What is Llanrumney Hall Community Trust?
Llanrumney Hall Community Trust is a registered charity whose mission is to ensure the survival of Llanrumney Hall for current and future generations. As an important historical site, LHCT recognised that the building and its heritage could have been lost as it was in a severe state of disrepair. After securing sponsorship from the Welsh Government -Communities Facility Programme, WCVA European Regional Development Fund and other matched funding, we were able to save and transform The Hall.
This was a massive feat and was only achievable with the right support. Llanrumney Hall Community Trust is eternally grateful to Viridor Credits, who sponsored the fully accessible lift, Cardiff County Council and Steve Borley of CMB Engineering for their valued contributions. We were able to refurbish The Hall and transform the derelict site into a wonderful community centre and social enterprise. LHCT will never forget the guidance we received from Wales Coop, The Development Trust Association, local community members, local Counsellors and volunteers who backed the re-development and our continuous provision.
When did Llanrumney Hall open to the community?
The Hall was officially opened on June 6th 2019, where we held an open day to commemorate the occasion.
How old is Llanrumney Hall?
Llanrumney Hall was built circa 1450 on the foundations of a chapel which dates back to 1066, hence the name Llanrumney as ‘Llan’ means Chapel in Welsh. Llanrumney Hall is a Grade ll* listed building and is believed to be the birthplace of Captain Henry Morgan (born 1635). The Hall was a stately home until 1952 when Cardiff Council acquired the premises and surrounding land. Through 1950 to the 2000’s the building formerly posed as a remand home, a hotel and a public house, until finally becoming a community centre in 2019.
What are the future plans for LHCT?
Our “wish” list for future development includes but is not limited to:
An upcycling, arts & crafts and pottery amenity
Better Youth engagement
A multi-use facility for music and holistic therapies
A potential extension to the building to accommodate larger functions
How do I volunteer?
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. We have many opportunities available. Please refer to our ‘Volunteering’ page for further information on volunteering.
Who will benefit from Llanrumney Hall?
Llanrumney Hall aims to offer services for all members of the community. We have many services and activities available. Please refer to our ‘What’s on’, ‘Café’, and ‘Tenants’ pages for more information.
Is it a private business?
No. LHCT is a not-for-profit charity.
Will LHCT work in partnership with other local groups?
We welcome working with our neighbouring groups who bring added value to Llanrumney as a community and those from further afield.
What can I hire a function room for?
Our aim is to ensure Llanrumney Hall is available for all our community needs. Our space is perfect for all family functions. Our smaller function rooms are ideal for all training or community activity needs. Whereas our exceptional community rooms have been hired to hold job interviews, conferences and even exercise classes.
Can I get married at Llanrumney Hall?
We are fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, where we can currently accommodate up to 60 guests. We offer various packages to include ceremony only or fully catered options. All catering is provided by Morgan’s Table who will be on hand to serve you and your guests throughout. We are happy to discuss bespoke packages to ensure your wedding day is the perfect day. If you would like a private tour of the facilities and to discuss further options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you provide catering facilities?
Yes. All catering is provided by Morgan’s Table café. A menu can be provided on request. Currently, we do not allow outside catering onsite.
Does Llanrumney Hall have an alcohol licence?
Our café provider (Morgan’s Table) holds an alcohol licence applicable to the café area only. We are able to apply for temporary event licenses in the event of functions taking place in the main house.
Can I get recycling and food waste bags at Llanrumney Hall?
Yes. As a Community Centre we actively promote ‘being green’. You can access recycling and food waste bags 7 days a week. Office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. On weekends you can access the bags via Morgan’s Table Café
Are there parking facilities at the Hall?
There is ample onsite parking. We also have 3 dedicated disabled spaces.
Is the building accessible for people who use a wheelchair?
Along with 3 disabled parking spaces, we also have a lift to each floor. There are small steps leading to some function rooms, but a portable ramp is available for those who use a wheelchair. Unfortunately, the cellar is not accessible for those who cannot use stairs unaided.