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Pencoed House Estate Wedding Photographer

A Venue with 36 Acres of Stunning Countryside

Wedding Photography at Pencoed House Estate: a Venue Near Cardiff, South Wales


Wedding in the Old Barn, Pencoed House

Weddings in Pencoed House’s Old Barn have a unique rustic feel.

Pencoed House Estate lies in 36 acres of the stunning Welsh countryside in the picturesque village of Capel Llanilltern.  Just 7 miles (11.27 km) from Cardiff, the venue is both beautiful and convenient but with a feeling of remoteness and will make a fantastic addition to your wedding day.

Your Pencoed House Estate wedding photography revolves around The Old Hall which dates as far back as the 15th Century and still has its original stone walls.  With a vaulted ceiling and, for winter weddings, a roaring log fire, the Old Hall holds up to 120 seated guests for your ceremony and 200 evening guests.

Next to The Old Hall is The Woodland Bar with its wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  It even contains a whisky library for connoisseurs of Single Malts.

Pencoed House Estate as Your Wedding Venue


Pecoed House Wedding - Bridesmaids and Pageboy with Bride Following

Did a Fantastic Job…

Wedding couple in arched doorway with cannon

Guy Milnes was the photographer at our wedding at Pencoed House in Cardiff. He did a fantastic job and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. The pictures were stunning – Guy has a really good eye for capturing our friends and family having a good time as well as those other special moments of our wedding day. He worked in the background, observing and waiting for the right shots, but also gently steered us and everybody else in the right direction when it was necessary. Our band started late in the evening, but Guy stayed longer than agreed to capture us partying, which we really appreciated. We would like to recommend him in the best possible terms.

Catherine & Marco

Bride with Father Walk to the Wedding Ceremony at Pencoed House

What is the cost of Having a Wedding at Pencoed House Estate?

Its official website lists 5 packages in all covering summer and winter weddings and weekdays and Saturdays which in summer, are at a premium.  A wedding here does not come cheap.  The lowest price is £4995  (Silver Winter Package - Monday-Wednesday and January-March and November).  The most expensive is the Silver Saturday at £6750.

The estate is licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships and other non-religious ceremonies. Contact the venue on 02921 678090 to discuss your requirements.

Bride and Father Walking Down Aisle at Pencoed House Wedding

The Bride and her Father walk down the aisle towards her waiting Groom.

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The Bride and Groom with the register in the Old Barn

The Old Barn is quite spacious and gives the photographer room to comfortably moved around to get shots from many angles.

Wedding Catering at Pencoed House

The venue insists that you use one of it's three recommended caterers which you may find restrictive, but they are top-notch, offering a diverse selection of food and tastings.  Having tasted the food on offer, I can personally vouch for the quality.

Little Boy Handing Ring to Groom at Pencoed House Wedding

At Pencoed House Estate, your wedding ceremony may be as bespoke as you'd like it to be. The Cardiff Registrars are very accommodating with this. Here a page boy delivers the rings to the happy couple before the exchange. Note the Transformer he is clutching.

For those wanting to extend the event over a weekend, the venue offers a Bridal Suite, a self-catering cottage (sleeps 8) and 2 barn apartments, sleeping 2 in each.  Hiring the Bridal Suite provides the perfect location for your wedding preparations.

Wedding Photography at Pencoed House Estate


Grrom Placing Ring on Bride's Finger in Old Barn at Pencoed House

The layout means the ability to get in close during critical moments such as the vows and exchange of rings.

Newly-Weds Kissing after Ceremony in Barn

There are no restrictions regarding wedding photography except that public liability insurance is required. The venue is happy for your photographer to look round the venue with you before the day, as long as they make an appointment.

Pencoed House Wedding - Walking Back Down Aisle with Little Boy

The Old Barn is not too broad meaning that your guests will be within the photo frame as the photographer shoots the couple leaving the ceremony.

Cardiff Registrar Photography Restrictions

As far as photographing the ceremony is concerned, any restrictions are at the Cardiff Registrars' discretion who are conducting your ceremony.  The registrars at Cardiff are thankfully very relaxed about photographers but are strict about photographing the signing.  They prefer to set up a 'dummy' register for a staged signing afterwards if you would like this.  I prefer to shoot the actual signing as it is much more natural.  However, we must abide by any rules the officiants' set out.

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Your Wedding Outside The Old Barn


Confetti Throwing as Couple Leave the Old Barn

There is a lot of room outside the Old Barn for your photographer to arrange guests into a confetti throwing aisle.

The expansive grounds offer many backdrops. These include statues, a bridge, plenty of greenery, attractive arched doorways and even a cannon.  It's well worth taking time away from your guests to have a mini-portrait shoot.  I think this is important.  You'll end up with some gorgeous wedding portraits, and it will give you some time alone before the evening celebrations.  I then always suggest that you take a few minutes out to be together and compose yourselves in readiness for the festivities ahead.

Newly-weds pose outside arched doorway at Pencoed House

There are countless backdrops for your wedding portraits. This doorway was too good to ignore.

Post-Ceremony Canapés and Games on the Lawn

The outside space and tables mean that you can have your wedding reception drinks and canapés on the lawn, making for some fantastic reportage photography.

The wedding venue also includes a children's play area and lawn games to keep younger guests entertained in nice weather.  There is plenty of space for them to run around and fire up their active imaginations as they play in the most beautiful surroundings.  It's a real boon for a photographer, as if there's a lull in your wedding day proceedings, kids are always great to photograph.

Gay/LGBT weddings are welcome at Pencoed House Estate as it's a secular venue for civil marriage.  A good proportion of my weddings are same-sex, so please contact me to discuss.

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Bride and Groom Entering Old Barn at Pencoed House for the Wedding Breakfast

The happy couple enter the Old Barn for the wedding meal and speeches.

Father of the Bride Gives Speech at Wedding

There is plenty of room for the photographer to move around between tables, ensuring excellent shots of the speeches. Here, the Father of the Bride is giving his.

Wedding Cake on Barrel in Old Barn at Pencoed House

The wedding cake is displayed on a barrel in the Old Barn. Lighting from the disco gives the photograph a unique feel.

Wedding Cake Cutting at Cardiff Wedding

The Bride and Groom cut their wedding cake. The venue staff help to ensure this is done efficiently before the evening's entertainment.

Topless Man Dancing for Bride at Wedding

Let the evening's entertainment Commence - 'Nuff Said!

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


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