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Events at M Shed

M Shed is a world-class cultural landmark in the heart of Bristol. The building’s industrial heritage has been retained but offers a purpose-built location for anything from larger conferences and product launches to fashion shows and dinner dances.

Host a memorable conference at M Shed, where you’ll find full audiovisual facilities and plenty of breakout space. Delegates, meanwhile, have access to the rooftop terrace, giving fantastic panoramic views across Bristol's harbour. They can also look forward to stunning catering in one of the foodie capitals of the UK, as well as industry-leading hospitality.

Event Spaces at M Shed

M Shed offers a variety of spaces with full audiovisual and stunning harbour views that make planning all kinds of events a breeze.

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    • Harbour View Suite Cabaret 4
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    Harbour View Suite

    Capacity: 270

    On the top floor of the museum with unrivalled views over the harbourside, this is a perfect space for conferences and exhibitions.

    • Exhibition Space
    • PA System
    • Screen & Projector
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    Waterside Suite

    Capacity: 270

    The Waterside Suite is situated on the top floor of M Shed & can hold up to 273 guests. It has direct access to its own private Harbourside balcony.

    • Versatile Space
    • Private Balcony
    • Screean and Projector
    • Studio 1 Cabaret 1
    • Studio 1

    Studio 1

    Capacity: 50

    Space with a utility area – perfect for a range of events, from board meetings to workshops with stunning views across the harbour.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Flipchart
    • Great Views
    • Studio 2

    Studio 2

    Capacity: 50

    Space with a utility area and audiovisual – perfect for a range of events, from board meetings to workshops with stunning views across the harbour.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Great Views
    • Studio 1&2

    Studios 1 & 2

    Capacity: 125

    Connect these two spaces for a larger area which is easily done via the interconnecting divider wall.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Great Views
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    The Boardroom

    Capacity: 50

    Flexible top floor space ideal for team meetings, presentations or breakouts.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen

    2nd Floor Foyer

    Capacity: 100

    Often used for registration or arrival refreshments, this light and spacious foyer comes in really handy as added space at conferences or exhibitions.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Screen

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Harbour View Suite 250 230 36 42 180 144 180 270
Waterside Suite 270 270 - - - 240 270 270
Studio 1 - 50 - - - 40 - 50
Studio 2 - 50 25 - - 40 - 50
Studios 1 & 2 - 125 - - - 64 - 125
The Boardroom - 50 24 25 - 32 40 50
2nd Floor Foyer - 100 - - - - - 100


Found on Bristol’s famous Harbourside, this venue is a short walk from Bristol’s train network and within 7 miles of Bristol International Airport. It’s also accessible by car, with the M32 less than two miles away.


  • Clifton Down 0.6 Miles
  • M32 JCT 3 1.8 Miles
  • Bristol International Airport 6.5 Miles
  • Nearest electric car charging: The Grove Carpark, BS1 4RB - 1 minute drive


Wapping Road, Princes Wharf, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 4RN

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Special offers for M Shed events

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    Summer Parties

    M Shed is a world-class cultural landmark set on the historic harbourside in the heart of Bristol, designed to retain the character of the former 1950's transit shed with possibly the best views in Bristol!

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    Christmas Parties

    Choose from four magical packages at M Shed to make it a Christmas to remember. M Shed is a world-class cultural landmark in the heart of Bristol, perfect for your festive celebrations this year.

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    DDR Packages at M Shed

    Choose a DDR package at M Shed from a variety of versatile meeting spaces. M Shed is a world-class cultural landmark in the heart of Bristol, perfect for your meeting or conference.

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    Banquet Packages at M Shed

    Choose from our corporate, summer, prom and canape packages at M Shed. Boasting stunning Harbour views and sustainable cuisine.


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    This venue is a member of beam, formerly the HBAA, meaning quality assurance for event bookers. It champions best practice, ethical working and sound commercial judgement.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

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    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms

With full audiovisual and stunning views to get everyone inspired, the M Shed meeting rooms are perfect for businesses in Bristol and across the Southwest planning a board meeting, planning session or a training day.


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Conference rooms

The M Shed conference venue features state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, including built-in LCD data projectors, roving microphones and a range of impressive lighting.

With a variety of sizes, the M Shed conference rooms give you all the options you need for breakout space, catering, those all-important seminars and statement spaces that leave an impression as delegates walk in.


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Restaurant Associates

Restaurant Associates are proud to work with some of the UK’s most iconic and unique venues, from Tudor castles to contemporary art galleries. Their food philosophy is underpinned by their commitment to championing sustainability through seasonal menus and ethically sourced British produce. They deliver everything from intimate receptions to grand dinners, parties, exhibitions, conferences and meetings, and believe in making every event extraordinary.  

Find out more: www.restaurantassociates.co.uk

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This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.