The venue hire prices vary depending on your event and which room you would like to hire, you can view our wedding packages and prices here. We offer a 30% discount for registered charities.
We have hosted a wide variety of events and celebrations at the Temple of Peace. We can cater for most occasions including weddings, Mehndi’s, parties, funerals, performances, meetings, conferences, debates, and more.
There are a few regulations that need to be adhered to, for example we do not allow open flame candles in the venue, candles must be flameless or within lanterns. We also don’t allow helium balloons within the marble hall. For full information and limitations please see our terms and conditions.
We prefer the use of only our partner caterers as they meet our ethics of sustainability and fair wages for their staff, as well as being able to work well with the limitations of our kitchen. We have preferred caterers that can cater for most cuisines, including Halal, vegetarian and vegan. Please do get in touch for more information or if you have special circumstances and we can work together to meet your needs.
Our marble hall can hold up to 160 seated or 200 standing and the council chamber holds up to 60 people.
You can view our floor plans here.
We can hold a date for up to two weeks with no obligation and then a deposit is required to confirm the booking, along with signing our terms and conditions. The total payment is due 60 days prior to the booking. The deposit amount is not taken off the amount of the full payment but is refunded after the event providing that no damages or breaches of the terms and conditions have occurred. Deposits are usually returned within two weeks of the event.
We can offer a limited amount of parking for a fee of £10 per space. There is also pay and display street parking in front of the building.
Yes, the building is fully accessible with both ramps and lifts in place to give access to each floor.
The Temple of Peace was founded by Lord David Davies in 1938 to provide a focal point and symbol for Welsh people’s concern for international peace. Find out more about the history of the building.
The Temple of Peace is a secular building and welcomes those of all faiths.
We have hosted a wide variety of events and celebrations at the Temple of Peace. We can cater for most occasions including weddings, Mehndis, parties, funerals, performances, meetings, conferences, debates, and more.
Smoking and vaping is only permitted outside the building as it is a public space.
We can provide a cloakroom for your event if requested in advance.
A prayer room can be provided during your event if requested in advance.
Yes, we have WiFi access throughout the building that is included at no extra cost with all bookings at the Temple of Peace.
We have projectors, screens, a PA system, microphones and an interactive smart screen available to hire.
Yes, the reception area and marble hall have a hearing loop installed. We found that it was not required in the council chamber as the acoustics are excellent.
In the car park. We never have planned tests during events. Unless told otherwise, a fire alarm sounding will need to be treated as though there is a fire.
Unfortunately, we do not have specific bike storage facilities.
Yes, absolutely! We are available to take wedding bookings throughout the whole year at the Temple of Peace.
The Marble Hall can accommodate 160 guests for a sit-down meal and a maximum of 250 for your evening party. Smaller ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 60 guests can be held in our upstairs Council Chamber.
We are fully licensed to hold wedding ceremonies at the Temple of Peace and we’d be delighted if you’d consider us for your all day celebrations, from the ceremony and the reception and all the way through until the end of your evening party.
Depending on our availability and the previous day’s bookings, you may able to set up the day before your wedding, or on the morning of your celebrations. Due to our location and licensing restrictions, we have a finish time of midnight, which can be extended to 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays. (Please note that the bar stops serving half an hour before our closing time.)
We only ever take one wedding booking per day, so we guarantee that our venue will be exclusively yours for your special day.
You are able to set up on the morning of your wedding from 9am, depending upon the time your celebrations start, however if the venue is not in use the day prior to your wedding, you would be welcome to come in the day before set up, up to 5pm. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t be able to commit to this or confirm until the week before your wedding.
You are very welcome to bring decorations into the Temple for your wedding, however we request that candles be displayed in lanterns rather than directly onto tables, to prevent these being knocked over. We also ask that you do not use helium-filled balloons in the Marble Hall, as our ceilings are very high and if they escape, we cannot get them down without a scaffolding rig! We only permit rose petal confetti outside the entrance. Unfortunately, paper confetti (even biodegradable) creates a mess on the ground outside and our neighbours get upset!
We have sufficient round tables to seat your guests (a maximum of 10 guests per table), 10 trestle tables (for the top table, cake table, guest book table etc), gold banqueting chairs and an easel at the Temple, which you can make use of at no additional cost.
We also have uplighters, a PA system and microphones which you may hire from us, however please note that the PA system is only suitable for speeches & background music. Unfortunately, evening music cannot be played through this and so you would need to hire in equipment for this separately. We can recommend local companies who could arrange this for you. Linens, crockery, cutlery and glassware as well as a cake stand and knife are provided by our catering partners Town & Country Catering as part of their service.
Our wedding catering partner is Town & Country Catering. Their menus are available to view here. For Asian weddings and Mehndis, we offer a selection of catering partners, depending upon your requirements. Please contact us directly to discuss these in more detail.
Unfortunately, corkage is not an option at the Temple of Peace. All bar services and the provision of alcohol is arranged through our catering partner, Town & Country Catering.
Yes! We love live music, DJ’s and a good party at the Temple and as long as your band or DJ can provide us with their PAT testing certification in advance of your wedding date, they are most welcome!
Yes, we have an external ramp leading to our front entrance and internal lifts, suitable for disabled access.
We permit you to hold a provisional booking with us for two weeks, after which time, we request a deposit of £400 or we would need to release your date for other bookings. The balance is required in full, 60 days before your event date.
Yes, we work with Weddings by Zoë, who run wedding days on our behalf at the Temple of Peace. Zoë and her team will meet with you in advance of your wedding day to go through final details and will be present throughout your day to ensure the entire day runs smoothly.
If you would like to get in touch with Zoë to book any additional planning services during the lead up to your wedding day, please contact her directly here.
There is no VAT payable to the Temple of Peace.
Unfortunately, fireworks and Chinese lanterns are not permitted inside or outside the building, due to restrictions in place by our landlords. We also do not permit balloon, butterfly or dove releases, due to the adverse impact on our natural world.
For a full list of restricted items, please refer to our Terms & Conditions of booking.
We can offer a limited amount of parking for a fee of £10 per space. There is also pay and display street parking in front of the building. Should you wish to transport your guests to and from the venue via coach, there is coach parking available around the corner on Corbett Road.
Yes, we are fully insured for all weddings and events. Documents are available on request.
We are very fortunate being in the centre of Cardiff to have a number of fantastic hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, within a short walk of the Temple of Peace.
Many of these offer group booking discounts, if you let them know that we referred them to you:
Dogs can be allowed during the wedding at prior agreement by the venue manager. Other animals will not be allowed in most circumstances. We allow service dogs within the building at all times.