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The Ultimate Guide to the Oldwalls Collection

Author: Gracie Pritchard

Looking for the perfect wedding venue for your big day is hard (trust us, we know). There’re so many fantastic places in and around the UK to look into, and it can be really overwhelming having to narrow it down. However, we feel like we’re about to make your planning experience that little bit easier, in the form of some of the most stunning wedding venues you’ll ever come across!

If you know anything about wedding venues, then you probably know all about Gower, one of the most popular wedding locations in the UK in 2021, and for good reason too! Nestled in and around the heart of Gower is the stunning Oldwalls Collection, consisting of three dreamy wedding venues, fit for the fanciest of weddings. 

Here is our ultimate guide to the Oldwalls Collection: Oldwalls Gower, Fairyhill and Sant Ffraed House.

Where Are They Based?

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The Oldwalls Collection is based in Wales (predominantly in the heart of Gower), with two venues located in and around stunning Swansea, and the newest addition, Sant Ffraed House in Abergavenny. Think rolling hills, glistening lakes and beautiful beaches. What’s not to love!

To top that off, Gower and Abergavenny are fantastic locations to stay, whether you’re going on a mini-moon or a hen weekend. There’s shops, restaurants and gorgeous landmarks to explore on every corner, so the location really is the cherry on top of these fantastic venues!

Why the Oldwalls Collection?

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At this point, it’s clear as to why the venues owned by the Oldwalls Collection are just about some of the most magical places to spend your special day. But, if you still need further persuasion, here are some other fantastic reasons you should book your wedding with them:

  • The Oldwalls Collection is renowned throughout the UK as a leading wedding brand, and their flagship venue Oldwalls Gower has been awarded the ‘Best Wedding Venue in Wales’, three years in a row, so you can guarantee your big day will be nothing but perfect!
  • They pride themselves on challenging the status quo, so no matter how obscure you feel your requests may be, we can assure you, that’s definitely not the case!
  • You’ll have the whole venue to yourself as all of their wedding locations are exclusive – meaning couples looking for a more private day are in luck!
  • Gower was Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you can only imagine how stunning the wedding photography will be with the gorgeous backdrops at hand!
  • All of the properties are completely unique and act as the perfect blank canvas for your wedding theme, so there’s well and truly something for everyone!

Facts About Gower and Abergavenny

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A fantastic thing about the Oldwalls Collection is the locations of its venues. As already mentioned, two of their venues are based in the heart of Gower, and their newest addition is in Abergavenny – both amazing locations for before and after the big day, almost like booking a staycation as part of your wedding. Here are some of our favourite facts about these beautiful towns:

  • Gower is home to what is known as the ‘Best Beach in the UK’, Rhossili Bay, which is also known as the 3rd best in Europe and the 9th best in the World (according to Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice).
  • For all the sunset lovers and photographers, the sunset in Gower is the 7th most photographed sunset IN THE WORLD, imagine watching it after celebrating with your nearest and dearest, yes please!
  • Abergavenny is famous for its festivals! If you’re a festival fan, check out the Abergavenny Food Festival set in September every year. Or, if you’re more of a sports lover, you’ll love the Festival of Cycling (which also includes the Grand Prix of Wales).
  • The beautiful Rhossili Bay was included in an episode of Doctor Who! The episode ‘New Earth’ used the beach as a stunning background and Rhossili village was also featured in ‘Torch Wood’.
  • Abergavenny is known as the ‘Gateway to Wales’ – and for good reason too, as it lies on the border between England and Wales.

Oldwalls Gower

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Voted the Best Wedding in Wales, it’s no wonder Oldwalls Gower is the flagship venue for the Oldwalls Collection. Located in the heart of Gower, not far from Swansea and known for its stunning scenery, Oldwalls Gower really is the wedding venue of dreams. Plus, it’s surrounded by almost 50 acres of stunning Welsh countryside. 

Award-winning beaches are just a stone’s throw away should you wish to escape for an hour and capture unique moments against the magnificent Gower landscape. To top it all off, it has the capacity for up to 200 guests, but also supports intimate weddings. No matter how big your wedding party might be, Oldwalls Gower is always willing to accommodate you to the best of its ability. 


Fairy Hill Wedding Venue Glass Paneled Front

The perfect mix of classic with a modern twist, located within 24 acres of breath-taking Gower gardens is that of an idyllic Grade II listed Georgian House, Fairyhill. In 2017, Fairyhill reopened its doors to reveal the extraordinary extensions and renovations, adding the ultimate combination of 21st-century chic.

With stunning spaces for ceremonies and receptions, plus beautiful beaches only a stone’s throw away from the venue, we couldn’t think of a more magical place to spend your big day. If you’re a big nature lover, the huge windows with views of the gardens are absolutely breathtaking and the perfect backdrop to your wedding ceremony!

Sant Ffraed House

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Located in Abergavenny is the newest addition to the Oldwalls Collection, Sant Ffraed House. A stunning picturesque Grade II listed country house, set within 14 acres of uninterrupted countryside from every window. Set to open this year, happy couples can now book a consultation to set a date!

What’s more, Sant Ffraed House will be the only wedding venue in the UK to have an open calendar of weekend availability from Summer 2022.! Such a fantastic venue and a beautiful way to spend your big day, in amongst rural Wales. 


Written by

Gracie Pritchard

Gracie is our Marketing Assistant. She recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University, studying BA Broadcast Journalism and is passionate about anything and everything to do with writing! In her spare time, Gracie enjoys creating playlists, eating good food, drinking cocktails, and spending time with her favourite people; her family and friends.

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