Beautiful venue. Friendly staff. Excellent food and a fabulous band. Had the best time.
had our radiology xmas party last night, what a night. food was to die for the room looked beautiful and the staff there are absolutely brilliant. Thankyou Portland for making our night so enjoyable. highly recommend and will be booking for next year More...
Gwyn Thomas de Chroustchoff
I was really happy with Portland House for a charity awards ceremony and dinner we organised at work. Olivia, Sue, Leighanne and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room is beautiful and guests commented that the food exceeded their expectations. Everything went really well in part due to the hard work and energy of the venue team, so I would definitely recommend Portland House for similar events. More...
Amazing day service was brilliant food was to die for
We had our department Christmas Party here and it was one of our best yet! The venue was decorated beautifully and the Christmas trees and lights made it look magical. Working with Olivia has been fantastic, she couldn’t have done more! The food was delicious and the whole event was a crowd pleaser. I would definitely recommend Portland House to anyway wishing to book a corporate event! The professionalism from Portland house has been 10/10, thanks again for an amazing night! More...
Sells amazing Houses and has a bunch of has a bunch of office ❤
We got married at Portland House last weekend. It was a fantastic day and I'd recommend it to anyone. Olivia, Leighanne, Sue and the rest of the team are so helpful, friendly and professional. It's a beautiful venue, the food & service was amazing. During the planning and the day itself, we were confident that everything was being taken care of to the highest standard, while being incredibly relaxed - just as a celebration should be. We & our guests had the best time - wish we could do it all again! More...
Hosted an event here. Staff are friendly and work cooperatively. Only issue and warning is to NEVER leave items lying unattended as staff will collect this in and put it in the cloakroom then make you pay for the cloakroom holding fee even if you didn't want/ask for it to be stored (£2 per item). Otherwise great venue would recommend :) More...
I am lucky enough to have chosen this venue for my wedding which was last week. From the moment we booked it, Leighanne, Olivia and the events team were amazing! So flexible, helpful and accommodating to everyone. The venue is perfect if you want a blank canvas to make your own, it is such a grand room you can really make it your own! the prices for drinks are not what you would expect like other wedding venues, they are very reasonable. The catering team are fantastic, very flexible and the quality of the food is outstanding. Thank you for working so well alongside my wonderful wedding planner, Jalisa to make it a day we had wished for. Becky and Steve More...
Portland house is such a great venue! Olivia (events manager) is so helpful, attentive and knows what is going on. She is always there to answer any of your queries! The space is fantastic and great for a number of events. For our sixth form event there was plenty of space for everyone to dance and enjoy themselves. Definitely 5 star and recommend to anyone. Will definitely be looking to hold another event here! More...
We arranged an Awards Night at Portland House for Admiral Law. We had a great night and wanted to thank Portland House and it’s staff for being very professional and accommodating. The food was absolutely fantastic and we would definitely want to recommend this place for others who are looking to book a venue for an event! Thank you! More...
I held a suprise party for my fiance at this beautiful venue, run by a fantasic attentive and helpful team who went above and beyond to make sure the night went amazing. what a fantasic night we had and definitely one we wont forget. would highly recommend to anyone. Huge thank you to Sue leighAnne ,Olivia and team ❤ More...
A beautiful venue, run by a fantastic team. All enquiries were answered quickly from the early planning stages right through to the day itself. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this absolute gem of a place! More...
Beautiful venue, very hot for a gig and not even a particularly lively one. Desperately needs some ventilation. Wife tells me only 3 female toilet cubicles? They sold Punk IPA so very happy on the beer front! More...
Good caterers there
Samantha Bird Was Green
Amazing venue and 1st class team. Thank you all so much for what you did for us for Chloë and Josh’s engagement party. Food - outstanding 10/10
I dont know where to start - as soon my husband and I walked into this venue we just knew there and then this was the place to celebrate our wedding! from the very first day of organising till the very end sue, leighanne and Olivia were absolutely AMAZING. The food was amazing and everyone LOVED the fish and chips in the eve ! You wont be getting rid of us anytime soon guys we will definitely be back to your gin festivals thank you all once again for making our special day so amazing and one to remember. if you're considering booking portland house for your wedding I promise you, you will NOT be disappointed.... and if you dont .. well you'll regret it ! xxxxxxxxxx More...
