Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Home » Come to CAT » Venue Hire

We are getting ready to welcome you back to CAT!

Our Visitor Centre will be open daily from 19 August – all visits must be pre-booked online. On-site teaching will be available from September. Read more.

Please get in touch to discuss your venue hire needs.

The Centre for Alternative Technology’s WISE Building is an award-winning venue with outstanding sustainability credentials.

Situated in the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere in mid-Wales, WISE has impressive facilities that can deliver professional conferences, meetings, training sessions, celebrations or one-off events.

Just two hours by train from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station, this unique conference venue with en-suite accommodation for 40, and catering facilities for over 150 delegates, inspires events with a difference.

Fantastic event facilities

With free wifi & parking, accommodation, catering, meeting rooms and a lecture theatre, we have what you need at CAT.

Stunning setting

CAT is set within the stunning UNESCO Biosphere and positioned overlooking the Dulas Valley.

Award winning building

CAT's WISE Building is an award winning, architecturally pioneering structure built with sustainable materials.

Tiered lecture theatre for 130 delegates

The Sheppard Theatre has a capacity of 130 delegates and comes equipped with built in AV.

Fully accessible venue

We have ample free parking and disability access throughout the venue and accommodation.

On-site accommodation for 96 people.

24 professional quality bedrooms within our wise building and a variety of accommodation options to suit.

Experienced and professional team

Our dedicated and experienced events team will help ensure your event is a success.

Well connected

CAT is just two hours from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station.

Event Spaces & Facilities

CAT's professional meeting rooms and lecture theatre can host groups from 2 to 130 delegates.
Learn more

Catering & Hospitality

Outstanding meeting and conference catering from our fully vegetarian kitchens and delegate packages to suit any group.
Learn more


WISE has 24 twin bedrooms with en-suite shower and toilet, all simply furnished in a modern, uncluttered style.
Learn more


CAT is a fully licensed wedding venue - and with an experienced events team we can offer bespoke, tailor-made weddings to suit your budget.
Learn more

Greener by far...

Designed for low energy consumption in use, electricity contributions come from on-site renewable energy sources including solar photovoltaic panels, hydro and wind turbines. WISE also hosts an impressive array of solar thermal collectors which contribute to the domestic hot water needs. Situated at the Centre for Alternative Technology, the UK's foremost renewable energy training centre, WISE certainly walks the eco talk.

Contact us

Need any additional information about hiring a venue at CAT? Don't hesitate to get in touch and one of our team will be happy to help you out.