Beese's is the perfect place for a fun, informal party, and an ideal alternative if you are looking for something other than a hotel function room or community hall.
We like to keep things fun and informal - for example, we don't do silver service or serve meals to tables, as all of our menu is designed to be served buffet-style. What we do offer is a beautiful riverside location, high quality food and drinks at reasonable prices, as well as excellent customer service.
We offer exclusive private hire of Beese's Bar for wedding receptions on Thursdays.
On Saturdays, when we are open to the general public, our two marquees and covered riverside decking offer the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations.
Our two marquees offer a total capacity of 100 for seated dining. The covered riverside deck allows for extra guests to be invited in the evening. On Thursdays, when the entire venue is for your exclusive use, there is further flexibility for seated dining. Our normal closing time is 11:00pm, but this can be extended to midnight upon request (minimum of two weeks notice required).
• Use of all furniture in hire areas
• Cutlery, crockery and tableware
• Use of your own mp3 through the marquee PA (for background music)
• Liaison with your band/DJ
A very popular option is to arrive by boat from Bristol city centre - cruising up the Avon with a glass of bubbly is the perfect way to arrive! You can find contact details for each of the ferry companies HERE. Between them they have a range of boats with capacities of 15-95 passengers, and they are all happy to listen to your requirements and quote accordingly.
Due to the limited length of our season, events booked on Saturdays must have a minimum of 80 guests attending. In order to confirm a booking, we ask for full payment of the hire fees (this is a non-refundable deposit). The balance of costs (food, wine, etc.) must be paid at least ten working days before the event. You can confirm final numbers, menu options and any special dietary requirements at the same time.
Firstly, send us an email with all the details for your big day. The date, number of guests, anything that you think would be helpful!
Once you've heard from us, then we can arrange a suitable time for you to come and see the venue, discuss plans for the day and answer any questions that you may have.