Located on the beautiful South Wales coastline, St Donat's Castle is the perfect venue for your special day and is just a 40 minute drive from central Cardiff.
St Donat's Castle was once the home of the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and played host to many Hollywood stars of the day. The Castle stands a tale of history set amongst some of the most colourful gardens and sea views; a perfect wedding backdrop.
The castle, owned by UWC Atlantic College is available outside of the college seasons for weddings between the end of May and the end of September each year.
To ensure exclusivity, we only take one wedding per day with the romantic castle and gardens hired on a midday 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 170 guests for a wedding breakfast and 200 guests for an evening party. In addition to the castle rooms there is also space in the extensive grounds for a marquee seating up to 400.
And 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.
All catering is provided by our nominated caterers who bring a wealth of experience together with service levels and menus of the highest standards.
Whether it’s an intimate affair or lavish occasion that you picture for your special day, our magical castle ensures the wedding of your dreams.
Please see St Donats Art Centre if you would like to book the Art Centre for your special occasion.
Type of Cuisine:
External caterers for weddings
Directions by car:
Leave the M4 at Junction 33 (Cardiff West and Airport) and at the first major exit take the A48 towards Bridgend
• From near Cowbridge, the College is sign-posted;
• At Pentre Meyrick, turn left and follow the road to Llantwit Major;
• Just before Llantwit Major, the route is sign-posted to the right at a traffic circle;
• Continue on the B4265 for approximately one mile;
• Turn left at the staggered junction (sign-posted) and follow the narrow farm road;
• At the next T-junction, turn left and enter through the second set of gates on your right to St Donats Castle and the campus (signposted by brown tourist signage).
Directions by public transport:
Nearest railway stations are LLantwit Major, Bridgend and Cardiff Central
Bus numbers 303 & 304 run every hour from Llantwit Major and Bridgend to the main gate of the campus.