Venues

Tree-lined avenue in Bute Park leading to Anthony Hopkins Centre

Our very impressive Anthony Hopkins Centre is named after the actor who studied at the College in the 1960s.

This stunning building is the renovated Cardiff Castle stables with an historic courtyard and an equally impressive tree-lined avenue for you and your guests to arrive from Bute Park with the castle in view.

View of RWCMD from Bute ParkYour arrival can range from traditional wedding cars, horses and carts and, as the park is situated on the river running down to Cardiff Bay, it is even possible to arrive by water-taxi!

As one of the most beautiful parks in the UK, it also forms a magnificent back-drop for your photographs.

Two very elegant ceremony rooms are housed in this centre. The Weston  Gallery can seat up to 80 guests and the Corus Suite, with its unique and beautiful spiral staircase, is ideal for more intimate ceremonies of up to 60 guests.

These venues can also host your drinks reception followed by a wedding breakfast for up to 50 guests in the Weston Gallery.

For larger weddings, our outstanding world-class concert hall and theatres can create a bespoke wedding ceremony with a dramatic difference.

Our stunning contemporary glass-walled entrance hall and open-air terrace, also overlooking the Grade I Bute Park, creates a truly wonderful venue for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast for up to 200 seated guests.

For your evening celebrations, we can accommodate up to 300 guests with our licensed bar, dance floor for live bands, DJs or musicians and cloakroom. Our unique bridge can be decorated with fairy lights to create an an impressive entrance for your first dance together.

Together these venues provide a unique location and are one of Cardiff's most sought-after venues.

“On behalf of my wife and I (how lovely that now sounds!) we wanted to thank you for the amazing organisation and planning of our recent wedding at the RWCMD on Saturday 7th April.

This was managed by all your staff particularly Bethan, Laura and Rob with quiet background pleasant efficiency, but with the knowledge that one of them was only ever a beckon away!

Both venues looked lovely all dressed up and showed off to their full glory, we were particularly pleased with the fairy lights which added greatly to the occasion.

The food was outstanding and special thanks to Allyson and Nicholas for the organisation, planning and cooking of that. The colourful presentation and taste of the food was commented on by all who attended the day, and the evening food was equally tasty and eye catching, there was also enough available for all our guests which we were delighted about.

Once again many thanks to you all. Kind Regards”

David and Liz

It's Your Day

As a creative venue, we offer lots of flexibility so that your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening celebrations suit your style and personalities – from traditional to theatrical, elegant to quirky. We can assist you in arranging a theatrical ceremony on a stage, a summer’s day wedding walk with your guests through the park, a reception with choirs, harpists, jazz trios and string quartets and special lighting and scenery for your evening party.

Availability

Our wedding venues are available from July to September as well as the Christmas period and throughout April including the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

“We had a really, really amazing wedding day thanks to your efforts, so thank you ever so much for helping us have a day that we will never forget. We knew when we met with Janet the first time that you would be a great person to work with, and coupled with a fantastic venue and a great team across the board, we couldn’t have had a better experience.”
Cerys & Steffan