Welcome to Sophia Gardens - an events and meetings place right in the heart of Cardiff, where anything is possible.
Based at the Sophia Gardens stadium, we have a range of rooms and meetings spaces for your requirements - from formal conferences to company parties, we can provide the perfect environment for your event needs.

Glamorgan County Cricket Club moved into Sophia Gardens in 1967, which was renovated and expanded over the winter of 2007/08 and turned the ground into the world-class cricket stadium and events space it is today.

From hosting major outdoor concerts to staging fireworks nights and darts events, Sophia Gardens has a history of putting on a show.

We don't just do those huge public displays - if you're looking for your own private space or somewhere to host your conference or company day out, we've got you covered.

Looking to book your event or have any questions? Email our team or give them a call.

Here are ten good reasons to host your next meeting or event at Sophia Gardens:

1. A WARM WELSH WELCOME
Our staff are long-serving and our clients love us. We pride ourselves on being accommodating, pro-active and easy to deal with.

2. PARK AT THE DOOR
Parking on site is free, secure and close to the door. We've also got space for helicopter landings as Prince Charles will testify.

3. SUPER SPEEDY WI-FI
The techies tell us you can download at 83.28Mbps and upload at 59.17Mbps. That's lightning-quick.

4. EXCEPTIONAL FOOD
Did you hear the one about the two Welshmen, the Frenchman and the Italian? Executive Chef John Chapman and his lauded brigade have forged an exceptional reputation for the consistent excellence of their cuisine as well as the use of local and seasonal produce.

5. ROOMS WITH A VIEW
We've got the best back garden in Cardiff with a manicured lawn that's fit to stage international cricket (which we frequently do). Oh, and we’re also surrounded by Bute Park, Sophia Gardens and Pontcanna Fields.

6. ETHICAL CREDENTIALS
Sustainable sourcing, a commitment to recycling and a partnership with Keep Wales Tidy – we are caring corporate citizens.

7. MORE SPACE THAN ANYONE
Our Sophia Hall can host a banquet for 550 or seat 800 theatre-style. We've got six additional lounges with capacities in excess of 100 and a further 23 executive boxes perfect for break-outs. We’ll even let you put a marquee on the lawn.

8. BIG-TIME EXPERIENCE 
A Rugby World Cup Party for 1,000, a 3 month-long training programme for John Lewis and The Welsh Conservative Party Spring Conference. We’re in your corner when its time to shine.

9. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
We're in central Cardiff. CF11 9XR to be exact – less than one mile from Cardiff Central Station and five miles from junction 32 of the M4.

10. TRANSPARENT PRICING
No hidden extras, no nasty surprises. Just clear, consistent pricing for the things you need to manage your event.

Still need a little further convincing?

 

"Everyone was really pleased with the day, the room we had was great with good amount of space for everything that we needed to do. Tech worked really easily, the service we had was fantastic, everyone is still talking about the food (best buffet they've had!) Personally I found dealing with Sophia Gardens really easy and I'd be happy to do events there again."

Mind Cymru

 

"I have been using Sophia Gardens to host our strategically important quality and safety improvement skills training for several years. We love the venue and are always well looked after and catered for. Staff are friendly and willing to meet any requests. The food is fantastic and our staff feel valued and privileged to attend."

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board