South Wales Wedding Venues
South Wales Wedding Venues
Wedding photography from venues in Cardiff, Swansea, Gower and surrounding areas.
Here are some examples of wedding photography from South Wales wedding venues. This region of Wales is loosely defined, bordered by England and Bristol Channel. About three quarters of the population of the principality lie within the area. Generally considered to include the historic county of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. The two major cities of Cardiff and Swansea are included in this area, as well as the Brecon Beacons National Park. Here you will find classic county houses such as, Llangoed Hall, and Llansantffraed Court. Other wedding venues in South Wales include Fairyhill and Oldwalls on the Gower peninsular, Hensol Castle and Llanerch Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Also the Edwardian era gems in the capital of Cardiff City Hall and the National Museum, as well as the ultra modern Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. So if you are currently planning your wedding, and looking for a South Wales wedding photographer who can capture your day with natural and emotive imagery, please do not hesitate to get in touch. My approach to wedding photography is friendly yet unobtrusive, designed to let you enjoy your day whilst I capture the essence with an understated reportage aesthetic.
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“Thank you so much for the beautiful photos of our wedding. You’ve really captured the essence of our day and made everyone look so photogenic. It seemed you must’ve been everywhere but nowhere at the same time, to capture so many sweet moments when we didn’t even know you were looking! We also really appreciated your calm and professional manner during the day, it was lovely to have you be part of our wedding, and we would not hesitate to recommend your services.”
Anne & David / Miskin Manor, South Wales
Kate and Ewan were married during the month of September 2023 in the South Wales village of Llangan. The ceremony was performed at the church of St Canna, the same church that Kate's parents were married in. They are also fortunate enough to have the family home within walking distance. So once...
Most weddings are pretty hectic, with each culture adding them own stamp. Photographing a Greek wedding is one of the most fast paced versions of a wedding day. Here are a few of the photographs I created for Despi and Terry. The day begins early with the bride getting ready at Cardiff City Hall...
In December 2022, I photographed the winter wedding of Clare and Kieran at Sant Ffraed House in Monmouthshire, South Wales. At this time of year, the temperature and lack of daylight can keep the majority of a wedding day inside. This does worry some wedding photographers, who have a more posed...
In late October of 2022 I was commissioned to photograph the autumnal wedding of Katy and Matt. The morning saw me arrive at Mulberry House, a local holiday cottage that is frequently used for the preparations of a bride and her maids, as it was today. As pleasant time was had by all where here,...
One of most impressive places to photograph a wedding in Cardiff and South Wales, has to be Llandaff Cathedral. This impressive Anglican place of worship dates back to the 12th Century, whilst it acts as the parish church of the of Llandaff, its massive size is hidden by its location at the bottom...
Below are several of the photographs I captured for Grace and Anthony on their wedding day of Friday 2nd September 2022. In the morning I split my time capturing the preparations of both the bridal and groom parties, before the ceremony at St Peter's Church in Caswell near Swansea. Following the...
This first year of weddings at the new Sant Ffraed House wedding venue in Monmouthshire, South Wales has provided some gorgeous summer weddings. Olivia and Dafydd's wedding day was no exception. They held their occasion on 25th August 2022, another beautiful warm sunny day. It did however...
I photographed the wedding of Ali and Kevin on one of the hottest days of August in 2022. The golf courses at the Celtic Manor Resort was looking considerably parched and also feeling a little hot under the collar was the groom and his attendees in their black ties. The bride and her bridesmaids...
On 7th August 2022, I photographed the wedding of Beth and Owen. A lot of the bride and grooms I work with have an interest in art or photography, either as a hobby or sometimes just an appreciation of pleasing aesthetics. Though sometimes I do work for other professional photographers, which I...
Katherine and Michael's original wedding date was in the year 2020, in fact they did go ahead with a socially distance wedding, holding a small ceremony at Cardiff City Hall. Their plans for a larger event was put on hold for a year, then another year until today, the 30th of July 2022. In the...
Imogen and Andrew were married on the 27th July 2022 at Fairyhill on the Gower peninsular in South Wales. The bride and her party were getting ready in small cottage overlooking the estuary of River Loughor, which they had hired for the occasion. The ceremony was held in the walled garden of...
On 24th July 2022 I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kirsty and Thomas at St Tewdrics House in Monmouthshire. Upon my arrival at this Italian renaissance styled villa in South Wales, there was a slight panic in the air. During the bridal preparations, the bride's shoes had been...
Emily and Jacob got married at Fairyhill on the 18th July 2022, what must have been the hottest day of the year, My photographic coverage started with the bridal preparations at Mulberry House, a short distance from the venue in Gower, South Wales. Fairyhill has a splendid walled garden,...
I photographed the Cardiff wedding of Romy and Jason on Sunday 17th July 2022. It was one of those scorchingly hot days we had this summer in South Wales. The marriage ceremony was held in the Weston Gallery, housed within the thick stone walls of the former stables for Cardiff Castle. These days...
Felly and Rich held their wedding day on Saturday 9th July 2022 at Sant Ffraed House in Monmouthshire. Themselves and their guests had travelled from the metropolis of South London to this unique wedding venue in South Wales. As you can imagine they were impressed with the rural treasure of the...
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South Wales Wedding Venues
Angel Hotel -a Victorian landmark hotel, located in the city centre in between the on the corner of Castle Street and Westgate Street.
