Top 5 new wedding venues in South Wales

Hensol castle group photo in front of the castle as part of new wedding venues in South Wales

Top 5 new wedding venues in South Wales

The biggest step you’re going to take during your wedding planning process is booking THE location of the party of the year right?! One of the wedding venues in South Wales is going to host your big day, it’s the most important day of your lives so it’s important to take your time to think about what’s best for you and your guests…


There’s just so many wedding venues in South Wales alone, it’s overwhelming to find one that you can settle on. The variety and selection of packages and stunning settings are also key. It all depends on what sort of celebrations you’re looking to have and how many guests you’re inviting. You wouldn’t want to host a 50 guest wedding at a 200+ capacity venue or it’ll feel a little empty and vice versa, having too many guests can make the atmosphere feel amazing but may struggle to pass people to the bar.

I’ve personally complied a comprehensive list of the newest wedding venues in South Wales to help you decide on your dream wedding venue. Are you going to be one of the first to experience the magic of these venues as a married couple?


Best new wedding venues in south wales and Cardiff

St Tewdrics

Where do I start? St Tewdrics House is a 19th Century Italianate Villa South wales wedding venue set in 10 acres of Welsh countryside which overlooks the Severn estuary. The venue boasts of weddings in 3 of their rooms including a licence to hold an outdoor ceremony in Wales which is an absolute no brainer. Given the weather is on your side of course!

Owned by Olympic gold medalist and Tour de France winner, Geriant Thomas and his wife Sara. The couple, who own St Tewdrics after having their wedding here in 2015, have now released the venue to other amazing couples getting married. Offering personalised and tailored wedding packages crafted to cater for each couple individually. They want to give couples the freedom and flexibility to create their dream wedding. A huge selling point that rises above all other venues.

This wedding venue in South Wales is surrounded by lush dense tree line and a thick tree canopy framing the entrance to the venue. Slowly revealing the awe and the gorgeousness of the place. St Terdrics is ideal for total privacy for a summer wedding at St Tewdrics.


Bryngarw House

Ok, so Bryngarw house isn’t quite a new wedding venues in South Wales but hear me out… They have recently had a huge overhaul of the place. Spearheaded by the wonderful Bliss and her new team, the ‘new look’ is something to marvel at. Every single detail has been carefully reconsidered and tailored to be an unrivalled experience for you and your guests on your wedding day.

The venue is set in the Garw Valley, Bridgend. The house overlooks onto a large part of the 113 acres of land, with towering trees surrounding the house. The oriental gardens features an ornamental bridge, oriental-style tea house and stunning variety of trees, plants and flowers and a small river running right through. Creating a tranquil setting for your wedding photography at Bryngarw House.

Bryngarw house offer exclusive tours and tasters for you ahead of your wedding day. Allowing you to visualise, feel and taste the experience that they have to offer. This venue is fantastic and a bit of a hidden gem too!


Hensol Castle wedding venues in South Wales

Hensol Castle

Who doesn’t want to get married or have their wedding celebrations in a flippin’ fairytale castle?! Hensol Castle is simply breathtakingly stunning! A 17th century grade 1 listed building with bags of character, history and grounds to wear your feet down. Ohh, did I mention features turrets and towers too! Hensol Castle has been recently going through an incredible renovation to the rest of the castle. It is still underway with the guest rooms now being decorated and furnished. Once finished the added features will certainly propel the castle as one of the finest luxury wedding venues in the UK.

Having photographed here many times I can’t praise the staff and planners enough. They certainly go above and beyond to deliver the very best service to anyone who passes through the grand doors. Having a wedding at Hensol Castle, you can really trust that you and your guests are in the very best of hands. As you enjoy the privacy and exclusivity of the venue.

To the side of the Castle there is a gorgeous and picturesque lake with a small jetty that runs out onto the water. You could easily forget where you are at times as you dip your toes into the water on a summers day. The venue is perfect should you wish to ‘go big’ and have a dream fairytale-like wedding surrounded by stunning settings.


Decourceys Manor

Decourcey’s Manor is by now very established. The reason they feature in the new wedding venues south wales list… Just this week they have announced a total make over of the venue. Gone are the red walls and in is a stunning new light and modern look. You could think that you’re in a completely different wedding venue in South Wales.

The venue has recently launched their luxury accommodation lodges to the side of the venue which bleeds opulance and comfort. Although its the smallest venue on the list, what it lacks in size, boasts in reputation elsewhere. Known as the ‘foodie venue’ Decourcey’s pride themselves on their outstanding and delicious food and uniquely tailored service which it has has built over many years.

The venue is well suited to those getting married with a more intimate guest list of less than 150 people. Situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, the venue greets you with  a warm welcome with thanks to the lush green hills and a heavy floral aspect at the venue which creates a bright and colourful scenery. The venue has gone through a huge change recently and that’s why it features as a ‘new’ venue in this list.


Fairyhill a New wedding venues in south wales


One of the most hotly anticipated wedding venues in South Wales. Part of the Oldwalls collection Fairy Hill is the latest addition to the family. Steeped in over 300 years of history, Fairyhill is an iconic Georgian mansion with a new addition of a 21st century designed wing – The K Room… and now the new 7 K-rooms which sit beneath the K Room looking out into the natural woodland and river at Fairyhill. The venue is nestled within 24-acres of breathtaking grounds in the heart of the Gower. Which sets the most incredible scenery for wedding photography at Fairyhill!

The venue bleeds luxury. The main house includes two bars, luxuriously decorated bedrooms and rooms filled with character. Fairyhill is the epitome of wedding venues in South Wales. There’s so much to discover and see at the Grade II listed venue. Fairyhill can host up to 150 day guests and 300 evening guests which is a perfect size for an great size wedding in South Wales.

You and your guests will have total exclusivity and access to two traditional lounges boasting views of the rolling lawns. The 11 luxurious bedrooms situated in the main house, 7 ultra-modern bedrooms based in the new K wing. A coach house and of course, The K Room. An epic glass kaleidoscope like space boasting panoramic views of the garden.

An incredible breathtaking wedding venue in Gower. Your wedding photography at Fairyhill will look incredible in every corner of this venue with an outstanding service and a menu that’s out of this world.


And that’s it! The top 5 new wedding venues in South Wales. Hope this can help your decision with booking your dream wedding venue.

Lewis Fackrell Photography

I am a Wedding photographer based in Cardiff, South Wales photographing couples around the country and internationally during their most exciting day - Their wedding day! Please get in touch if you'd like to include me as part of your wedding day...