South Wales is an incredibly romantic destination for a wedding. From countryside escapes to coastal views and popular town retreats, there is a venue to suit every couple.

As born and bred South Wales musicians, we’ve played in hundreds of venues across the region. Whilst aesthetics and location are important, we know all the ins and outs of what makes a perfect Wales wedding venue.

From Cardiff to Swansea to everywhere in between, we’ve picked the best unusual wedding venues in South Wales for your special day.

The best unusual wedding venues South Wales are…

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Oldwalls, Gower

Based in the heart of Gower, Oldwalls is an all inclusive rustic wedding venue surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Welsh countryside and award winning beaches. It truly is a perfect setting for a day of romance.

The interior is equally luxurious with an attractively big dance floor to party the night away – or choose an outdoor wedding venue and make the most of their 50 acre grounds and purpose built marquee.

The staff and wedding planners are incredibly hard working and accommodating – you can take it from us – so you’ll be well and truly looked after. We can also speak for the beautiful food, excellent bar prices and beautiful overnight accommodation that includes an incredible honeymoon suite, luxury rooms and even glamping options for your guests.

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Hensol Castle, Hensol

If you’ve dreamed of a picture-perfect, fairytale wedding day, then look no further! The 400 year old Hensol Castle is based in the vale of Glamoragan and surrounded by the most incredible gardens and scenery. 

This historical site is one of our favourite unusual castle wedding venues and has plenty of room to celebrate with six function rooms showcasing the castle’s original features.

Both the service and food are outstanding, and you can upgrade your package with all the trimmings from a red carpet entrance to a winter wedding in front of a twinkling log fire.

If you’re looking for castle wedding venues in South Wales, look no further than Hensol Castle.

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Coed-Y-Mwstwr, Bridgend

This beautiful Victorian mansion is based just outside Bridgend atop a woodland hillside. With a name meaning ‘whispering trees’, you’ll enjoy far-reaching views across the Vale of Glamorgan towards Devon’s coastline.

With plenty of space inside and out, you can take the most wonderful photographs either in their gardens surrounding the building or indoors with their beautiful classic decor.

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink for your wedding breakfast – and with a great dance floor, you will be sure to have an unforgettable night.

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Fairyhill, Gower

Set among 24 acres of spectacular gardens, lawns and lakes, Fairyhill is as magical as its name suggests. This luxurious South Wales wedding venue is a sister estate to Oldwells, so you can expect the same outstanding level of service.

Fairyhill is a grade-2 listed building that offers both traditional and modern wedding venues. We love the new panoramic glass K Room, a serene gem that blends into the natural landscape for a truly exclusive event.

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De Courceys Manor, Pentyrch

This beautiful family-owned wedding venue is located just outside Cardiff in the striking Welsh countryside. 

It’s unsurprising that De Courceys Manor was voted South Wales’ number one wedding venue with renowned chefs, picture-perfect interiors and world-class service.

Inside and out, this award winning wedding venue is truly decadent for both small and big weddings, with five-star accommodation serving overnight guests.

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Pencoed House Estate, Cardiff

Pencoed House is a majestic, rustic wedding venue combining a converted woodland bar, stately banqueting hall and regal interiors. 

The wedding menu is second to none, matched with exceptional service and a flexible team who will cater for your every need. Enjoy 36 acres of captivating grounds that are exclusively yours for your special day.

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King Arthur Hotel, Gower

Winner of Best Swansea Wedding Venue, the King Arthur Hotel is a top choice when looking for the ideal place to say I do. Located down the Gower, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful countryside and treated to rustic wedding interiors. 

Say your vows looking out across the landscaped gardens and dine under traditional wooden beams in the breathtaking banqueting hall.

You can also enjoy the hotel’s exclusive courtyard, providing the perfect backdrop for photographs.

The King Arthur Hotel is a fantastic option if you’re looking for unusual wedding venues in Swansea.

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Canada Lodge and Lake, Cardiff 

Surrounded by serene greenery, the Canada Lodge is a favourite unusual wedding venue in Cardiff. With its own shimmering lake, you’ll be spoilt for choice of breathtaking backdrops, with two romantic spaces catering for both large and intimate weddings.

Accommodation is located onsite with beautiful cabins and apartments. you can enjoy a relaxing evening before or after your big day.

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Manor Park Country House, Swansea

Manor Park is a gorgeous country house located just outside of Swansea. It’s also one of our favourite wedding venues in South West Wales.

It’s recent decorative updates have seen the venue completely transformed. The staff go above and beyond to ensure every last detail of your day is perfect.

You can guarantee that your day will be filled with great food and drinks with great bar prices and very talented in house chefs.

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Llanerch Vineyard

Llanerch Vineyard is located on the outskirts of Bridgend and offers a truly unusual wedding venue in South Wales. 

The farmhouse has a rustic lodge and marquee for events which can be completely tailored to your individual wedding theme. Plus, the beautiful Vineyard gives you the perfect place to take incredible photographs.

The food here is absolutely wonderful and the staff can’t do enough for you. It’s safe to say you’re in fantastic hands when it comes to the wedding team at this beautiful venue.

If you are looking for a wedding band to hire in South Wales to compliment your unusual wedding venue – look no further! At HD Events, we provide the UK’s best function bands and wedding entertainment to hundreds of couples every year. 

Whether you’re looking for a jazz band, wedding singer or traditional four-piece act, take a look at our available bands for hire or get in touch and we’ll find your perfect act!