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Cardiff Wedding Photography Venues

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Wedding Bubbles Being Blown at Couple Exiting Cardiff City Hall

Cardiff’s City Hall is a fantastic venue for your wedding ceremony. The ornate portico at the front is an excellent backdrop for couple’s exit!

Wedding Photography in Cardiff – For Cosmopolitan Marriages

For an engaged couple wishing for a cosmopolitan feeling for their marriage, Wales’ capital city, Cardiff, is one of the best destinations.

The city landscape is marked by numerous stunning buildings that are beautiful both inside and out – ideal for your wedding photography.  A great example of this is Cardiff’s popular civil marriage venue, the City Hall, which houses the Register Office (see photo above and link at the top).

The natural green scenery makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the UK.  Nature-loving couples can select the city of Cardiff as the backdrop to their special day and enjoy outdoor ceremonies and beautiful green landscapes in their finished photographs.  Couples wishing for summer nuptials will love the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful nature of the city.

Groom places wedding ring on bride's finger at Castell Coch near Cardiff

Castell Coch is a splendid location for your small wedding ceremony. However, you can move on from there to a larger reception so that your wider circle of friends can celebrate with you.

The City of Cardiff:  The Perfect Location for Wedding Photography

Cardiff is lucky enough to benefit from strong transport links into the city from all over.  The Welsh capital city is now just 2 hours from London Paddington via Bristol by train on the Great Western Railway service, and there is also a direct train to Manchester.

The M4 also runs from London to Swansea and passes just north of the city, making access for your wedding guests so easy. In addition, there are three park and ride sites around the city with good bus services.

Passionate First Kiss at Pencoed House Estate by Cardiff wedding photographer

The beautifully rustic Pencoed House Estate near Cardiff is another example of the area’s fine venues.

Short and Full Day Weddings in the Welsh Capital

Whether you require a venue for a full day’s wedding or just for an hour for your ceremony, there is the perfect venue for you.  Many venues will only do the civil marriage ceremony, and from there, you can go elsewhere for a sit-down meal with close family and friends.

Cardiff has numerous quality restaurants, pubs and hotels just suitable for however you wish to celebrate your marriage.

I love to photograph short wedding days in Cardiff, and my coverage can start at just 1 hour.  2 hours is more usual to get some before and after shots and the early reception.  I have a whole page about reduced hours wedding coverage.

Read More on My>> Short Day Wedding Photography Page.

The bride and groom pose inside the front doors of Cardiff City Hall

A portrait of the bride and groom’s arrival at City Hall:  The venue is ornate and historic, presenting many photo opportunities.

Recreation of rennaissance portrait at wedding taken by Cardiff photographer Guy Milnes

A bit of wedding fun: bride Gwyneth and her friends wanted to recreate a painting for one of her group shots at Aberdare Hall in Cardiff

Artistic, Sharp and Gorgeous…

Wedding couple re-enacting scene from Titanic
I wish I could upload every photo Guy took of our wedding day in Cardiff. It was the best day of our lives and the photos we received capture everything that made it so special. Guy is truly unbelievable. The shots are artistic, sharp, and gorgeous, and the candid shots are so emotional and funny that I was laughing and crying all the while looking through them. I’m in absolute awe of these photos. If that isn’t enough to convince you, we also had a blast shooting with Guy during our portraits and didn’t notice him at all while he weaved in and out of our ceremony for candid shots. The turnaround for our pictures also way exceeded expectations. I don’t know how he does it! Exactly what we dreamed for in our photographer. I worried about choosing the right photographer for our wedding but felt assured from my first email with Guy that we’d made the right choice. Cannot recommend him enough. THANK YOU!

Gwyneth & Sean – Aberdare Hall, Cardiff

Bride smiling in entrance hall to Cardiff City Hall

The entrance hall at City Hall can be busy with people coming and going. Fortunately, it was quiet enough to be able to take this smiley portrait of bride Dania.

The newly-weds descend the City Hall steps after their wedding in Cardiff

The same doorway, but in black and white, it has a whole new feel. I give many of my Cardiff wedding photos the monochrome treatment.

Wedding Venues and Suppliers in Cardiff to Make Your Day Truly Special

As well as some great wedding photographers (Hello!!), many other wedding professionals enhance your day and add to it to make it even more memorable.   The register office in Cardiff City Hall caters for the very smallest to much larger marriage celebrations.  The numerous florists, wedding planners, cake makers, and dress shops are among the industry's very best.

