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St Donats Castle

The feel

Located on the beautiful South Wales coastline, St Donat’s Castle is the picture perfect venue for your special day and is just a 40 minute drive from central Cardiff.

St Donat’s Castle was once the home of the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and played host to many Hollywood stars of the day. The Castle stands a tale of history set amongst some of the most colourful gardens and sea views; a perfect wedding backdrop.

The castle, owned by UWC Atlantic College is available outside of the college seasons for weddings between the end of May and the end of September each year.

To ensure exclusivity, we only take one wedding per day with the romantic castle and gardens hired on a midday to midnight basis for you and your guests.

Hiring the castle for your special day includes use of the Bradenstoke Hall, Rose, Blue and Beast gardens, Top Lawn (with sea views), Inner Courtyard, Great Hall and a designated changing room on the day of the wedding.

The Bradenstoke Hall can accommodate 170 guests for a wedding breakfast and 200 guests for an evening party. In addition to the castle rooms there is also space in the extensive grounds for a marquee seating up to 400.

And if you wish to get married at St Donat’s Castle, several of its rooms and gardens are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships including the inner courtyard which is a popular area for outdoor ceremonies and drink receptions.

All catering is provided by our nominated caterers who bring a wealth of experience together with service levels and menus of the highest standards.

Whether it’s an intimate affair or lavish occasion that you picture for your special day, our magical castle ensures the wedding of your dreams.


Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Exclusive Use
170 capacity


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Nick Cushing

19 Jul 2019

A perfect wedding venue for my daughter Kimberley who married Kirsty. Helped with beautiful weather, helpful staff and great caterers. A wonderful day all round in a fantastic setting. Highly…

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Is your venue licensed for ceremonies inside and outside?
We are only licensed to hold indoor weddings.
Is there an exclusive use option?
Yes there is an exclusive use option.
How many people can you accommodate for dining?
Up to 200 guests.
Are there bedrooms for overnight accommodation?
There are no bedrooms for overnight accommodation.


St Donats Castle
Atlantic College
Llantwit Major
CF61 1WF

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St Donats Castle

St Donats Castle