Looking at South Wales for your upcoming wedding? With a bit of everything -- and we mean everything -- South Wales offers beautiful venues for all sorts. Check out upscale and trendy Cardiff, Swansea, or Newport for metropolitan glamour. But don’t forget to look further afield in the Brecon Beacons or the Gower Peninsula for a countryside wedding filled with panoramic beauty. Check out your options below!
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Wedding Venues in South Wales FAQ
What areas are most popular for a wedding in South Wales?
Couples looking for a wedding with easy access to a range of vendors and plenty of choices generally look to Cardiff, Newport, and Swansea. The nearby sea coast is also quite a favourite for wedding parties and is only a 40-minute drive from Cardiff or an hour from Swansea. If you are happy to leave the city limits, you will find plenty of historic manors and castles, as well as a charming assortment of rustic barns and villas nestled among the rolling hills of South Wales. Check out venues near the Brecon Beacons or the Gower Peninsula for some great locations and incredible natural landscapes as well.
Can I get married outdoors in South Wales?
According to UK law, you cannot solemnize a wedding outdoors. If you wish to have a wedding celebration outside, you must first go to the appropriate government office, hire a church or find a venue with a license. South Wales is known for its lush natural beauty and panoramic vistas, so the temptation to want an outdoor wedding is understandable, and you don't have to be disappointed. Simply arrange with your chosen venue to use their licensed area for a wedding solemnization before the celebration starts in earnest.
How much does it cost to hire a wedding venue in South Wales?
Per person cost can range anywhere between £20 and £105 per session, while hire fee per session can be found starting at £100 and can reach £8000 or more. Minimum spend fluctuates between £500 and £1000 per session. The price of a wedding in the southern part of Wales will vary depending on your wedding's size and duration. (All data from Tagvenue)
Can I book a woodlands venue in South Wales?
Even though harp strumming bards no longer stroll the forest paths, woodlands ceremonies are still a popular option in this beautiful UK region. You will find many stunning locations filled with lush and verdant beauty that is sure to inspire a truly memorable event. Venues are plentiful in South Wales' well-known beauty spots, particularly around the Black Mountains - part of the Brecon Beacons or Llyn Gwynant Lake. You can also hire estates and farms throughout the countryside that offer woodland areas - and a full range of facilities - sure to please any couple.
Can I hire a barn along the southern seacoast in Wales?
The Welsh countryside is rich in farms, and repurposed barns are a popular wedding venue. Many are also known to offer stunning views of the landscape, mountains, and, most notably, the sea. If you are hunting for barn venues that are temptingly close to the South Wales coastline, look to the Gower Peninsula and areas around Bridgend or Sarnau for options.
What are some unusual wedding venues in South Wales?
Unusual and intriguing wedding venues can genuinely elevate your event. Whether you choose a castle rich in history or a quirky venue perfect for modern sensibilities, you will find excellent options among the rolling hills of this beautiful southern region of Wales.
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