The best wedding and elopement venues in North WalesFor adventurous & laid-back nature-loving couples dreaming of a super scenic wedding or elopement here.
My favourite wedding & elopement venues in North Wales
I’m a wedding photographer based in glorious North Wales and also photograph scenic elopements in Eryri | Snowdonia; having photographed lots of lovely weddings and elopements here, this guide features some true gems I’ve come across and what truly are my favourite wedding & elopement venues in North Wales.
If you want to get married in North Wales – we’re properly spoilt for choice when it comes to beauty spots! Wales is also fast becoming a popular destination for adventurous couples wanting to come here to get married or elope. It is no surprise that some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the UK are found here, featuring some truly spectacular views!
You’ll also find some pretty magical little locations in this guide that are my favourite wedding & elopement venues in North Wales for those wanting a romantic elopement wedding in Wales with a legal ceremony just for the two of you. Not entirely sure what exactly an elopement is? Head to my Snowdonia Elopement page where you can find everything you need to know in case you want to start planning a super dreamy elopement in Wales straight away.
I love photographing both elopements and weddings and have split this guide for the best wedding & elopement venues in North Wales into 2 sections, kicking things off with my favourite small elopement venues, you’ll find larger wedding venues a bit further down.
Elopement Venues in Wales
For those looking for something a little different and small on their wedding day – an elopement in Wales could be for you! If you want to elope legally rather than have a two-part wedding day (legal ceremony on one day, celebratory or symbolic ceremony on another), you can get married at a register office followed by a wedding day adventure straight after. I have to say – long gone are the days when register office weddings were a bit *meh*, in fact – having a micro wedding or elopement in Wales has become quite trendy but if you want to keep it small yet romantic, below are the elopement venues in Wales I’d be looking at if I was getting married again :) Not entirely sure what an elopement is? You can read all about it over on my post about how to plan an elopement anywhere in the UK and if you wanted to elope to Wales and have me photograph it for you – contact me, happy to help.
Penarth Fawr, Llyn Peninsula
The most popular venue for adventurous couples looking to elope legally – this stunning historic Country House with a timber-structure hall is literally made for uber-romantic small wedding ceremonies. Located not far from Criccieth (and the 3rd best beach bar in the world!), this elopement venue in Wales is a great choice for couples looking for relaxed coastal vibes on their wedding day and is also great for the kids and dog-friendly.
Elopement with dogs at Penarth Fawr
Coastal Elopement with a ceremony at Penarth Fawr
Elopement Wedding at Penarth Fawr
Gwydir Castle near Llanrwst
Beautiful ancient Welsh house situated in the foothills of beautiful Snowdonia, this is quite possibly one of the most atmospheric wedding and elopement venues in Wales.
The early Tudor ground-floor hall is available for a ceremony and champagne reception and the ceremony room is absolutely stunning with open log fires and candles which make it very romantic. You’ll also be surrounded by beautiful peacocks on your wedding day; they are freely roaming around in ten acres of breathtakingly stunning gardens – perfect for those all-important photo opportunities.
Romantic wedding at Gywdir Castle near Llanwrst
Llyn Gwynant Barns, Gwynedd
The barns can be used as either a wedding venue OR an elopement venue and are located in what is without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful valley in Wales. The Grade 2 listed stone buildings are surrounded by private fields with breathtakingly beautiful views across the lake. The big barn is licensed for weddings and you can bring your entire wedding squad to camp out in tents or vans in the private fields for an absolutely unforgettable adventure wedding or have your Just Us elopement wedding here at select days during the week.
For more pictures of this dreamy venue head over to my Llyn Gwynant Weddings page or click on the weddings below to see the grounds in all their glory.
Sean & Morag's Llyn Gwynant Elopement
Anglo-American Wedding at Llyn Gwynant
Modern wedding at Llyn Gwynant Barns
My favourite wedding venues in North Wales
Grade I Listed Mansion, set in 150 acres of ancient woodland, formal gardens, and grounds with commanding views over the entire Vale of Llangollen valley. Perfect for tailor-made weddings offering total flexibility over 5 days, weekends and also mid-week for smaller elopement-style gatherings. You’ll also find a small, romantic chapel on the estate.
Autumn Wedding at Trevor Hall
Fun & relaxed wedding at Trevor Hall
Tower Hill Barns is just down the road from my house and it’s easy to see why it’s one of my favourite wedding venues in North Wales! It’s a rustic luxury barn wedding venue set in the most stunning rolling Welsh countryside – perfect for relaxed country weddings. A family-run wedding venue, it is essentially a converted 250-year-old cattle barn located on the outskirts of Llangollen and I actually do remember what it looked like before its stunning transformation. Their highly experienced and professional team is always on hand to offer a warm and friendly welcome. And their attention to detail is second to none!
The food at this rustic barn wedding venue is to die for! With a super passionate and highly experienced in-house catering team on hand to help create your perfect wedding food and 2 in-house, fully qualified mixologists who are happy to create your own personalised cocktail menu for the day – this Welsh wedding venue is the perfect place for super relaxed country wedding party vibes.
Tucked away in the most glorious Welsh countryside you’ll find the stunning Tyn Dwr Hall. It’s near to the historic town of Llangollen. And only 20 minutes from Wrexham and 45 minutes from Chester. It’s also just a 10-minute drive from my house! I always love photographing weddings here; the hall was sympathetically restored by its current owners and offers plenty of spots for gorgeous wedding portraits, both inside and out. If you want to combine rustic country charm with elegance and an air of grandeur this is the place for you. Want to see more from this gorgeous venue? Head on over to Ryan & Emily’s beautiful wedding day at Tyn Dwr Hall.
Beautiful wedding day at Tyn Dwr Hall in Llangollen
Finishing off my list of favourite wedding venues in North Wales with
Treberfydd House, located in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. Now – I fully appreciate this isn’t in the north of Wales but I was lucky enough to photograph Amber & Hugh’s stunning wedding day here and I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this super special wedding venue overlooking Llangorse lake. Breathtaking views across to the Black Mountains and set in 10 acres of peaceful garden – perfect for beautiful wedding photographs!
The Grade 1-listed house is licensed for wedding ceremonies, and you can choose to be married in the billiards room or conservatory; alternatively, St Gastyn’s, an ancient church on the shores of the lake, is only a short walk away.
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