Top 10 Best Cardiff Wedding Venues

August 23, 2021
Bride and Groom walking through Llanerch Vineyard

You have probably stumbled across our website whilst typing into google, what are the best Cardiff wedding venues near me? As a Cardiff Wedding Photographer we have been very fortunate to photograph and have bookings for some amazing Cardiff Wedding Venues. So what better way to help our clients than to give our own personal recommendations for the 10 Best Cardiff Wedding Venues.

Cardiff is a fantastic city that is filled with grandeur architecture, stunning gardens and even a pier near by! All allowing for a personalised wedding to suit you.

Planning your wedding day can become very stressful, with so many considerations to take into account. How many guests will you have?, is it easy to access?, is it close to your ceremony location? does it fit your budget?, and not to mention, does it suit your style?

We have created a list of Cardiff Wedding venues that has something for everyone.


Cobbles Kitchen & Deli

Why choose Cobbles Kitchen & Deli to be your wedding venue?

Firstly, we are proud recommended suppliers of this stunning wedding venue so we are a tad biased towards couples booking this little gem as their Cardiff Wedding Venue.

A lovingly restored Grade II listed barn in the Vale of Glamorgan, Cobbles Weddings & Events provide a rustic wedding venue for couples wanting an intimate wedding day. The venue is encapsulated in stunning scenery, with an adjacent field providing ample opportunity for stunning pictures. This Cardiff Wedding Venue truly is a Cardiff Wedding Photographers dream.

This wedding venue accommodates both small and larger weddings with the stunning Hayloft providing an intimate wedding ceremony/reception area for micro-weddings. The venue also offer a stunning wedding canopy in the cobble stone courtyard for those larger wedding celebrations.

Take a look at our blog from a recent wedding at Cobbles Kitchen & Deli 

Epic photo of wedding couple at Cobbles Wedding & Events

Marquee Option for larger wedding parties

A modern Boho themed venue

5 minute drive to Ogmore by Sea

Brilliant staff who will cater to your every need

Website : https://cobbleskitchen.co.uk/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/cobbleskitchenanddeli/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/cobblesweddings/?hl=en

Telephone : 01656646361


Cardiff City Hall

Why choose Cardiff City Hall to be your wedding venue?

Within its magnificent exterior can be found elegant rooms of all descriptions and sizes that cater for every couples taste and requirements. The Assembly Room makes Cardiff City Hall one of the few Cardiff Wedding Venues that can host up to 500 guests. Being a Cardiff Wedding Photographer, Cardiff City Hall is a wedding venue we are very familiar with, shooting and booking many weddings over the past couple of years.

The stunning grounds of Cathays and Bute park, encapsulate this grandeur building and provides endless opportunities for your Cardiff Wedding Photographer to take some stunning wedding photos.

Inside Cardiff City hall also provides ample opportunity for some stunning couple portraits, with the Marble Room being lit with stunning window light. This truly allows for some natural and creative wedding photos of the wedding couple.

Take a look at our Blog from a recent wedding at Cardiff City Hall

Cardiff Wedding

Guest Numbers – 500

A grandeur wedding venue

8 rooms to choose from

Stunning gardens and architecture encapsulating Cardiff City Hall

Website : https://coalexchangecardiff.co.uk/weddings/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/CoalExchangeHotel/

Telephone : 02921991904


The Exchange Hotel

Why choose The Coal Exchange Hotel to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

The Coal Exchange Hotel is a grandeur Grade II listed building and is one of the UK’s most treasured buildings. Originally designed for the Coal and shipping exchange, being known as the central hub for the shipping industry, it has been transformed into a beautiful Cardiff Wedding venue. The Coal Exchange Hotel provides a romantic setting for your wedding day, boasting hand-crafted woodwork that emphasises that grandeur feel. This Cardiff Wedding Venue is truly charming and a delight to photograph weddings at.

This Cardiff Wedding Venue boasts two suites to choose from with The Grand Hall Suite being the most desirable amongst couples with big wedding parties. We love photographing at this Cardiff Wedding Venue as it is easily accessible from the A4232 and only a short drive to Cardiff Bay, allowing for even more wedding photo opportunities.

As a Cardiff Wedding Photographer the Coal Exchange Hotel is an absolute gem of a Cardiff Wedding Venue for couples wanting that grandeur feel, with a venue rich in history.

