Marble hall

Marble Hall

The Marble Hall is an impressive and adaptable area on the first floor of City Hall. Lined by columns of Sienna marble and decorated with ornate stained glass windows, the room displays many items from City Hall's extensive art collection.


The Marble Hall provides a superb setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, presentations, dinners, buffets, exhibitions or many other events. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the adjacent Assembly Room.

Licensed for wedding ceremonies.

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Facilities Include:

PA system and shell schemes


Length: 25.9m, width: 11.3m, height: 6.2m
Floor space: 293 sq m


200 theatre style
200 reception
150 banquet
150 dinner/dance

Marble Hall History

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The Marble Hall

The appropriately named Marble Hall is lined by magnificent columns of Sienna marble mounted in bronze. Bronze also is used for the light fittings, which are supplemented by modern spotlights, reflecting the polished marble floor. Delicately stained glass windows and ornate mouldings of mermaids and seashells enhance this beautiful interior. Items from the City Hall art collection are on display, and the Marble Hall is the setting for the series of statues of ‘Heroes of Wales’. These statues, carved from Serraveza marble, were unveiled in 1916, and were the gift of Lord Rhondda. Suggestions for the subjects were invited from all over Wales, and each statue is the work of a different sculptor. It was a twentieth century hero, David Lloyd George, then secretary of State for War, who unveiled the statues. A painting of the ceremony is displayed in the Hall.