Set in the picturesque Welsh county of the Vale of Glamorgan Hensol Castle has been awarded ‘Romantic Venue of the Year’. And it’s easy to see why this 400 year old Grade I listed castle won this prestigious recognition.
One look at Hensol Castle and you can see the history pouring out of its walls from its gothic towers to the grand, sweeping staircases. The romantic castle is perfectly positioned in a 650 acre estate which encompasses the Welsh countryside providing plenty of spots for your photographer to capture your wedding day. See more of their gorgeous photos by clicking here.
You can say ‘I do’ in their Oak Room, the large windows are framed by the view of their 15 acre lake. After your ceremony you and your guests can indulge with some champagne in the courtyard or why not have a game of croquet on the lawn? And for some relaxing quiet time you can gather in the Drawing Room around the roaring feature fireplaces.
More recently, Hensol Castle has been used as a stage set for the television series Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Torchwood before it was carefully restored to its former splendour by the Leeke family.
In competition with nine other Welsh wedding venues, Hensol Castle, won their ‘Romantic Venue of the Year’ at the Welsh Wedding Awards 2018, no doubt due to their stirling customer service as the category was voted for by the Welsh public.
Stephanie Metson, marketing manager at the Vale Resort, said: “Hensol Castle is a truly unique venue that newlyweds have described as ‘breath-taking’, largely because it embraces everything that a fairy tale wedding should be. Its gothic towers, majestic turrets and hand-painted vaulted ceilings set the tone for an unforgettable wedding – who wouldn’t want to get married in their own private castle overlooking a 15-acre serpentine lake?
“Winning the accolade of ‘Romantic Venue of the Year’ at the Welsh Wedding Awards is an outstanding achievement and a testament to the hard work of our staff across Hensol Castle and the Vale Resort. It’ll mean even more to them to know it is the public who voted too.
“Hensol Castle has a been a labour of love that has taken more than 10 years to complete with £10m invested into its refurbishment – the last stage being an 80-cover destination restaurant and the addition of 30 boutique bedrooms. We’re confident that the reputation it has achieved over the last two years, bolstered by its final development stage, will cement our offering as a premiere wedding destination to couples in the UK, as well as internationally.”
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