Take a look at a recent wedding in The Coal Exchange Hotel 

Wedding couple standing outside The Coal Exchange | Cardiff

Guests from £95/head

A grandeur wedding venue

2 rooms to choose from

20% discount for guests to book a room for the evening

Website : https://www.cardiffcityhall.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/cardiffcityhall/

Telephone : 02920871736


Canada Lodge and Lake

Why choose Canada Lodge and Lake to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

Canada Lake and Lodge is a stunning wedding venue nestled in the beautiful green landscape of Cardiffs stunning countryside. This Cardiff Wedding Venue sits just on the outskirts of Cardiff and boasts a dedicated and expert team of wedding planners. The team will work with you to plan your special day, taking every little detail into account to ensure your big day goes without a hitch.

This stunning venue overlooks a crystal blue lake providing plentiful opportunities as a Cardiff Wedding Photographer to capture some creative and natural wedding photos. Canada Lake and Lodge really have thought of it all, providing two room options to cater larger or more intimate wedding days. Rhodri’s  provides an ideal intimate wedding for wedding parties up to 60 guests, with a cosy atmosphere to truly bring the family together on your special day. The Lodge is perfectly designed for larger wedding parties of up to 180 guests and provides a seamless transition between ceremony and reception, with a two floor system removing any unwanted waiting around outside for room turnovers.

This Cardiff Wedding Venue truly is a magical place for a unique wedding day. We are yet to photograph at this venue but have many bookings for 2021 and 2022 so keep an eye on our blogs page for wedding updates! Blog

Canada Lake and Lodge | Cardiff

Guest Numbers – up to 180

A unique wedding venue

2 rooms to choose from

Stunning gardens, a beautiful lake and a unique wedding venue

Website : https://canadalodgeandlake.com/wedding

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/canadalodgelake/

Telephone : 002920892090


Llanerch Vineyard

Why choose Llanerch Vineyard to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

This modern and stylish Cardiff Wedding Venue is nestled in the beautiful Welsh landscape on the outskirts of Cardiff, just off the M4. Offering the option of two rooms for your ceremony and reception or even a blend of the two on your Cardiff Wedding day. The Calon Lodge provides a tranquil ceremony room that looks over the jaw dropping vineyard, which makes for stunning group and couple shots later on in the day. Not only is the room a haven for natural light, it also provides plentiful room for moderately sized weddings (80 guests). The Calon Lodge also has its own bar, allowing for immediate refreshments after the ceremony.

The Woodlands Marquee provides the perfect open space for larger wedding receptions (200 guests). Classic ivory is draped from the ceiling with grandeur chandeliers, adding warmth to the room, creating a lovely cosy feel.

Llanerch Vineyard is very accommodating with them welcoming their wedding couples to completely transform the wedding venue to make it their own. Hire a wedding decorator such as Cinnamon Pig Styling and Dreamy Events Hire to personalise your Cardiff Wedding. A quick side note, feel free to take a look at these suppliers in our modern boho blog.

We highly recommend Llanerch Vineyard as your Cardiff Wedding Venue. A blog will be up shortly from a recent wedding at this stunning venue.

Bride and Groom walking through Llanerch Vineyard


Guest Numbers – up to 80 for ceremony & 200 for reception

A unique marquee wedding venue

2 rooms to choose from

Stunning gardens/vineyard, a beautiful lake and a unique wedding venue

Website : https://llanerch.co.uk/

Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/llanerch.vineyard

Telephone : 01443 222716



Lanelay Hall

Why choose Lanelay Hall to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

Lanelay Hall is a Cardiff Wedding Venue close to our hearts, as it is one of the first venues we photographed at when we set up our business! Located in the heart of South Wales and only a short drive away from Cardiff, Lanelay Hall is a brilliant Cardiff Wedding Venue.

This Cardiff Wedding Venue boasts all of its original Victorian features, with a vintage warm charm. Providing endless character for your traditional Cardiff Wedding Day. The venue has three function rooms to choose from for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Please feel free to take a look at our most recent wedding at this lovely Cardiff wedding venue blog.

Manor House Wedding Venue

In house Catering Service

3 rooms to choose from

Stunning gardens/architecture, a forest near by and a unique wedding venue

Website :https://www.lanelayhall.co.uk/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/LanelayHall1/

Telephone : 01443558309


The Vale Hotel

Why choose The Vale Hotel to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

This modern Cardiff Wedding Venue sits in 650 acres of flower meadows, lakes and fields. The Vale Hotel is a great wedding venue for couples wanting a modern and minimalistic wedding day. Able to host up to 400 guests, the Vale Hotel is a perfect wedding venue for couples with a large wedding party planned, providing fully inclusive wedding packages to remove all those wedding planning stresses.

