Choosing a wedding venue can be one of the most stressful parts of all your wedding planning. Besides making sure the location is within suitable distance for guests and that ample facilities are available, you need to decide on your favourite type of venue. If you’re getting married in South Wales and looking for a wedding venue that’s truly special then read on. This article takes a look at 5 of the most fabulous wedding venues in the area and what they have to offer.
As the largest castle in Wales, Caerphilly castle is a truly magical wedding venue. Not only does it retain its magnificent moat but has beautiful grounds and a number of truly authentic interior spaces. Able to hold a capacity of 20 people, the Great Hall is an exceptional room for the ceremony and reception. Restored medieval decor and furnishings provide a truly traditional experience. The venue is also fully equipped to cater for guests so you can tailor your menu and enjoy fine local products.
Set in the idyllic countryside location of Brecon, Llangoed Hall is wonderful for large and glamorous wedding celebrations. Built in the 18th Century, the hall has a selection of spacious reception rooms decked out with antiques, classic paintings and beautiful furnishings. With views of the Black Mountains and the valleys beyond from each of the 23 bedrooms, the country house is also ideal for a honeymoon getaway.
The house hosts its own-smoke-house and keeps its own chickens, quail and ducks so you can enjoy gourmet wedding dishes from fine local products. There’s also plenty of picturesque scenes for photo opportunities with landscaped lawns, a background of the mountains and gorgeous flower displays in the summer.
Situated in the stunning countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan, the Dyffryn House and Gardens offer a very special setting for your wedding day. Choose to get wed in the Pompeian Garden or inside one of the three restored ceremony rooms decked out with classic architecture, furnishings and paintings. There’s also an on-site marquee to hold wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. Plus, with 50 acres of historic gardens, sweeping lawns and garden rooms, there’s plenty of beautiful scenery for your wedding photographs.
Brynmeadows Country Hotel
Set in acres of countryside with a view stretching across the rolling valleys of Caerphilly, the Brynmeadows Golf & Spa hotel is one of the most luxury wedding venues in the area. With four star facilities and a ‘one wedding per day’ policy, at Brynmeadows you can get the exclusivity and glamour you deserve on your special day. The hotel is fully licensed for civil ceremonies so you can exchange your vows, enjoy your reception and your evening entertainment all at the same gorgeous place.
Head to www.brynmeadows.co.uk/Weddings to find out more about the Brynmeadows wedding venue.
St. Fagans History Museum
With stylish formal gardens, beautiful woodlands and historic buildings, St Fagan’s isn’t just a museum but one of the most romantic wedding venues in all of Wales. Choose from St Fagan’s Castle or the Oakdale Workmen’s Institute (both licensed for civil ceremonies) which are both suited to the smaller and more intimate wedding parties. Hold your reception in the gorgeous Concert Hall of the Institute or on a marquee on the fresh lawns of the castle. The venue also offers in-house catering with seasonal menus and locally sourced ingredients so you and your guests can enjoy a truly scrumptious wedding feast.