Encompassing the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first ever designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Welsh capital Cardiff, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and more, means that there's no shortage of beautiful wedding venues in South Wales.
South Wales is one of the UK’s most beautiful and diverse regions, thanks to its stunning coastline and abundance of bustling seaside towns and cities, making it a perfect place to find your dream wedding venue.
If you’re after a spot where guests can totally relax and unwind (and embark on the odd countryside walk, too!), South Wales might be the wedding location for you. This region is packed full of everything from grand country house wedding venues to woodland sites perfect for outdoor weddings.
16 Gorgeous Wedding Venues in South Wales
We’ve found 16 of the best wedding venues in South Wales, and we just know you’re going to love them just as much as we do!
1. fforest - Cardigan, Pembrokeshire
Set within the splendour of the Ceredigion countryside, fforest is a stunning wedding venue in South Wales surrounded by woodland and wildlife. For the entire weekend, you’ll have free-run of the 200-acre farm - from giant tipis to party barns and a tiny private stone pub, there are endless spaces which you can host your big day in.
The farmyard, which can accommodate up to 40 guests, is the perfect intimate winter wedding venue. Alternatively, the Cedar Barn accommodates 250, and throughout the summer, you can host an outdoor festival-themed wedding.
When it comes to your wedding breakfast, the Lodge has space for 90, while outdoor dining has an unlimited capacity. There is delicious in-house catering, and once everything has been enjoyed, the luxurious and newly renovated Georgian farmhouse is the perfect place to rest your head.
A spokesperson for the venue says, "Our venue fforest offers luxury, comfort and excellent service combined with the simplicity and pleasures of outdoor living, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder. You, your friends and family can take over our accommodation and event spaces for the whole weekend, as well as our tiny pub, woodland sauna and large communal firepit."
2. Plas Dinam Country House - Newton, Powys
Friendly and family-run, Plas Dinam offers you the freedom to make the house your own over the course of your wedding weekend. You can choose your own wedding suppliers, bring your own drinks and dance the night away to your heart’s content.
For your ceremony, you can choose between something outdoors or a more intimate affair in one of two enchanting function rooms. The lawns are the perfect spot for post-ceremony drinks, and the Old Stables (complete with a glass roof and fab new lighting) is a unique space for feasting and dancing.
If it’s a winter wedding you’re after then you’ll be pleased to know that Plas Dinam is just as spectacular in the cooler months. You can have up to 60 guests join you for a magical Drawing Room ceremony before dining in the Great Hall. This is a venue for all seasons.
Owner and manager Eldrydd Lamp says, "Plas Dinam is a beautiful, exclusive use country house set in the hills of Wales where you can stay and celebrate for multiple days. Think of Plas Dinam as like your ultimate holiday home as well as being an incredible wedding venue."
3. Fairyhall - Langland, Swansea
If you’re on the hunt for a quirky and unusual wedding venue in South Wales, look no further than the stunning Fairyhill. Set close to Swansea, it is made up of a grade II-listed Georgian house and an awe-inspiring woodland renovation called The K Room.
Award winning beaches are just a stone’s throw away from this South WAles wedding venue, and you’ll be offered exclusive use of the entire grounds as standard.
Fairyhill boasts a combination of contemporary and traditional architecture – a perfect nod towards the 'something old, something new' tradition, plus two stylish bars, a garden room, luxurious accommodation and the K Room, which adds a really special touch.
It’s a new, modern extension designed especially to host ceremonies and your wedding breakfast. With glass walls, state-of-the-art facilities and panoramic views, it will wow your guests and then some!
4. Oldwalls Gower - Langland, Swansea
We’re obsessed with Oldwalls Gower, a wedding venue in South Wales which offers award-winning food, first-class service and exclusive use as standard.
Your day will begin with your ceremony in the Oakroom, a space which comes complete with high oak-beamed ceilings and extraordinary views across the lakes. Following this, you can head through elegant French doors to enjoy outdoor reception drinks, before heading to the venue’s magnificent marquee for your reception.
This marquee is both elegant and functional, with chic design, glass-panelled sides and full heating. It holds between 55 and 200 guests, and no matter the size your guest list, fantastic, fresh catering will be enjoyed by all.
Our favourite part about this spot is the unique wedding venue accommodation. On top of their offering of luxurious converted cottages, is the chance to stay in one of ten first-class glamping pods which each come with their own ensuite bathroom. There’s a reason why this glamping village is unrivalled in Wales.
