23rd February 2019

My favourite wedding venues in North Wales

My favourite wedding venues in North Wales

Being a wedding photographer in North Wales is awesome; we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beauty spots and North Wales is fast becoming a well-known hotspot for thrill seekers (Zip World, anyone?). And so it comes as no surprise at all that North Wales features some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country. Here are some of my favourite wedding venues in North Wales.

Llyn Gwynant Barns

The Llyn Gwynant Barns lie in the most beautiful valley in Wales!!! These fine stone buildings, Grade 2 listed, are surrounded by private fields overlooking the lake and the Big Barn is licensed for weddings. You can bring your entire wedding squad to camp out in tents or vans in the private fields for an absolutely unforgettable adventure wedding. I know I would! Head on over to Max & Sam’s Anglo-American Llyn Gwynant Wedding or Steve & Claire’s beautiful Llyn Gwynant wedding day to see the grounds in all their glory.

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The Gwenfrewi Project

I’ve just shot Geraint & Rebecca’s beautiful wedding at the stunning Gwenfrewi Project and I absolutely loved it! It’s simply THE most beautiful historic venue in stunning scenery with ancient yew trees. The former church holds civil ceremonies and is also dog-friendly, happy days! Rebecca & Geraint shared homemade cakes and champagne with their friends and family after the ceremony and it was just beautiful. Unfortunately, Storm Hannah was causing havoc so we weren’t able to grab any shots outside. BUT – the church is so stunning it almost didn’t matter. To see Geraint & Becci’s beautiful wedding day in full head on over to A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project. You’re welcome.

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

A beautiful wedding at The Gwenfrewi Project

Gwydir Castle

An ancient Welsh house situated in the foothills of beautiful Snowdonia. It is probably one of the finest Tudor houses in Wales and was formerly the ancestral home of the powerful Wynn family. By 1994, the house and garden had fallen into dereliction. Its restoration has taken over twenty years to complete and is still very much a work-in-progress by its current owners. Deeply evocative and atmospheric, the castle is an approved premise for Civil Marriages. The early Tudor ground-floor hall is available for a ceremony and champagne reception.

It’s absolutely stunning with open log fires and candles which make it very romantic and atmospheric. There are also beautiful pheasants roaming around in ten acres of breathtakingly stunning gardens – perfect for those all important photo opportunities.

This is a ceremony venue only and so you would need to choose another venue to head to after your ceremony but with views like these and such a romantic feel to it, it’s definitely worth doing! The Quay Hotel is not far (neither is Caernarfon Castle if you fancied a super romantic picture stop off) and is another stunning wedding venue in North Wales.

Pheasant at Gwydir Castle in North Wales Gwydir Castle with blue sky bride making her entrance to Gwydir Castle on the arm of her father with her bridesmaid and mother bride smiling at children while holding her father's hand bride walking down the aisle at Gwydir Castle in North Wales Gwydir Castle with guests mingling in the courtyard and blue sky  side shot looking at the bride and groom smiling bride with her arms up while confetti is removed from her dress by her bridesmaids Gwydir Castle with the bride sipping champagne in the courtyard a little girl toasting a glass of champagne with another wedding guest wedding guests at Gwydir Castle in North Wales    portrait of the bride and groom in the grounds of Gwydir Castle in North Wales

Pentre Mawr Country House

The stunning Pentre Mawr Country House in the Clwydian range in Denbigh sits in over 200 acres of parkland, woods, and meadows. There’s certainly something very special about this magical place and I’m not just talking about those African safari lodges with private hot tub! The little cottage leading into the secret garden is perfect for bridal prep while your guests mingle by the main house. The walled garden is beautiful and absolutely perfect for post-ceremony drinks in the glorious North Wales sunshine. And if it’s wet – there’s a marquee at the back of the house. Turn celebrations into a wonderful weekend full of fun with your besties! Unfortunately, children under the age of 12 are not allowed. But dogs are and the grounds are just absolutely perfect for all those cute wedding dogs.

Pentre Mawr Country House with blue sky

North Wales Wedding Photographer at Pentre Mawr Country House with a dog

couple getting married in the marquee at Pentre Mawr Country House while a dog looks on

Guests mingling in the secret garden at a weddingat Pentre Mawr Country House  Bride and groom walking next to each other at Pentre Mawr Country House Portrait of couple at sunset with sheep in the backgroundat Pentre Mawr Country House

Bride and groom doing their first danceat Pentre Mawr Country House

Bae Abermaw Hotel

It’s not a wedding venue as in such but I got lucky last year when Laura contacted me to be the wedding photographer for their North Wales family wedding there. The views from this elegant Victorian house across the Mawddach Estuary and Barmouth Bay are spectacular! It’s fair to say I fell a little bit in love with this friendly venue and think it is absolutely perfect for laid back couples having a small & relaxed family-oriented wedding in North Wales. Barmouth is on the edge of Snowdonia and perfect for adventurous lovers of all things outdoors.

