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
At the time of Jasmine and Marcus' wedding day, a Monday morning in late June of 2021, there was still strict restrictive numbers allowed in the St David's ceremony room at Cardiff's registry office located at the City Hall. So much so in fact, I found myself unable to photograph the official...
Here is a small selection of photography I created for Zoe and Sean at their wedding on 26th June 2021. I started the photographic coverage with the bride at her parents' home in Cardiff, South Wales. In due course we made our way to Miskin Manor for the marriage ceremony and following reception....
My goodness you have got to love a farmer's daughter's wedding, they really know how to throw a good party. Must be all of that fresh air! And of course farmers work tremendously hard, especially in the summer, so when they have cause to take time off, it really is a celebration. Holly and Jack's...
The wedding industry is slowly creaking back into action and finally getting some traction into normality. Albeit with restricted numbers and strict guidelines, marriage ceremonies have taken place with multiple guests invited to witness the ceremony and share a meal. At the time of this wedding,...
Cara and Luke held their wedding in June 2021 at Cardiff City Hall. I was particularly thrilled to be chosen to be their wedding photographer, as Cara is an incredibly talented fashion and product photographer. It always adds a little extra pressure when providing images for a professional...
Miriam and Sam held their restricted wedding in South Wales on Tuesday 6th April 2021. The covid rules in the principality meant the numbers of guest were kept low to ensure socially distancing would be maintained within the church. The happy couple had originally planned to have their wedding...
Here is a collection of the Insole Court wedding photography I provided to Anna and Jason. They were married at this Grade II listed Gothic Victorian mansion in Cardiff, South Wales on 19th December 2020. The government restrictions allowed at the time due to the Coronavirus pandemic for up to...
Georgina and Matt posses the admirable and tenacious belief that they were to be married in 2020. They had originally planned a large extravagant celebration for June. Then as the global pandemic took its tole, the wedding date was moved to October, then November. In the end the large event turned...
At the time of photographing this wedding at Fairyhill in Gower, South Wales, the Covid-19 restrictions allowed thirty guests and extended household bubbles. Though Mike and Harriet, still had to cut their guest list in half in order to go ahead this year in early September 2020. Quite a few...
What does a thirty guest wedding look like? As I write this South Wales is experiencing a bit of a second wave of the coronavirus, a slight rise in cases has returned a stricter lockdown, though luckily as with office and working environments, weddings are exempt from the no more than six person...
A socially distanced wedding is definitely a sign of the times. Obviously thanks to the pandemic large events have been unable to go ahead. Thus few weddings have proceeded during the summer of 2020. Though Katherine and Michael decided to go ahead with their marriage ceremony on 15th August....
I am writing this blog post weeks and months into the coronavirus lockdown here in South Wales. If I had to choose one wedding to sustain my wedding photography passion during this period of forced hiatus, I would be hard pressed to choose a better example than Hannah & Janu's St Tewdrics...
On the 7th of March 2020 I photographed the wedding of Sarah and Nick at Fairyhill in South Wales. Quite a few years ago I had photographed Sarah's brother wedding, so it was nice to catch up with the family again, which had grown with the additional of some charming children. Fairyhill is...
On the leap day in February 2020 I photographed the Cardiff Museum wedding of Sorcha and Thomas. The morning started amongst the buzz of activity at Sorcha's parent's home. She and her bridesmaids were busy getting ready for the big day. The best man, who was also the brother of the groom popped...
South Wales Marquee Wedding Grace and Adam held their South Wales marquee wedding on Saturday 5th October 2019. Weddings within the farming community are always good fun. These events are testament to the saying, work hard, play hard. The agriculture work force work longs hours with few...
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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.
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.
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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