There are few places in the world as beautiful as Wales. Its sweeping vistas, beautiful coastlines and rugged, rough hewn hills make it a place that’s perfect for romance. It might not have year round sun or a tropical climate, but the very best couples know that the hottest heat is the heat that you can make between yourselves. Wales is breathtakingly beautiful not because it’s obviously exotic, but because it’s obviously one of a kind. Thousands of loved up couples flock to Wales every year to get married amongst the peaceful lakes, sandy beaches and windswept mountains and hills of this region. They do it because Wales is the perfect place to tie the knot, says Wedding Ideas magazine journalist Alice Rimes. It’s quiet, isolated, relaxed and yet, completely accessible. Here are just a few of the best exclusive use wedding venues in Wales.
Plas Isaf Country Farmhouse, Denbighshire
This intimate and still fairly unknown farmhouse venue in Denbighshire is the perfect location for a romantic and completely private wedding ceremony and reception. This is due to the fact that Plas Isaf isn’t a hotel at all – it’s nothing more than a beautiful family home with marvellously accommodating owners who are happy to rent it out to wedding parties. Exclusive use of the property’s extensive gardens and barns are offered to couples, as is a catering service and a private bar. There’s no accommodation included in this package, because the property itself is a normally functioning family home. There are few places as private or as secluded as Plas Isaf, though.
Plas Rhianfa Castle, Anglesey
If you’re looking for something that’s going to make more of an impact, you might want to consider tying the knot at Plas Rhianfa Castle in Anglesey. This 19th century retreat is extremely grand and imposing from the outside, but surprisingly cosy and intimate on the inside. Furthermore, it really is the epitome of luxury. The castle’s rooms can be hired for exclusive and completely private use, as can the Grade II listed gardens, games bar, wine cellar, private jetty and banquet hall. There’s an 8 man sauna, hot tub facilities and all the champagne and chocolates you could ever want. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all of these things in a stunningly beautiful location, say the experts at WeddingSpot.co.uk.
Lake Country House, Powys
The award winning Lake Country House & Spa in Powys is the perfect location for a wedding, say experts at the Good Hotel Guide. Couples can hire the property’s 30 bedrooms and fifty acres of grounds all to themselves for an entire 24 hours. This means that the hotel’s in-house staff and catering teams are available to carry out any and every request that you might have on your big day. The Lake Country House prides itself on personal, intimate service – expect to be impressed by the level of detail and care that goes into your stay at this establishment. This hotel can cater for a wedding party consisting of up to 120 guests.
De Courceys Manor, Pentyrch
Located just outside Cardiff, this beautiful family run hotel has a great reputation. Its wedding packages tend to be on the pricey side, but that’s because they’re completely bespoke. Every single tiny detail of your stay at this hotel will be carefully considered and constructed by its caring and attentive staff members. De Courceys Manor prides itself on its ability to throw totally unique wedding ceremonies and receptions – each is different from the last and no two nuptials are exactly the same.
Kevin Maddox is a wedding blogger and lifestyle journalist. When it comes to exclusive use wedding venues in wales, he hopes to one day get married at Plas Rhianfa Castle in Anglesey. Kevin can usually be found giving advice to worried brides to be or playing with his three pet rabbits.