Beautiful venue. We went for the gin and rum festival. Lots of fun. The internal detail of the building is lovely
We held our Sixth form prom at Portland House, I can not speak highly enough of the staff who were very helpful and accommodating which made planning so much easier. All aspects of the venue were spotless and it is stunning. Would highly recommend! More...
Lauren Llewellyn Hughes
Portland House was the venue for the Taylor Wimpey South Wales Summer event this year. We had the pleasure of dealing with Olivia and Leighanne from the events team who are an absolute asset to the venue, they understood exactly what we wanted and ticked every single box we didn’t even think about. They put up with me emailing them at least twice a week with an updated list of guests or something that we needed changing etc which you wouldn’t have believed on the night - it was perfect and lived up to more than expected!! they couldn’t have been more helpful and without them the event would not have been as successful and enjoyable. Would 1000% recommend, beautiful venue and the most amazing staff who I couldn’t praise more! We will definitely be looking to work with the team in the future. All the best ✨ More...
Gin and rum fest. Fab! Hic
Beautiful place great service best night of my life #stanwellleavers2019
Just want to say a massive thanks to Portland house, Olivia, Sue and Leighanne for everything they did for Hannah and me for the best day of our lives. The venue was fabulous and from our first meeting with them we were planning a date for our special day. Olivia was in regular contact with us and made sure that all the finer details were catered for. Hannah and I can say that we have created special memories with family and friends that we will cherish forever, and I would recommend this venue for any event. Thank you, Olivia and the team More...
Good event here yesterday (29th june). Bought tickets for the rum and gin festival for my parents anniversary and it was a lovely day for it. The people serving the drinks were good and it was well worth coming too More...
Lovely old building with plenty of character
Came here for a wedding reception and the hall space was fantastic .. not so crammed in that you had to suck in deeply to manoeuvre between tables. Good space for the littl'uns to muck around and toilet provisions were good enough (at least for the gents!). Could do with some audio speakers dotted around as it is quite echoey for just a single PA speaker and people from the middle to the back were not able to distinguish what was being said. There is a fairly spacious car park opposite the front of Portland and you probably have to inform the house before parking there to avoid being clamped. Not sure if we had in-house caterers but our table got only average service: we had to get our own carafe of water whereas everyone else had theirs brought to them, we got missed out with the round of extra gravy, only 2 potatoes to go with our beef (the beef was a little tasteless unfortunately, but quite tender at least), no mustard or horseradish offered (we had to hang around for ages before we could ask someone), and we weren't asked which dessert we wanted but had one plonked in front of us, but we got good tea and coffee service at least. Overall, not a bad place at all if you can overlook the food service a bit. More...
Lovely place. Good dance floor and staff are lovely.
Amazing place. Loved it. X
Thank you to Portland House for hosting our conference reception- the event was very successful and gave our international delegates a great introduction to Cardiff. The venue is impressive and the outstanding staff made the event a pleasure to organise. Unlike some venues, nothing was too much trouble and the team were incredibly flexible. Olivia was our key contact and she was amazing from the first enquiry through to the departure of the final guest. This is the first time we have used Portland House and we will use this venue again. Many thanks Martin Sutherland ZERO2FIVE- Food Industry Centre Cardiff Met University More...
Where do I start. The entire team of Portland House have been incredible from start to finish. The events team lead by Leighanne and supported by Olivia made sure everything was finished to the highest standard. Any queries I had were answered in a timely manner. On the night the whole team was professional and ensured we had a good night. The food was to die for, everything had amazing flavour and the gravy was top notch! The DJ provided was amazing allowing requests from everyone on the dance floor ensuring everyone had something to dance to. I can’t thank Portland House enough, they made sure I had a stress free night and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. More...
My husband and I are still in our wedding bubble smiling from ear to ear, we had the most amazing day celebrating with friends and family in such a fantastic breathtaking venue. We started our wedding planning 18months ago when we first met Sue from Portland House, we cancelled all viewings after this visit. From our first meeting Leighanne and Sue were absolutely fantastic helped us with every query every request they went above and beyond during the planning and on the day. I can not recommend Portland house enough or service and quality. Thank you Leighanne and Sue and all your staff you really did help us make our day a day to remember. Xx More...
Liam Blackmore idibidi100
I’ve got to say, the staff at Portland House have gone above and beyond to make our event one to remember, especially Leanne! We decided to have our graduation ball here because the venue itself is absolutely stunning and the pricing was very reasonable. They really thought of everything and made the planning process so much smoother than if we had been left to ourselves. The night was amazing and all the staff did their utmost to ensure that the night ran smoothly. I can’t thank them enough! Very highly recommend. More...
