Outdoor venue hire

The Farm has some unique outdoor spaces available to hire within our 4.5 acre site in central Bristol.  The site has been used for weddings, cooking classes, television and filming locations, outdoor markets, events, parties, gigs, performances, conferences and meetings. 

We have an experienced and professional events team, who can accommodate your needs and budget.  Just drop us an email at info@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk.

As well as attractive outdoor spaces, we can offer these services:

  • running a well-priced bar, stocked with locally produced beers, wine and ciders for your event
  • washing up services at £10 per hour
  • a pizza chef at £15 per hour – hirer to provide ingredients, or talk to us about sourcing to your requirements
  • decoration, such as fairy lights and bunting; please talk to us about availability and set-up costs

Big Top

Situated in our front garden, our new Big Top is used by our award-winning City Farm Café during the day, but after 6pm, it’s available for private hire. This area can seat up to 68 people, comprising 32 people under cover on 8 picnic tables and 36 people outdoors around the front garden on 9 picnic tables. Each table can seat up to 4 people. Toilets are available. 

Hourly rate 6pm to 9pm: £35 per hour
Hourly rate after 9pm: £45 per hour

The Glade

Nestled among our gardens is The Glade. This area is suitable for 18 people, seated on 3 tables of 6 people. Weather forecast inclement? Then ask us to include a marquee with your booking.

Hourly rate before 9pm: £25 per hour
Hourly rate after 9pm: £35 per hour 

View of outdoor barn and kitchen with cob ovenBarn kitchen & terrace

Our barn kitchen and terrace with its pizza oven has been a popular venue for many years. It’s a lovely relaxing space for parties, workshops, wedding receptions, outdoor cinema and many more functions.

This area is suitable for 20 people, seated on 5 tables of 4 people. 

The farmyard toilet block is available when you hire this space.

Hourly rate before 9pm: £25 per hour
Hourly rate after 9pm: £35 per hour 

Wood-fired pizza oven with 1 bag of logs: £25 (one-off charge with venue hire)
Extra logs: £5 per bag

See our Outdoor barn kitchen page for more information about hiring this space.

Sports pitch

Our 30m x 15m sports pitch is great for a football game, but is also a great space for children’s parties. Think bouncy castles, marquees, picnic tables and a kick around. See our sports pitch page for hire costs.

Extra equipment

When you hire our outdoor spaces, you can also include the following items (costs are one-off):

Double oil drum BBQ: £10
Fire pit: £10
PA system: £25

Email our bookings coordinator Jon jon.astle@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk to discuss your needs.