The Setting

On the South Wales Coastline in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, St Donat’s Castle, a 12th century castle of beauty and magnitude, sits above its original Tudor garden terraces alongside a wooden valley. Located in the countryside, the nearest town is Llantwit Major which is approximately 40 minutes from central Cardiff and 20 minutes from Bridgend.

The Vibe

The castle, owned by UWC Atlantic College, is available for weddings outside of the UWC College term usually from mid June to mid August. They only take one wedding per day, with the romantic castle and gardens hired on a 12.30pm 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 150 guests for a wedding breakfast and 200 guests for an evening party. This grand room boasts character with original beam ceilings and bath stone walls.

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. On-site is also the charming St Donat’s Church which can accommodate a wedding ceremony for up to 110 guests.

All catering is provided by their 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.