Hensol Castle ,
Vale of Glamorgan
Set in 650 acres of idyllic private grounds, Hensol Castle is a spectacular wedding venue in South Wales and a wonderful choice for an unforgettable day.
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This striking castle wedding venue in South Wales dates back to the 17th century and retains many of the stunning original features that make it so impressive. The turrets and towers create an enchanting backdrop and provide a sense of the grandeur and opulence that await couples inside. With its tranquil setting within expansive, picturesque grounds, you could be mistaken for thinking that this luxurious venue is in the middle of nowhere, but in fact, it’s just a few minutes off the M4 in the Vale of Glamorgan. With Cardiff and Swansea only 20 and 40 minutes away respectively, Hensol Castle can provide a delightful rural escape from the city too.
The spectacular beauty and charm of this remarkable venue has now been recognised, with Hensol Castle being named Romantic Venue of the Year at the Welsh Wedding Awards 2018. Achieving this prestigious title is a clear indicator that your wedding day will be truly unforgettable should you choose to hold it at this historic location.
Couples can hold their civil ceremony within the walls of this remarkable castle, tying the knot in style in the wonderfully traditional Oak Room. Boasting original wood panelling, grand marble fireplaces and fantastic views over the Serpentine Lake and grounds, this exceptional ceremony room oozes character and charm, providing a stylish and sophisticated spot for you to exchange your vows.
Following the ceremony, celebrate with your nearest and dearest with a drinks reception in the grand reception hall. This delightful suite, combined with the adjoining Drawing Room and Morning Room, is the perfect space to enjoy your guests' company and relax before exploring the idyllic gardens and making the most of the plethora of attractive photo locations.
The purpose-built Courtyard Hall is the latest addition to Hensol Castle and provides a contemporary, light-filled setting for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. This stunning space can cater for 150 seated guests, with room for an extra 50 for the evening reception, and its neutral colour scheme and versatility make it ideal for putting your own stamp on and decorating as you please. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors let the sunshine pour in and also open out onto a pretty courtyard, allowing you and your guests the chance to make the most of the great outdoors.
While there is no accommodation within the castle itself, couples do receive a complimentary room at the four-star Vale Resort, which is just a stone's throw from the castle's doors. All of their rooms are finished to a luxurious standard and offer the ideal place to relax and unwind after your wedding day. Your guests will also receive preferential rates should they choose to stay in the hotel.
To ensure your special day is the best it can be, Hensol Castle boasts a great team of staff that will provide an unbeatable service for you and your guests. With so much to offer couples, this breathtaking castle is the perfect setting for your wedding and one of the finest wedding venues in Wales.
Hensol Castle is home to the Welsh national rugby team as well as a training venue for the Cardiff Blues, the Football Association of Wales and Cardiff City Football Club.
To find out more about holding your wedding day at this remarkable wedding venue near Cardiff, download the Hensol Castle brochure today.