Fantastic 1920's themed night shame they played 50's rock n roll for last hour
Isaac Da Silva
Beautiful building, the main hall man hall is of good size. I went to Portland house for a wedding and it was a nice experience.
had my wedding here a week ago, had such an amazing day and a great experience with the staff, they had been nothing but pleasant and helpful before the big day! i would 100% recommend portland house to help you tie the knot More...
Rebecca Connolly Bryant
Fabulous venue and atmosphere. And such a great location. Food is always spot on. What’s not to like!
The staff food friendliness the whole package rolled into one amazing experience due to the smooth running of Sue Franks, she takes all the worry out of any occasion you book there fantastic.
What a venue !! A fantastic iconic building that was once home to The Bank ! Plus it’s in the heart of the once bustling docks area of Cardiff now known as Cardiff Bay which is only a short distance to Cardiff City Centre ! Had my birthday party arranged last weekend ! To say I’m overwhelmed by the evening is an understatement. Sue Franks and her team at Portland we’re absolutely fantastic from start to finish! As I didn’t decide to have a celebration till a few weeks before, but wow what can I say about the whole team , Sue had gone above and beyond and had exceeded my expectations! I can honestly say Sue orchestrates her team so fantastic that she would give Andre Rieu a run for his money !!!!! I can not thank you Sue enough for the evening , the venue, the food, the ambience and all your effort! I doubt it could ever be repeated! ( well until next time ) Amazing team, highly recommend! � xx More...
I choose Portland House for a corporate event and I’m so glad I did. The team there were so supportive and my guests loved it. Great compliments on the food service too! More...
Great place for events
On behalf of Cardiff University Politics Society 2018-19 I would like to say a massive thank you to Portland House! Our Annual Ball, that saw 200 members turn out, ran incredibly smoothly thanks to all the help from the amazing team! We were also lucky enough to have access to Vaults for our after-party and I have brilliant feedback from our members and would highly recommend! We hope to be back again next year, thank you for a superb evening. More...
On behalf of everyone at National Theatre Wales, we would like to thank Portland House for all of their help and hospitality for our event. We held an open conversation event which none of us had ever done before and the staff at PH were more than accommodating of what we needed from them. Chairs and tables were set up ready for our event and we did not need to ask for this and we were not expected to tidy them after the event either, which made our clean up a lot faster. More...
The Vaults is a fantastic venue! Real underground feel! Top venue!
Fairly enjoyable event
I recently had my christmas ball here. When organising they were very helpful and answered emails very promptly. On the night the place looked incredible and i did not have to constantly looking after my guests as they did that for me. We had the three course meal and it was lovely. I can't thank them enough for making it a wonderful evening for everybody. More...
Beautiful building. Fabulous evening. Went to the prosecco festival with friends. Highly recommended
Brilliant venue for our awards....best of welsh awards...Food good
A venue for all occasions, the bar is a little bit to small , so queuing can be a frustration.
Leigh and Liv were absolutely amazing thank you so much Portland house
My wife and I got married and had our evening reception in Portland House! What a venue! They made a custom menu according to what we wanted, (the chef was phenomenal), they could not have done any more to ensure our evening went by without a hitch, and we had a full on rave at 11pm in the vaults downstairs until the early hours of the morning!
Our wedding planning began sixteen months ago but from the moment we viewed the venue we knew this was where we wanted to be married. It’s an amazing room in fact jaw dropping!! Run by an excellent team who are on hand with advice from start to finish. Our reception and evening party were also held here! The food was absolutely delicious and waiting staff amazing! Our thanks go out to you all for your help and attention throughout the planning and on the day. Everything was perfect and if we could do it all again we wouldn’t change a thing. Highly recommended for the perfect wedding! Beautiful venue for all celebratory events I’m sure we’ll be back someday!! More...
when they put on dinner and live artist it's a really good night . enjoyed James Williams also the Ratpack especially.
Great venue. Staff couldn't be more helpful. Great wedding venue
Stunning building. Gin festival great too!
beautiful place for weddings, shame that the asian set up has gone
Great place for all different types of events set it a classy Building.
beautiful venue. good security, lovely staff
My son held his wedding reception in the Banking Hall in Portland House. A beautiful room, excellent food and first class service. If you're looking for the best wedding venue, look no further. More...
