If you are interested in booking me as your wedding photographer in the Cardiff & South Wales Area:
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.
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.
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.
Artistic, Sharp and Gorgeous…
Gwyneth & Sean – Aberdare Hall, Cardiff
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.
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:
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.