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Norwegian Church
  • Former church is ideal for alternative receptions
  • All day hire or evening only hire available
  • An array of space for a live band
  • Conveniently located in Cardiff Bay
  • Exclusive use of the whole venue
  • Up to 80 guests in formal banquet style
  • Up to 100 evening guests in 'cabaret' style
  • Well connected with the centre of Cardiff

Offering you an intimate and unique place for your wedding reception, the Norwegian Church is found by the lapping waters of Cardiff Bay, and is able to offer you the perfect space and the entire church on your special day. An excellent option for a full-day or evening hire, up to 80 guests can dine in style in this converted former church.

Exuding an aura of history and charm the Norwegian Church, now converted into an arts centre, offers you the perfect connection with the history of Cardiff, not to mention a great quirky and alternative place to host the reception of your dreams.


During the 19th century, Cardiff was one of Britain's busiest ports. The Norwegian Church was consecrated back in 1868 as a means of providing comfort and a place of worship for the families of the Scandinavian sailors and Norwegian expats that lived in the Welsh city.

The church was where local icon, Roald Dahl was baptized, and his family worshipped here on many occasions.

Now, the church is a fantastic space for a wedding reception. This historic church has plenty of charm, with modern refurbishments to make it appeal to all brides and grooms tastes.

This is ideal for couples who desire to incorporate tradition into their celebrations or if you are religious couple and you want it to be at the centre of your festivities.

If you share welsh and Norwegian heritage, this wedding venue is also perfect for your needs.

The events team pride themselves on their flexible service, no wedding or request will be too far out of reach.


With exclusive use of the whole church, you and your guests can take advantage of all its facilities including the aisled Grieg Room and terrace, which will allow you to have enough space for up to 100 guests during the evening and a live band or DJ.

The exclusive use allows you the ultimate privacy but also enables you to style the venue to your vision. The neutral décor and striking windows allow plenty of light into this airy space. Simply adorn with flowers and fairy lights for a romantic look.

Celebrate your big day admiring the arched ceilings and overlooking Cardiff Bay.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 80 guests
Reception Capacity - 100 guests

Hire Prices

  • Evening hire only - £900 from 5pm onwards (without catering)
  • All day hire inclusive of catering - £4500

Catering and Accommodation

When booking the all inclusive package, this includes a banquet meal for up to 60 guests, along with an evening buffet to be enjoyed on the terrace. Enquire today to see the meal or design a bespoke dinner.

The venue's perfect location will provide you and your guests with the best connections to the city of Cardiff, full of marvellous hotels for you and your guests to take advantage of.

If you would like to find out more about this historical venue get in contact with the team via the details provided below.

Harbour Drive
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4PA


  • Hannah

    Our guests are still talking about the venue. It was a fabulous, intimate setting but what really made it was how helpful and flexible you all were in helping us. It was a great night - one that we won't forget.

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