Fabulous venue, but not wheelchair friendly.
Beautiful Building and music venue
Great wedding venue!
John bean how may names do you need
Lovely old place, toilets a bit rudimentary
Good venue for a wrestling show.
Small but nice
Enjoyed the wedding
Lovely venue for a wedding I went to.
Excellend underground venue for house and techno, friendly staff and always top notch bookings.
Fantastic , the underground club is surreal
Lovely venue for weddings. Difficult for guests during change from ceremony to reception as not much room in concierge.
Very good for functions and party's
Would like to say a huge thank you to Sue, Leighanne and the team at Portland House! We got married there the 1st June 2018 and nothing was too much trouble. They were on hand from start to finish, and everything went smoothly. We could pass on every detail and supplier and know that everything would be taken care of, making organising the wedding stress free. The food was lovely (definitely recommend the pulled pork rolls!) More...
We got married in Portland House yesterday and everything was absolutely perfect. Sue and Leighanne are absolutely bloody fantastic and so are all the staff. They were so accommodating to anything I wanted to do, and everything went without a hitch. This is a gem of a venue and I would recommend it to anyone in a heart beat. Thank you so much..if I could give you 6 stars, I would. More...
We held the Cardiff University 1st and 2nd Year Medic Ball at Portland House in March 2018. The venue first of all is fantastic, especially for such an amazing price. You will certainly struggle to find anywhere with some lovely columns and a spacious ballroom for as good a price. Secondly the location is great in the middle of the bay with free parking around for an hour and during the night. Finally the staff are without a doubt some of the friendliest people I know, always willing to answer questions and go above and beyond to make your event work and be special. The staff on the night are extremely friendly as well and very hard working, willing to get down and do the difficult jobs. Will certainly be using them again. More...
Always fabulous events there & food & drinks reasonable priced. It's the place to book for weddings, party's, most occasions, it's run by fabulous people who cater for yr every need. Well worth a visit.
We had our wedding and reception at Portland House last year and cannot begin to recommend how brilliant, helpful, friendly, accommodating and generally fantastic Sue, Leighanne and all the staff were in making our day very special and memorable for us and our family and friends. From the first visit to the venue, all the planning in the run up and the actual day, the help we had was first class. Sue and Leighanne were not pushy and trying to upsell as some wedding venues do and really listened as to what we wanted and did everything they can to make it happen. The day went like clockwork, the food was delicious, came out hot and there was no table being served as the first table was being cleared. All the staff on the day were super friendly and the feedback afterwards from family and friends was that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Sue, Leighanne and the team, thank you again so much for the perfect day. Sean & John, xx More...
Claire Victoria Phipps
Stunning venue, with the most helpful and accomodating staff ever!
Catherine Ann Seabrook
Went to a wedding there last night...stunning place, everything looked amazing... The food was outstanding & the entertainment was fantastic... Had an amazing time.
Sam Cooper Annetts
The banking room is beautiful went yesterday to the Proseccuo Festival which was a great day out. Only down side to the venue is the location of the toilets and the fact they could do with an upgrade as could other parts of the building.
Amazing service = Fantastic staff ☆ especially Sue!
Tracey Ann Lewis
Thank you sue for all the help you have given us with our event.I wish every one could be as helpful as yourself
We had our wedding reception at Portland House in November 2017. The banking hall is a grand beautiful room, and not what you’d necessarily expect given the venue’s urban location. Sue and Leighanne were amazing throughout both the planning process and on the day - nothing was too much hassle. Leighanne always made time to meet up to run through the details, and the whole day went exactly as planned. Leighanne ensured the venue was dressed as per our requests and worked well with other suppliers. The food was great and plentiful, unlike a lot of wedding venues. More...
Amazing location and venue for a wedding or any type of event . Awesome friendly staff and the organiser Sue Franks is amazing at what she does !
My son and his partner chose Portland House for their wedding in the Banking Hall. What an amazing room! Sue was so helpful with perfecting all the plans and everyone had the best day. The food was excellent, the bar prices sensible and the service was first class. More...
Thank you so much Portland house for making our wedding day so perfect. I am so glad we chose you for our wedding reception. The room looked amazing, the food was delicious and the service we received from your team was first class! We couldn't have asked for a better day, thank you so much � xx More...
