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Last update: February 2024

Embrace the fairytale magic that awaits at Gileston Manor, where every moment is crafted to echo the dreams of brides-to-be. Picture this: a sweeping 9-acre expanse, adorned with lush gardens and kissed by the sea's horizon, all centered around an enchanting Queen Anne Grade II* listed Manor House. This is the canvas for your love story.

At Gileston Manor, we believe that every couple deserves exclusivity. When you choose us, the manor and its pristine grounds are solely yours, ensuring every cherished moment shared is only with your loved ones.

Dreaming of a ceremony that’s as unique as your love story? Discover hidden gems in our 18th Century Walled Garden, blooming with fragrant flowers and ancient apple trees. Envision saying your vows in the Summer House & Secret Garden, perfect for all seasons. And that's just one of seven mesmerizing outdoor spots we offer, including the grand front lawns, the picturesque walled garden, the captivating vista, the serene rookery, and the Grecian folly.

Following your vows, let joyous laughter and clinks of champagne glasses ring out as you mingle with guests on our verdant lawns.

As evening approaches, our Lotus Marquee beckons. Boasting panoramic views of the heritage coast, it’s a pristine setting for both your wedding feast and dance-filled celebrations. With a capacity to seat 140 for dinner and host 200 for evening festivities, this chic marquee offers a blank canvas, ready to be painted with the colors of your unique wedding vision.

Rest and rejuvenation await in our lavish accommodations. 8 exquisite suites and 7 individually-designed ensuite bedrooms in the Manor House will cradle you and 40 of your guests in luxury.

Our dedicated Wedding Team, with their blend of expertise and passion, are with you at every step, ensuring every detail aligns with your dreams. From meticulous planning to day-of coordination, your wish is our command.

  • Woman-owned

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Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Church
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Health suite
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
Elephant baraat permitted
Horse baraat permitted
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4.6 out of 5 rating
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92% Recommended by couples

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Sara Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical.... Dreamy.... A Hidden Gem in the heart of The Vale of Glamorgan

We had a wish ....for the most beautiful , sunny , naturally stunning location overlooking the sea and Gileston Manor wedding venue far exceeded our expectations. It overflowed with charm , friendliness , kindness and luxuary, Thank you so much to the lady of the manor, Loraine and the rest of the beautiful people who contributed to make our special wedding day so amazing and our wishes come true !! 🤍🩷XX
Paula
Paula M. Sent on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical wedding venue with excellent service

We fell in love with Gileston Manor as soon as we saw it. It's the most beautiful location and really has it all: a sea view, beautiful gardens, a stunning house, various cute animals wandering around (alpacas, cats, peacocks, swans...) and accommodation on site. The marquee can be dressed as you want it and the secret garden was a beautiful spot for our ceremony, although there are several options there for where you can hold your service (including a church in the grounds). The team there are warm and will do anything they can to make your day unique and special. All of our guests loved it, and we absolutely adore the place. We can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you Gileston Manor!
Jordanna
Jordanna D. Sent on 10/04/2023
1.2 out of 5 rating

