Posted on 24/03/2016 by David
With so much beautiful scenery and quaint, old churches, there’s no doubt that if you’re looking for a beautiful place to get married, there will be a location in North Wales which suits all your needs.
Whether you have your heart set on a traditional church wedding or a more unusual destination, here are some breathtakingly beautiful places to get married…
1. St Cwyfan’s Church-In-The-Sea
Perched on a small island, surrounded by the sea, St Cwyfan’s is perfect for a small, intimate wedding. This ancient church dates all the way back to the 12th century, with hundreds of unique weddings having been conducted there since. If you’re looking for a place which mixes the traditional with the unusual, turning up at this church in a wedding dress and your wellies (the walk over the causeway) will surely do the trick!
2. Bodnant Gardens
Bodnant Gardens is an idyllic setting for a wedding, especially if you’re planning a summer date. Prepare yourself to be surrounded by beautiful flowers, which during summer months will be in full bloom. This is quite a popular destination – and no wonder when you can expect the glorious wedding photographs that Bodnant Gardens provides the ultimate backdrop. Set in the Conwy Valley, it is in the perfect location to explore North Wales after the wedding, so why not take your honeymoon right afterwards?
3. Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall
If you’re on the hunt for something a little more laid back and relaxed, you could be listening to the sounds of the waterfalls as you get married. This wedding location is ideal for couples who love nature, and often a ceremonial tree planting is carried out after the ceremony. A waterfall as your witness? Now there’s something a little different!
4. Gwydir Castle
If you dream of a classic romantic wedding with an intimate atmosphere, then Gwydir Castle is a great destination! This old Tudor house can be found in the foothills of Snowdonia and dates back over 500 years, previously having been inhabited by Kings and Princes of Gwynedd. Gwydir Castle offers warm open fires and plenty of candles to set the tone of your wedding, and there are also ten acres of stunning gardens to use – the perfect setting for your wedding photos!
5. St. Giles Church
St. Giles Church is one of the great wonders of Wales and it is evident why. This beautiful old church is a great wedding venue for anyone who wants the traditional church wedding. Like many Welsh churches, it is impressive from the outside which is also a bonus for your wedding photos. This church is especially beautiful inside and will leave your guests wanting their own weddings there!
6. Ruthin Castle
If you’re aiming to wow your guests, the stunning Ruthin Castle is sure to do this. Whether you want a traditional romantic wedding as the king and queen of the castle, or want to have a unique medieval wedding, Ruthin Castle can be used as you want. With beautiful gardens surrounding the castle, your wedding day is sure to be a day to remember. Different wedding packages are available here to suit your budget.
7. Bangor University
On first thoughts, you may be a little confused at holding a wedding at a university but Bangor University offers a truly beautiful spot to tie the knot. The university caters to a range of wedding sizes and being close to the Snowdonia National Park, it’s the perfect excuse for your guests to go on holiday after the ceremony. From small cottages to a group getaway, there’s a range of cottages to suit all guests. If you want to feel like the belle of the ball, this venue is sure to make you, and your guests, feel special.
8. Talyllyn Railway
The Talyllyn Railway offers something a little bit different, and certainly unique. For train lovers, this is ideal; you can hire a steam train to take you from one station to the ceremony destination makes for an exciting and different wedding. Along the way, you will encounter breath-taking scenery which is sure to make your day extra special.
North Wales is full of breathtakingly beautiful potential wedding venues. Plus, with so much to do it is also the perfect destination to spend a honeymoon. Check out some of our great, romantic, cottages here!