Whether you want an intimate wedding with a few guests or a large gathering with extended family, Wales can offer you some unique places to celebrate your wedding. Below are 5 wedding venues to suit all couples.
The Orangery, Margam
Built between 1787 and 1793, the Orangery in Margam Park is a prestigious Grade I listed building in South Wales.
With its monastic ruins and Gothic style mansion house nearby, this 18th century Orangery is steeped in history and is one of the finest classical buildings in Wales.
With its wonderful setting within more than 850 acres of beautiful parkland, the Orangery is a delightfully romantic and elegant venue that will provide you with the style and surroundings to enhance your wedding.
The Orangery are renowned for creating unique and memorable weddings (for all the right reasons!) and their experienced Chef and Banqueting Team can offer you a comprehensive service package to suit your wishes.
A Talyllyn Railway Wedding, Tywyn
The Talyllyn Railway’s tea room at Abergynolwyn Station is licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies, catering for wedding groups up to forty people. Hire a steam-hauled train to collect you and your guests from Tywyn Wharf station for the forty-five minute journey to Abergynolwyn.
For you wedding the tea room will be reserved and prepared with flowers, table and seating for the formal ceremony. Afterwards, light refreshments can be served followed by photo opportunities around the station and train before you return to Tywyn in your special train. The total time taken being about three hours. Your unique, personalised headboard for your train is yours to keep.
Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales. It has a magnificent moat and impressive 14th century great hall to create a magnificent atmosphere for your special day. The Great Hall is available for both a civil ceremony and a reception or evening event.
The Great Hall holds a maximum of 200 people, or up to 150 for a formal seated wedding. Once your booking is secured, you can begin to make your own catering arrangements using the Great Hall annexe that is fitted with modern kitchen facilities and a bar area.
Other castles you might like to consider are: Chirk Castle (up to 80 guests); Castell Coch, Cardiff (up to 30 guests); Fonmon Castle; Ruthin Castle (up to 140 guests); Craig-y-Nos Castle and Carreg Cennen Castle (up to 150 guests)
Nash Point Lighthouse, Vale of Glamorgan
Nash Point Lighthouse is the only working lighthouse in the UK that is licensed to hold weddings in the lighthouse tower, as formal or informal as you wish, with a maximum of twenty-five guests.
Whilst a reception cannot be held here, there are facilities for Champagne toasts and snacks for the wedding party, a tour of the lighthouse and group photographs with the tower as a backdrop.
The lighthouse is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the rare Tuberous Thistle that grows there. This means that no marquees can be erected in the grounds and explains why the grass is only mowed at its edges.
With its winding streets, beautiful lawns and fountains, Portmeirion is a private seaside village that is a perfect, and unusual, location for your wedding celebrations. With amazing architecture and acres of sub-tropical gardens and sandy beaches, you have a choice of ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs.
Locally sourced food is prepared in their kitchens and front of house staff are welcoming and professional.
You will receive full support to plan and prepare for your special day whether your wedding party seats twelve or one hundred.
The Hotel can accommodate up to 120 guests in the curvilinear dining room at the Hotel. A self-contained oak panelled hall in the centre of the village is suitable for up to 145 guests for evening parties until midnight.