Fantastic venue, beautiful and interesting spaces throughout this grade II listed building. You don't have to step inside to see that this one of the most iconic buildings on Bute Street, but if you've ever been there you'll know what I mean, and if you're planning on visiting, or looking to hold an event there, then I thoroughly recommend getting in touch. The staff are great too!
Came here for the Vintage Clothes Sale - absolutely brilliant! A little hard to find though as not very clear from the outside.
Very spacious events hall, well maintained interior, incredible skylight, great for any event.
Great venue for events. Really grand hall but not the cheapest on the market. Affordable offices to let. Nice staff.
Photographed a wedding here. Great place
Small business office letting. You can also get an events hall to let. Friendly staff.
The Gin festival is held here.
Lovely structure of a building in the heart of the old town
Great place to party
Cool venue for hire 'down the Bay' - larger parties ideal.
Lovely place. Nice friendly staff.
Great venue for work party
We had an amazing time at Portland House today. ..Sue & her fab team put on a wonderful cream tea & entrainment. We all went home with full tummies & a smile. Thank you
I can't praise Portland house enough. If there was an option for more stars I'd give them it! Everything was perfect. The venue couldn't do enough for us! Had our wedding ceremony and reception here, and they took care of everything. Thank you so much for making our big day that bit more special! More...
As Mother of one of the grooms I'd like to say what a fantastic venue this was and how great the staff were. Thanks for my supply of tea and for keeping my husband stocked up with his John Smiths. Hightly recomended.
Thank you to all at Portland House for making our wedding day at Portland House so Amazing. Fantastic group of people that were so eager to please, nothing was too much effort for them. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts xXx More...
Can't wait for our wedding party here later this year ��. Sue is Sooo helpful and accommodating with everything xxx thank you so much xxxx
David Le Masurier
What an amazing venue! I held a charity ball here for 275 people including a wonderful 3 course meal provided by Sue Franks catering! The hall was well arranged and having the columns lit up was a special touch. Thank you to all the staff for the excellent service and for providing such a memorable night! I would definitely recommend this place for any event! More...
we attended a wedding here on the 17th July and i can honestly say we were very impressed with the whole day, the food was served hot, fresh and plenty of it, the staff were very accomodating. The whole day was amazing and i would totally recommend this venue xxx More...
Went to a wedding in July! Absolutely beautiful place,food was fantastic. People who work there friendly. Bar staff were helpful with choosing drinks,fast service. Will definitely recommend this place to friend and family in the future for venues. More...
Attended friends wedding on the 17th july this year and I must say I was VERY impressed! From the time I walked it to the time we walked out. Every single member of staff were amazing and food was fab! Really don't have anything bad to say. Most importantly you made some very special friends have a very special day! Keep doing what you doing it was great!!!!! More...
Amazing day for my friends wedding here on the 17th July, couldn't have faulted a thing x
amazing attended a friends wedding here and was blown away simply amazing food beautiful service fab not one fault xxx
Had this as our wedding reception venue on 11th September 2015, we and all of our guests were blown away by the hall, looks great when it is all decorated. Also everyone commented on how great the food was, we were really really impresed especially considering the price for the catering so all in all we had a fantastic night that we will never forget, special thanks to Sue and Meg! More...
My partner and I got married here in August 2015 and it is a beautiful venue for a wedding. The grand decor from it's old bank days shone through making our wedding feel very grand. The staff there, especially Sue Franks, did an exceptional job at ensuring all of our personal touches came through and that everything on the day ran smoothly throughout the whole day. We couldn't have dreamed of a better day and that is largely down to the venue and the staff. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone and I am sure our guests would too. More...
I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Portland House for making our day so perfect! Absolutely amazing venue for a wedding! What a day-couldn't have asked for anything more!! From the venue, the catering staff, value for money, support from staff, quality of food, bar staff, door staff, and the fabulous Sue Franks!! We had the best day for our wedding, and guests comments throughout the day would strongly agree with our opinion! They made the room look absolutely beautiful and sophisticated and these are the pictures on this page from July 17th. Empty plates all round from our wedding breakfast, with the bride and groom made to feel like royalty throughout the whole day!. Questions were always answered promptly and nothing was ever too much trouble! Couldn't have asked of anymore from Sue Franks, who made our whole day run smoothly, whilst providing a 5* service and ensuring everything was perfect on the day. Thank you so much Portland House, highly recommended x More...
Stunning venue, out of this world 5 STARS - SUPER.
Outstanding building. A great venue, soon to be filled with Tango dancers! :-)