19 of the Best Unique and Beautiful Wedding Venues in Wales

February 25, 2021


Are you planning on getting married in Wales? If you are, you’re in the right place! We’ve collected 19 of our favourite wedding venues in Wales to inspire your wedding dreams. So if you’re looking for a quirky or unique Welsh wedding venues, you’ll want to keep reading.

These wedding venues in Wales are perfect for memorable wedding photos that you will be able to look back on fondly for years to come. A few of them even have themes like medieval times and Doctor Who! How fun is that?

Would you like a bit of help planning your wedding? You can find local, trusted wedding planners on Bidvine with the click of a button. Click to submit a free request for wedding planning and get custom, detailed bids from wedding planners in your area.

Without further ado, let’s get into the top quirky wedding venues in Wales!


2 Unique Wedding Venues in North East Wales


Tower Hill Barns


1. Tower Hill Barns

If you’re looking for a luxurious but rustic wedding venues, Tower Hill Barns is perfect for you. The barns have been recently renovated and now features beautiful details like floor to ceiling windows and wooden beams.

Tower Hill Barns is located less than 20 minutes outside of Wrexham, meaning it’s a quick journey for your local guests! If you’re based in England, the venue is less than an hour outside of Liverpool. That sounds pretty convenient to us!

Location: Trevor

Capacity: enquire for details


Ruthin Castle


2. Ruthin Castle

If you or your beau is interested in medieval times, why not host a themed wedding? When you get married at Ruthin Castle, you can say your vows in medieval garb in a medieval castle. Your medieval wedding package also includes a medieval feast!

HRH Prince Charles stayed at The Castle on his way to his investiture as Prince of Wales, so you could stay in the Prince of Wales suite if you’d like.

Location: Ruthin

Capacity: up to 225 guests


Wedding Photographer Price Guide

Thousands of people ask Bidvine for help with their projects every year. We track the estimates they get from local professionals, then we share those prices with you.
Price Range
£
££
£££
££££


2 Special Wedding Venues in North West Wales


Bodnant Garden


1. Bodnant Garden

This National Trust property is perfect for an outdoor wedding during the spring or summer. It’s full of lush greenery and beautiful flowers, making it an ideal spot for wedding photos with your loved ones. When it comes to wedding photography, we recommend visiting your venue with your photographer ahead of time so that they can get a feel for the venue.

Location: Conwy

Capacity: up to 60 guests


Tros yr Afon


2. Tros yr Afon

For a beautiful marquee wedding, Tros yr Afon is a great choice. They are licenced to hold ceremonies, meaning that you can host your ceremony and reception at the same location. Your wedding photos will have the beautiful backdrop of the Manor House and gardens of Tros yr Afon.

Location: Beaumaris

Capacity: enquire for details

Bidvine Tip - Getting married in London? Find top London wedding venues here.


6 Unusual Wedding Venues in South East Wales


St Donats Art Centre


1. St Donats Arts Centre

This renovated barn is now a part of UWC Atlantic College, and it’s a beautiful venue for weddings and events of any kind. When you get married at St Donats Arts Centre, you can enjoy the rustic feeling of a barn while looking through floor-to-ceiling windows looking towards St Donats Bay. How beautiful does that sound?

Location: Llantwit Major

Capacity: up to 120 guests


Llechwen Hall Hotel


2. Llechwen Hall Hotel

This romantic and intimate venue is perfect for weddings of up to 300 guests, leaving you plenty of room to expand your guest list. Llechwen Hall Hotel sits on a hill overlooking the Welsh countryside, making it a perfect spot for your wedding photos.

Location: Pontypridd

Capacity: up to 300 guests


Hensol Castle


3. Hensol Castle

Who hasn’t dreamt of having a fairytale wedding at a gothic castle? This beautiful castle would be the perfect spot for your wedding photos. Better yet, you can stay at the castle before and after you say your vows. Hensol Castle is a Grade I Listed Building, meaning it is of exceptional interest.

Location: Hensol

Capacity: up to 180 guests


Caerphilly Castle


4. Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is another Grade I Listed Building, and it is surrounded by artificial lakes. It’s been a part of the BBC series Merlin and Doctor Who. If you’d like to get married in a beautiful castle, Caerphilly Castle is perfect for you. Your wedding photos are sure to be beautiful at this venue.

