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Venue Spaces

Steeped in history and with versatile spaces both on board and around the dockside, this is one of Bristol’s most exciting and unique venues. Brunel’s SS Great Britain is an ideal for memorable dinners, banquets and drinks receptions and boasts one of the region’s best waterside views. 

Weather Deck

Commanding one of the region’s most striking views, the Weather Deck is ideal for late spring and summer drinks receptions. Guests can enjoy the historic ship’s waterfront location at the heart of Bristol’s harbour, surrounded by hills and with views of Bristol Cathedral and Cabot Tower. Swans in flight and hot air balloons are frequent sights.

Ideal for up to 250 guests.


Promenade Deck

The Promenade Deck is an elegant space on board ship, with decorative mirrors and sweeping wooden decks. It offers a unique and special venue for pre-dinner drinks and canapes and networking events.

Ideal for 150 guests.


First Class Dining Saloon

First class dinners and after-dinner entertainments are held in the First Class Dining Saloon, once admired by Queen Victoria. Hidden cutting-edge technologies and early Victorian opulence combine to ensure the highest standards in luxury and comfort.

Ideal for up to 200 guests.


Hayward Saloon

This is a versatile and more intimate space within the ship, used for presentations, meetings and dinners, or as a bar and dance area when booked alongside the First Class Dining Saloon.

Ideal for up to 60 guests.