Wales Institute for Sustainable Education

Machynlleth Educational facility
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Total meeting space< 100 sq. m
Standing capacity40
Seating capacity180
Centre for Alternative Technology
Machynlleth SY20 9AZ
Onsite catering
Centre for Alternative Technology
Machynlleth SY20 9AZ


In 2010, the WISE building was awarded the first place in the Daily Telegraph's list of Top 10 Buildings 2010 and came 4th in The Guardian's Top 10 list of buildings for 2010. The building also won a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award in 2011 and was highly commended by the judges for the Gold Medal for Architecture at the 2011 National Eisteddfod of Wales.



  • AV capabilities
  • Furniture
  • Internet access
  • Lighting
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Other decor
  • Other decor (Bring your own)
  • Table linens
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Staging area

Alcohol and catering

  • Alcohol allowed
  • Onsite catering

Photo gallery

Meeting space

Total meeting space< 100 sq. m
Meeting rooms9
Standing capacity40
Largest room1 sq. m
Seating capacity180
Exhibit space< 100 sq. m

Venue costs

Cost type
Maximum radius
Room rental fee
half board, twin occupancy

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms24



Local Attractions

Get married!

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Welcome to WISE weddings! We offer tailor-made weddings, from small and intimate to large and lavish. The Visitor Centre offers many attractions for your guests, and children especially, love to explore the site. We have 24 en suite twin rooms, simply decorated to enhance the natural building materials used. We are set in the secluded Dyfi valley, where you can enjoy our ethical and fair trade fayre, washed down with some excellent organic wine. You can also wander through the organic garden where Roger grows most of our salads. We offer fantastic rates and simply want to make you happy and relaxed on your big day allowing you to enjoy the celebrations knowing that we are taking care of everything. The WISE building is perfectly set up for a relaxed reception, the bar is situated in the centre of the building and the adjacent Theatre Foyer is a perfect space for the band and the quintessential first dance. We cater for up to 80 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 180 for the evening reception. If you prefer to supply your own food, we can offer room only packages to suit your needs, please enquire below. So, whether you prefer an intimate celebration or the party of a lifetime, we can assist you with your plans and we have a very flexible approach as everyone has a different idea of what they would like their day to be. We can arrange themed evenings such as ‘Swing dance’ which could include lessons, so the Bride and Groom could perform a truly unique first dance.

short courses at CAT

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The Centre for Alternative Technology offers a variety of short residential courses covering a range of sustainability issues. Courses on renewable energy, environmentally friendly building techniques, and water and sanitation solutions can help you learn more about sustainable ways of living, and allow you to put your ideas into practice. We also offer introductory classes in ecology, woodland management, organic gardening and wilderness skills, as well as specialist courses aimed at educators and trade professionals. By providing inspiration, information and skills, short courses at the Centre for Alternative Technology help enable you to live and work in a more sustainable way.


  • Complimentary parking
  • Bus parking


The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education is an award-winning venue with outstanding sustainability credentials. Situated in the stunning Dulas valley in mid-Wales, WISE has impressive facilities that can deliver successful conferences, meetings, training sessions or one-off events. Only two-hours by train from the Midlands, this unique conference venue with en-suite accommodation and catering facilities for over 150 delegates inspires events with a difference.

Event insurance

Event insurance isn't required.

Facility restrictions

All accommodation rooms are twin rooms. Prices here:

Additional information

WISE is situated at the Centre for Alternative Technology, near Machynlleth in Mid Wales. It is also a licensed wedding venue.

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