5. De Courceys Manor - Peterston-super-Ely, Cardiff
If you’re looking for a wedding venue within close proximity to Wales’ capital of Cardiff, then De Courcey’s Manor could be the one.
Bursting with history, charm and elegance, this stunning South Wales venue boasts manicured grounds, views of the Welsh countryside and fabulous, individual service. It's also complete with stunning chandeliers and exquisite décor - there is no better place to say your vows than the graceful Floral function room.
Once you’ve tied the knot, you can enjoy everything that the venue has to offer, from the delicious food and the luxurious boutique wedding apartment to the gorgeous country cottages. This wedding venue in South Wales truly has a lot to offer.
6. Llechwen Hall Hotel - Trehafod, Mid Glamorgan
Set on an enchanting hilltop location surrounded by magnificent views of the Welsh countryside, Llechwen Hall Hotel is one of the best hotel wedding venues in South Wales. It can cater for up to 300 guests thanks to its glorious indoor spaces and luxurious Garden Marquee.
It is the marquee which is perhaps the highlight of this venue, proving that marquee wedding venues can be both chic and stylish. It has a dancefloor, star-lit ceiling and chandeliers throughout, and is nestled within the gardens which are perfect for exploring and taking photographs.
If that wasn’t enough, this venue is known for its award-winning menu. Wedding breakfasts are created using only the best, locally-sourced produce and will stick in the minds of your guests for a long time after they’ve been eaten.
Once your day draws to a close, there are 20 individually designed bedrooms including deluxe four-poster rooms, all equipped with ensuite facilities, for you and your guests to enjoy.
7. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - Plasnewyd, Cardiff
There are two spaces here which make sought-after locations for your very special day. The first is Cardiff Castle’s historic stables building – an open-air courtyard situated at the end of a tree-lined avenue. You could even choose to arrive via water taxi!
If you’re after something a little more contemporary, the glass-walled hall and terrace which overlooks Bute Park would be perfect. The park acts as a magnificent backdrop for your photographs and champagne reception.
If you’re really looking to push the boat out, the hall leads into a world-class concert hall and theatre, perfect for a ceremony with a difference. Music-lovers, this might just be the venue for you.
Aimme Daniels, wedding officer, says, "Our venue borders one of the most beautiful parks in the UK, which can be viewed through our stunning floor-to-ceiling glass atrium windows, bringing the outside, inside, whatever the weather. We also have our own excellent musicians that we can hire to our couples for their special day, through our ‘hire a performer’ scheme!"
8. Wilde Lodge - Knighton, Powys
Escape to total tranquillity and host your wedding day at the Wilde Lodge, a country house wedding venue surrounded by unspoilt views of the rolling fields of Powys, Herefordshire and Shropshire. With an unrivalled location and access to private fields and the riverside, there’s so much to fall in love with from the moment you arrive.
Every wedding at Wilde Lodge includes exclusive use of the entire property for up to three nights, guaranteeing total seclusion. The Main Lodge sleeps 18 guests and features stylish rooms with contemporary touches.
Next to the Main Lodge is the Long Barn – the perfect rustic wedding venue to say your vows in. There’s space for 100 standing guests and 90 seated, and can be transformed into a chill-out area, party barn, cocktail bar or cinema later in the day. Oh, and newly launched in 2019 was the Wilde Safari Tent! Nestled within the old barn walls, it is a fabulous marquee perfect for your festival wedding.
We’re totally obsessed with Wilde Lodge, and thanks to their hidden extras including pre-wedding family meals, BBQs, wild swimming and glamping, it's one of the best wedding venues in South Wales.
9. Hensol Castle - Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan
Fancy feeling like royalty for the day and hosting your special occasion at a castle wedding venue? Hensol Castle would be the perfect place to do just that. Set within the charming Welsh countryside, it boasts unrivalled beauty and picturesque backdrops (including a 15-acre lake and serpentine pond).
The castle itself dates back to the 17th century and has an undeniable sense of elegance and grandeur throughout. Original architecture, gothic towers and sweeping staircases provide you and your guests with no end of spots to explore.
One of the best venues in South Wales, Hensol Castle can be yours exclusively for the whole day. There’s space for 180 guests, a delicious selection of luxury menus to choose from plus 143 luxurious bedrooms at the Vale Resort. What more could you ask for?
10. Cardiff Castle - Plasnewyd, Cardiff
Another castle wedding venue, and this time it's Cardiff Castle, one of many iconic South Wales wedding venues. This stunning historic wedding venue is also one of the most exclusive, popular wedding venues in South Wales, and offers a range of spaces ideal for any wedding.
