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For a wedding with a difference, our very impressive Antony Hopkins Centre in the original Cardiff Castle Mews building with its historic open-air Courtyard and park entrance makes a stunning setting for your ceremony and reception for up to 80 guests.
In contrast, our magnificent contemporary glass-walled entrance hall and open-air terrace, also overlooking the Grade I listed Bute Park, are truly wonderful venues for a large drinks reception and wedding breakfast for up to 200 guests. Together these venues, in their unique location, are one of Cardiff’s most sought-after wedding venues.
Categories: Entertainment, Glorious gardens, Historic venues, Unique and unusual venues, Venues
Hire a Performer
As a music college we're able to provide a wide range of professional musicians, from classical quartets to jazz bands. We have some of the most talented musicians and all are available through our ‘Hire a Performer’ service!
Bring the outside in
Located in the centre of Cardiff, nestled amongst beautiful Bute Park and the historic Castle grounds, we are fortunate enough to be able to bring the outside, inside, whatever the weather!
Our main foyer features stunning floor-to-ceiling glass atrium windows, framing a stunning backdrop for your wedding breakfast.
After your ceremony you are also welcome to take our popular park walk around Bute Park while your photographer captures some stunning shots.
Historic Castle Stables
We are fortunate enough to have two building available for your special day.
The historic Anthony Hopkins Centre hold both the Weston Gallery and Corus Suite.
This open-air courtyard at the centre of the AHC is magnificent for your drinks reception on a beautiful day with the park just a stone's throw away.
The fabulous architecture is the original stonework that was once Cardiff Castle's stables.
Unique and unusual venues
A blank canvas for you to create your own.
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. We offer a completely bespoke experience so, with the help of our dedicated Weddings Officer and highly experienced Catering Manager, we can tailor your special day exactly how you want it.
We have many rooms each with its own style and character so you can bring your vision to life - whether it’s a fresh and bright spring wedding, a large-scale summer party, a cozy and enchanting autumn ceremony or a magical Christmas celebration.
A space for everyone.
We are fortunate enough to have four locations on-site for your ceremony to fit all styles and guest numbers.
1) The Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall
Our world-class concert hall is stunning and contemporary and can seat up to 200 guests. This space is very elegant and impressive as you can see. It also lends itself very well to many different backdrops from coloured uplighters and fairy lights to plants, flowers and bunting arches. We love your creative ideas. We offer a range of lighting options at an additional cost and there's more about this a little later in this tour. You are welcome to bring your own decorations which we will set up for you, so you don't have to lift a finger on your special day.
2) The Richard Burton Theatre is the perfect place for our theatrical couples. With 180 seats, all your guests can watch in dramatic surroundings. You can choose to create your scene on stage – from a simple, low lit, intimate ceremony to a fully- staged event with spectacular lighting effects. This venue can also be used for your drink's reception for up to 60 on the stage.
3) The Weston Gallery
This beautiful room is located in our Anthony Hopkins Centre. If you are looking for character and charm, this is a perfect room for your ceremony. 70 guests can be accommodated in this historic venue which was Cardiff Castle's original stables building. Classic paintings, elegant arched doorways and bold drapes means it doesn't need decoration as it is spectacular as it is. This room can also be used for your drinks reception.
4) The Corus Suite
This room is very similar to the Weston Gallery in style and slightly more intimate. Its beautiful spiral staircase is a stunning feature for your photos. The capacity here is 50. The Corus is full of history so, just like the Weston Gallery, it is beautiful as it is although you are welcome to decorate it to make it unique to you. This room can also be used for your drinks reception.