Taking October’s title of Venue of the Month is Brunel’s SS Great Britain. It’s certain to inspire delegates with its unique, unusual and wow-factor backdrop boasting so much history. And that’s why we’re positive that delegates or guests will be on board with this venue for their next event!
History of the Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Considered as one of the most important ships in the world, Brunel’s SS Great Britain launched in 1843 as the greatest experiment since the Creation, making history from the get go! Fitted with the most powerful jet and a screw propeller, this was the newest invention in maritime technology. In 1852, the ship set sail for the first time to Australia.
The long working life of the Brunel’s SS Great Britain came to an end in 1933. Ewan Corlett was the architect who salvaged the ship in 1970. Rescued alongside an expert salvage team, it travelled over 8,000 miles via a huge floating pontoon pulled by tugs, back to its birth place of Bristol.
Facilities at the Brunel’s SS Great Britain
From large conference space to small meeting rooms, pick from a selection of rooms all offering state-of-the-art facilities. The Great Eastern Hall is a new venue space offering ultimate versatility. In addition to this, it is fully equipped with projectors and WiFi and perfect for up to 250 delegates theatre style.
The Kirby Laing Room is ideal for workshops, drink receptions and presentations for up to 25 delegates and is perfectly located in the heart of the Brunel Institute. And if you’re looking for outstanding views, the promenade deck situated on the ship is perfect for gala dinners.
Dining at the Brunel’s SS Great Britain
If you’re looking to add dining onto your event, the Brunel SS Great Britain offer freshly cooked food on board. Served to guests in the First Class Dining Saloon, a tasty meal will be a great addition to your event. The steward and his team are passionate about the quality of food and drinks and are more than happy to meet specific needs and requirements.
In summer, there is even the option to admire the sunset over the harbour with a BBQ and Pimms.
Christmas at the Brunel’s SS Great Britain
There’s an endless list of ways to celebrate Christmas at this impressive venue. Great food and entertainment makes for the perfect festive party set up. Accompanied with fantastic food, great entertainment and a tour of the ship if you wish!
Alternatively, enjoy Christmas Dinner with the team starting with welcome drinks on the promenade followed by a wonderful festive menu with all the must-have Christmas trimmings. If a three-course meal isn’t what you’re looking for, a fork buffet is also available and a great alternative option.
Location of Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Known as one of the most accessible cities in the UK with Bristol Airport just 30 minutes away from Bristol City Centre. Brunel’s SS Great Britain is also perfectly situated for London, the M4 and the M5.
The venue itself is within walking distance from Bristol City Centre and Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station. It sits in the heart of the multi award-winning attraction location in the historic Bristol harbour.
To find out more about the facilities on offer, or to make an enquiry about the Brunel’s SS Great Britain for your next event, get in touch with the team on 01775 843411 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm.