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The Neuadd and the Oriel are the Senedd’s event spaces. During the day both levels are open to the public. Events for guests only are held in the evening, once Plenary has finished. Plenary begins at 13.30 every Tuesday and Wednesday and can run into the evening. The Neuadd is the perfect venue for entertainment, while the Oriel offers fantastic views over Cardiff Bay and the perfect backdrop for speeches.

Ideal for:

  • Receptions;

  • Networking events;

  • Information stands;



Theatre style seating: 140;

Cabaret style (round tables): 130 (only offered in exceptional circumstances)

Standing: 160.


Theatre style seating: 25;

Standing: 120.


  • Public Address System;

  • Three portable screens, laptop compatible.

The Senedd is available:

Mondays and Fridays 09.30 –16.30

Tuesdays to Thursdays 08.00 –20.00

Dimensions of space available:

Usable space in the Neuadd:

15 x 9 metres

Usable space in the Oriel:

9 x 6 metres


All floors of the Senedd are fully accessible.

To apply to hold an event at the Senedd please email our Venues Team or telephone us directly on 0300 200 6208. 

Please note that all capacities shown are based on minimal furniture in the room. Capacities can vary depending on other Senedd activities taking place.  ​


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