Updated for 2021
Finding the right wedding venue in South Wales is almost as important as finding the right cardiff wedding photographer and videographer. It took us a while, but we’ve managed to compile a list of the current wedding venues in South Wales. We’ve photographed at the majority of them, oh gosh, just realised how many weddings we must have covered… Wow, we’ve been busy over the years!
If you’re looking for rustic wedding barns, alternative sites to put up a tipi (love tipi weddings), stately homes, an epic castle wedding, woodland or beach venues… We’ve got you covered.
If this list helps you at all, let us know.
Our Favorite Wedding Venues in South Wales
One of the first steps of planning your wedding is selecting a venue—and there are lots to choose from! When choosing a wedding venue, you’ll need to think about the venue’s location, size, and style to make sure it’s a fit for you and your future spouse’s big day. To get you started, here’s a list of some of our favorite south wales wedding venues.
Hensol, South Wales
Llanerch is a stylish farmhouse in the Welsh countryside with rooms, restaurant, cookery school, and vineyard.
At Llanerch Vineyard we provide you with everything you need for the perfect Wedding Reception. Everything will be taken care of, from room layout and place settings, to fabulous food, candlelit outdoor areas, and an atmosphere that will have you and your guests dancing the night away.
Up to 150 Guests
£4500 – £21750
Cardiff, South Wales
Miskin Manor Hotel has regally resided amongst glorious Welsh countryside since the 10th Century. An unbeatable location, the historic hotel is set within 25 acres of award-winning grounds, yet minutes away from the M4 and within easy reach of both Cardiff and Swansea. Miskin Manor Country House Hotel and gardens offers one of the most romantic wedding venues in Wales and are also now an associate venue of the Wedding Guild of Wales.
Up to 120 Guests
£4500 – £20500
St Tewdrics House
Chepstow, South Wales
St Tewdrics House is a 19th Century luxury Italianate Villa nestling in the idyllic Monmouthshire countryside.
Approached by a tree-lined driveway and surrounded by 10 acres of glorious green fields and a wildflower meadow St Tewdrics is the perfect venue for weddings and events. We want you to treat St Tewdrics as your home away from home and enjoy celebrating in total privacy with your family and friends.
Up to 150 Guests
De Courceys Manor
Cardiff, South Wales
Family owned and managed since 2010, our core belief is to accept nothing less than perfection and excellence. Nestled below Gwaelod-y-Garth, in beautiful countryside and only minutes from Cardiff, we really are the venue you’ve always dreamed of. If you are looking for a chic, exclusive venue for your special day De Courceys Manor delivers in style! Family owned and managed since 2010, our core belief is to accept nothing less than perfection.
Up to 130 Guests
£5200 – £11000
Historic homes or mansions have an innate sense of nostalgia and a vintage vibe. These charming venues usually feature both indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings, as well as lots of unique opportunities for portraits.
Castles are steeped in history. Not all castles are real castles, but if you choose a castle-like Welsh Castle in South Wales, you will be celebrating in places that are over 860 years old! That’s a lot of history. Kings and queens, knights, dukes and earls have all celebrated inside those very walls you are taking your vows or drinking champagne!
Hotels make great wedding venues for couples hosting lots of out-of-town guests. You and your guests can stay on-site and no one has to worry about transportation—talk about convenience! Bigger hotels can have a variety of different ballrooms and event spaces to choose from, so there will be lots of options for your big day, as well as your rehearsal dinner and other events.
Barn & Farm Wedding Venues in South Wales
Dreaming of a rustic wedding? Farm or barn wedding venues may be exactly what you’re looking for. These venues offer rustic charm and an innately casual feel, plus amazing, scenic backdrops for photos
Park & Garden Marquee Wedding Venues in South Wales
Many couples dream of getting married outdoors, and for good reason. A naturally beautiful venue, like a park or a garden, isn’t just nice to look at; it also doesn’t require too much additional décor, which can be great for your budget. Just beware—you’ll want to make sure you have an indoor venue lined up in case of inclement weather.
Beach Wedding Venues in South Wales
Beach weddings require less decisions for the bride and groom which makes them easier to plan and of course, takes less time. They offer beautiful settings – The backdrop of a white sandy beach and emerald green water is a beautiful setting during the wedding.
Vineyard & Winery Wedding Venues in South Wales
Wine lovers, rejoice! Many vineyards and wineries offer event space for weddings. Even if you’re not an oenophile, you’ll likely love the scenery and unique wedding locations at a vineyard. Plus, the photo ops can’t be beaten.
A little about South Wales
South Wales (Welsh: De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, mid Wales to the north, and west Wales to the west. With an estimated population of around 2.2 million, which is almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales, Cardiff has approximately 400,000, Swansea has approximately 250,000 and Newport has 150,000. The region is loosely defined, but it is generally considered to include the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, extending westwards to include Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. In the western extent, from Swansea westwards, local people would probably recognise that they lived in both south Wales and west Wales. The Brecon Beacons national park covers about a third of South Wales, containing Pen y Fan, the highest British mountain south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia