Venue hire

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Conferences, events, weddings and meeting room hire in central Bristol

At Watershed we have a passion for innovation and creativity, and for collaborating with you to deliver stand-out events that make the most of our inspiring, vibrant atmosphere at the heart of Bristol's city centre.

The Watershed building is shut for now, but our arms are wide open.

Given the national picture the Watershed building will temporarily close from 14:00 on Tue 17 March and our upcoming events and screenings are cancelled for now.

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Conferences & Meetings

Watershed offers superb service, flexible spaces and world class technical support for conferences, meetings and events in Bristol city centre.

Working with you we tailor your event or conference to perfectly match your requirements, fully supported by our friendly in-house events, technical and catering teams.

Further details

Our Rooms and Spaces

Watershed offers three conference, event and meeting rooms, with views of the harbourside which can be used separately or all together. 

We also have three state of the art cinemas, with raked seating for presentations, screenings or seminars, equipped with the latest technology.

Watershed offers flexible rooms and cinemas for hire in a central location on Bristol's harbourside.

Room & space details

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From weddings to birthday parties if you have something to celebrate Watershed is the place to do it in style.

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Promoters Spaces

Our spaces offer the perfect small scale venue for promoters. From spoken word to comedy nights, intimate music performances, cabaret and small scale performances.

We can also offer pop up gallery and workshop spaces and are licensed until late.

Email us to find out more about spaces for promoters

Get in touch

Get in touch with Watershed's friendly Events Team and we will be happy to answer your query, organise a show-round or give you a quote.

Or call Watershed Events Team on 0117 927 2082

Location & Access

Watershed is located in Bristol city centre on the historic harbourside. There are great transport links to Bristol and Watershed, and car parking within 5 minutes walk.

Further location details

Watershed is a fully accessible venue adapted to make your visit as easy as possible. 

Full access details

Environmental sustainability

In October 2019 Watershed declared Climate Emergency – acknowledging the climate breakdown and making a series of pledges which explain the contribution we will make to tackle the crisis.

We are committed to minimising the impact of our activities on the environment across our organisation and hope to inspire our audiences, partners and collaborators to do the same.


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Find out more about our actions to date and our Environmental Policy

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