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15 Best Wedding Venues in South Wales

Author: Sophie Drew

Planning to get married in the beautiful region of South Wales? Well, you’ve come to the right place. These hidden gems would be sure to impress you and your guests. We know that it’s difficult to find wedding venues that you fall in love with because there are so many to choose from. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite South Wales wedding venues to help you and your partner out.

There are plenty of beautiful places to book your dream wedding venue in South Wales. From the capital city Cardiff, to Swansea, Carmarthen Bay, and St Brides, the coastline is long and varied, with the Monmouthshire and Brecon Beacons providing further diversity still, you’re spoilt for choice with each area offering unmatched views. If South Wales isn’t the region for you, don’t worry, we have a variety of wedding venues in other locations.

1) Oldwalls Gower, Oldwalls Collection

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Nestled in the heart of the Gower is Oldwalls, the wedding venue that’s just a stone’s throw from award-winning beaches and gorgeous Welsh countryside and can be exclusively yours! Oldwalls Gower features a beautiful Oakroom especially designed for romantic ceremonies, as well as a marquee for the warmer months and luxury accommodations including an impressive honeymoon suite complete with a private garden and hot tub and quirky glamping village. So if you’re looking to treat yourself on this special occasion, this is the venue for you. The marquee boasts glass paneled sides offering stunning views of the lakes and grounds and can host between 55 and 200 wedding guests during the day and 300 at night. They create their bespoke menus using fresh produce and guarantee that the beef, lamb, and pork are 100% Welsh.

2) Weddings on a Hill

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Weddings on a Hill, a premier South Wales wedding venue, offers an 800-acre haven of breathtaking countryside. Positioned within a secluded valley, the Marquee provides panoramic views for a picturesque celebration. The majestic oak tree serves as a stunning backdrop for enchanting outdoor ceremonies.

Embracing a philosophy of simplicity, this venue collaborates with couples to bring their unique vision to life. Weekend accommodations deepen the connection with the venue. Led by an on-site coordinator, the accomplished team ensures flawless execution, allowing couples to savor every moment of their significant day.

3) Gellifawr Woodland Retreat


Discover the multi-award-winning wedding venue, Gellifawr Woodland Retreat, nestled in the Gwaun Valley, Pembrokeshire. This exclusive venue accommodates up to 100 guests, providing both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, salons for wedding parties, a newly decorated honeymoon suite, and a captivating festoon-lit tipi.

Embark on your fairytale journey by inquiring now to book a private tour. The wait is over for a truly magical wedding experience at Gellifawr Woodland Retreat.

4) Cefn Tilla Court

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Cefn Tilla Court, an exquisite wedding venue nestled in the heart of Monmouthshire, offers a timeless and enchanting setting for your special day. For those seeking unique experiences, Cefn Tilla Court goes beyond the traditional wedding venue offerings. Elevate your celebration with activities like clay pigeon shooting, salmon fly fishing, and the option to hire studios and workshops. Each detail at Cefn Tilla Court is crafted to ensure your wedding is a seamless blend of history, natural beauty, and personalised elegance, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

5) Llangoed Hall

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Nestled in the Wye Valley of Powys, Llangoed Hall offers a charming wedding venue with a touch of eccentricity. With its own maze and stream, the hall provides a breath of fresh air and a warm, relaxed country home atmosphere. Hosting only one wedding per day, Llangoed Hall ensures complete dedication to your celebration, whether grand or intimate. Our bespoke service guides you through every detail, making your wedding day effortlessly perfect and filled with lasting memories.

6) Hensol Castle

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Situated just minutes from the M4, Hensol Castle is conveniently located. The Grade I listed Castle sits within an estate with a 15-acre lake and pond. This picturesque setting makes a magnificent backdrop for wedding photographs. This historic castle wedding venue boasts sweeping staircases, original architecture, turrets, and gothic towers. Hensol Castle will create an unforgettable fairytale wedding for each and every couple. For your special day, no dream is too big and their experienced wedding team is passionate about making your vision a reality. Several options for exclusive ceremonies and wedding celebrations are available within the beautiful estate and gardens to really make the wedding day bespoke. If you’re looking for a romantic and magical wedding experience then this is the perfect wedding venue.

7) Sant Ffraed House, Oldwalls Collection

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Set in the Monmouth valley, this country house wedding venue is nestled in 14 acres of gorgeous grounds. This setting provides stunning views of the rolling Welsh hills with hints of country charm. Their Drawing Room boasts unrivaled views of their surroundings through its grand windows and exudes elegance. The outdoor civil ceremony option at Sant Ffraed House is located on the sun-soaked terrace with views of the lake and St Bride’s Church as the backdrop. You certainly won’t be short of photo opportunities at this wedding venue. The terrace is also a great space for drinks and receptions. Their in-house experienced team of chefs is committed to creating high-quality dishes using the finest locally sourced ingredients with inspiration taken from their abundant Gower Garden. The celebrations don’t have to stop there, you can start the next morning with a traditional Welsh breakfast.

8) The Marquee at Ridgeway Golf Club

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Ridgeway Golf Course is home to stunning views with an enchanting woodland setting and views of the Bristol Chanel and Valve of Glamorgan. This wedding venue is licensed for both civil ceremonies and partnerships. Ceremonies take place in either their marquee or their wedding garden. They offer bespoke wedding packages to suit each and every couple, ensuring they include everything you and your partner could ever want for such a special day. Their popular package includes 50 daytime guests and 100 evening guests, their S Class Mercedes to pick you up, the use of their 2 wedding golf buggies for photos and exploring their stunning grounds, a drinks package, a 3-course wedding breakfast, and a 12-item finger buffet! The dedicated team at Ridgway Golf Club goes above and beyond to ensure your wedding is everything you dreamt of.

