A big part of an event’s success will depend on the venue you decide to host it in. It’s the face of your event and it is the first thing your guests will speak about when they arrive. It can really set the mood for the day or evening ahead so it’s important you choose a venue that is suitable for the type of event you are hosting, whether that’s a wedding reception or live music event, to a corporate event or community event. So, what are just a few of the most memorable venues in Cardiff?
The beautiful Grade II listed building originally opened in 1855 as the first Neo gothic church in Cardiff, Ebenezer Chapel. It is now Cardiff’s newest conference, arts centre and community hub after opening its doors in September 2016. Cornerstone caters to weddings, parties, VIP dining, corporate events, concerts, exhibitions and more. At the heart of Cornerstone lies The Pantry – the perfect place to relax with tea, coffee, homemade cakes and fresh, delicious food prepared by their in-house chefs. HRH The Prince of Wales officially opened Cornerstone in December of 2016 and it was awarded the 2017 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards, Wales Building Conservation Award.
Kuku at Park Plaza Hotel
Kuku is a Moroccan themed venue with a modern twist. Ideal for parties, wedding receptions, award ceremonies, fundraising events and networking events, it is located in the Park Plaza Hotel. It is one of the most unique city centre venues with it’s Moroccan hanging lanterns, decorative wall lights, stunning copper bar, candle-lit copper tables and satin seating. It is a small but great space with an upstairs sofa zone making it ideal for smaller, more intimate events. Kuku offers a range of event and party packages with a wide selection of canapes and buffet menus as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list. If a bespoke menu is required for your event, their chef would be delighted to design this for you.
Tramshed is home to a multifunctional entertainments venue, most commonly known for live music and club nights. It is situated in West Cardiff and was once an old tram depot. Tramshed is available at different capacities to suit your hiring needs so it is perfect for live shows, club nights, private hire, corporate hire and anything in between. There is even a cinema at Tramshed which is a first class viewing experience ideal to hire for VIP screenings or private events such as birthday parties. There are 4 different spaces across Tramshed which are the Tramshed Main Room, the Balcony Bar, The Waiting Room, and The Cinema.
Inkspot is a multifaceted all-purpose venue with the scope and facilities to host almost any type of event. Their large area means they are able to host events of all sizes. The venue can cater for a wide range of different types of events, from music to performances, meetings, community events and more. The space is versatile and they have expert events staff who can transform the space to suit your vision. Inkspot are also able to provide you with staff for your event if need be, such as ticketing staff, guestlist managers and artist hospitality.
DEPOT has become Cardiff’s leading alternative events space since launching in 2015. Based in a warehouse, it is a home to festivals, screenings, themed parties, live music and has been hired by industry leading businesses for corporate events, beer festivals, catwalk shows and film shoots as well as providing Cardiff with street food. DEPOT create original and highly successful experiences under the DEPOT brand; Recent highlights include By Order Of (a Peaky Blinders experience), Bingo Lingo (alternative rave bingo), Street Food Social, Ginstock, and Pizza & Prosecco. They also have their own music & street food festivals, Depot in the Castle and Depot in the Park.
You’ll never be short of choice with these memorable event venues. There is something for just about any sort of event you can think of; If you’re looking to have a corporate dining event, why not host it in the beautiful Grade II listed building that is Cornerstone? Or if you’re looking for a venue suitable for a food & drink festival, DEPOT is the place to be! Of course there are many other great event venues in Cardiff, but these are just to name a few.
When you’re getting ready to organise your event, not only do you need to have a suitable venue, you also need to have the right staff to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. To make sure you have this in place, reach out to the friendly team here at eventeem who recruit and retain the UK’s leading experiential brand ambassadors and event staff for your activations and events, and they will be more than happy to provide you with the staff you need, whether that’s anything from promotional staff and event managers to conference staff and event hosts.