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WISE Conference Centre has impressive facilities that can deliver successful conferences, in memorable spaces.

The Sheppard Theatre comfortably holds 180 delegates within its circular, rammed earth walls and has an adjoining exhibition/reception space, overlooking the tranquil courtyard garden – you are never far from nature and natural light in WISE.

Catering requirements can be met in equally stunning spaces and all of this is complemented by state-of-the-art audio visual facilities, which will ensure a professional appearance for your conference.

In addition WISE offers a number of beautiful rooms ideal for meetings, workshops and training sessions. The Brook Trust Room affords an inspirational view of the hills of southern Snowdonia and an ambience to help inspire creative thinking.

The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education is a unique venue. WISE is the most beautiful combination of environmentally conscious design and cutting-edge sustainable building techniques.

The venue is sensitively constructed out of low embodied energy materials such as hemp and lime, rammed earth and sustainably sourced timber.

Situated in the stunning landscape of mid Wales overlooking the scenic hills of Southern Snowdonia, WISE is located in the grounds of the Centre for Alternative Technology, one of Europe’s foremost eco-centres with over 35 years of research and experience in sustainable living. CAT’s seven acres of displays and organic gardens offer a wonderful, stimulating atmosphere for any event.

WISE has impressive facilities that can deliver successful conferences, meetings, training sessions or one-off events. If you are looking to measure the success of your event by prioritising its sustainability credentials, then WISE is the venue for you.

Guide Prices

Day Conference Delegate Rate from £22 (Excl VAT/ per person
This package includes day hire of the Sheppard Theatre, morning and afternoon refreshments, and buffet lunch in the WISE restaurant.

Hire of Additional Rooms (maximum 8 hours)
John Willmer Room = £200
Well Wishers Room = £200
Dulas Room = £200
Garden Room = £200
Brook Trust Room = £200
Alder Room = £50
Quarry Room = £50
Meeting Room Packages

Day Delegate Rate from £20 (Excl VAT) per person
This package includes day hire of a meeting room, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

Overnight Delegate Rate from £93 per person
This package includes hire of a meeting room for one day, morning and afternoon refreshments, breakfast, lunch and dinner plus single occupancy accommodation.(Shared room price also available)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Pushchairs available

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Meeting venue type - Venue hire, conferencees, events
  • Total bedrooms - 48
  • Total delegates - 180

Parking

  • EV Charging
  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Centre for Alternative technology is ideally situated right in the heart of Mid Wales, just two hours by train from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station.

CAT is located three miles north of Machynlleth on the A487, look out for the brown signs.

Free car parking at Visitor Centre. EV Car Charging point: Free to CAT Visitors - notify reception on arrival and they will assist you with the charging facilities.

Public Transport Directions

Wales Travel Planner - https://www.traveline.cymru/

Bus services run from Machynlleth and other major towns. The T2 runs regular routes from Aberystwyth to Bangor. The T2 also passes the centre as well. It's worth looking online if you're planning to travel by bus and ask the driver about the best place to alight for the centre.

National Cycle Network Route 8 passes via CAT's entrance and the road from Mach to CAT is quiet and safe (see map above).

Trains are frequent and it doesn't take long to get from the Midlands to Machynlleth.

Centre For Alternative Technology | WISE Conference Centre

Type:Conference Centre

Centre For Alternative Technology, Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

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Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2022

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WISE Centre | AccommodationCentre for Alternative Technology | Stay, MachynllethCAT’s on-site accommodation is housed within the WISE building, a beautifully designed and award winning eco facility right in the middle of the Visitor Centre. Visitors can dine in CAT's vegetarian café and enjoy free access to the Visitor Centre.

Centre for Alternative Technology | Eco Cabins, MachynllethCAT's Eco Cabins offer a fantastic and affordable self-catering choice for large families and active groups looking to explore the local area. Each cabin can sleep up to 18 people and have communal lounge areas and kitchens.

Centre For Alternative Technology | Group Visits, MachynllethThe Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre in Mid Wales that researches and supports greener ways of living.

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