19 of the Best Unique and Beautiful Wedding Venues in Wales
August 16, 2019

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?

If you’re looking for a way to display your wedding photos long into the future, a wedding album is likely your best bet. And if you missed our posts on wedding venues in Northern Ireland, London, and the United Kingdom, be sure to check them out.

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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

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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

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

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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

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


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

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Riverdale Barn

1. Riverdale Barn

If you’re looking for a beautiful rustic venue, Riverdale Barn is perfect for you. This location is a fully restored family barn that can host weddings of up to 140 guests for a sit-down meal. Riverdale Barn’s management encourages you to see the venue as a blank slate for your wedding, so you can transform it into anything your heart desires.

Location: Aghagollon, Co Antrim

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2. Galgorm Resort & Spa

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Location: Ballymena, Co Antrim

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Dunadry Hotel

3. Dunadry Hotel

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Location: Dunadry, Co Antrim

Capacity: enquire for details

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The Carriage Rooms at Motalto

1. The Carriage Rooms at Montalto

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Location: Ballynahinch, Co Down

Capacity: up to 180 guests

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2. Rowallane Garden

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Location: Ballynahinch, Co Down

Capacity: between 40 and 100 guests

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3. Narrow Water Castle

Have you always dreamt of saying “I do” at a beautiful castle? Well, if you choose Narrow Water Castle in Warrenpoint, you can make your wedding dreams a reality. You can even stay in the castle before or after your wedding, as it hosts a self-catering apartment.

Location: Warrenpoint, Co Down

Capacity: up to 80 guests for an indoor wedding, between 100 and 300 guests for a marquee wedding

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4. The Retreat at Field of Dreams

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Location: Bangor, Co Down

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