Under current Welsh Government guidance, marriage ceremonies and weddings are not allowed to take place at Cadw sites. We are contacting wedding couples two months in advance of their wedding day to inform them of the current guidance and offering full refunds or the opportunity to rearrange their wedding date to 2021.
Fairytale castle or magnificent mansion? Check!
Who hasn’t dreamt of tying the knot in a truly spectacular location, steeped in history, full of character and culture?
A place of dreams, where dreams really do come true...
If you’ve reached this page, the chances are you’re planning your big day.
Llongyfarchiadau – congratulations! We are so pleased for you and would love to be a part of it too!
We currently have four incredible places across Wales for you to take your vows and make your wedding day even more memorable.
In this section you can find out more about our captivating castles and amazing mansions which are available to hire for your ceremony.
Find out about what to expect, what is available at each site, pricing and how to book.
Browse our Cadw wedding collection brochure for more information
Civil wedding or civil partnership ceremonies can take place at the named areas within the venues, with the ceremony conducted by a local authority registrar.
Click on the links for more information on each venue.
- Castell Coch (the Drawing Room)
- Plas Mawr Elizabethan Townhouse (the Great Chamber)
- Tretower Court and Castle (the Great Hall, Upper Hall and the Apartments)
Please note: Caerphilly Castle Great Hall is not available for wedding hire until January 2022.
Provisional bookings can be held for up to a month at each site to allow you time to consider all options.
Visit our wedding photography page for information on wedding photography at Cadw sites.
Religious wedding ceremonies cannot be held at any Cadw properties because they are scheduled ancient monuments which cannot be consecrated. However, Castell Coch, Tretower Court and Castle, and Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House are licenced for civil ceremonies, sites may be hired for a wedding blessing or for photographs.
The construction and use of a marquee that is not water weighted is often not allowed at any site, except in exceptional circumstances. Please have a look at the information on ground pegs on the site specific pages to see if the construction of marquees is potentially feasible at the site. If so please fill in the application form for us to consider your request.