot on, there were staff in the room throughout the meeting on hand and everyone was excellent and very helpful."


Technical Support

When you hold your event at Watershed you are guaranteed excellent technical support from our friendly in-house team, led by Ewan Dunford. Ewan and his team of approachable technicians works with you throughout your event to ensure that your presentation, speech, Q&A or any other part of your event runs smoothly.

We offer this service free of charge. Most of our in-house audio and visual equipment is also free to use. 

Event design and facilitation

We are passionate about helping people and organisations release their creativity and potential, and our event design and facilitation service can help you deliver exceptional events. Using an experienced facilitator can transform meetings and seminars. Watershed has joined forces with Glow Consulting to help our conference and event clients run more productive, participative and inspiring meetings.

We can design and facilitate events for you that:

  • Make the most of the knowledge and experience in the room
  • Give participants a space to think and work differently
  • Provide insight and clarity
  • Define practical solutions and clear action plans.

Watershed offers imaginative choices to meet every conference need, delivered in inspirational surroundings complete with a vibrant atmosphere. We provide a personal approach to conferencing, with genuinely tailored 360° service delivered by our small, friendly and award-winning in-house team. We have a passion for innovation, independence and creativity. Glow Consulting helps people transform their teams and organisations and the impact of their programmes - see for more details.

Contact us now for your quotation. We look forward to hearing from you.