Low service standard

Gileston manor is a beautiful setting for a wedding, the house and accommodation are stunning.
The owners are lovely, and promise the best, but unfortunately are let down by I feel an unprofessional, sloppy team. I, the bride felt completely lost when we arrived at Gileston manor the night before, for our stay. We had decided to decorate the marquee ourselves, and ended up setting up in the dark with only torches from phones to help as we couldn’t find/ access any light switches. There was nobody on site to speak to.
The morning of the wedding my mother had gone to check about the ceremony, and found spiderwebs and dead bees on the guest chairs, so had to clean them herself. No staff could be found to ask for guidance in the morning.
I was helped by the owner of the manor get to the ceremony, and she gave me some lovely words and reassurance before getting married.
The secret garden where we got married was like a greenhouse, everyone was sweating and fanning themselves down, I’m surprised nobody fainted in the heat. The plan was to have the ceremony outside if the weather was hot, but I guess the wedding team didn’t check the weather? Everyone couldn’t wait to get out of there.
We hired an ice cream tricycle for our guests, but it seemed Gileston manor staff wanted to be in line before our guests and myself! I thought this was extremely unprofessional behaviour. I wouldn’t have minded them having any at all, but to be queuing before everyone else was just rude I thought. The same happened at the evening reception, where I noticed they were eating from the guest set up again.
I also felt our suppliers and string quartet were neglected and treated badly.
They actually asked my mother about getting refreshments as there were no staff offering any help. (Probably in-line for ice cream)? She went to get some water for them from the main house where she was not helped at all by the wedding coordinator who was sat on her laptop.
Our photographer was also put out, as he had a few requests for pictures but was unable to take any as the wedding organiser went against them.
I do believe for the amount of money we paid, a 5* service should have been delivered, and for at least someone to ask the bride and groom if everything was ok?
Some of our guests actually commented on how rude and unapproachable the wedding coordinator was, when she did appear.
I could go on, but feel this is quite enough…
I feel with a professional, quality, large staffed wedding team this place has the potential of being a wonderful fairytale. But I just felt let down and disappointed.
Jordan
Jordan B. Sent on 06/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible day ever! Just perfect!

We cannot thank all at Gileston Manor enough for making our Wedding Day so perfect in every way!

We had the best day ever, all went to plan & all the staff at Gileston Manor worked so hard to make sure everything was amazing! We cannot thank all the team for all that they have done for us not just on the Wedding Day but in all the preparations & changes over the last 18 months!
All our guests have commented on how amazing the venue was & how organised & how fantastic all the staff were!

We stayed all weekend Friday through to Monday & cannot fault a thing!
Lorraine, Wendy & all the team at Gileston Manor worked so hard to make sure our day was planned with efficiency & all details were covered!

Especially Wendy who has been an absolute star thank you so much or everything you have done for us! Putting up with all our changes, questions & queries you really have gone above & beyond & helped us so much!

Everyone we have had dealings with have been brilliant & we are delighted with not just with the amazing attention to detail, planning & service on the day but for all the hard work in the lead up & how accommodating you have all been!

We cannot recommend Gileston Manor highly enough both as a Wedding Venue & a place to stay for any special occasions!

We wish all at Gileston Manor every success & are looking forward to visiting again soon!
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Sharon B. Sent on 15/06/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Beautiful babyshower

Fabulous day, gorgeous setting in the secret garden room. Staff very attentive. Would definitely recommend
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Jordan C. Sent on 03/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We just wanted to thank you all so much for making our Wedding Day so perfect in every way!

We just wanted to thank you all so much for making our Wedding Day so perfect in every way!
We truly had the most incredible day & are totally overwhelmed with how fantastic it all was!
We cannot thank all the team at Gileston Manor enough for all that you have done for us.
We had the best day ever, all went to plan & you all worked so hard to make sure everything was amazing!
All our guests have commented on how amazing the venue was & how organised & how fantastic all the staff were!
We cannot thank you all enough or recommend you highly enough. Everyone we have had dealings with have been brilliant.
Not just for the amazing attention to detail, planning & service on the day but for all of your hard work in the lead up & how accommodating you have all been.
Wendy you have been an absolute star thank you so much or everything you have done for us! Putting up with all our changes, questions & queries you really have gone above & beyond & helped us so much!
Lorraine, Wendy & all the team at Gileston Manor we wish you all every success & are looking forward to visiting soon!
Jordan & Craig.x x 😘
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Hannah Sent on 22/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Gileston Manor was everything we had dreamt of...

