• Celebration of Life

    We offer a sensitive, sympathetic and professional approach to organising a celebration of life

  • Celebration of Life

    We offer a sensitive, sympathetic and professional approach to organising a celebration of life

A Celebration of Life - Funerals & Wakes

An ideal venue for a funeral wake in Cardiff 


At our funeral reception venue in Cardiff, we offer a sensitive, sympathetic and professional approach to organising a celebration of life reception.

Funeral Wake Venue Cardiff

The team at Future Inn Cardiff care and understand that the loss of a loved one is a difficult time for relatives and friends and that the post-funeral gathering provides an important opportunity to celebrate life and bring much-needed comfort and support. We offer a sensitive, sympathetic and professional approach to organising a celebration of life reception.  

Once you have said goodbye to your loved one, at the service, funeral home, funeral directors, burial or cremation, it’s time to have a funeral wake. It’s time for friends and family to gather for bereavement support at the venue in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales.

Receptions - Food and Drink

Our private function rooms are available, accommodating up to 210 guests. A choice of flexible menus and refreshment packages; from buffets to a more formal meal, are available, as well as free parking for all guests. Packages can be tailor-made to suit any requirements. Private bar facilities are also an option for you. 


Funeral Teas 

The most popular menu is our Afternoon Tea package which includes:

  • Selection of finger sandwiches
  • Handmade scones with clotted cream and jam
  • Bara Brith and homemade cake selection
  • A selection of traditional teas and coffee
  • Private function room 
  • Free parking for all guests 
  • Use of TV screens for picture slide show

From £20 per person

Hot and Cold Buffets

Each of the event spaces offers a range of refreshment and catering opportunities, including healthy options. A variety of menu options are available. From teas, coffees and pastries to afternoon tea. Plus, lunch menus, including finger buffets or three-course dinners. 

Our talented chefs make all of our food on-site, using some of the finest local produce and ingredients. The team also have experience with halal and other religious requirements. 

Price list from £17.50

Tea and Coffee Station

An option to have a tea and coffee station is also available. Guests will be able to help themselves to freshly brewed coffee as well as a selection of teas. Plus, milk, sugar and sweeteners.

Bar Facilities

Depending on your numbers, a private bar is also an option for the wake, fully manned by our staff. The team can also offer drinks packages, including champagne, prosecco, wine or buckets with bottled beers, lager, cider etc, as well as soft drinks, all of which can be on the tables for when your guests arrive. 

Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Stay the Night

For those travelling, our Cardiff hotel offers a range of bedrooms to choose from suitable for families, couples or groups. The large bedrooms will enable you to feel completely relaxed and at home. All bedrooms are finished with authentic Canadian furniture, a nod to our heritage, soft furnishings and a bath or shower room.

With free parking and electric car charging, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary robe and slippers in your room, plus home away from home services like our guest laundry room and ice buckets and our ice machine, which you can help yourself to. There is also free entry to Simply Gym, situated at the Red Dragon Centre across from the hotel.

Get in Touch

If you would like to meet to discuss your options, would like further information, would like to look around our facilities or would like to book, please contact the Events Team on:

Email: meetings.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk or Call: 02920 487111

Specialist Diets and Allergens

As our food is homemade in-house, we are able to assist anyone who has a special diet or allergies and intolerances. If you require a vegetarian or vegan spread, or if you need gluten or dairy-free, for example, please mention this when booking. It is essential that these are pre-ordered, so they can be made for you. 

Free Parking

All visitors get free parking. Please ensure delegates enter their car registration details on one of the consoles in the restaurant or reception on arrival. This is to avoid being sent a parking penalty notice. 

The venue is just a 5-minute walk from Cardiff Bay Train Station, and buses stop on the opposite side of the road at Cardiff County Hall. Making our venues suitably accessible for those travelling to attend your event.


The function suites are entirely accessible and found on the ground floor, so no ramps or alternative routes are needed. All public areas and meeting spaces in the hotel are accessible for wheelchair users, with large doors and wide corridors. As well as fully accessible toilets. Free parking and blue badge parking can be found directly in front of the hotel and Thomas Restaurant. Be sure to check out our accessible guide.

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are subject to our standard terms and conditions, availability and minimum numbers. 


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