Techniquest

5 unique venues in Cardiff for your next big event

Any event planner knows that the perfect venue holds the key to a party that’s remembered long after the bar closes. It’s all about location, location, location. Any event can be good, but who wants good when you can have great?

A unique venue can start conversation flowing before the event even begins and can be the key to bubbling up excitement.

At Techniquest, we pride ourselves on throwing a bash with a difference. Thanks to our beloved building and our fun, interactive exhibits, we know that unique venues have something extra to offer.

Here’s a list of unique Cardiff venues that will make your event one to remember.

DEPOT

DEPOT Cardiff

If you’re looking for space, character and a buzz, DEPOT’s the place.

Famous for its beloved Bingo Lingo and pop up events, the event veterans at DEPOT know how to throw a party. This warehouse venue provides you with 17 000 sq. feet to decorate, design and develop to suit your needs, perfect for those who prefer a blank canvas to work with.

Thinking big? DEPOT has a wealth of experience in creating and delivering a high-quality event experience, from launching fashion shows to working with major film studios.

Whether you’re hungry for street food or thirsty for bubbly, DEPOT is sure to get you talking.

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum of Wales

Going for grand? Well, the National Museum Cardiff is the venue for you.

Set in the heart of the city centre, this venue offers high ceilings and marble staircases that will undoubtedly provide the wow-factor and Insta-worthy backdrops.

The Museum’s interior makes it the perfect location for all kinds of special occasions, from gala dinners and Christmas parties to wedding receptions.

What’s more, the vast art collection provides a photo opportunity like no other. Can you picture it?

This venue also provides conference convenience and breakout spaces for building strong working relationships, perfect for a change from the usual office boardroom.

To top it off, holding your event at the National Museum supports their work in safeguarding the treasures of Wales.

St Fagan’s

St Fagan’s

Want to hold your event in a different era? Take an authentic trip into the past with St Fagan’s.

With over 40 historic buildings to choose from, this venue welcomes you through the ages.

At Wales National Museum of History, guests will have the opportunity to experience the glittering indulgence of the roaring 20’s in a 1920’s dancehall to the golden age in an Elizabethan Castle.

From weddings held in a vintage marquee in the formal gardens to conferences held in modern new suites, St Fagan’s can cater to events of all kinds.

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

If you’re looking to enchant your guests, this next one could tick the box.

The fairytale towers and magnificent regal décor of Cardiff Castle will ensure your event has a sense of breath-taking elegance.

With a range of flexible rooms suitable for wedding receptions, corporate meetings and gala dinners, Cardiff Castle is a great choice for hosting an event in the heart of the capital city. With historic scenery and capturing the myth and legend of Welsh heritage, our capital’s castle is a popular venue for a variety of events.

What’s more, if you want to treat your guests to a regal feast, you can book a banquet which provides an unforgettable experience of Welsh hospitality, entertainment and food that will delight even the pickiest of eaters.

Techniquest

Dinners at Techniquest
Techniquest

Looking for a truly unique venue to hold both formal and informal events? Well, Techniquest is the place for you and your inner budding scientist!

 Our architecturally-acclaimed building is home to a science theatre, 360-degree planetarium and over 130 exhibits. Whether you’re holding a business conference, dinner gala or even wedding, our dedicated team can work with you to make our venue suit your needs.

At Techniquest, we take pride in knowing that we provide something for everyone, with interactive displays, science shows and an augmented reality experience.

Guests will have the opportunity to throw on a lab coat and play the scientist and even let their inner child run free against the backdrop of the Bay’s scenic ocean views.

We want your event to be out of this world, so why not take an intergalactic trip during your time with us and watch the universe unfold with an evening of scientific discovery and much needed adventure.

Get in touch

For more information on holding an event at Techniquest, please contact us at events@techniquest.org or on 029 2047 5466.

View events packages
 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

Newsletter Signup

FAQs

  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days, After Hours and Home Educator days.

  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo