About Lysaght

A unique venue for Weddings, conferences, corporate events and private parties.

The Lysaght Institute is one of Newport’s most iconic venues and provides a stunning backdrop for any event.

Fitted with state of the art audio visual equipment, Lysaght offers small to large sized 1920s Art Deco style function rooms for hire, with original balconies and beautifully landscaped gardens. Our hire packages come complete with suppliers to cater for all your requirements.

Ample parking  is provided and the venue is conveniently located in Newport within 5 minutes of M4 East - making it easily accessible for any kind of event. 

The Lysaght Institute was built by the joint efforts of the firm of John Lysaght Ltd and its employees, to celebrate the contribution of the workforce to the success of the Orb Steelworks. In its heyday, the steelworks employed 3,000 people. ”The Stute” opened its doors in December 1928 and quickly became an integral part of the local community. Standing in over eight acres of its own grounds, it boasted a ballroom (with maple wood dance floor), billiard room, skittle alley, public bar and lounge. The Lysaght Institute provided workers and their families with a wide range of social activities and events for many years until the Orb Works eventually closed in 2008.

The Lysaght Institute as it was closed its doors for the last time in 2001 and sadly the building deteriorated rapidly. Re-opened in November 2012 following a £3 million refurbishment, the Lysaght Institute has been transformed into an exciting meeting, conference and events venue fit for the 21st century. All our rooms are finished to the highest quality and can provide for a range of events from community classes and private parties to weddings and conferences.  

Myself and Paul would like thank you and all the staff at Lysaght for making our party a memorable night! All the guests said it was a beautiful venue and the night went smoothly with everyone having a lovely time. The buffet was perfect and you catered for all dietary needs. Al's disco was fab! The lady that worked on the night couldn't have been any more helpful, she checked on us all through the night ensuring that everything was going to plan. From  looking the venue many, many months ago, to the party ending and everyone going home. We couldn't have asked for anything to have gone better. We will definitely recommend Lysaght to everyone we know as a perfect venue to host a party! Such warm, friendly staff. We cant thank you enough! xx 

Anne & Paul Marchant

What an awesome venue for a party! The service at Lysaght was great! The room was decorated with all of the props and decorations that I had provided to Lysaght, in the exact way I hoped it would be. I had the Hog Roast buffet and the quality and quantity of the food was both delicious and plentiful. My sister had prepared a surprise 'Play Your Cards Right' presentation as a birthday tribute and that was aired over a projector onto a wall covering about 24ft! It was such good fun and the whole room got involved! We had a superb band recommended by Lysaght and the whole room were up on their feet dancing the night away! I cannot thank Lysaght enough for making my birthday party one that will never be forgotten!

Paul Ellis

You did a fabulous job for my wife's 40th birthday party... Made the whole evening special. "

Paul Jenkins