Location: Caerphilly

Capacity: enquire for details


Canada Lodge and Lake


5. Canada Lodge and Lake

Would you like to get married in a Canadian chalet but don’t want to trek across the pond? If so, Canada Lodge and Lake is perfect for you. This beautiful lodge sits on Canada Lake and can accommodate up to 250 of your wedding guests. In addition to the lodge, the venue has log cabins that serve as bridal suites. You can say your vows in a truly rustic and unique location when you choose Canada Lodge and Lake as your wedding venue.

Location: Creigiau

Capacity: up to 130 guests for a daytime wedding


West Usk Lighthouse


6. West Usk Lighthouse

This venue is perfect if you’re looking for a small, intimate space for your wedding. West Usk Lighthouse can accommodate up to 23 wedding guests for a small reception. The venue features beautiful views of the River Usk and is less than an hour away from Cardiff.

Location: Newport

Capacity: up to 23 guests for a reception, 2 witnesses for a ceremony


Wedding Photographers near you
Thousands of people across the U.K. ask Bidvine for help with their projects every year. Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right local professionals for your project.


7 Quirky Wedding Venues in South West Wales


Sketty Hall


1. Sketty Hall

This Georgian mansion can play host to marquee or indoor weddings, providing soon-to-be-wed couples with plenty of options. When you get married at Sketty Hall, you can rest assured that you will have exclusive use of the venue. Sketty Hall is located in Swansea, adjacent to the campus of Swansea University.

Location: Swansea

Capacity: up to 150 guests


Craig-y-Nose Castle


2. Craig-y-Nos Castle

Craig-y-Nos Castle is a beautiful castle located in Brecon Beacons National Park. It is close to the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, which we featured in our post on unusual wedding venues in the UK.

This venue used to be a tuberculosis hospital and has been featured in many “most haunted” lists. If you’re interested in the supernatural, this could be the perfect venue for you.

Location: Swansea

Capacity: up to 150 guests


Sosban Restaurant


3. Sosban Restaurant

Like many venues on this list, Sosban Restaurant is located in a restored stone building. The pumphouse at Sosban Restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for a bespoke and rustic wedding experience. The natural lighting flowing into the building will make your wedding photos look beautiful, and you’ll be able to look back on them with fondness.

Location: Llanelli

Capacity: up to 100 guests


National Botanic Gardens


4. National Botanic Gardens

When you say “I do” at the National Botanic Gardens, you won’t have to worry if the weather is less than perfect! This venue is home to the largest single-span glass greenhouse in the world, and it’s the perfect spot for natural and modern wedding photos. There are many spots within the grounds of the Gardens for a wedding ceremony, too.

Location: Carmarthen

Capacity: up to 150 guests

Bidvine Tip - Get even more wedding venue ideas in this post on unique wedding venues in Northern Ireland.


Margam Orangery


5. Margam Orangery

This gothic style house is quite an elegant wedding venue and is a great spot for indoor or outdoor wedding photos. Your wedding ceremony and reception will have a beautiful setting within the building.

Also located on the grounds of Margam Orangery are Margam Castle and the Chapter House. With buildings like these in the background of your wedding photos, you’re sure to have beautiful memories to look back on.

Location: Port Talbot

Capacity: enquire for details


Fairyhill


6. Fairyhill

This luxurious venue is nestled in a fairytale location less than an hour outside of Swansea. For couples looking for an enchanting wedding venue, Fairyhill is second to none. The venue can host ceremonies and receptions depending on your needs.

Location: Swansea

Capacity: up to 200 guests


Manorbrier Castle


7. Manorbier Castle

Have you always dreamt of saying “I do” in a Norman castle? If you have, Manorbier Castle is the perfect wedding venue for you. It sits less than 100 yards from the beach and overlooks the Bristol Channel. That sounds like a winning combination for wedding photos to us!

Location: Tenby

Capacity: up to 180 guests


2 Unique Wedding Venues in Cardiff


Cardiff City Hall


1. Cardiff City Hall

City Hall weddings are often thought of as basic or a bit boring, but Cardiff City Hall stands apart from the rest! This beautiful wedding venue is in the city centre of Cardiff and is one of the finest city centres in the world. Cardiff City Hall is another Grade I listed building, so you’re sure to get beautiful photos of your wedding.

Location: Cardiff

Capacity: up to 500 guests


The Doctor Who Experience


2. The Doctor Who Experience

If you’re looking for a truly unique wedding venue, the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff might be right up your alley. This venue is ideal for couples who are equally interested in the classic BBC series Doctor Who. You can say your vows while surrounded by TARDISes, a true dream for any Doctor Who fan.

