Royal Hotel

Colin Gray Events and Catering (previously Capital Cuisine) are proud to be working hand in hand with Royal Hotel, Cardiff, the perfect setting for your special occasion. Our approach to organising weddings or special occasions here is based entirely on finding the right option for you, and we’ll do all we can to accommodate your vision.

The Royal Hotel is the perfect location for weddings, corporate lunches/dinners, rugby, football and cricket hospitality as well as a host of other celebrations including Christmas party nights with great deals on the re-furbished rooms. We compliment this with amazing contemporary Welsh food and beverages cooked and presented in modern styles. Why not enjoy champagne and canapés on arrival, enjoying the view; impress your guests with dinner and dancing in the Captain Scott Room. Or book your Christmas party right in the heart of the city – please see the Christmas party menu below.

The big old grand Royal Hotel has dominated the end of St Mary Street since it first opened in 1866. Perfectly located for The Millennium Stadium or shopping adventures in Cardiff.

When the building was remodelled 7 years ago, the hotel lifted itself up to the second floor above the hustle and bustle of the vibrant street; once you’ve found your way up to us we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

The Royal Hotel is indelibly linked to Captain Scott, the eternally famous Antarctic Explorer and his legendary, ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole 1910-1913. It was in the hotel's Alexandra Room, subsequently renamed 'The Captain Scott Room' that the explorer and his men were entertained to their final public banquet on June 13th 1910, before leaving Cardiff aboard their ship the Terra Nova on the 15th.

The Captain Scott Room, originally the magnificent Banqueting Room of the 1893 extension, has been preserved ever since, its rich oak panelling and sumptuous decor as magnificent today as on that famous night when Cardiff gave Scott and his officers and men their rousing and unforgettable send-off.

In 1982, the manager of the hotel discovered the original menu of that banquet, signed by Captain Scott and his famous band of men. It was on this discovery that The Captain Scott Society, of Cardiff was formed and amongst their work in preserving the memory of Scott's connection with Cardiff, they hold an annual commemorative dinner in the Scott Room on the anniversary of the original event, enjoying a menu based on the original sumptuous banquet.