Gileston Manor was everything we had dreamt of, and more. We knew our wedding was going to be set in a location of natural beauty, pure luxury and total elegance but we underestimated just how special it would be. Gileston Manor is set in the most beautiful location in the Vale of Glamorgan. With stunning grounds and the most unique Manor, we felt as though we were celebrating in the South of France; it really does have the feeling of being in the French Riviera. From day one, the wedding planners saw to our every need. From recommending the amazingly talented Strawberry Shortcake for catering, to venue decoration, to order of service and being there for us to answer any questions we had.
The beauty of this venue is that there are so many different aspects, all with something unique to offer. As if the ceremony gardens and walled gardens for the drinks and canapes weren't spectacular enough, the final part of our day was our reception which was set in the most beautiful marquee, overlooking fields and the sea. You really do get the best of all worlds when getting married at Gileston.
We would highly recommend Gileston Manor as a dream wedding destination. We wish we could repeat our wedding weekend all over again.
Hannah & Shayam Khan
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Sam Sent on 27/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

the memory of our wedding will never be forgotten

We had been engaged a few months prior to booking our wedding and our plan was to save for a few years. Three months later, the Manor announced they were going to be a wedding venue. My mind and heart were set before it was possible to book, we knew no other venue would come close. I can’t thank Sue enough for making my vision come true! She didn’t have to sell the venue to me as it already held such a special place in my heart, but she managed to make it even more special! Equally as special was our wedding breakfast. I honestly can’t recommend Strawberry Shortcake Catering enough, we still hear guests commenting on how amazing and different our menu was! If you do opt for them... make sure you go with empty stomachs for the tasting session and you will be in for a treat! Again, I can’t recommend booking the accommodation enough. The night before the wedding I stayed in the Coach house with my bridesmaids. There was enough space for the rest of my best friends to visit and make the evening so special. The evening of the wedding Sam and I stayed in the Apple store, and family filled the rest of the accommodation. We were made to feel at ease our whole time, Sam and I we’re nearly in tears driving away the next morning as we had been made to feel such at home! Every time we drive down the lane and see the stunning estate, we are both still smiling and the memory of Gileston Manor will never be forgotten.
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Tom Sent on 22/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

It really is a dream wedding venue

From our very first email to our wedding day the team at Gileston Manor could not have been more helpful. The whole process was so personal and nothing was too much. The venue and its surrounding grounds are BREATHTAKING and our guests were blown away by the high standards set by the venue. The wedding day itself ran so smoothly and we know this is down to the hard work from all the staff members behind the scenes. We were so relaxed and were able to enjoy not only the day but the build up to our wedding. We cant thank Sue, Wendy and Lorraine enough for making our wedding the most perfect day. We've since been back for mince pies and carols at the beautiful little church over Christmas and cant wait to return to stay and celebrate our anniversary. I could not recommend Gileston Manor enough, it really is a dream wedding venue.
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Elyshia Sent on 22/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating
“My husband and I got married at Gileston Manor on July 13th 2019.. it really is what every girl has ever dreamt of

The wedding planners are amazing and really got to know us beforehand, they went above and beyond to make sure that our day was everything we wanted, and more...Nothing was ever too much!

We kicked off our wedding weekend in pure luxury! With my nearest and dearest I spent the night before at the boutique accomodation, and prepped for a day of magic on the morning of.

From saying our vows at St Giles Church, drinking cocktails & beers on the multiple luscious lawns and finished up by dancing the night away in the marquee.

Our drinks & catering we’re chosen by a recommended caterer at Gileston itself and it was all definitely a hit with the guests!

Our unique photographs we will cherish forever as the grounds are breathtaking and like no other!

At the end of what we can hand on heart say was the best day of our lives, the bridal/grooms party returned back to the boutique accomodation for more bubbles and a reflection of what was actually, start to finish a dream come true

Elyshia & Tom Brennan”
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Derek Sent on 23/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Premier wedding venue in Wales

“We wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all your staff, who worked their socks off before, and during the wedding, to make it a fantastic occasion, full of wonderful memories for us all to cherish for a long, long time. So many of our guests were overwhelmed with the location, and the natural beauty it offers. Gileston Manor in our opinion, is well on it’s way to being the premier Venue in Wales to hold a Wedding.
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