However, the Vale Hotel offers all of its wedding couples to completely transform the wedding venue to make it their own. The staff will work around the clock to ensure your wedding day goes without a hitch, we have worked at this venue a couple of times and they have always been so welcoming.

Due to the sheer size of this luxurious hotel, there are plenty of rooms to choose from to cater to your wedding day. The Morgannwg Suite opens onto a balcony with a sweeping staircase, providing ample opportunity for some stunning couple portraits as the sun sets. But if you want a more dramatic style, the Castle Suite is a must have, with high ceilings and wall to floor windows creating a cinematic atmosphere.

We are currently making a blog from one of our most recent weddings at the Vale Hotel so stay tuned on our blogs page to take an in-depth look at a wedding day at this grandeur Cardiff wedding venue (Blogs).

Free room for bride and groom

In house Catering Service

20% discount at the Vale Spa one month prior to the wedding day

Stunning gardens and a forestry for amazing couple shots

Website : https://www.valeresort.com/weddings/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thevaleresort/

Telephone : 01443667800


Lechwen Hall

Why choose Llechwen Hall to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

This beautiful 17th Century countryside wedding venue is very special to us, with it being the first venue we ever photographed at. Since then, this beautiful venue has been renovated and expanded to create a grandeur wedding venue that has exquisitely retained all of its original features.

Nestled in 6 stunning acres on Welsh countryside, this Cardiff wedding venue is the perfect wedding venue for larger wedding parties, with it being able to hold up to 300 guests. The beautiful marquee provides a bright and luxurious wedding reception and dance floor area, we would want our favourite song played though… (Find out what that is in our FAQ’s).

Have a traditional ceremony in the Nelson Suite, with 17th century wooden beams lining the ceiling and large bay windows lighting up this intimate wedding space. We love this venue and look forward to photographing many more happy couples here.

We can’t wait to photograph more beautiful weddings at this gorgeous venue! stay tuned on our blog page for full wedding days at Llechwen Hall.

Lechwen Hall Wedding Photographer


17th Century manor house features

In house Catering Service

Beautiful Marquee hosting up to 300 guests

Luxurious Bridal Suites given complimentary with full wedding days

Website : https://www.llechwen.co.uk/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/llechwenhall/

Telephone : 01443742050



Hensol Castle

Why choose Hensol Castle to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

Looking for a modern jaw dropping wedding venue? then Hensol Castle is most definitely the Cardiff Wedding Venue for you. This venue is a Cardiff Wedding Photographers dream for a cinematic styled wedding day. Every Bride wants to be a princess of the castle for the day and Hensol Castle allows for those dreams to come true.

The venue has breath taking views with a beautiful fifteen-acre lake allowing for some stunning couple portraits with beautiful reflections. Staff at Hensol castle will provide you with everything you need leading up to and on your wedding day. From wedding decor to evening entertainment, this breath taking Cardiff Wedding Venue does it all.

We have several weddings booked at this venue over the next two years so stay tuned in our blogs section for some in depth wedding days.

Hensol Castle Wedding Photographer

17th Century stately home

In house Catering Service

Free Bedroom for bride and groom at Hensol Castle

Personalised menu and table plan

Website : https://www.hensolcastle.com/weddings/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/HensolCastle/

Telephone : 01443665803



St Fagans National Museum of History

Why choose St Fagans to be your Cardiff wedding venue?

Opened in 1948, St Fagans National Museum of History is another Cardiff wedding venue which comes highly recommended from us. St Fagans is a beautiful village known for St.Fagans Castle and the home of a treasured museum, highlighting over 40 welsh buildings from across the country. 

This gorgeous Cardiff Wedding Venue specialises in creating memories and making your wedding day truly memorable. The museum is known as being one of the most romantic wedding venues in Wales, with elegant formal gardens and grandeur architecture making a fairytale kingdom for your Cardiff Wedding. As a Cardiff Wedding Photographer, we absolutely love venues like St.Fagans as it provides endless opportunities for unique and creative wedding photos. 

St.Fagans offers two beautiful venues to host your Cardiff Wedding at, including St Fagans Castle and the Oakdale Workmen’s Institute, each providing a unique wedding day to cater for your every need. 

We cannot wait to photograph Jack and Phillipa’s wedding at St.Fagans this year! Stay tuned to see their wedding day on our blogs page! (Blogs)

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National History Museum

In house Catering Service

Elegant gardens and historic buildings

 

Website : https://museum.wales/stfagans/hire/wedding/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/stfagansmuseum

Telephone : 03001112333


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