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Floating Harbour venue hire - bridge

Welcome to Floating Harbour Studios

MB Tempora is a converted 1905 steel dutch barge moored in an enviable secluded spot on the water in the heart of the city. Do you need an inspiring place to hold a meeting or brain storming session? Or are you looking for a venue to hold an event for up to 100 guests? Or perhaps you are looking for a photography studio? We have two unique and versatile spaces on board that are available for hire 7 days a week for a wide range of uses. Be inspired...welcome aboard!

The Bridge

Our upper deck bow room boasts a walnut floor, historic map decor, expansive river view windows, private deck entrance and a cosy seating area, this room is perfect for small functions and meetings.

For presentations take advantage of the bow ‘stage’ and comfortably seat up to 24. Our beautiful steel and reclaimed wood custom-made conference tables seat up to 14. Or we can take out all the furniture for you to hold a class or a workshop for up to 30.

Room Rate

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Room Rate

The Bridge is available for hire from 8.30am - 11pm 7 days a week.
Daytime Rate Per Hour - £20 (minimum 4 hours)
1/2 day (4 hours) - £70
Full Day (8 hours) - £140

Rate applies to up to 8 people. Delegate rates apply for numbers over 8 (£5 per additional person per day.)


Free Wifi

  • Round of fresh filter coffee for every half day booked
  • Unlimited tea, instant coffee and water available in the room
  • Use of a 48” flatscreen TV with HDMI / Thunderbolt connection.
  • Use of interchangeable whiteboard / flip chart and pens (flipchart paper at additional cost

Week day evening events are priced on an individual basis  - please contact us for a quote.

We are able to accommodate week end evening events but we only offer a limited number of dates per year and a minimum fee applies. Please contact us for details. 

We strive to make your experience with us as special and unique as our venue so if there is anything you need to help make your meeting or event run smoothly just let us know.

Tailored Packages

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Tailored Packages

Every meeting, conference and event is unique and we tailor packages to suit individual requirements. Let us take care of the details.

Our daytime packages can include any or all of the following

  • A dedicated member of staff on hand throughout your stay
  • Freshly baked morning pastries or bacon sandwiches.
  • A choice of sumptuous hot and cold lunch options.
  • Afternoon cake, biscuits or fresh fruit.

For larger evening events we can offer canapés, hot food and can also operate a bar service. Please contact us to talk through your event and how we can help.




Whether its pastries and a bacon sandwich to kick off your breakfast meeting, a satisfying lunch to keep your brainstorming session fuelled or canapés to enchant at your evening drinks reception, we have it covered.

We are delighted to be partnering with the highly respected and independent Pinkman's Bakery for our catering.

We can offer a full range of lunch options both hot and cold.

Our buffet menu includes mini buns, savoury brioches, savoury canapés and cakes. All freshly baked that morning and delivered to you at the time that you request. Sourdough pizzas and hot dishes are available too.

Please let us know if you would like food included in booking and we will send you our current menu.

Photoshoot in the Floating Harbour hold



From £100

The Hold

The Hold Studio is an impressive 90m² area below the deck that was once used as a workshop for Bristol’s ferry boats and still retains an industrial feel.

It is a flexible black box multi-purpose creative space suitable for a wide range of events.

Daytime rates start at £100 for a half day booking and £200 for a full day. 

For larger events (more than 10 people) please contact us for a quote. 

The Hold can be booked for week day evening events and we offer a limited number of dates per year for week end evening events. Please contact us for details. 

photography studio


As well as being hired for events the Hold can be booked as a sizeable filming or photography studio.
Dry or Wet hire available
Click here to see the full range of kit available.
Or call us on 0117 929 3679 for advice
Floating Harbour camera hire
Floating Harbour boat


Floating Harbour Studios is committed to reducing it’s impact on the environment.

As well as boasting an independant eco-sanitation system, we collect and filter rainwater, use low energy heating and all our rooms are lit by low energy LED light bulbs. We use solar where we can and recycle 80% of our waste or use it for fuel for our wood burner.

We are continually striving to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint.