Castell Coch Wedding Photography

Wedding photography at the South Wales wedding venue of Castell Coch


Here are some examples of my Castell Coch wedding photography from previous assignments at this South Wales wedding venue. The conical turrets of Castell Coch, or the “Red Castle’ looms out of the Welsh forest hillside like the quintessential fairy tale castle. It is located in the woods of Fforest Fawr, near the South Wales village of Tongwynlais. What can be seen today is a 19th century gothic revival castle, designed by the renowned architect, William Burges. Though this lavishly decorated Victorian interpretation, sits on remains dating back to the 11th century. The Normans had built a fortress to protect their newly conquered lands and trading routes. The fort’s earth foundation was used again by Gilbert de Clare, to build a stone fortification in the 13th century to defend his Welsh lands. In time possession of the castle and grounds came to the family of the Marquess of Bute. It was the 3rd marquess, John Crichton-Stuart, who employed Burges to reconstruct the historic building to its present condition. In 1950, the 5th marquess placed the care of Castell Coch in the hands of Cadw, the Welsh historic preservation body.


“Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding pictures! We received them this morning and we really couldn’t be happier with them! Every photo is just so beautiful and captures so well what was, for us, a happy, emotional and beautiful day even though the weather was atrocious! I was worried that the weather would lead to an array of dull photos which wouldn’t capture the beauty of our venues!
How wrong I was! And for that we can’t thank you enough, choosing you to photograph our day was one of the best choices we could have made.
Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts.”


Joanne and Paul / Castell Coch