Bride and groom in front of St Donat's Castle entrance with wedding car and welsh and Scottish flag flying

Wedding Venue

A luxurious wedding venue for a lavish affair, we offer exclusive services and strive to ensure all our celebrations are exceptional and our romantic castle is the perfect venue for the most special experience of your life.

A wedding venue like no other, the grand St Donat’s Castle is located on the beautiful South Wales coastline near Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, just 40 minutes from Central Cardiff and 50 minutes from Swansea.

The Bradenstoke Hall, Inner Courtyard and Great Hall boast an abundance of charm and character for the perfect castle wedding venue, with exposed bath stone walls and 20ft ceilings – a neutral palette to compliment your wedding decor. The original Tudor gardens and lawns are perfectly manicured and sweep down toward the Bay of St Donat’s providing the most incredible picture-perfect moments for your photographer to capture.

Our excellent hospitality team will take you through your wedding planning journey and catering needs to deliver an exceptional fine dining experience and deliver you the day of your dreams.

The grand Bradenstoke Hall can accommodate 160 guests for a wedding breakfast and 200 guests for an evening party. Hire of St Donat’s Castle is available from 12pm to midnight (with access for supplier setup from 9am).

St Donat’s Castle is also home to the private UWC Atlantic College, therefore we only host weddings outside of the College term between mid-June to mid-August. A minimum of 80 guests is required for Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday weekend weddings or 60 guests for weekday weddings.

The Inner Courtyard is licensed for outdoor ceremonies for up to 160 guests, a truly idyllic outdoor location to say your ‘I do’s’.

On-site you will also find the charming St Donat’s Church which can accommodate a wedding ceremony for up to 100 guests, bookable by the St Illtud’s Church Parish Office.

Make an appointment to view the spectacular St Donat’s Castle. The team will show you around our wonderful castle grounds in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan. Contact the team by email by clicking the button below or call us on 01446 799000. Viewings are strictly by appointment only.

We look forward to you celebrating with us.


Scroll through our gallery of photos from weddings at St Donat’s Castle. You can also visit our Instagram and Facebook pages for more.


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Ensuring wedding day perfection

As one of the best wedding venues in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, we want to ensure every aspect of planning your special day goes smoothly. We have carefully selected the following suppliers who we are happy to recommend to help plan your wedding day to perfection. We recommend these suppliers based on merit alone but we are happy for you to source your own suppliers should you wish.


Choose from a wide range of accommodation properties in the Vale of Glamorgan, from hotels to glamping sites to quaint cottages for hire. St Donat’s Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan is a short 20 minute drive from Bridgend and just 30 minutes from the outskirts of Cardiff.


* hotels can arrange transport for your guests from the hotel for a fee.

Bands and DJ’s

If you want your guests on the dancefloor all evening, you need entertainment that is right for you. Whether you are looking for a band, DJ or both; whether it is 60s funk, 80s rock or 90s pop you like – book an artist that has a style you can shimmy on down to.


Cakes and Favours

Do you imagine something grand with tiers upon tiers or something a little out of the ordinary such as a wedding cake made of cheese? Whatever your taste, South Wales has a range of talented artisan cake makers to choose from.



Are you planning a horse-drawn carriage for your big entrance or perhaps a more vintage ride? St Donat’s portcullis is the perfect backdrop for your wedding entrance photoshoot.



Ceremony and Reception Music

The music you walk down the aisle to will stay in your memory for a lifetime. Choose an artist that understands just how important that song is to you.


For a fee of £150, you can hire the Steinway piano for ceremonies in the Bradenstoke Hall (only).


Chiavari chairs are included, but if you wish to style these with sashes or if you dream of an alternative chair style, then contact some of the best wedding stylists in South Wales.



Florists and Styling

Despite St Donat’s Castle being an abundance of natural beauty, we understand you will still want to make it your own. Whether that is with flowers, lanterns or vintage furniture these wedding stylists may just have the right style for you.


Guest Entertainment

Keep your guests entertained all day long! From a creche for the little ones to poker tables for the big ones, we have plenty of space for you to add a little touch of magic to your day.


Guest Transport

Don’t want your guests worrying about who is going to be the designated driver? Want to make sure those guests, who are notoriously late, are on time? Why not arrange group transport for all your guests from minibuses to coaches.


Lighting and Dancefloors

Let’s face it, nothing is going to light up the room quite like the happy couple on their wedding day, but it won’t hurt to add a little ambience now would it?




Your wedding photos will be one of your most cherished possessions after your day is over. You only get one take, choose a photographer who takes it right.



Your special day will pass you in the blink of an eye, so relive it for the rest of your life with a videographer who captures every moment: the ones you missed and the ones you’ll cherish.