Wedding venue inspiration - Historic venues

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in South Wales including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Historic venues: Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Treharris

Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Treharris

Llancaiach Fawr Manor is a Grade I listed wedding venue built in the 16th-century and is one of the few surviving fortified Tudor manor houses in the country. The interior is decorated using traditional materials that would have been used in the 17th-century, creating ample opportunities for guests to explore and take photographs.


Historic venues: Stradey Park Hotel & Spa, Carmarthenshire

Stradey Park Hotel & Spa, Carmarthenshire

Stradey Park Hotel & Spa is a four-star wedding venue situated in rural Carmarthenshire that overlooks the Gower coastline. The historic Edwardian property is just five minutes from Llanelli and has 76 on-site bedrooms and a new moon gate, that's perfect for photographs. The on-site multi-award-winning Parc spa is set over two floors and offers an outdoor hot tub, sauna, tropical rain room and a relaxation area. The venue has also opened a sensory garden, where guests can sit and enjoy the sounds of nature.


Historic venues: Mansion House Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

Mansion House Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

Nestled among five acres of Welsh countryside and luscious woodland is wedding venue Mansion House Llansteffan. Built around 1820, this Georgian mansion has a rustic yet contemporary décor and still retains much of its historical charm. Guests will love the eight luxurious bedrooms, on-site restaurant and far-reaching views. There are plenty of places to take photographs, including the stained glass window over the ornate staircase and stunning grounds.


Historic venues: Brangwyn, Swansea

Brangwyn, Swansea

Wedding venue Brangwyn is located just minutes from the beautiful sweep of Swansea Bay and provides breathtaking views of the seafront. The Grade II listed property boasts striking architecture, with high-panelled ceilings and walls adorned with Art Decor décor. Built in the 1930s, the venue has retained many of its original features and is perfect for weddings and events.


Historic venues: Llechwen Hall Hotel, Glamorgan

Llechwen Hall Hotel, Glamorgan

Llechwen Hall Hotel is a charming Victorian manor wedding venue that was transformed into a luxurious hotel in 1990 and still retains much of its 17th-century décor and historical charm. Perched above Mount Llanfabon and situated in six acres of hilltop countryside, there are plenty of places to take photographs. The property recently underwent an extension and boasts 24 new bedrooms (44 in total). Each has a modern yet traditional décor, Welsh toiletries and stylish bedding. There's also an on-site AA Rosette winning restaurant, a lounge and a bar area that's decorated with soft furnishings to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.


Historic venues: Bryngarw House, Bridgend

Bryngarw House, Bridgend

Bryngarw House is a historic wedding venue situated in more than 113 acres of gorgeous parkland. The hotel is thought to have been built in the 15th-century and is now an exclusive wedding venue. Outside, couples will find plenty of places to take photographs, including Bryngarw Country Park which features a beautiful ornamental bridge and tea house. Indoors, there are 19 luxurious en-suite bedrooms to choose from, a picturesque conservatory and the perfect blend of country charm and modern elegance.


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