Overlooking Barmouth Bay from Bae Abermaw Barmouth Bae Abermaw Barmouth close-up of flowers couple during the wedding ceremony at Bae Abermaw Barmouth with dad holding their son and their wedding guests looking on Wedding guests mingling at Bae Abermaw Barmouth Bridal party starting their walk to the beach from Bae Abermaw Barmouth Bride walking towards the beach and Barmouth Bridge with her veil blowing in the wind and her son by her side Couple and their bridal party on Barmouth beach with bridesmaids twirling and the bridge in the background bride and groom walking next to sand dune with bride hitching her dress up and groom holding her bouquet portrait of couple on Barmouth beach with the bridge and mountains in the background Group shot with newly married couple kissing at Bae Abermaw Barmouth

Vale Country Club

The Vale Country Club is a beautiful little venue situated in a very picturesque spot right in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd, overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s a very friendly and family run business with endless photo opportunities. Rustic exposed oak beams, a large inglenook, and traditional slate flooring give this stunner of a venue its character and charm. If outstanding views and friendly service are on top of your must-have list – this is the venue for you!

bride and groom making their entrance to their tea party wedding with bunting at the Vale Country Club

bride and groom walking across a field towards the hills in the background holding hands at Vale Country Club

Couple portrait of Search & Rescue bride & groom with Landrover in a field and mist on hills in the background at Vale Country Club

Tyn Dwr Hall

Tucked away in the stunning 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.

couple portrait at Tyn Dwr Hall

flowers at Tyn Dwr Hall North Wales Wedding Photographer at Tyn Dwr Hall shot of wedding dress on wardrobe with bath tub on the opposite side at Tyn Dwr Hall

3 little flower girls looking out of the window at Tyn Dwr Hall portrait of bride at Tyn Dwr Hall bride walking down the stairs at Tyn Dwr Hall behind her bridesmaids and on her father's arm

portrait of couple sitting down looking at each other at Tyn Dwr Hall  bride and groom walking with groom holding the bride's dress up and a flower girl following them at Tyn Dwr Hall couple portrait at Tyn Dwr Hall bridal party with smoke bombs at Tyn Dwr Hall bride and groom running with smoke bombs in the groom's hand at Tyn Dwr Hall groom giving his speech at the garden room at Tyn Dwr Hall couple portrait on a swing at night at Tyn Dwr Hall

Tower Hill Barns

A truly romantic venue! This family-run wedding venue is basically a converted 250-year-old cattle barn. It has a stunning oak framed dining hall. And comes complete with a magnificent sandstone Railway Bridge! 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 venue was fully renovated in 2015 and has been designed from the outset specifically to host weddings & events.

This really helps to create an easy, stress-free atmosphere for your celebrations. The Old Barn is now fully refurbished and really creates the most wonderfully cosy and romantic atmosphere. Built around the late 1700s its original use was to store cattle. The main entertaining areas are situated close to each other. That really adds to the occasion and helps to create that all-important party vibe! They have a passionate and highly experienced in-house catering team on hand to help create the perfect wedding food. And they also have 2 in-house, fully qualified mixologists who are happy to create your own personalised cocktail menu for the day!

sign of Tower Hill Barns with barn in the background close-up of daffodils at Tower Hill Barns close-up of wedding sign at Tower Hill Barns     close-up of love letters at Tower Hill Barns  bride and groom making their entrance with candles in the foreground and the love letter on the side at Tower Hill Barns bride and groom kissing while cutting the cake and their wedding guests in the background at Tower Hill Barns

I have not worked at the following venues yet but I’d definitely love to! Feel free to give me a shout for a customised quote if you choose one of the following venues.

Hafod Farm

This farm is perfect for a country wedding! It sits right in the heart of the Conwy Valley in the Snowdonia National Park. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the set up is perfect for a whole weekend of all things weddings. I am definitely looking forward to my first wedding here this June.

Nant Gwrtheyrn

Absolutely stunning Wedding Venue in North Wales. Located on the northern coast of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Porthdinllaen Bay. I can personally confirm that sunsets at this venue are out of this world! It sits in a truly magical location and provides an absolutely perfect setting for your wedding day. It even has its own 1-mile long private beach, how cool’s that!?

Bryngwyn Hall

A privately owned historic family house and estate that offers luxurious accommodation for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Bryngwyn Hall is close to Welshpool and Oswestry and within easy reach of Chester, Wrexham, Shrewsbury, and Telford. The Hall has 60 acres of oak-studded parkland with the backdrop of The Tanat Valley hills. It sits in nine acres of award-winning gardens leading down to a beautiful eight-acre lake.

I’m a Cheshire, North Wales, Anglesey, Snowdonia & Shropshire Wedding Photographer based near Llangollen in North Wales. My style is natural, relaxed and emotive. Most couples that book me are super laid-back. They want their wedding photographer to fit in with their exciting plans without being bossy. If you like my work and would like to discuss how I can help with your wedding photographer you can contact me here.

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