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[_] OT: large conference venues in Bristol

Matt Hamilton matth at
Fri Dec 18 16:18:10 GMT 2009

On 18 Dec 2009, at 16:12, Richard Dennys wrote:

> Trust me there are no *cheap* options in Bristol. The central venues  
> are all
> tied up to F&B contract - i.e. book @Bristol and you have to use their
> caterers - who are all effing expensive.

Well at the moment there seems to be hardly any venues at all let  
alone cheap.

> Marquees all need licensing and while in theory its a simple process,
> nothing ever seems that easy especially in Bristol! we spent  
> literally years
> trying to do events in all types of places in Bristol but always  
> ended up
> back at the Thistle / Grand

We are waiting for a quote from them.

> You should also speak to Yvonne @ Holland House Mercure, they have a  
> nice
> conferencing floor and Jurys/Bristol also has a  decent space with  
> breakout
> rooms. If you tell them you are speaking to all of the hotels they  
> will drop
> their drawers on price.
> You could use Lou @ Glowevents in Paintworks ( they  
> have a
> free venue finding and planning service,
> . they are a  
> client of
> mine.

Cheers for the info I'll check them out.


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