The Gate Arts Centre

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£1000 - £1995 for venue hire
Up to 125
On-site
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
The Gate is a stunning venue housed in a beautifully converted Grade II listed building. We strive to provide a quality service to those who wish to hire our venue for their wedding day.
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Arts centre
Guests
125
Reception Capacity
300
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Venue
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £1000
  • Maximum Price
  • £1995
Packages
  • Minimum Price Per Head
  • £12
  • Maximum Price Per Head
  • £40
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Full Description
  • The Gate benefits from all the modern features needed to host events in a building brimming with charm and character, which we think makes us the perfect wedding venue. Every individual has their own ideas about what they would like on their wedding day and we appreciate the need to listen and understand your needs. A dedicated and experienced Wedding Co-ordinator will work with you to ensure you are supported from the very first phone call and meeting, all the way through to the time you and your guests head home at the end of your wedding reception. The Grand Theatre; formerly an upper section of the church; is now a spectacular dining space. The Theatre has a built in dance floor, raised stage, fitted sound desk, PA system, video projector and function bar. The architectural beauty of the original church provides the perfect romantic setting for the celebration of your marriage. This room will inspire you and your guests in an intimate setting for your special occasion. Our Cafe Bar still features the original, intricately carved pulpit and elaborate columns alongside a stylish oak bar, adding to the character of this highly functional and versatile wedding venue.The room can seat up to 60 for a meal or can be used as a welcome area for guests as they arrive.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Lynsey
    Congratulations on your engagement! It's lovely to hear that you're considering The Gate as your wedding venue; we cannot wait to meet you and show you around our beautiful building. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there's anything else I can help with and I look forward to meeting you soon.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2004
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    10
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Keppoch Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF24 3JW, Wales
    • Nearest Town
    • Cardiff
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M4, Junction 29
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Cathays/ Queen Street/ Cardiff Central
    • Travel Notes
    • By Bus You can catch a number 38 or 39 bus to Heath Hospital and get off on City Road. Alternatively catch a 8,11 or 52 towards Cyncoed and Pontprennau and get off on Albany Road. Both services run regularly during the day and evening. BusDirections – Taken from www.cardiffbus.com By Car M4, Eastbound – coming from Swansea Leave the M4 at Junction 32 and continue straight ahead onto A470 Northern Avenue. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Whitchurch Road. Continue straight on this road which changes to Crwys Road, bearing right onto City Road (B4261). Take the second left onto Keppoch Street. The Gate is situated on the right-hand side on the corner of Plasnewydd Square. M4, Westbound – coming from Newport/England Leave the M4 at Junction 29, onto the A48M (Eastern Avenue). Bear left onto the A4232 signposted “The Docks” (third exit on the left, past the turnings for Cardiff Gate and Pentwyn). Get into the right hand lane. At the large roundabout take the third exit and then take the first exit at the small roundabout onto Llanederyn Road. Go up the hill, past the school on your right. At the traffic lights turn left onto Cyncoed Road, continue straight down the hill. Go through the lights half-way down the hill and again straight through at the bottom onto Wellfield Road.Go past Barclays Bank on your left and at the end turn right onto Albany Road (A469). At the next junction turn left onto City Road (B4261). Take the second left onto Keppoch Street. The Gate is situated on the right-hand side on the corner of Plasnewydd Square. Parking: Don’t be a problem parker! There is various on street parking available around The Gate, but please note some marked areas are for residents only. Why not share a car with friends, walk, catch the bus or cycle! Please note that if you require off street parking, this is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.
    • Nearest Airport
    • Cardiff
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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Each wedding has been stunning in their own way.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's YOUR wedding, so ensure to do it YOUR way!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Homemade bunting- the Groom was a Maths teacher and the Bride a Music Teacher, so they cut up old text books and sheet music into bunting.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, Quirky, Welcoming, Flexible, Yours!
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Using the stained glass windows as a backdrop in our Grand Theatre.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
I couldn't possibly say!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Parmesan Arancini
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Tower- simply the best late night buffet dessert!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We're Grade II Listed and have a pulpit in our cafe bar.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We offer completely bespoke weddings- we don't do 'off the peg', so your day will be truly yours.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free table plan design & print