Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, all our weddings get exclusive use of the venue, except in the instances where a booking is already in place on your preferred date. You will always be told if this is the case.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
We are fully licensed to hold wedding ceremonies at the Temple of Peace. 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.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
We do have gardens within the grounds of the Temple, if you wish to have your ceremony outside please discuss this with the Venue Manager.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
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.
Can we use our own caterers?
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.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
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.
What time does the reception need to finish?
The reception would need to end by 1am.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
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!
Are fireworks allowed?
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.
Is confetti allowed?
Confetti can be used outside the building as long as it is biodegradable. We suggest using petals or another natural material as these are both beautiful and do not have adverse affects on the environment.
Are candles allowed?
Any candles must be contained within lanterns. If you would like to have open candles they must be LED or similar and not a naked flame.
Is there accommodation on site?
There is no accommodation at the Temple of Peace.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
We have an exclusive partnership with prestigious independent hotel Cathedral 73 in Pontcanna. By choosing the Temple of Peace for your venue hire, we can secure up to a 45% discount on your bed and breakfast booking at the hotel. 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: The Lincoln House Hotel The Hilton Hotel The Park Plaza Jury’s Inn Travelodge
About Temple of Peace
This is Cardiff’s most unique wedding venue, a Grade II listed building, steeped with history with two ceremony spaces; Marble Reception Hall and The Council Chamber.
The Temple of Peace is different to most venues you can hire in Cardiff. We are not owned by a private business; we are managed by the charity the Welsh Centre for International Affairs. So when you book your wedding, engagement party, conference or business meeting with us, your money is used to contribute to not just our magnificent building but also the charity's work in supporting international development, peace, human rights and global education. With your money you are directly helping us to create a fairer and more peaceful world.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.