9) De Courceys Manor

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From 20 to 200 wedding guests they accommodate weddings of any size and style and have a selection of beautiful rooms to welcome you, your partner, and your loved ones. De Courceys Manor is situated in the glorious Welsh countryside, which makes a beautiful backdrop for incredible photos. This romantic location is away from the hustle and bustle of a city so you and your partner can say your vows in the countryside tranquility. This family-owned wedding venue with an experienced wedding team that is dedicated to helping make a dream wedding become a reality. After a day of celebrating has come to an end you can retreat to their on site accommodation, complete with fluffy dressing gowns. Your guests can take advantage of their 7 double cottages and 2 family cottages, which have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.

10) Fairyhill, Oldwalls Collection

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Next on the list of wedding venues in South Wales is Fairyhill. Fairyhill is set within 24 acres of gorgeous Gower gardens. This grade two-listed Georgian House reopened its doors to reveal new extensions and renovations, adding the ultimate combination of period features and modern furnishings, so you get the best of both worlds. Just a stone’s throw from award winning beaches, this venue offers views of outstanding natural beauty which provides endless opportunities for wedding photos. This wedding venue offers two bars, a Georgian lounge, a light and airy garden room, stylish bedrooms, and the ‘piece de resistance’ its K Room, designed especially to host civil marriage ceremonies and your wedding breakfast. The K Room offers a contemporary glass space that lets in natural light and offers panoramic views of the walled garden, tranquil lakes, and landscaped gardens. Sounds like the perfect venue to me.

11) Craig-Y-Nos Castle

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The magnificent Craig-Y-Nos Castle is located between Brecon Beacons and Swansea. Situated in the Welsh mountains, Craig-Y-Nos Castle holds some of the most impressive views in South Wales which can be seen whilst you enjoy your hearty wedding breakfast in their modern glass-walled conservatory, alongside their grade 1 listed theatre where you can have a civil ceremony. For your evening reception at this castle venue, couples can utilise the wooden dance floor in their Music Room for your party. The Billiard Room links to the Music Room, offering a large function space that can host up to 150 guests. They have a team of knowledgeable wedding coordinators at the castle who are passionate about working with couples to bring all your wedding dreams to life. They will take care of you and your partner from the first enquiry until after your wedding day.

12) Canada Lodge

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Canada Lodge and Lake are one of the many beautiful wedding venues in South Wales. It’s built using Welsh stone and is located just outside Cardiff. With its secluded grounds, it provides the perfect setting with privacy for you and your loved ones on your special occasion. This wedding venue is situated near the 5-acre private lake for trout fishing, with spectacular features such as a water fountain and tree swing. These can make great props and backdrops for some unique wedding photos. Couples have the choice to use the elegant Oak room and Lakeside room. Their new lakeside log cabins and subterranean apartments offer accommodation for your guests so you can extend your wedding celebrations. As well as our bespoke venue hire option and exclusivity, they also offer a selection of wedding packages for couples to choose from.

13) The Secret Garden

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The Secret Garden is nestled in the outstanding natural beauty that is the Vale of Glamorgan and the beautiful countryside. This unique wedding venue provides exclusivity and romance and is run by a team of welcoming wedding experts. Couples have the opportunity to get married both in the stable and courtyard or on their private lawn (the secret garden). Generally, couples choose to host their wedding reception in their marquee. On site accommodation is available for up to 15 guests for those of you who like to dance the night away. With a capacity of up to 130 guests, you can have a personal, intimate affair or a grand wedding. The picturesque setting will be sure to provide a memorable day for you and all of your guests! As a family business, they strive to offer personal care for couples in the preparation for their special day.

14) Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa

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The next South Wales wedding venue is Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa. This intimate manor house is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and renewal of vows. What better place to have your big day than in this sumptuous historic building surrounded by an impressive 50 acres of rolling landscape and Welsh countryside? Their professional and knowledgeable team will also be on hand throughout your wedding experience to make sure that each wedding day is truly unforgettable. Their elegant Oak room can cater to a sit-down meal for up to 16 wedding guests. Their Morgans Suite can cater to a sit-down meal for up to 28 guests, and their Crystal Suite can cater to sit-down meals for up to 180 guests and buffets for 200 guests, for those of you that are planning a larger wedding reception.

15) The West Usk Lighthouse

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This unique venue in South Wales is the perfect venue for up to 25 people. The West Usk Lighthouse is a cosy bed and breakfast, and wedding venue situated near Newport, Gwent, at the junction of the Severn, overlooking the Bristol Channel. The now wedding venue was built in 1821, and it is unique among lighthouses. All of the on-site accommodation is within the building so you don’t have to travel to extend your celebrations! All rooms are individually designed, and there’s a magnificent stone spiral staircase in the center, right above their wishing well! This unique venue has a wedding license for up to 25 people. Generally, weddings extend over 2 or 3 days, so it’s perfect for couples who want to make their celebration as long as possible.

That’s all for our list of South Wales wedding venues. If you would like to dive deeper to find your dream wedding venue then click here.

We hope our list has given you some ideas and made the decision a little easier. We understand the pressure of wanting everything to be perfect on your wedding day, and that is only just starting at this stage of the wedding planning process. We can assure you that none of these options will leave you disappointed, so be sure to check them out, and then you can find out more information. Remember, it doesn’t hurt to enquire about more than one as you can never have too many options. If sadly none of these venues captured your heart, we have several other blogs that you can use for inspiration!

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Sophie has joined our team as a Marketing Assistant who loves to write content and is always keen to learn about everything going on in the world of digital. Sophie enjoys spending time with her Family, Friends and Boyfriend and loves to dance!

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