Location: Cardiff

Capacity: enquire for details


What is a wedding without beautiful wedding photos? You can find a local, trusted wedding photographer on Bidvine by answering a few quick questions about your wedding. Just click to submit a free request!


Looking for more information on the cost of wedding photography in the UK? Easily compare prices and learn about the factors which can influence your wedding photography packages in our handy wedding photography price guide.




Related Articles
Why Having a Wedding Album is Important – Pro Post
Why Having a Wedding Album is Important – Pro Post


Are you getting married soon? If you are, congratulations! You’re probably in the process of making decisions that will shape your big day right now, so we hope this post will be helpful. For this pro post, a wedding photographer on Bidvine, Michal Ufniak, shared his thoughts on the importance of a physical wedding album.

Many wedding photographers offer personalised books for their clients, so note that you would like this on your Bidvine request. You can also make your own wedding album if you’d like to put your design skills to work.

So, if you’re debating between a wedding album or solely digital images of your wedding, you’ll want to read this. Read on to find out more about why you should choose a printed wedding album over digital-only photos of your wedding day.


...read more
Best Wedding Photography Tips for Brides and Grooms – Pro Post
Best Wedding Photography Tips for Brides and Grooms – Pro Post


If you’re planning your wedding right now, we bet you’re looking for the top wedding photography tips for brides and grooms. Your wedding photos are probably the most important memento of your big day, so it’s important to make the most of hiring a photographer.

Our first tip is to hire a professional photographer. You want to make sure you’re getting the best photos of your wedding, without having to worry that someone is taking photos. In short, you shouldn’t be trusting your wedding photography to your cousins or grandparents, as you won’t get high-quality shots from them.

For this pro post, we consulted a Bidvine pro, Adrian Cottrell of Peterborough Wedding Photographers, to learn more about his top wedding photography tips for couples. We’ve also scattered in some Bidvine tips to make sure you get the most advice possible!

Read on to learn more about Adrian’s advice for couples getting married:


Top Wedding Photography Tips for Couples

Here are a few practical wedding photography tips to help couples get the best from their professional photographer.


Choose a photogenic venue.

Try to choose a venue where your outside images will shine – for example, a churchyard full of gravestones will make your images look like something out of The Munsters!

Think of possible locations for photography when you select your wedding venue. If it doesn’t have any (like the above), then move on.


How long will you need us for?

You might like to have a photographer around for ‘ten hours or more’ (as seen on some quotes!). But, remember that photographers are human and that they need breaks too. Plan carefully where and when you need your photographer and you will use his time effectively and get the best pictures.


...read more
You'll Love Our Top 13 Wedding Songs for 2017 (With Videos!)
You'll Love Our Top 13 Wedding Songs for 2017 (With Videos!)


If you’re getting married in 2017, we bet you’re looking for the best music to play at your reception. You want your guests to have fun and enjoy themselves, which is why we’ve put together this list of the best wedding songs! From John Legend to Ed Sheeran to everyone in between, you won’t want to leave any of these wedding songs off your playlist.

Are you looking for the perfect DJ for your wedding reception? You can find local DJs on Bidvine with the click of a button! Just submit a free request for bids from DJs in your area.

Is a live band more your style? Don’t worry, you can find a local band on Bidvine, too! Click to get bids from talented bands near you. Then capture every delightful and candid memory of your wedding day with a wedding photographer

Without further ado, let’s get into the best wedding songs for 2017! Stay tuned until the end of the post for a Spotify playlist that you can save for later.



1. City of Stars – Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

While La La Land may not have won Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, City of Stars did win Best Original Song! We think that City of Stars is the perfect addition to any wedding playlist, especially if you and your beau can learn the dance routines!



2. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

This is the first of two Ed Sheeran songs on our list, as he’s just released his newest album, Divide! And what’s a modern wedding without an Ed Sheeran song or two? Shape of You is upbeat and perfect for dancing at your reception.



3. Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

It’s pretty inevitable that a pop song from an animated movie becomes one of the top wedding songs each year. A few years ago it was Everything is Awesome from The Lego Movie, and this year it’s Can’t Stop the Feeling! from Trolls. Play this song at your wedding and allow Justin Timberlake to bring some high energy music to your dancing!



4. Mercy – Shawn Mendes

If you want to take a break from higher energy music, this Shawn Mendes tune is perfect. It’s a romantic song that will give your guests a chance to relax and sway to the music.


...read more

Why Bidvine is the best place to hire experts

Answer a few questions and we match you to the right pros.

Get custom bids from pros who match your needs.

Compare bids, send messages and hire the right pro for you.