Venue Hire at the New Room

The New Room has been a venue for people to meet and engage with since John Wesley opened the building in 1739. Our offer of hospitality continues today with four distinct spaces available for hire on the site from the 18th century chapel to the 21st century Horsefair Courtyard building.

The New Room itself is located in the heart of the Bristol Shopping Quarter with pedestrian entrances from both Broadmead and Horsefair. It is easily accessible using public transport links with local bus services, three Park & Ride services and Bristol Bus & Coach Station all within a three-minute walk of the New Room. Bristol Temple Meads railway station is a fifteen-minute walk and there is a taxi rank just along from the Horsefair entrance. Although there is no on-site parking at the New Room, there are over 5000 car parking spaces available within a five-minute walk.

The New Room has two dedicated meeting spaces available;

The Horsefair Room

This conference/education suite can accommodate up to 50 people in various configurations and is located on the second floor of the new visitor centre in the Horsefair Courtyard. The suite has state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment in place for projections and presentations plus a hearing loop and there is an adjoining balcony available as a breakout area. The suite also has its own servery which can be included with a hiring. Charges for this room are outlined below;

Charity/Community Groups

(whole term booking)        Half Day - £50 + VAT    Full Day - £100 + VAT

Charity/Community Groups

(single event booking)       Half Day - £75 + VAT     Full Day - £150 + VAT

Business                                Half Day - £100 + VAT  Full Day - £200 + VAT

Refreshments;

The servery adjoining the Horsefair Room is available for use if requested and access to these facilities is £10 + VAT per booking.  Alternatively, the New Room catering team can quote for the provision of refreshments based on your specific requirements.

Chapel Meeting Room

This room can accommodate up to 8 people and is located within the old vestry in the chapel. The room is self-contained and has been sound-proofed to ensure privacy. The room has state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment in place for projections and presentations plus a hearing loop. Charges for this room are outlined below;

Charity/Community Groups  Half Day - £30 + VAT   Full Day - £60 + VAT

Business                                      Half Day - £40 + VAT   Full Day - £80 + VAT

Refreshments;

There is no access to a servery. However, the New Room catering team can quote for the provision of refreshment based on your specific requirements.

The New Room meeting rooms are only available for a minimum half day booking

Projector/Screen/Flipchart/Paper/Pens/Wi-Fi are included in the hire charges

Both meeting spaces offer;

i) bespoke set-ups and styles to accommodate individual requirements

ii) secure storage for coats and bags

In addition to our two meeting spaces, the 18th century chapel at the New Room is also available to hire and has, over the years, hosted a wide variety of events such as concerts, recitals, conferences, exhibitions and theatrical performances as well as staring in a number of major TV dramas and documentaries. This 400-seat capacity space has an intimate, unique atmosphere that is particularly highlighted during evening performances with the use of candles.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a modern, dramatic space in the city centre then consider the atrium in the new Horsefair Courtyard building. This three-storey space, located next to the Café at the New Room, offers wonderful acoustics for musical performances and other events such as book launches or talks.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements on 0117 9264740 or e-mail us at info@newroombristol.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to the New Room!

Pictures to the right from top to bottom are;

  1. Horsefair entrance  
  2. Horsefair Room from the screen
  3. Horsefair Room from the servery
  4. View of the Horsefair Room balcony
  5. Chapel Meeting Room