Cardiff Castle can hold civil ceremonies of up to 150 guests. The Georgian Drawing Room is a popular spot to tie the knot, with sweeping views over the Norman keep. Couples can then make their way to the castle grounds for their wedding photographs, a gorgeous backdrop guaranteed to put a smile on your wedding photographer's face.
Wedding breakfasts and evening meals can be held in a variety of venues including the intimate Guest Tower Rooms to the grand Banqueting Hall - there truly is something for everyone here.
11. Cefn Tilla Court - Gwent, Monmouthshire
Cefn Tilla Court is only available for a few small and intimate weddings every year and has an unbeatable team. Emma Harris, venue and wedding manager, says "We pride ourselves on exclusive use and only taking 50 weddings a year, which means we only take two-day events without the price tag. This allows couples to have a huge amount of flexibility."
It is set in the heart of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside, and the house itself has a long and colourful history. The Great Hall is the perfect place to host your ceremony - bathed in natural light, it boasts windows which overlook the front lawns and lily pond. What a treat.
Once you’ve exchanged your vows, there is no better way to celebrate than by taking to the grounds. Toast to your next chapter on the sweeping lawns before heading into a state-of-the-art marquee – a total blank canvas for your wedding dreams.
Once the day is over, Cefn Tilla Court’s stunning boudoir is the perfect place for your first night as a married couple. An additional 30 guests can also stay in stylish on-site accommodation.
12. Oxwich Bay Hotel - Langland, Swansea
Located in the famous Gower Peninsula, Oxwich Bay Hotel is a former refectory with a history stretching all the way back to 1788. Nowadays it boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere, great service and incomparable views over the bay.
Civil ceremonies and outdoor weddings can take place in this venue, in a variety of locations including the romantic Chestnut Room, with exposed stone and a log-burning fire, the Wedding Garden or the Luxury Marquee, which can also host up to 250 guests for your evening reception.
No matter whether you're looking for large or small wedding venues in South Wales, Oxwich Bay Hotel has you covered. It also offers a great in-house events team to look after you throughout each step of the wedding planning process.
13. The Orangery - Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot
The Orangery is a stunning 18th century wedding venue set within 850 acres of picturesque parkland. The monastic ruins and gothic-style mansion house provide a unique and romantic setting for your special day (not to mention endless photograph opportunities).
If you’ve long been dreaming of hosting your wedding breakfast in a banquet hall, The Orangery would be perfect - it has all the grandeur you’ll have been hoping for, and the experienced chef and banqueting team will ensure you have a fun and delicious feasting experience.
14. Sant Ffraed House - Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Nestled among 14 acres of Monmouthshire countryside, you'll find Sant Fraed House, a Grade II-listed country house with first-class service and effortless style.
Ceremony and reception spaces here can host parties of up to 150 guests, and the manicured gardens are the perfect spot for some memorable photographs, thanks in part to the incomparable views of Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's the perfect location to bring all your wedding photograph ideas to life.
Once the sun begins to set, you and your guests can take advantage of the two drinks bars and evening entertainment space, before retiring to the on-site accommodation. Perfection.
15. Gellifawr Woodland Retreat - Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Elegant event spaces, 12 acres of landscaped grounds, a coastal location - Gellifawr Woodland Retreat really has it all. Both indoor and outdoor ceremonies can take place here, and the venue is licenced to hold both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships.
If you're looking for a summer wedding venue in South Wales, then look no further - the newly-constructed outdoor ceremony space features a handcrafted wooden wedding arch right by the treeline, allowing easy access to the terrace, complete with bar and firepit, for some post-ceremony drinks.
The indoor function room allows couples to have a ceremony with 150 guests, before transforming for the evening reception with space for up to 250 attendees.
16. Gileston Manor - Fonmon, Vale of Glamorgan
Say hello to Gileston Manor, an utterly beautiful wedding venue set in the Vale of Glamorgan. Thanks to the stunning backdrops of the Georgian Manor House, 18th century Walled Gardens and picture perfect Summer House, any wedding hosted here will be a beautiful one.
As your guests approach the venue, they’ll be blown away by its grandeur. The boating lake and views across the Bristol estuary are the first things they’ll see –can you think of a better start to the day?
There are a number of options to choose from for your ceremony, from the local churches to the range of beautiful function rooms on-site.
After saying your vows, you’ll enjoy a wedding breakfast in the spectacular lotus marquee, below twinkling lights and magnificent chandeliers, before heading to the luxurious converted Old Coach House for an overnight stay.
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