Wedding Venues in Wales (for my daughter)
Posted on: 05 April 2016 by Geoff Griffiths
I'm paying, so I thought I'd share our shortlist with you! These are also some great places to visit in North Wales...
Everyone wants the perfect wedding, whether it’s a small, intimate affair or a full-blown occasion that’s fit for a royal, which is why it’s important you choose the right venue for your big day.
It’s not just a case of picking the best looking or most expensive venue though; it has to fit in with the overall feel of the wedding itself as well as being convenient and pleasing for your guests. If you’re looking to hold your wedding in picture-perfect North Wales, there are plenty of settings and venues to suit every taste and budget. Here are a few fantastic ones that may be fit for my Princess daughter’s wedding!
There can be fewer more romantic settings than Renaissance Italy, and if you’re an old, or young, romantic you’ll be glad to know you don’t have to cart your entire wedding party to Tuscany to experience it – just take a trip to the eye-catching Italianate village of Portmeirion.
The eccentric architecture and stunning sub-tropical gardens ensure your wedding will be one that is completely unique and will live long in the memory of everyone involved.
If you’re a lover of the great outdoors then you’ll agree there are no wedding backdrops quite as breath-taking as the 240-foot Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall in Powys, which also happens to be the largest waterfall in Wales.
Ceremonies are usually held at the Prayer Lodge in the lower garden, which overlooks both the river and waterfall. And once the ceremony is over you have the option to plant a tree for a permanent reminder of your special day.
For a truly unique wedding day, look no further than the tea room at Abergynolwyn Station – not only is it licensed to hold ceremonies, you can hire a steam-train to take you and your guests to the venue from the stations between Tywyn and Dolgoch.
There are fewer more beautiful settings than a garden in full bloom during the summer months, and Conwy’s Bodnant Garden offers the ideal surroundings for quintessentially British Wedding.
Take the 10-minute walk from the car park through to the heart of the gardens where you and your guests can enjoy the perfect ceremony in the picturesque Pin Mill, before mingling with drinks and canapes on the Canal Terrace.
When choosing a wedding venue, it’s a fairly safe bet to assume a library won’t make the short list of many, but the National Library of Wales in Ceredigion isn’t any old library and will make for the perfect venue for any book loving brides or English literature grads!
Standing above the seaside town of Aberystwyhth, the library is one of Wales’ most iconic buildings and offers gorgeous views across the town and beyond to the castle and out into Cardigan Bay.
If you’re after a venue with real history, then look no further than the great hall at Penarth Fawr – built around 1415, this intimate venue has a 15th century wooden truss that leads the bride to the ceremonial table and has covers for up to 70 guests.
And although the building is steeped in history, it’s actually the perfect setting for a quirky, modern wedding.