South Wales Wedding Venues
Never has there been so much choice for soon-to-be brides and grooms when it comes to South Wales weddings. There are hundreds of wedding venues in South Wales, and across the UK, ranging from rustic barns to country house mansions and from grand palaces to tiny chapels, churches and other places of worship.
Long gone are the days when it was solely a choice between a church and a registry office for the ceremony and then moving on to a different venue for the wedding receptions. Today, many of the wedding receptions venues in South Wales are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, enabling the whole day to take place in the same location. This can make the day more straightforward and help to save money on transport.
Some couples still choose to hold their ceremony and wedding reception in different venues, especially if they are having a religious ceremony; however, according to the Office for National Statistics, over half of couples now choose a civil ceremony, with many opting for wedding packages that include the civil ceremony and the reception in the same venue.
South Wales is particularly blessed with its range of venues and the stunning countryside, which includes the coast, rolling farmland and dramatic hills. Its city centres and former industrial sites have seen plenty of regeneration over the last few decades, which has resulted in more wedding venue options for couples seeking a South Wales wedding venue.
There are many medieval venues dotted around the coastline and along the border with England; in addition, there are those built or restored more recently. These all make spectacular venues for brides and grooms looking for grand wedding venues in South Wales.
For people looking for something more modern for their South Wales weddings, the area is the location of some top-class hotels and sporting venues from the worlds of golf and rugby; in addition, there are some award-winning spa hotels. The regeneration of Cardiff’s dockland and city centre areas has proven to be a popular location for hotels in recent years.
For couples who prefer to choose from wedding packages at more relaxed and low-key venue, there are country house-style hotels in South Wales that can offer intimate and individually-designed weddings on a much smaller scale than the larger venues.