Our Top 5 Adventurous Wedding Venues in Cardiff and South Wales

Our Top 5 Adventurous Wedding Venues in Cardiff and South Wales

If you’re recently engaged and planning your dream wedding in South Wales, your first question is probably about the best wedding venues that are perfect for you. We believe there is nothing more beautiful than the breath-taking views given to us by Mother Nature herself and we believe most, if not all, of these venues will meet those adventurous desires! These Top 5 Adventurous Wedding Venues in Cardiff and South Wales are hand-selected by us and offer intimate escapes, jaw-dropping scenery, cosy tipis and sunshine beaches. We have covered everything you need from grand Manor House weddings, a southern barn themed wedding or if you are looking for a fresh and open wedding in the great outdoors, we got you covered!

In no particular order, these are the Top 5 best adventurous wedding venues in South Wales and Cardiff selected by Joy and Owen from Joy Lordi FilmHouse.


Llangorse Lake Valley, Brecon, South Wales

Tall John's House

We are so excited to introduce to you guys this elegant Georgian Manor House situated in the Llangorse Lake Valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Tall John’s House is a unique wedding location offers cottage comforts for your wedding preparations and a perfectly renovated barn as a ‘Blank Canvas’ so that you have complete control over how you want to celebrate your big day! 

Tall John’s house has the most beautiful garden areas perfect for your first romantic sunset as husband and wife. These golden hour moments are perfect for portraits and for featuring your unbreakable love for each other in your wedding film (captured by Joy Lordi FilmHouse of course! Don’t worry, we got you!) Unlike some wedding venues, these gardens are a hop, skip and jump from where your guests will be ramping up the party anxiously awaiting your return, so no unintended hiking to multiple locations and time lost with your guests. It’s perfect!

So if you want to explore amazing countryside, horse-ride through dramatic natural scenery then come check this place out, we think you are going to love it!

Tall John’s House: Click here to visit their website or to learn more.




Cambrian Quay, Ceredigion, West Wales

Fforest Quayside

The vibe, the location and the quirky details of Fforest Quayside are so unique that we almost cannot describe how perfect it is! It’s so beautiful that we recommend it as a must see! This one day venue is located on the Riverside in the Centre of Cardigan Town and if you had visions of a coastal wedding then this Wedding Venue is perfect for you, as the Ceredigion Coastline is only minutes away! But if a moonlit walk across the beach practising your vows isn’t on the agenda for the night before your wedding how about taking a dip in the cooling river that calmly flows past Cardigan castle? Now we are talking!

What ever you are looking for, this place has got you covered! It offers stunning views for those epic portrait moments, buildings steeped in history and a giant hat tipi! You have the option of a glorious ceremony out in the sunshine or if you prefer a Church Ceremony, The Church of the Holy Cross, a medieval sailor’s Church sat high above a secluded cove in Mwnt, (so cool!) is only a 20 minute drive away! As for the reception, Fforest Quayside offers a cute courtyard with a giant tipi for your guests to spill into, or if you prefer, a cosy rustic barn in the Coalyard that offers music, dancing and atmospheric lighting and outdoor firebowls. This has to be one of the best Adventurous Wedding Venues and we are so joyful to have it here in Wales!  

Fforest Quay: Click here to visit their website or to learn more.




 Cwmplysgog, Cilgerran, West Wales

Fforest Farm

Fforest Farm is another location under the same umbrella as Fforest Quayside. We are excited to show you guys this adventurers dream based within the Pembrokeshire countryside. If you are looking for a more mindful and holistic approach to your wedding and had your heart set  on an Ethical, Vegan and Wellness Wedding, this is the place to be! This venue offers pure air, peace and quiet and the natural sound of birdsong with no light pollution, leaving you with a romantic sky full of twinkling stars! Your accommodation is nestled in 200 acres and bordered by a 300 acre nature reserve! Total bliss! You have the choice of a barn, building or tipi style wedding, so what ever the weather and time of year you are planning your big day Fforest Farm have the perfect venue to suit you!

As for things to do over you weekend wedding stay, a short walk from your chosen venue, there is a magnificent gorge to explore, a river for wild swimming and a secret outdoor sauna and cold shower! If you prefer the indoors but with beautiful views you can take advantage of yoga and meditation spaces and there’s the option to book a massage or reflexology if you fancy some pre-wedding pampering (come on ladies, of course we want that! You only get married once right?) 

This venue is one of the best locations in Wales for that perfect adventurous backdrop to your photographs and wedding film! (Contact us for wedding photography and film packages!) If you dreamt of your beautiful bridal veil floating in the wind as you walk through tall trees and woodland, or running through open fields with views as far as the eye can see then look no further! As for your portraits, the golden hour here is majestic and offers wide open spaces to capture that warm amber sunset. We know what you are thinking, can we have our honeymoon here too?? 


Fforest Farm: Click here to visit their website or to learn more.




The Gower, Swansea, South Wales

FairyHill & Oldwalls

The name says it all for this wedding venue! FairyHill is a totally enchanting retreat situated on the South Wales peninsular of the Gower. The best part? It is completely exclusive  meaning you will not have to share this location with anyone but you and your guests for the entire duration of your stay! FairyHill is a sister venue to the (also breathtaking) award winning venue Oldwalls also located in the Gower and offers a similar experience should FairyHill not be available for your wedding date. 

Fairyhill is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. It is surrounded with 24 acres of grounds that will sweep you off your feet! You are free to explore the walled garden, frollic on a manicured lawn or discover the enchanting lake at your leisure and every location offers the perfect backdrop for your big day!  If you choose to say “‘I do”‘ at FairyHill  you will be saying yes in a room made from panoramic windows featuring unspoiled views! We believe it is the perfect balance of comfort with a splash of adventure thrown in for good measure. Book yourself into an open day and fall in love, we already have! 

If FairyHill suits you for luxury but you are looking for something a teeny bit more rustic to balance, Oldwalls offers similar features but you also have the option of glamping in a Glamping Village. Compromising of five premium safari pods and five standard glamping tents, the pods boast full lighting and heating as well as en-suite bathrooms and the tents offer a key to private bathrooms in the glamping block. You will still have access to the boutique hotel but you get to absorb the finest scenery South Wales  as to offer from your pod’s front door! 

FairyHill Website: Click Here

OldWalls Website: Click Here 



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