We are having an extremely intimate hand fasting wedding, we would love to get married in the woods with a stream or in a castle, I never thought I would ever get married so I have never even looked at anything like this, I need help with how to find a venue like this, does anyone have any ideas? We live in South wales
Hi Sacha how about your local Park you would have to contact the council I believe to inquire if it is possible :)
I am sure you could check on your local councils website for licensed wedding venues which would include unusual ones. I do believe though that in order to qualify for this there needs to be a roof so it may be you should look at either castles or have a civil ceremony for the legal side and then organise something in the woods another way. :)
Might be a bit far for you but Ludlow Castle do weddings
It's a lot easier to have a wedding like this in Scotland, where a licensed registrar or celebrant can conduct a ceremony anywhere. Fancy a trip north of the Border? :)
You could always have a quick registry office for the legal bit and then have a 'fake' ceremony at a lake?
Would you consider driving to Devon. I know of a lovely venue there.
Where in South Wales are you? You will probably have to do the legal bit separately and have a blessing type thing that your guests attend, that can be done anywhere you like! What about the Brecon waterfalls? Access might be tricky but it’s beautiful
Rowton castle in Shrewsbury do weddings x
Thank you all for your replies! We are going to have the legal signing separately, either on the same day if a miracle happens lol or on a different one.
There will only be 12 people at most attending so finding a venue is hard! Most have a minimum capacity of....60! Who knows 60 people?! Lol
The eldest person attending is my German nan she is 95 so we can't have the ceremony held at a woodland/beach area in Cardiff (which would be perfect) because of the walk down to it and the stiles lol can't see my nan doing the long walk down to the beach either
Would love a castle venue or woodland one but if I could find a venue that would let us all stay over night I would be over joyed.
Our parents have helped us out and I want to give them a weekend holiday stay as they haven't been on holiday for over 10 years.
I have been thinking about approaching a glamping site, has anyone else done anything this small before?
I'm not sure if I'm asking for the world, I don't care about the rest of the wedding stuff I really want to give a little back to our family x
Berkeley Castle in South Gloucestershire
West Usk Lighthouse http://www.westusklighthouse.co.uk/weddings.html
Castle coch is reasonable, intimate and beautiful!
Have a legal ceremony at your local registry office then arrange a humanist or write your own ceremony for a friend or family member to officiate. That way you can have a very personal and intimate ceremony exactly as you like, even in the depths of nowhere!
Castle Coch do small weddings and have lovely grounds as well but you wouldn’t get the overnight thing. There are a couple of nice glamping places in Hay-on-Wye - I’m sure I’ve seen that one does weddings. There also Fforest Weddings but they’re over West Wales. I know these suggestions aren’t ideal, but hopefully they’ll help you find somewhere! Good luck
We got married at Clearwell Castle, on one of their late availability deals. It was the best day ever, and you can stay overnight and there's disabled access too x https://www.clearwell-castle.co.uk https://www.warble-entertainment.com/blog/cathy-and-michaels-gloucestershire-castle-wedding-with-bring-the-noise/
what about gupsey wood fairy park, it's north Wales x
I have a friend who has beautiful land and holiday cottage estate in manobier, pembs....
Gretna green in Scotland do castle weddings if you're willing to travel.
Awen Clement do you know anywhere?
Depends on if you want to do everything in one place. If your willing to have an independent celebrant you can do it anywhere subject to landowners permission but would have to do the legal ceremony separately.
Could enquire to the Small Woods Association and see if there are any small woodland owners in that area willing to help you.
I know Puzzlewood on the border near Monmouth recently started allowing weddings.
Great website called Festival Weddings also some has some great venues listed. Hope this helps!
Castell Coch is absolutely stunning and perfect for a smaller intimate wedding :)
Look at National trust. There’s some lovely places in wales. Powis Castle is a lovely place. Xx