Bride and groom posing in front of the Alexandra Gardens memorial in Cardiff

The Welsh National War Memorial stands proudly in the centre of Alexandra Gardens. It makes for an imposing backdrop to some of your couples portraits at a Cardiff wedding.

LGBTQ+/Gay Weddings in Cardiff

All non-religious wedding venues welcome same-sex wedding couples who wish to marry in Wales's capital city. All the official venues listed below do accept LGBT weddings, as is now required by law.

Gay weddings are something of a speciality of mine, and you can find out all about how I approach them here:

LGBTQ+ Wedding Photography>>

Group Family Wedding Photo on Lawn Outside Cardiff City Hall

I photographed this group shot taken just after Helen and Clare's marriage ceremony on City Hall's grass. It is a perfect space for your posed family portraits.

Cardiff Council's List of Approved Marriage & Civil Ceremony Premises


The city is also home to many beautiful old chapels and churches that serve as lovely photographic locations. Cardiff wedding photographers can create beautiful photographs that include these beautiful venues as atmospheric backdrops. Also offering many indoor halls for more intimate civil marriages, couples can choose venues such as the City Hall for their big day. There are numerous venues, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, and even castles outside the city. I've photographed weddings at many of these - find out about some of them via the links at the top of the page.

Here is a full list of all of those venues as recommended and licensed by Cardiff Council:


The Angel Hotel, Castle St. CF10 1SZ

Canada Lodge and Lake, Heol Pant-y-Gored, Creigiau. CF15 9NF.

Cardiff Castle, Castle Street. CF10 3RB.

Cardiff City Stadium, 82a Leckwith Rd. CF11 8AZ.

Cardiff Masonic Hall, 8 Guildford Street. CF10 2HL.

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais. CF15 7JS.

Cathays Cemetery Chapels, Fairoak Road, Cathays. CF24 4PY.

Cathedral 73, 73 Cathedral Road. CF11 9HE.

Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant, Churchill Way. CF10 2WF.

City Hall, Cathays Park. CF10 3ND.

Cardiff County Hall, Atlantic Wharf. CF10 4UW.

De Courceys Manor, Tyla Morris Avenue, Pentyrch. CF15 9QN.

Fairwater Conservative Club, 61 Ely Rd. CF5 2BY.

Future Inn Cardiff, Hemingway Road .CF10 4AU.

The Hilton, Kingsway. CF10 3HH.

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre, Castle St. CF10 1XD.

Holland House Hotel & Spa (Mercure), 24-26 Newport Rd. CF24 0DD.

Howell's School, Cardiff Road, Llandaff. CF5 2YD.

Jolyon's at No. 10, 10 Cathedral Road, Riverside. CF11 9L J.

Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place. CF10 3UD.

Manor Parc Country Hotel & Restaurant, Thornhill Road, Thornhill. CF14 9UA.

Mansion House, Richmond Road. CF24 3UN.

Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane. CF10 1EZ.

National Museum, Cathays Park. CF10 3NP.

New House Country Hotel, Thornhill. CF14 9UA.

Hotel Novotel, Schooner Way. CF10 4RT.

Park House Restaurant, 20 Park Place. CF10 3DQ.

Park Inn by Radisson - City Centre, Mary Ann Street.CF10 2JH.

Park Inn by Radisson - Cardiff North, Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn. CF23 9XF.

Park Plaza, Greyfriars Rd. CF10 3AL.

Pencoed House Estate, Llantrisant Road, Capel Llanilltern. CF5 6JR.

Portland House, 113 - 116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5EQ.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace. CF10 2FL.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park. CF10 3ER.

The Principal St David's Hotel, Havannah Street. CF10 5SD.

St Fagan's Museum of Natural History, St Fagans. CF5 6XB.

Sunflower and I, 1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5EE.

SSE SWALEC Stadium. CF11 9XR.

Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park. CF10 3AP.

The Exchange Hotel, 4-5 Mount Stuart Square. CF10 5FQ.

Ty Mawr, Graig Road, Lisvane. CF14 0UF.

Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Rd. CF14 7EF.

View from drawing room to hall at Castell Coch wedding with bride and groom waiting to enter.

A neo-Gothic castle lies very close to Cardiff. It presents as an unusual and intimate wedding day venue.

Cardiff Wedding Photographer Guy Milnes

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Guy Milnes Photography is based between London and Caerphilly covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
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