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The Secret Garden

The feel

The Secret Garden is nestled in the beautiful countryside that is the gateway to the Vale of Glamorgan. The Secret Garden at Duffryn Mawr offers you a unique venue that provides exclusivity, romance, privacy and professional care for your special weekend.

With the opportunity to get married both in the stable and courtyard or on the private lawn, The Secret Garden is enchanting and completely personalised to your day.

The reception is in a marquee and on site accommodation is available for up to 15 guests. With a capacity of up to 130 guests, you can have a personal, intimate wedding or a bigger affair.

The stunning setting is sure to provide a memorable day for you and all of your guests!

We, as a family business, strive to offer you personal care in the preparation of your beautiful weekend.  Attention to detail is our aim to ensure that you find the whole journey fun, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable from confirmation to execution of your dream wedding.

Myself, Rosie and my husband Simon are always available to chat through any ideas or concerns and enjoy building up a friendship with all involved.

We are immensly proud of our beautiful garden and what we can offer from our accommodation, our fabulous team, our equally fabulous suppliers.  No stone is left unturned.

The Secret Garden is in a fantastic location with great access through the South Wales corridor, perfect for guests travelling from afar.  There is an abundance of local accommodation providers from high end hotels to friendly B&B’s whom we work closely with.

Visit our brochure which is compact and should answer any questions you may have.  We welcome couples to arrange a convenient appointment to come and have a chat and look around.

Be assured to have a fun time on your journey and experience a very warm, relaxed welcome from us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Rosie and Si x


Alcohol License
Buffet Meal Facilities
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Live Band Facilities
Onsite Catering
150 capacity


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Lizzie Russell

8 Jul 2023

Hi Rosie, I hope both you and Simon are well! I can’t quite believe six weeks has passed since our wedding. A huuuuge thank you to yourself and Simon for…

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Lois Beard

25 Jun 2022

We cannot recommend The Secret Garden highly enough. The ‘vibe’ was just perfect for our day. With the onsite cottage accommodation, the wedding turned into a full weekend of celebrations…

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Matthew Angilley

17 Apr 2021

To Rosie & Simon, Thanks you so much for such a perfect wedding day! Whilst not quite as we originally planned(!), after such a tough year it was so nice…

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Alex Richards

25 Oct 2020

We struggle to put into words how gorgeous, special and intimate Rosie and Simon made our wedding day at the secret garden on the 22nd October. Their hospitality made us…

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Jo Watkins-Freeman

28 Aug 2019

Dearest Rosie, Dearest Simon and Dearest Team Secret Garden! Where can I begin? From the day we stepped foot into your beautiful grounds we knew we’d found our venue. Throughout…

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Stephanie Ward

6 May 2019

Amazing. I’ve just come back from a two night stay here for my best friends wedding. What a venue! Absolute perfection, well maintained family run business…. When I say family…

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Claire Richards

21 Apr 2019

“My husband and I recently got married on April 21st at The Secret Garden and I cannot recommend this venue highly enough! After viewing several potential venues, we found a…

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Claire Richards

21 Sep 2018

“I recently was lucky enough to stumble upon The Secret Garden as a wedding venue when I was disappointed at seeing a number of lovely venues that couldn’t offer the…

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Damian and Charley

30 Jun 2018

Rosie and Simon did the bar for our wedding and did a superb job – couldn’t recommend highly enough! They were really responsive and flexible to our requirements and provided…

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Charlotte Chatfield

23 Jun 2018

Rosie and Simon, Thank you so much, for everything! Your home is a trul special place, and we are honoured that you’d allow us to host our reception there. Your…

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Sam and Lucy Keen

6 Jun 2017

“We cannot rate this venue highly enough! A simple phone call back in December led to the best day of our lives. Straight from the off Rosie was accommodating, even…

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Maria Roach

29 May 2016

The bar staff at The Secret Garden, what a fabulous team who smile continuously all day, I will definitely be recommend this venue to all my friends, what a fab…

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Kath and Rob

29 May 2016

Stunning backdrop for photos, scenic, compact, relaxed & floral…and all on our doorstep, with accommodation for some of our guests! They supported us so much with our theme, adding personal…

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Lorraine Perkins

29 May 2016

“I’m still on cloud nine, the most perfect day in every way. All your hard work certainly paid off. Many thanks again for making Rob and Kath’s wedding day one…

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Is your venue licensed for ceremonies inside and outside?
The Secret Garden has a license to get married in the barn, the courtyard and on the lawn. You are able to get married both outdoors and in.
Is there an exclusive use option?
Yes, The Secret Garden is available for exclusive hire so you can experience the whole weekend without interruption.
How many people can you accommodate for dining?
The Secret Garden can accommodate 8-150 in the evening and up to 130 for wedding breakfast.
Are there bedrooms for overnight accommodation?
Yes there are a range of cottages and apartments for wedding guests to stay in during the duration of the weekend.

Late availability, offers & events

2024 Special Offers


Prices from: £2500.00

VenueHire for weddings from 80 and up to 130 guestsThe cost for exclusive use of…


The Secret Garden
Duffryn Mawr Cottages
CF71 7UP

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The Secret Garden

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