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Cardiff Castle

One of Wales' Most Exclusive Wedding Venues

Cardiff Castle’s enchanting fairy-tale towers and lofty battlements conceal elaborate and splendid interiors of unique architecture, magnificent décor and breath-taking elegance.

These remarkable rooms, created by the extraordinary vision and wealth of the 3rd Marquess of Bute, provide a remarkable setting in which to stage your special day with that extra touch of magic.

Alongside the splendid interiors, our beautiful grounds also offer the ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs.

THE BANQUETING HALL

Capacity: Up to 100 guests
Availability: Outside of Castle visiting hours

This magnificent hall was used by the Bute family when in residence for grand entertaining. With high ceilings and atmospheric lighting, this room is unrivalled and provides a spectacular setting for your wedding and wedding breakfast. It is the largest room in the Castle Apartments and the decoration is typical of the genius architect Burges’ flamboyant style, who along with the 3rd Marquess of Bute transformed Cardiff Castle into a Welsh Victorian Camelot.

A drinks reception can be served in the Library and guests can then take the spectacular Octagon stairs to the Banqueting Hall. The Banqueting Hall is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

Hire Rates Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
& Bank Holidays
Charge per hour for a minimum of 4 hours. £525.00 £660.00
The Library

THE LIBRARY & DRAWING ROOM

Capacity: 50 (Drawing Room only), 70 (Library only), 100 (combined)
Availability: Outside of Castle visiting hours

Complete with all its original furnishings, the Library is a lavishly decorated Burges interior with stunning detail and craftsmanship depicting the themes of learning and literature. Guests can enjoy a drinks reception here and then take the spectacular Octagon stairs to the Banqueting Hall.

An elegant contrast to the highly ornate library, the Georgian Drawing Room dates from the 1770s and is light and spacious with magnificent views of the Castle grounds and Norman Keep. The Drawing Room is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

Hire Rates Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
& Bank Holidays
Charge per hour for a minimum of 4 hours. £525.00 £660.00
The Undercroft

THE UNDERCROFT

Capacity: Up to 100 guests
Availability: All day

Dating from the 15th century, the Undercroft is one of the oldest parts of the Castle. In the late 19th century the room was restored by the Marquesses of Bute and was known as ‘The Servants’ Hall’. Here members of the household would take their meals in strict order of precedence.

The stone-vaulted Undercroft is hugely atmospheric, decorated with hanging banners and drapes. It can be used for all aspects of your wedding, from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast, buffet or dance. It also has its own private bar and reception area. The Undercroft is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

Hire Rates Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
& Bank Holidays
Charge per hour for a minimum of 4 hours. £330.00 £450.00
Guest Tower Rooms

THE GUEST TOWER ROOMS

Capacity: Up to 30 guests
Availability: All day

At the top of the fairytale towers is an exclusive self-contained suite, once made available only to the closest friends and guests of Lord Bute. The Guest Tower Rooms today offer a superb setting for an intimate wedding or wedding breakfast of up to 30 guests.

The Oak Room is perfect for a pre-drinks reception whilst the Walnut Room is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

Hire Rates Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
& Bank Holidays
Charge per hour for a minimum of 4 hours. £150.00 £150.00
Banqueting Hall The Library Drawing Room The Undercroft Guest Tower Rooms
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