Bear Hotel – a 12th century historic coaching inn inthe heart of Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Bryngarw House – a country house wedding venue in the beautiful Gawr Valley of South Wales.
Caer Llan – a family run events venues with breathtaking views of the Welsh countryside
Caerphilly Castle – a 13th century medieval fortified castle complete with moat in South Wales
Canada Lodge and Lake – a purpose built lakeside lodge in unspoilt countryside near Cardiff in South Wales.
Cardiff Castle – combines a medieval castle and a Victorian Gothic mansion for a truly unique wedding venue
Cardiff City Hall – Portland stone houses the city’s registry office and a multiple choice of reception locations such as the elegant Marble Hall and the Assembly Room which can accommodate up to 500 people.
Castell Coch – a 19th century Gothic Revical castle built in the hillside woodlands surrounding Cardiff in South Wales.
Celtic Manor Resort – a five star resort offering multiply hotels, clubhouse, marquee, ballroom and terrace gardens.
Coal Exchange – A historic building once the heart of Cardiff Bay during the heights of the industrial revolution.
Coed-y-Mwstr – a charming Victorian country house hotel set amongst peaceful woodland near Bridgend, South Wales.
Craig-y-Nos Castle – a 19th century Gothic Castle within the Brecon Beaconc National Park.
De Courceys Manor – family run elegant manor house just outside of Cardiff.
Dyffryn Springs – a marquee wedding venues on the edge of a lake in Wenvoe, South Wales.
Fairyhill – elegant Georgian mansion with modern edge in the generous garden setting within Gower, South Wales.
Gileston Manor – stunning Georgian Grade II* listed manor house with both country and coastal views.
Glanusk Estate – a country estate with breathtaking location in the Usk Valley of Monmouthshire.
Gliffaes Country House Hotel – a stately Victorian country house with magnificent views across the River Usk valley in Monmouthshire.
Hensol Castle – a castellated mansion in gothic revival architecture set within majestic grounds.
Hilton Hotel – a modern hotel on the edge of the city centre’s Castle Quarter.
Holm House – a charming grand house sitting pride of place on Penarth’s Marin Parade.
Insole Court – a Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion in Llandaff, Cardiff.
Jurys Inn – a grand Victorian building in the heart of the city benefiting from an elegant wood panelled ball room.
Llangoed Hall Hotel – a historic and elegant country hotel with landscape gardens surrounding by the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside.
Llanerch Vineyard – set on a working vineyard amongst tranquil Welsh countryside.
Manor Parc – a family run country manor house hotel on the edge of the city.
Mercure Holland – a contemporary designed 4-star hotel with a choice of function rooms.
Miskin Manor – a country manor house hotel with award winning manicured gardens.
National Museum Cardiff – here you can host your wedding surrounded by a priceless collection of art in this impressive building on the heart of the civic centre.
National Waterfront Museum – a modern building located on the quayside of Swansea.
New House Country Hotel – a Grade II listed 18th century manor house, where you can view the city vista from its landscaped gardens.
Norwegian Church Arts Centre – charming wooden former seafarers place of worship perched on the edge of Cardiff Bay.
Ocean View Gower – a luxury permanent marquee with views across Gower, Swansea, South Wales.
Oldwalls – exclusive wedding venue in the charming countryside of Gower, South Wales.
Oxwich Bay Hotel – overlooking the sweeping Oxwich Bay on the beautiful Gower Peninsula of South Wales.
Park House – a fine dining restaurant and wine bar, available to hire for private events in a Grade I listed building.
Park Plaza – a modern, four stay luxury hotel in the centre of the city.
Peterstone Court – a charming Georgian country manor house with the Brecon Beacon National Park
Pencoed House – family owned estate just on the outskirts of Cardiff offering a rustic charm.
Portmawr Country House – a splendid Regency mansion secluded by 15th century castellated walls in the heart of Crickhowell, Monmouthshire.
Portland House – a classical Grade II listed multi-functional venue building in Cardiff Bay.
Royal College of Music and Drama – includes historic courtyard, concert hall and theatre and a breathtaking glass atrium overlooking Bute Park.
Sant Ffraed – modern refurbished country manor in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside.
Sophia Gardens – home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, boasts hospitality rooms overlooking the stadium.
St David’s Hotel – a five star luxury waterside hotel with spectacular views across Cardiff Bay
St Donat’s Castle – a sprawling medieval castle with unspolit coasal views in the Vale of Glamorgan.
St Tewdrics – exclusive wedding venue housed in a beautiful 19th century Italian style villas near Chepstow in South Wales
Temple of Peace – managed by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, a Grade II listed secular building in the heart of the civic centre.
Vale Resort – a four star hotel, golf and spa resort in a sprawling countryside setting.
Once you have found your perfect South Wales wedding venue, you will be in the market for a South Wales wedding photographer. My documentary approach ensures the photography does not turn the day into a photoshoot, but merely captures the day in its natural flow. No awkward poses, no cheesy grins, just honest, emotive, story telling imagery. I aim to provide an elegant pictorial record of your perfect wedding day. My advice to anyone getting married, is to relax and enjoy yourself on the day, chat and laugh with friends and family and the photography will take care of itself. If this sounds like it might suit you and you would like to discuss your wedding photography requirements any further, or just wish to check on my availability and fee, then please do contact me.
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