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Top 5 new wedding venues in South Wales | Updated 2023

brand new venue in Abergavenny close up of sant ffraed house

Top 5 new wedding venues in South Wales | Updated 2023

The biggest step you’re going to take during your wedding planning process is booking one of the many wedding venues in South Wales. It’s important to take your time to think about what’s best for you and your guests… The guide helps you with some of the latest wedding venues in South Wales and why you should consider them.


Updated for 2023


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 and you’ll find your self waiting longer at the bar too.


I’ve personally complied a comprehensive list of the newest and best 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 at your wedding celebrations?




1. 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.


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Venue website – St Tewdrics House



Wide angle of Sant Ffraed House wedding venue


2. Sant Ffraed House

Sant Ffraed House is a luxury wedding venue located in the Welsh village of Abergavenny in the mid-Wales countryside. The venue is a beautifully restored Georgian 16th-century manor house. Couples can expect an elegant and romantic experience for their wedding celebrations. The house boasts a number of charming features, open fireplaces, and plenty of ‘gramable’ spots for you to share on your socials. Check out the sunset at the West of the house too!

One of the standout features of Sant Ffraed House is the grounds surrounding the venue, which are perfect for your outdoor ceremonies and portraits not to mention the mingling amongst your guests. The venue recently underwent an insane upgrade and the Oldwalls collection added an iconic K-Room reception area perched over the lake taking in panoramic views of the nearby hills and sunset.

In addition to it’s stunning setting, Sant Ffraed House also offers exceptional service and catering that the collection has come to be known for. The venue has an experienced team of wedding planners who can help couples to create their dream wedding, from selecting the perfect menu to arranging accommodation and other options for your day.

As a luxury wedding photographer, I have had the joy of being a wedding photographer Sant Ffraed House which you can see below. I enjoy photographing here and it’s always exciting to be asked back. If you’d like me to be your wedding photographer you can check my availability here!


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Venue Website: Sant Ffraed House


Hensol Castle wedding photography in South Wales of bride and groom kissing under a tree


3. 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 the castle features turrets and towers too! Hensol Castle is a wedding venue near Cardiff; It 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 Wales!


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.


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Venue Website – Hensol Castle Venue


Oldwalls wedding photographers of James and Ffion during their photography session


4. Fairyhill

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.


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Venue website – Fairyhill venue


Gileston manor wedding of 2 brides walking under the rose tunnel


5. Gileston Manor

Gileston Manor is a grade II* listed Georgian manor house located in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Wedding ceremonies adds to a long history of the venue, some areas dating back to medieval times, The gardens provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography at Gileston Manor. The vast area of gardens and grounds include an 18th Century Walled Garden, a summer house (which is ideal for elopements and intimate weddings), the venue also boasts of a large, infinity-like lawn area which overlooks onto the Bristol Channel, which even sees some fantastic golden sunsets too!


You can be sure of fantastic wedding photography at Gileston Manor, the venue doesn’t have a bad angle, and your photography album will just look gorgeous.


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Visit website – Gileston Manor Venue



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

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