The Winter Gardens had its doors first opened to the public on 14th July 1927 by Earnest Palmer, Deputy Chairman of the Great Western Railway. It became the focal point of the community who for many years dined, danced and socialised there. In 1950, the magnificent sea facing columns were filled in to provide space for a café area that is still in existence today and lights were installed on the Dome as part of the sea-front illumination.
In 1989 The Winter Gardens closed for a multi-million pound development. A complete refurbishment and extension into the new Town Square Gardens transformed the building into the one it is today. Whilst still retaining the classic 1920’s grandeur, the venue now boasts an extensive modern Conference and Entertainment facility. From 2011, The Winter Gardens will be under the management of Parkwood Leisure, who also operate the leisure facilities in North Somerset. Additional investments will be made that include a new seafront café and integrated Tourist Information Centre, offering unbeatable accommodation rates and tickets for local attractions.
These exciting renovations alongside our dedicated and experienced team will ensure that The Winter Gardens maintains its reputation as one of the finest conference centres in the South West.