Year Round Facilities
Aberdare Hall was originally built in 1893, but was founded in 1885 by Lady Aberdare to promote women’s education in Wales. The Hall, surrounded by its own gardens, is located on the main Cardiff University campus, within walking distance of most of the academic schools and only a brief walk from the city and civic centre.
The main building, or Old Hall as it is called, has recently been refurbished to create three executive meeting rooms, on the ground floor, along side the ‘Staff Dining Club’. The three executive meeting rooms are comfortable and traditional in style with a full range of audio visual equipment.
The ‘Isabel Bruce Room’ ~ named after the first Principal of Aberdare Hall (1885-1887) can accommodate up to 16 delegates in a boardroom style.
The ‘Joan Buckingham Room’ ~ named after the Warden of Aberdare Hall (1980-1997) can accommodate up to 18 delegates in a boardroom style.
The ‘Kathleen Ede Room’ ~ named after a member of Court of University College Cardiff Council (1963-1984) can accommodate up to 30 delegates theatre style.
All rooms offer access to the internet, a flipchart and whiteboard.
A portable data projector, laptop and DVD player are available in the ‘Kathleen Ede Room’ as standard and at an additional cost in the ‘Isabel Bruce Room’ and the ‘Joan Buckingham Room’.
Refreshments and buffets can be provided in all rooms to suit requirements.
The ‘Staff Dining Club’, with a Common Room and Dining Room and offering an extensive catering service, is the ideal location for a variety of functions. Our daily services, Monday to Friday, include a fully licensed bar with bar meals and carvery lunches.
The dining club is also available for functions, conference dinners, banquets, wedding receptions and presentations.
Private luncheons and dinners can also be hosted in the ‘Isabel Bruce Room’ and the ‘Joan Buckingham Room’
For further information on room hire charges and availability please contact a member of the Conference Office.
University Hall Conference Centre Facilities
The University Conference Centre is a purpose designed all year conference venue which is ideal for both day and residential conferences. Situated within the landscaped grounds of University Hall, the Conference Centre is just three miles from the city centre and five minutes from the M4, providing organisers with on-site facilities and amenities including:
A spacious main hall with a capacity for 230 delegates
Full staging facilities
An exhibition area (148m2) and seven breakout rooms
35mm slide projector*
PA facilities and lighting*
Free parking available on request
Registration and reception area
*Available on request, for an additional charge.
The Day Delegate Package includes:
Hire of Conference Centre
Mid morning refreshments
Hot buffet lunch with coffee
Conference folders and stationery
Mineral water and mints
OHP and screen
2010 - Day Delegate Rate
£30.10 inc VAT per delegate, minimum numbers of 50 apply (Provisional)
A 24hr Residential Package is also available from 18th June - 17th September 2010
Prices are available upon request.
Birchwood House - 18th June - 17th September 2010 (Only available between these dates)
For smaller meetings in traditional style and classical surroundings Birchwood House, built in 1901, is ideal for interviews, board meetings and training courses. The six meeting rooms, with their distinct character and charm are each able to accommodate up to 75 delegates. The day delegate rate is also available for these rooms, minimum numbers of 15 apply.
Theatre Style Capacity
Boardroom Style Capacity
9.53m X 6.15m
Senior Common Room
8.30m x 5.84m
7.38m x 5.23m
7.38m x 5.23m
Conference Centre Facilities
Other facilities situated at University Conference Centre include:
Bar with large TV screen and Sky Television
During semester time when our accommodation is not available we have negotiated preferential rates with several local hotels.
210 en-suite and 230 standard rooms are available with breakfast or full board catering during the University summer vacation. Self-catering options are also available.
Facilities on Campus
A range of venues enables organisers to choose locations, which are appropriate to the events and conferences they are arranging. These vary from the exquisite civic surroundings of the Glamorgan and Main Buildings, to campus Cyber Cafe's complete with work stations, to smaller Coffee Shops which can be transformed for buffet style lunches, exhibition areas and in some cases meeting rooms. Full menus are available from individual working buffet lunches delivered to each venue to conference banquet and evening gala dinners for up to 200 delegates.
The Glamorgan Building located at the heart of the civic centre provides an excellent venue for formal dinners. The Committee Room has been prepared for an evening event booked by the Welsh Development Agency and attended by HRH the Prince of Wales, Chancellor of the University.
The University Union has a range of facilities including meeting rooms, restaurants and shopping mall. The Great Hall is more than 800m2 and is ideal for large functions, exhibitions, launches and lectures.
Tel No: + 44 (0) 2087 4702