Atlantic Weddings


Located on the beautiful South Wales coastline, St Donat's Castle is the perfect venue for your special day and is just a 40 minute drive from central Cardiff.  The castle stands a tale of history set amongst some of the most colourful gardens and sea views; a perfect wedding backdrop.

The castle, owned by UWC Atlantic College is available in the Summer outside of the college seasons for weddings each year. We only take one wedding per day with the romantic castle and gardens hired on a midday to midnight basis for you and your guests. Hiring the castle for your special day includes use of the Bradenstoke Hall, Rose, Blue and Beast gardens, Top Lawn (with sea views), Inner Courtyard, Great Hall and a designated changing room on the day of the wedding. The Bradenstoke Hall can accommodate 170 guests for a wedding breakfast and 200 guests for an evening party.

If you wish to get married at St Donat’s Castle, several of its rooms and gardens are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships including the inner courtyard which is a popular area for outdoor ceremonies and drink receptions.  Onsite is also the charming St Donat’s Church which can accommodate a wedding ceremony for up to 110 guests.

All catering is provided by our nominated caterers Town & Country Catering who are award winners in special events and fine dining, bringing a wealth of experience together with service levels and menus of the highest standards. Whether it’s an intimate affair or lavish occasion that you picture for your special day, our magical castle ensures the wedding of your dreams!

Booking details

St Donat's Castle is available for booking for weddings between June to July (with a selection of further limited dates around the UWC Atlantic College term) and is hired on a day-basis, midday to midnight.

Venue hire includes use of the prestigious Bradenstoke Hall, the rose, blue and beast gardens, the top lawn with exquisite sea views, the inner courtyard and a designated changing room on the day for the bride.

The Bradenstoke Hall can accommodate 170 guests for the wedding breakfast and 200 guests for evening parties, in addition the castle is licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships.

For more information on availability and venue hire costs


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