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delegates can meet in a choice of versatile spaces supported by a professional team of technicians and be inspired by talented musicians and singers .
“ Our musicians can entertain delegates with trumpet fanfares at the opening of a conference , pianists during a drinks reception , jazz or classical music ensembles to create a sophisticated atmosphere during dinner or actors to lead public speaking sessions or perform from key speeches .
They can also be hired to perform at other venues across the city .”
Event at Cardiff Castle
Sporting experiences
Experiences can be created for corporate hospitality at a sporting event as well as a cultural venue .
Cardiff ’ s choice of six international stadia and arenas offer conference facilities but also corporate hospitality . Principality Stadium is probably the most well-known for international sporting events including rugby , football , WWE wrestling , Speedway , boxing etc . But it doesn ’ t just hold sporting events .
Marc Lee , sales manager , Principality Stadium , tells us : “ It is well known across the world as a 74,500-seater multi-event venue and provides the largest space in Cardiff for an indoor event because of our retractable roof .
“ The stadium bowl is an excellent option for conference organisers looking for corporate hospitality with a wow-factor however the Stadium also offers conference organisers a choice of six large prestigious lounges and 112 hospitality suites that can be used for meetings of various sizes including STIWDIO , a former TV broadcast studio and the new Riverside Terrace , a versatile 410sqft space with an industrial interior , live music and street food concept catering for conference organisers looking for a fun , relaxed atmosphere .”
Sophia Gardens , a short walk from the city centre is the home of Glamorgan Cricket with its own museum and a venue for a variety of events and corporate hospitality .
Cardiff ’ s lively entertainment scene
Cardiff has many festivals during the year ; Swn ( Sound ), Llais ( Festival of The Voice ) and music events such as BBC Cardiff Singer of the World celebrating 40 years in 2023 .
Nick Saunders , MD and founder of The DEPOT , said : “ I came to Cardiff as a student and have been here ever since , having carved out a career in entertainment and events . We have established our venue DEPOT Cardiff as the city ’ s ultimate warehouse events space - accommodating large parties and themed events which offer a great night out for delegates after a full-on conference day ; since 2015 we have been creating exciting events of our own , including our smash hit , Friday night sell-out , BINGO LINGO .
“ Our portfolio in Cardiff also includes Par 59 , our stylish mini-golf venue with two custom-made , mini golf courses plus a bar and restaurant and we www . conference-news . co . uk