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The Mansion House Cardiff is a resplendent Grade II listed building, an opulent and luxurious venue for extra special events.

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Nestled in its own private grounds only minutes from the city centre, this resplendent Grade II listed building was originally built in the mid 1890s for James Howell, founder of the famous city centre department store. As the former residence of the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Mansion House continues to host many civic occasions.

Now there is the opportunity for visitors to the city to enjoy a sumptuous traditional Afternoon Tea which includes a guided tour of this splendid Victorian house. The interior has retained much of its original features, notably the extensive use of carved and inlaid woodwork, both in the fine staircase, the fireplaces and the beautiful stained glass windows.

On the first floor are The Lord Mayor’s private apartment and four en-suite guest bedrooms, which have hosted distinguished visitors including former prime ministers David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, opera singer Adelina Patti, and even King George V. Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have also enjoyed a short stay at the Mansion House.

Please telephone or check the website for available dates for the Afternoon Teas (pre-booking essential). Mansion House can also be booked for weddings, meetings, private parties and banquets which can include an overnight stay.


Afternoon Tea

Join us for Traditional Afternoon Tea at Cardiff’s most prestigious city retreat followed by a tour of this resplendent Grade II listed building.

£20 per person (minimum of 2 people).

Advance booking is essential, please telephone for details.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Join us this December, when we will be running a week of Festive Afternoon Teas, here at Cardiff’s most prestigious city retreat.

You will be treated to mulled wine on arrival and a delicious afternoon tea, followed by a tour of this resplendent Grade II listed building.

Priced at only £25 per person (minimum of 2 people per booking).

Advance booking essential.

Wedding Package

The elegant Mansion House is the perfect venue for the most important day of your life. This unique venue can be exclusively yours to guarantee you and your guests a day to remember. This package includes everything you need for your special day.

Please telephone for more details.

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Book your afternoon tea at the Mansion House for something that extra bit special.


029 2087 1736



Richmond Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF24 3UN