Racks Bar and Kitchen
Situated in what was once the historic wine cellar of the Bristol bottle merchants, Racks Bar and Kitchen has been transformed into a stylish and intimate venue that is able to accommodate a range of party sizes and budgets catering up to 120 guests. Located in the tranquil area of Clifton, Racks can add a touch of elegance and individuality to your wedding day. Hosting a collection of different sized rooms and intimate alcoves, along with a large bar area and idyllic outdoor terrace, Racks Bar and Kitchen has been designed to create a sense of intimacy and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect to continue your special day.
Putting you first
Here at Racks we are dedicated to providing you with a truly unique Wedding Reception. As an independent business we are flexible, attentive and genuinely devoted to making your Wedding Reception unforgettable. With its inviting, cosy atmosphere, array of unique rooms and spacious floor area for a DJ or live band, the Playroom will be the ideal space for your celebrations. However you wish to dress it for your reception is entirely up to you. We can always promise to be at hand to help you plan your perfect day.
Your Reception Venue
Racks knows how to throw a party and whatever ambiance you wish to create, from DJ’s to live bands, we can offer you a Wedding Reception you will not forget. Although not licensed to host your ceremony, Racks Bar and Kitchen is a stylish and modern alternative to traditional wedding receptions, offering a range of versatile and unique spaces, a sun-kissed outdoor terrace, along with three great wedding packages Racks is able to cater to your every need on your special day.
The Playroom is our Private Function area which can host up to 80 people and is a self-contained area with its own bar and toilet facilities. In keeping within its roots as the wine cellars of Bristol’s bottle merchants the Playroom is a homely, rustic space. With its historic brickwork, antique tin walls and vintage lighting, the playroom is the perfect location to leave a lasting impression on all your guests. For those larger celebrations, up to 120 people, we also offer an additional room with adjoining alcoves. The Speakeasy is a cosy space with chunky wood and cushioned bench seating. The adjoining alcoves are the ideal place, full of character, to enjoy a more romantic and intimate moment, a location extremely difficult to forget.
If you envision your wedding reception al fresco we offer a large, versatile outdoor terrace perfect for Wedding Reception BBQs in the summer or hog-roasts in the winter months.
During the colder period the terrace is transformed into a covered, fully heated retreat creating a warm and cosy ambiance.
Allow us to provide you with a delicious and unforgettable dining experience, you and your guests will be spoiled with flavour and we’ll ensure everything is taken care of. We feel it is our duty to make the most of the fantastic ingredients on our doorstep – where possible sourcing locally from the West Country.
Our relationship with local butchers, greengrocers, bakers and fishmongers ensures we have the finest produce around.
With a large dance floor and perfect space for a live band or DJ, Racks offers a faultless location for you to enjoy your first dance as a married couple, along with enough space for you and all your guests to enjoy your evening celebrations.
Situated directly above Racks, the Clifton hotel is the perfect place for you and your guests to stay after the wedding reception. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and a team of staff who will go out of their way to make you feel special, the Clifton hotel is perfect for all of your guests.
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