The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER


029 2034 2854

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is set in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, bordering one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the UK.

Our two unique venues form one of Cardiff’s most sought-after locations for your very special day.

Our first is the stunning former Cardiff Castle stables with its historic courtyard and beautiful tree-lined entrance with the castle in view.

The second is our magnificent contemporary glass atrium and open-air terrace overlooking the park – a fabulous back-drop for your photographs and champagne reception – it is also a stunning location for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. This leads to an outstanding concert hall and theatre – perfect for a ceremony with a dramatic difference!

Booking our venues includes your dedicated and highly-experienced Wedding Manager to help you plan your dream wedding within your budget. Our venues are charged on an hourly basis and this includes all the spaces you need for your ceremony, reception and evening celebrations. The hire time begins with preparation and decorating, setting up tables and chairs and working with your florist and cake suppliers.

The hourly hire includes a bar operation, staff and all tables and chairs. Catering prices quoted include all waiting staff, crockery, cutlery, glasses, white linen tablecloths and napkins.

In addition, for an entirely bespoke wedding, we can offer a range of creative opportunities to make the day as individual as you are.

Our in-house catering company can create a range of traditional, fun or themed menus chosen by you. Our chef and Catering Manager would be delighted to cook and serve your favourite dish, your ideal wedding day menu or suggest some ideas to inspire and excite you.

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2 Reviews

  1. Susiepig

    My son and new daughter in law held their wedding reception here recently. Words cannot describe how wonderful the venue and staff are. The location – backing onto Bute Park – provides ample opportunity for wonderful photographs too.
    We started with welcome drinks in the beautiful courtyard while the official photographs were taken in the park. We then processed through the park to the College. The couple chose items from the hot buffet menu followed by a trio of desserts, all delicious. After the speeches, the staff efficiently moved some of the tables to make a dance floor ready for the band. This was achieved with a minimum of disruption.
    This venue is big. We had 100 guests for the meal but it will hold more. Also if you want to decorate you will need lots! You can hire a technician if you wish. Also, being what it is, you can hire musicians taken from the students.
    So, go and check it out. The staff are so helpful and accommodating and will make your wedding as stressless as possible!!

    (TripAdvisor Review)

    May 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm
  2. RhonddaGirl-1

    We went there to my cousin’s wedding in the ‘old’ building. It was a lovely venue for both the ceremony and the reception. The food was excellent and beautifully served.

    (TripAdvisor Review)

    May 19, 2017 at 1:43 pm

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