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Academic Venues in Cardiff

Many of Cardiff’s schools, universities, and colleges offer a broad range of meeting rooms, lecture theatres, and function suites for hire all-year-round at cost-effective prices. So, whether you’re seeking event space for training courses, private parties, seminars, conferences, or wedding receptions, we’re sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for in one of the city’s academic venues. For example, the All Nations Centre offers venue hire for as many as 1,500 people. It boasts a 1,000-seater auditorium as well as a number of meeting rooms which can be arranged to suit a variety of functions from product launches to AGMs, and training courses to private parties. As conference venues go, the Centre is one of the most popular conference venues in Cardiff, offering plenty of parking and direct access into the city centre via the A48. For the full range of Cardiff academic venues offering room hire, simply browse the listings below and you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for in no time at all.
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3 Academic Venues in Cardiff, Wales

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Cardiff Arms Park for venue hire. The excellent facilities, city centre location, strong transport links and on-site car parking makes the stadium a l...
Cardiff Arms Park Marquee
Cardiff Arms Park Marquee
Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1JA
 6 Meeting Rooms  700 Max capacity
Showcase Cinema Cardiff Nantgarw provides venue hire for a conference, product launch, presentation, hybrid event or a private film screening.Take ...
Showcase Cinema Cardiff Nantgarw
Showcase Cinema Cardiff Nantgarw
Treforrest Industrial Estate, Nr Pontypridd, Cardiff, CF15 7QX
   298 Max capacity
Cardiff Met Conferences
Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
   20-300 Max capacity

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Cardiff, the pulsating capital of Wales, is fast emerging as a premier destination for business and tourism in the UK. Just two hours by road from London via the M4 motorway, Cardiff boasts an international airport merely 25 minutes from the city centre, along with excellent rail and road links. This compact and walkable city is a hive of activity, making it an ideal backdrop for events that span from sunrise to sunset… and then some.From the awe-inspiring Principality Stadium to an array of conference venues and meeting rooms, Cardiff presents a smorgasbord of options to cater to every event planner’s palate and pocket. Let’s look at some of the highlights:Cardiff City Stadium, Wales’s not to be overlooked second-largest stadium is a premier event venue, offering first-class facilities. It’s versatile spaces, equipped with modern amenities and stunning pitch views, cater to a range of events. From theatre-style presentations to intimate seminars, including the spacious Ricoh Suite, which can host up to 600 delegates and the 20-person Executive Boxes, with views of the pitch, all meeting and event spaces here are designed to impress.The Future Inn Cardiff Bay is a modern hotel with spacious rooms, located within walking distance of Cardiff Bay railway station. This event hotel offers free internet, free parking, and its own restaurant, serving British food with a contemporary Welsh flavour. Being located within the world-renowned Cardiff Bay, the hotel is within walking distance of a variety of waterfront eateries, and attractions including the Red Dragon Centre, Mermaid Quay, and the Wales Millennium Centre. Heidi’s Bier Baroffers the thrill of après-ski without leaving Cardiff. With a capacity for 450 delegates across three floors, it’s an ideal venue for any event. The atmosphere is electric, filled with the cheer of hostesses in Tyrolean dresses, the clink of large pint glasses, and the buzz of happy guests. The air is thick with anticipation as towers of foaming beer, skis laden with colourful shots, and sleds packed with refreshments promise a night of revelry. The soundtrack to your evening? A pulsating mix of German, Scandinavian, and international hits that guarantee a fun party.The Cocktail Club Cardiff, a lively venue open seven days a week, offers a unique experience across three distinct floors. 'The Den' is a cosy basement space, perfect for intimate gatherings. The 'Tiger Bar' is a step up, with gold-brushed walls and animal prints. Finally, 'The Gallery' is a top-floor bar adorned with eclectic art and Victorian-esque furnishings. With a maximum capacity of 200 event-goers and four meeting rooms available, your favourite cocktail is never far away, and neither is the perfect space for your event.Cardiff Arms Park, is an historic landmark, offering versatile event spaces for both small and large gatherings. With city centre location, excellent facilities, and on-site parking, it's a great choice for any event. The venue also offers a marquee with a seating capacity of 450 people and in-house catering, from September to March. Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff, located in the city centre, offers six meeting spaces with a total capacity of 460 delegates. The largest venue, the Azzuro Ballroom, can accommodate up to 260 people. The hotel also features 215 rooms and suites with 4-star amenities, including free high-speed wireless internet. It's an ideal venue for both business and social events, within walking distance of major attractions.Revolution Cardiff, located directly across from Cardiff Castle, is a stylish cocktail bar and restaurant offering premium spirits, handcrafted cocktails, and freshly prepared food. The venue can accommodate up to 1400 guests across two floors and multiple rooms, making it an ideal choice for product launches, networking events, and parties. The venue also features a modern main bar, a glitterball-adorned back bar, a lively upstairs clubroom, and a vodka garden. Each event at Revolution Cardiff is unique and promises an incredible atmosphere.Hilton Cardiff is nestled in the heart of the city, offering a luxurious retreat with stunning views of iconic landmarks. With 215 elegantly styled bedrooms, exquisite dining options, and a range of amenities, Hilton Cardiff has all you need to create memorable events. The hotel boasts seven versatile event rooms, including a flexible ballroom that can accommodate up to 350 guests. Each space is equipped with state-of-the-art A/V technology, ensuring your event runs smoothly. Steinbeck & Shaw Cardiff is a chic venue in the heart of the city offering a unique blend of bar and club. The venue is divided into three distinct spaces: the main bar, pony club, and conservatory, with a capacity for up to 400 guests. The conservatory can hold 80 standing and 50 seated, perfect for networking events or social gatherings. The pony club is an intimate space for 12, ideal for dinners or boardroom meetings. The main bar can accommodate up to 300 standing guests and 70 seated, making it great for parties or sporting hospitality.

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