4 Of The Best South Wales Wedding Venues Near Cardiff

When it comes to weddings, doing your research is key. Sometimes it can be difficult to do it all by yourself so resources that can help you with this are fantastic. There are plenty of amazing wedding venues, Cardiff is particularly great for different styles of venues and I’ve chosen four of my favourites below.

However, before we get to my favourite wedding venues in South Wales and Cardiff in particular, you may wonder how I researched the many different options. There are plenty of ways you can do this. Local magazines and newspapers are a fantastic resource as they often carry advertising for venues. Wedding fayres are another great option as you can do plenty of research in one place - where you can find information about venues, cars, hair and makeup, dresses, suits and so much more. They are always worth attending to see what is available out there.

There are also sites such as Wedding Booker which are the perfect one-stop-shop for your research - you can find a list of wedding venues quickly and easily with their contact details readily available. They also have a huge database of licenced venues in the UK. This is incredibly beneficial as it saves you the time of going from venue to venue and contacting each one individually. You can find prices on the site too so you can fill in a form and send it to the venue so they can contact you.

Researching wedding venues in South Wales is no easy feat but here is the result of my research and I have chosen four fantastic wedding venues that I think you’d all enjoy. They are all slightly different and unique for different reasons. Whether you want to be married inside, outside, in a large venue or a small venue, there is definitely the perfect wedding venue out there for everyone in South Wales.

Voco St Davids

Voco St Davids is in an amazing location in Cardiff Bay and an outdoor wedding here would be absolutely beautiful with a view overlooking the bay. If I were to get married again, I’d definitely love to get married here. Just look at that incredible view! The hotel also has an excellent spa so you can have a relaxing treatment before your big day.

Castell Coch

If you aren’t looking for a massive venue, Castell Coch is perfect. This 19th-century gothic revival castle is built above the village of Towngynlais, about seven miles from Cardiff, in a gorgeous woodland setting and has an ornate and colourful interior. If you want to feel like a princess with a castle wedding, this is the place for you and you can create some gorgeous photographic memories of your special day. Wouldn’t you want to get married here?

St Fagans National History Museum

A museum may not always be the first thing you think of but this historic building is a wonderful setting, just outside Cardiff. With formal gardens and woodland walks making this location fantastic for photos,  this is also a great place to make your vows. Wouldn’t this avenue be wonderful to walk down?

Park Plaza Hotel

You don’t need to go to the countryside to have a wonderful wedding. The city centre location of the 4 star Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff is easy to get to for guests, and even has a pool so guests can choose to take a dip if they so wish! How lovely is this room for a wedding reception to celebrate with all of your guests?

I love that there are plenty of fantastic wedding venues in South Wales and Cardiff in particular with such beautiful locations and interiors readily available for couples to use for their weddings.

Let me know, how would you do your research when it comes to wedding venues? Would you use a resource to help you find the perfect venue for you and your soon to be spouse? Which of these wedding venues do you like the look of?

*Collaborative post


  1. I love the Park Plaza hotels they are always lovely for weddings. We went to a wedding at one a few years back and it was great. The venue was stunning with great lighting.

  2. A lot of my friends have got married over the past few years and I've been lucky enough to attend some beautiful wedding venues.
    All four of these venues in South Wales look stunning!

  3. Our wedding was small and "diy" as we had no money when we married. That view at Voco St Davids looks amazing, who wouldn't love that!

  4. What an amazing view at Cardiff Bay my folks would love something like that if they ever renewed their vows again!

  5. All of these venues look beautiful. I'm engaged and live not too far away fr these venues so will take a look at them. Love look of Voco St David's I'd love to get married there.

  6. What some absolutely stunning looking venues around South Wales. I think all of them are places which you could really have the most beautiful of days.

  7. Some beautiful venues here. We are looking for Abbey at the moment but struggling to find the perfect spot