September 27, 2012. Written by Agnes Los
Those who live in Wales know very well its natural beauty, enchanting history, and marvellous attractions. Those considering getting married in Wales have unsurpassed choice of venues in the cities and the countryside, from ultra-modern to historical. Famed for excellent food, the “warm Welsh welcome” atmosphere and plenty of activities, Wales is a perfect place to get married and even stay on for a mini-moon. Here are some of the top venues in Wales for you to consider.
From intimate weddings to grand celebrations, Bangor University is committed to organising the perfect day to match your requirements, availability and budget. Their highly experienced Events Team is there to ensure all the planning and the day itself goes as smoothly as possible. Holding a full wedding licence, you can now have your ceremony and reception at the same venue for your convenience. The beautiful locations of all the available rooms are the dream setting for wedding photographs, indoors or out.
This four-star hotel in the historic town of Neath is located very close to the Swansea city centre, ideal for convenience as well as access. There are 23 gorgeous boutique hotel rooms to accommodate your guests, and with a capacity of up to 65 you can have a lovely intimate wedding or a larger celebration according to your preference, including a formal or informal menu choice prepared by their excellent chefs. Couples will have exclusive use of The Blue Bell Hotel, where no member of the public will have access while the celebration takes place.
A gorgeous mansion in South Wales, the Buckland Hall is nestled among the Brecon Beacons mountain ranges and set among 60 acres of beautiful grounds. Holding a licence for civil ceremonies, and offering exclusive hire, couples have the freedom to have the day they deserve. En-suite bedrooms accommodating 68 guests, an amazing Bridal Suite with four-poster bed and 2-person whirlpool bath, dining for up to 150 (banquet) or 250 (buffet) means the bride and groom can have everything they want under one roof.
The Celtic Manor Resort is a world-class destination set in 1400 acres of parkland in the beautiful Usk Valley, where two hotels – a five star Resort Hotel and a historic 19th century Manor House – serve as the luxurious starting point for the most complete resort experience. With a capacity for up to 900 guests and a variety of banqueting suites to choose from, the five-star luxury facilities at Celtic Manor are amongst the finest in the world. Among other things, the newlyweds can enjoy a complimentary and unique wedding night accommodation, and wedding packages that leave plenty of room to make the wedding day truly special.
The Gregynog Hall venue is part of the University of Wales, and definitely deserves your consideration. With a capacity for up to 200 guests, and four historic rooms licenced for civil ceremonies, it will impress you and your guests with its celebrated pedigree and Grade I listed gardens, perfect for the photographs! They offer individual weddings and personalised packages, including grand marquees and croquet for the guests.
The trusted Hilton brand is a leader in providing best quality weddings to couples who want a perfect day. At the Hilton in Cardiff you can have up to 250 guests for your wedding party, and accommodation for the guests staying overnight as well, in impressive Art Deco surroundings. They have recently won a National Tourism Award for “Best Hotel Team” for their attentive service. The hotel is located right next to the Cardiff Castle and the city centre.
An excellent contemporary setting is provided in the South Wales by the Hilton Newport – a fully licenced venue with traditional cuisine and beautiful courtyard gardens for the photos. A dedicated Wedding Planner will meet you to find out what you want for your big day, and provide you with a detailed plan. With a capacity up to 260 guests, exclusive use of the Banqueting Suite, and ample accommodations for your travelling guests, they will personalise any part of your reception to make the day truly yours.
Keeping your wishes in mind, The Parc Hotel by Thistle has four suites easily converted to fit your exact specifications, and accommodate from 50 up to 250 guests. They believe that the setting for your wedding is more than just a venue – it’s a place where memories are made! Keeping this in mind, they provide a completely bespoke service where the couple choose everything from the room layout to the food, wine list, and flower arrangements.
If you dream of a romantic chateau wedding, then you must consider the Plas Rhianfa, a Grade II listed Loire Valley- style venue in North Wales. Completely refurbished in 2012, it has its own private beach, a ballroom, and 21 excellent suites to accommodate your guests. Plas Rhianfa offers weddings on an exclusive use basis enabling up to 80 guests to enjoy the wedding in complete privacy. The bride and groom can spend the night with the company of up to 40 friends and family. Hire of Plas Rhianfa includes full use of facilities, access to all areas of the property, accommodation for your nearest and dearest and their undivided attention throughout the day.
One of the best venues in North Wales, the Quay Hotel and Spa is Set on the banks of the Conwy Estuary, with 74 en-suite luxury rooms with views of either the Zen court yard, marina or the Conwy estuary for your guests and the bridal party. Their famous Castle Suite can accommodate up to 200 guests in impressive surroundings. All the extras you’d expect from such an impressive venue are there as well: magnificent menus, dedicated wedding coordinators, on-site spa, and a civil ceremony licence.
If you’re looking for something sleek and modern, then the St David’s Hotel & Spa is definitely for you. This most exclusive venue in Cardiff is part of the Principal Hayley group, renowned for its high quality. With its ability to accommodate up to 220 wedding breakfast guests and up to 350 wedding reception guests, you can even have a perfect hen or stag party organised by them. This is the perfect place if you want to impress, from the exquisite service to breathtaking views across Cardiff Bay.
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