Private Hire

Providing a truly unique experience

The Pump House is available to hire for celebratory functions, corporate events and wedding receptions.  We pride ourselves in providing a unique experience with delicious food, specialising in bespoke weddings and formal dinner parties. It is possible to have exclusive use of the whole building, mezzanine restaurant or an area of the ground floor depending on the size of the party and your requirements. All parties of any size are welcome. We are proudly independent and being led by Chef Toby Gritten means that we can tailor our menus and specifications to suit your event. Our mezzanine restaurant can seat a maximum of 66 guests for a sit down dinner.The restaurant measures 9.5m x 7.5m has exposed natural stone & wooden beams. Events that require seating for more can be split between our ground floor dining area and the mezzanine restaurant. Marquees can also be hired in the summer months for additional seating. Please contact Kerry our in-house events manager who will work with you to plan your celebration in the best way possible. Send your enquiry to and receive a response within 48 hours.

The Venue

It’s prime waterside location and striking Victorian architecture makes The Pump House Bristol’s ideal wedding and functions venue.  The warm, friendly atmosphere and attentive, professional service will ensure that you and your guests have a relaxed and enjoyable day.  The layout and location of the Pump House means that there are endless possibilities to be explored making your day even more special. Discuss your ideas with us and we can assist you in creating the perfect day.

Weddings at The Pump House

The Pump House is the perfect location for a truly 'Bristol' wedding. Situated on the waters edge it only seems natural to arrive by boat on the famous Tower Belle after a leisurely cruise from the registry office in Bristol city centre. The Pump House can provide you with fizz and canapés for your boat trip or arrival at the venue. After your welcome drinks migrate upstairs to our charming mezzanine restaurant for a relaxed afternoon of delicious food and wine, enjoying a bespoke 3 course meal or banquet style feast designed between you and our head chef, Toby. Let our passionate and attentive staff make you feel at ease. Greet your evening guests downstairs and dance the night away in our main bar area. Our knowledgeable bar staff will keep your guests busy with our range of over 650 gins and arrange you a taxi for the ride home.   Thank you for making our wedding day so special. We had eaten at the Pump House on few occasions before and had never been disappointed. Being huge gin fans as well the Pump House was a natural choice for us. You were the first and only venue we looked at. From our first meeting with Kerry, we knew she understood us and what we wanted. We gave Toby and Kerry a few ideas for the food and left the menu to them. We knew, based on previous experience it would be excellent whatever the menu and we totally trusted Toby. The food was so good that one of our guests said that it was the best food he'd ever had. You allowed flexibility in the menu when we needed it and advised us what to order. It was perfect, right down to the smallest detail such as giving us individual sticky toffee puddings for our deserts. Kerry was extremely thorough with our drinks, allowing us to try our wines and gins. We loved trying the different gins, our favourite being rhubarb gin and ginger which we had as our welcome drink. So many of guests said that the bar staff were truly excellent in advising what to order. Last but not least is the fantastic service we received. We hired the Bristol Packet from Welsh Back to the Pump House. We had Pump House staff serving canapes on the boat, they're service was excellent which carried on throughout the day and evening. There are so many things I have probably forgotten to mention. All I can say is that when I reflect back on the day there was so much laughter and happiness. You took away the stress of organising a wedding and I would highly recommend you to anyone who asks... in fact, people are still talking about the day! Kate + Rob   'Toby was on hand to talk menu choices, we didn't want a traditional meat or fish meal so his expert knowledge of local produce and seasonal choices suddenly made our choices easy. Our expectations were far exceeded.  It didn't stop there, the bar staff made sure our evening guests, were never waiting long for a drink! The atmosphere for the party was amazing, we ended our night with a huge feeling of success that we had not only had an amazing day ourselves, but had given all our guests a day to remember.'

Nicola + Tim 

What We Offer

The Pump House offers a range of dining experiences to cater for every occasion. Groups of 10 or less we are able to take your order on the evening, requiring just a deposit for the table. Bespoke menus can be tailored between you and our head chef for exclusive events.
Outside Catering
The Pump House can now apply for an outside catering license so if your interested having Toby and the team cater for your event then please get in touch. Prices on application.
Gin Tasting
We have over 600 Gins and we love to share our knowledge. We can provide informal advice or a history lesson, get in touch to book your place.



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