Motel Nights - Café, Bar & Event Space - Canton

by Motel Nights in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th September 2020 we successfully raised £7,855 with 146 supporters in 28 days

In light of COVID-19, we are adapting to 'the new normal' and opening our very own café, bar & event space in Canton.

by Motel Nights in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we smash our original target then extra funds will go towards upgrading equipment, buy even more disco balls (we already have a lot!) and generally help us to expand quicker.  

Who are we?

We are Motel Nights established event organisers based in Cardiff and we stand by the ethos 'work hard, play hard'. As we all know the events industry has been hit hard due to COVID-19 pandemic and as a result, we have to adapt to survive so we're putting in the 'hard work' now so we can 'play hard' later!

We're a small team here at Motel Nights HQ but have actually been around for longer than you might think. If you are local to Cardiff you might’ve been to Disco Motel, our flagship brand hosting events all over the city such as the legendary Clwb Ifor Bach, 10 Feet Tall & Gwdihw (RIP), as well as our EPIC, sold-out NYE events at Tramshed. Or perhaps you've attended one of our 'Great Big' themed quizzes at Depot, our award-winning comedy club at Buffalo (also RIP) or our silent discos at the museum and Techniquest.

Well, our biggest and most elaborate venture to date is happening RIGHT NOW! We've got the keys and have already started the renovations. Now we're asking for your help! The plan is to open our doors on 25th September, so no time to waste!

What do we want?

We are looking to raise £5,000 to help push us over the tipping point and help us build the café bar of your dreams. An environment for great coffee, great food, and an atmosphere unseen in Cardiff yet! 

Just a stone's throw away from Victoria Park in Canton we're building a brand new café, bar & event space in a unique location with bags of character. 

Centred around a strong community vibe, during the day our space will lend itself to co-working through monthly and daily memberships as well as an open plan coffee shop open to the public serving food and drink. When the sun goes down the motel will come alive under a seductive glow of neon playing host a variety of in house events as well as a fully private bookable venue.  With a sheltered outdoor space and streetfood served till late the motel will be the perfect place to host your long-overdue birthday party and private functions. We value good times first and foremost, and our space will be centred around that.

What are we using the money for?

All the money raised will go into buying the equipment needed to make this vision a reality. The next 5 weeks will be an extremely busy and hands-on experience for us as all of the features of your new dream café & bar will be lovingly handcrafted by us. Everything from the private co-working booths, reception bar and disco ball bathroom to name a few. The space is currently completely empty - just a door, four walls and a ton of potential. Follow the developments as they happen by following us on all the good social media platforms @MotelNightsUK. 


You didn’t think you’d be supporting us without getting some tasty rewards in the process, did you? Here is the entire list of things we’re offering as a thank you for helping us!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Buy Nathan a Birthday Pint

It’s Nathan’s birthday soon, and even though we aren’t quite open yet you can wish him a happy 30th by selecting this option! Let’s get him nice and merry

£10 or more

Buy A Drink In Advance

Enjoy your choice of hot beverage on us for you and a friend once we open our doors to the public!

£10 or more

13 of 40 claimed

A Pouch Of Our Motel Brew Coffee

Fancy that Motel Nights taste to enjoy at home? This reward gets you a 250g pouch of our very own ‘Motel Brew’, roasted by our friends over at Hard Lines Coffee!

£20 or more

A Pair Of Motel Nights Key-Rings (+ Hot Drink)

Get a coffee for you and a friend + a key-ring each worth boasting to your mates about!

£30 or more

31 of 40 claimed

Ticket To The Opening Weekend

Be the first to check in to the Motel. Book your ticket to the opening weekend. A free welcome drink & nibbles will be provided!

£40 or more

Choice Of Motel Nights T-shirt

Expect a member of the Motel Nights team to contact you shortly after the fundraiser end date to discuss which design, colour & size you'd like!

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Personalised Motel Nights Style Caricature

You know all those Motel Nights cartoon characters you've seen bopping about? Our in-house designer: Ross will digitally draw you one however you'd like! Expect an email from him shortly after the fundraiser end date.

£100 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Honeymoon Suite Bundle

Want it all... You got it!! This option gets you 1x Free drink, 1x Keyring 1x Motel Nights tee PLUS 1x ticket to the opening weekend.

£150 or more

3 of 10 claimed

A4 Lightbox With Your Choice Of MN Artwork

Need a bit of extra light around the house? Or just need a bit of that Motel Nights feeling at home? This option is for you! Expect a member of the Motel Nights team to contact you shortly after the fundraiser end date to discuss which design you'd like.

£250 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Private Party At The Motel

Enjoy a private party at Motel Nights for you and a group of your friends! Please email BEFORE purchasing to discuss dates.

£500 or more

Motel Concierge Wedding DJ Package

Planning a wedding? Then this is the package for you. Motel Concierge would love to be part of your big day. With an 8ft disco ball DJ booth and all the bells and whistles you could possibly need please contact BEFORE purchasing to discuss details.

£1,000 or more

Key to the Motel

Free entry to all Motel Nights events for life!

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