Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Our historic building on Bristol harbourside is designed to bring people together to share ideas

Design West offers light and uplifting meeting spaces right in the heart of Bristol.

Our venue, a former sail loft, has been converted to create a variety of contemporary meeting rooms and events spaces to suit your needs.

Each room is fully equipped for presenting and remote conferences, with a state-of-the-art microphone, camera, screen and speakers. You can book catering from The Architect, our café bar downstairs, or break out there for a drink and snack.

Whether you’re hosting an event, or need a space to hold your board meeting, training course or conference, our venue is the perfect choice. You can browse our Bristol meeting rooms and book online below.

The Assembly – Events space in Bristol

  • Up to 60 people (networking)
  • Our flexible events space in Bristol is perfect for networking, presentations & workshops
  • A/V equipment to hire includes: PA system, digital projector
  • Acoustic panelling
  • Catering available upon booking
  • £75 per hour, 2-hour minimum booking

The Boardroom – Meeting room in Bristol

  • Up to 20 people (workshop)
  • A bright & light meeting room in Bristol for fresh, focused thinking
  • Includes a 75″ screen and the latest video conferencing technology
  • 4K tracking camera
  • Acoustic panelling
  • £50 per hour, 2-hour minimum booking
Boardroom space for hire.

The Architect Café Bar

  • Up to 60 people (networking)
  • Available to book for networking events, group bookings, workshops & talks (Mon – Thur)
  • Stylish cafe bar & outdoor terrace on the harbourside, Bristol city centre
The Architect Bar Interior
The Architect room layout options

Desk Hire

Looking for a permanent desk space on Bristol’s Harbourside? Come join us in our Design West office.

  • £250 per month
  • 24-hr access
  • Free tea and coffee facilities
  • Locker
  • 30% off selected food and drinks in The Architect
  • 20% off room hire
  • Meeting booth
  • Stand-up phone booth

Please contact our Venue Manager at hires@designwest.org.uk for more details on our desks available.


If you’re looking for a meeting room in Bristol, I highly recommend Design West. The meeting rooms are spacious, clean and equipped with the modern facilities needed to have a productive and comfortable meeting. Delicious sandwiches are provided, with a great range of drinks including speciality coffees from the café. The team is highly professional and attentive to our needs, ensuring that everyone is well taken care of.

Morgan Cartwright, We The Curious

Download our Venue Hire information (pdf)

If you require any support with booking, please contact our Venue Manager: hires@designwest.org.uk.

Read our Terms and Conditions for Venue Hire.

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Read our Access Guide. Design West is an accessible venue & we aim to make your visit as easy as possible. Please let us know of any specific access requirements at point of booking.

By using our venue, you are supporting the work of the Design West charity. Thank you.