Royal Welsh College Of Music and Drama

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£1500 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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A stunning, modern building to host an open plan, luxurious wedding that you will never forget. Please email us directly for more information: weddings@rwcmd.ac.uk
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,500
Maximum Price
£3,000
Our dedicated and experienced Wedding Manager will help you plan your dream wedding within your budget. The venue is charged on an hourly basis and we have an additional price list which includes many creative options so you can make your day as individual as you are.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
City Hotel
Venue
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
300
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
2:00AM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Exclusive Use
Water View
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Pet-Friendly

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Full Description
** Please email us directly to find out more: weddings@rwcmd.ac.uk ** 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!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Aimée
** Please email us directly weddings@rwcmd.ac.uk or visit our Instagram @RWCMDweddings ** A historic venue in the heart of Cardiff and nestled amongst Bute Park, we have two beautiful buildings available for your exclusive use. Our venue can give you creative freedom to shape the most magical day best suited to you. Our Catering team are the most experienced and professional with much knowledge on what works, also offering you a menu which you can customize to your taste. Best Wishes. x

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Reviews
(7)
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Beth & Rhys
Happy couple Married on December
January 2022
A night we will always remember.
"We had the best time at our wedding party at the College and can't thank the staff enough for all their help, patience, enthusiasm and creativity in making it a night we will always remember."
A
Andrew & Esther
Happy couple Married on August
January 2022
A wonderful day
Thank you again for all your help and support; the day was incredible and knowing it was in your safe hands meant we were able to relax and enjoy our special day. So many people commented on the venue and food; our guests really enjoyed. We’re still so pleased with how everything went; it was a wonderful day! I’ve just been looking through our professional photos again enjoying the memories. There are so many!
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Laura & Minh
Happy couple Married on July
January 2022
We loved every second of it!
Thank you so much and everyone at RWCMD for making our day so special, we loved every second of it! Thank you so much again.
R
Rachael & Lewis
Happy couple Married on April
November 2018
The best day ever
We could not have asked for a better day or for a better venue! From the first appointment to the big day they could not have been more kind and helpful! They took note of every little detail and really felt like they got to know us personally and because of this were able to make sure everything was just as we had imagined! The venue was just gorgeous in so many ways, we had so many compliments throughout the day and afterwards. The food was to die for!! There is not one thing I would have changed, and I would encourage anyone thinking of having this as their wedding venue to go ahead with it 100%, you will not regret it!
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Rachael & Lewis
Happy couple Married on April
January 2022
There is not one thing I would have changed
We could not have asked for a better day or for a better venue! From the first appointment to the big day they could not have been more kind and helpful! They took note of every little detail and really felt like they got to know us personally and because of this were able to make sure everything was just as we had imagined! The venue was just gorgeous in so many ways, we had so many compliments throughout the day and afterwards. The food was to die for!! There is not one thing I would have changed, and I would encourage anyone thinking of having this as their wedding venue to go ahead with it 100%, you will not regret it!
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Suzanne & Rhodri
Happy couple Married on July
July 2017
'Perfect Wedding'
We had the most perfect wedding and want to say a huge thank you to you and your team at RWCMD. The organisation, preparation, service, food and attention to detail were all outstanding.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3ER, Wales

Travel Notes

There is no on-site parking for guests however there are large car parks surrounding the venue, including the museum car park opposite our venue.

Nearest Town

Cardiff

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4

Nearest Train Station

Central Station

Nearest Airport

Cardiff Airport

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Industry Awards (2)

Welsh Wedding Awards Finalist (2019)
Welsh Wedding Awards Finalist (2022)
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't possibly pick one! All our couples bring their own style and personality to our venue and we are fortunate enough to be able to offer a blank canvas so that you're able to make the venue your own!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Have an idea of numbers before you visit any venue and follow all the venues, photographers, florists etc you are considering on instagram to get a feel for their work (even better if they visit your venue often!) We are @RWCMDweddings

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We are able to offer a variety of on-sight lighting choices, fitted by our very own technicians. I am in love with the 'wall of lights' which can be fitted as a backdrop to your ceremony or to the entrance of your wedding breakfast. To see examples visit our instagram! @RWCMDweddings

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique; historic; dramatic; stunning; bright.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We are fortunate enough to have the beautiful Bute Park on our doorstep and are able to organise for you and your photographer to complete a park walk along the grounds, making the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Being so near to Wales' capital city, we're no stranger to a celebrity face at our venue!

What’s your favourite canapé?

It's a toss-up between our Risotto Caerphilly cheese crispy bites and Crushed potato with smoked salmon!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our hot rolls with roast leg of pork with apple sauce and crackling - yum!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our stunning floor to ceiling glass windows with a view of Bute Park are a showstopping backdrop for your wedding breakfast. We are also able to host your day in our Anthony Hopkins Centre which is the historic former stables for Cardiff Castle!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Not only is our venue a great location with beautiful surroundings, being a music college we are able to organise live music from our very own highly trained musicians, from classical to jazz, through our 'hire a musician' scheme! The very best of Cardiff's talented young musicians. I'm also excited that we are now able to have your four legged besties in all outdoor areas of our venue, including our historic Anthony Hopkins Centre Courtyard! Take a stroll around Bute Park to capture some beautiful images of you and your pooch, before retiring to the AHC Courtyard for champagne and paw-secco!