St Donat’s Castle is a castle wedding venue located near Llantwit Major, in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. This beautiful coastal property is situated on cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel, less than an hour’s journey from Central Cardiff and Swansea. The site is reputed to have been the home of Caratacus, the famous first-century British chieftain who resisted the Roman conquest of Britain. The present castle had its origins in the 12th century, and after suffering a period of decline, it was purchased in 1925 by the American newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Over the course of the next several years, the castle underwent a process of redevelopment and rebuilding. Today, significant vestiges of the medieval castle remain so that you and your guests can feel linked to Wales’s past as you step forward into the future.
Facilities and Capacity
St Donat’s Castle boasts a number of fine event spaces, including Bradenstoke Hall, the Inner Courtyard, the Great Hall, and Dining Hall, all featuring exposed bath stone walls and 20-foot ceilings. Bradenstoke Hall can accommodate 160 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 200 guests for an evening reception. The Dining Hall is available on limited dates and can be booked for wedding breakfasts for parties of 150 guests or more. The idyllic Inner Courtyard is licensed for outdoor ceremonies of up to 160 guests. St Donat’s Church, a beautiful Grade I listed building, is also available and can accommodate ceremonies of up to 100 guests. The church contains numerous 12-century Norman features as well as Victorian stained glass and a fine Millenium Window.
St Donat’s Castle wants your wedding to be a splendid, magical day that you and your guests will never forget. Catering is provided by Town and Country Catering. Their extensive menus include delicious canapes, drinks, main courses, and evening catering options. For your convenience and to ensure the best possible service, the castle’s team has compiled a list of preferred suppliers. The list includes photographers, videographers, florists and styling options, DJs and entertainers, accommodation options, and more. You can choose from this list, or you can select your own suppliers.