Private hire

Hold your wedding reception at Beese’s

Beese’s is the perfect place for a relaxed, informal party, and an ideal alternative if you are looking for something other than a hotel function room or community hall. And the emphasis is on informal – for example, we don’t do silver service or serve meals to tables, as all our menu options are served buffet-style. What we do offer is a beautiful riverside location, high quality food and drinks at reasonable prices, and excellent customer service.

Most of the information you need is below, and there is a link to our enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you have any further questions.

It is not possible to hire Beese’s for your exclusive use on any day of our opening hours. All bookings are subject to the Beese’s terms and conditions.

Hiring space at Beese’s

Our two marquees and decking areas are available for private hire, giving a total indoor capacity of 120 (100 for seated dining). The rest of the premises remain open to the general public. Our normal closing time is 11:00 p.m, but this can be extended to midnight upon request (minimum of two weeks notice required). The hire fees include the following services:
• use of all furniture in hire areas
• cutlery, crockery and tableware
• use of your own mp3 player through the marquee PA (for background music only)
• liaison with your band/DJ

Hold your wedding reception at Beese’s


Our main marquee is 9m x 9m, and it is possible to fit up to twelve tables inside, each seating up to eight people. Our smaller marquee is 6m x 6m and is ideal for serving food and welcome drinks. The marquees are in good condition but not lined (linings can be hired from SW Marquees). We have power and lighting that can be used for bands and DJs. We only provide functional lighting in the marquees,  so you might want to add your own, (or hire them from SW Marquees)  in order  to create more atmosphere.

Arriving by boat

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 we deal with on the Ferries to Beese’s page. 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.

Booking details

Please note that 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.

Payment options

You can give us a ring to pay with a credit or debit card, or transfer the funds directly from your bank account, and we still accept cheques.

Want to know more?

Give us some details about your event in our enquiry form, and we’ll let you know about availability, prices etc.

Links to Beese’s wedding reception articles

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A Multicoloured Travel Themed Wedding
Duncan & Emma
Matt and Beth
A Quirky Vintage Feel Wedding