Miskin Manor as a Wedding Venue

Miskin Manor hotel, Cardiff, offers something a little different to your wedding. It is a Grade II listed, AA four star hotel set in a massive 25 acres. The distance to Cardiff and Swansea are both a reasonable 20 minutes and with the M4 less then a 5 minute drive it makes the location perfect.

Photography at a Miskin Manor Wedding with the bride and Groom

The grounds with the manor are well presented. It even has a helicopter landing pad!

This shot is taken from the grounds at the side of the manor. The reception spills onto the patio area  and made a superb canape and champagne reception.

The manor itself has a variety of entertaining rooms  which include a wood panelled lounge. The bedrooms have four posters and the views are tremendous, looking out onto the extensive grounds of the manor. There is plenty of on-site car parking space and for the wedding party looking for some pampering, there is a full health club and swimming pool. In 2011 the grounds of Miskin Manor won the Wales in Bloom award for the gardens.

Wedding Day at Miskin Manor, nr Cardiff

The layout for most ceremonies held in the Minstrel Hall looks similar to this, the wooden trusses and wedding chairs are fabulous and the room requires no marketing, it is beautiful. The photograph below shows a typical set up for the wedding breakfast in the Cedar Room, it makes a really terrific venue; warm, cozy and accessible.

Miskin Manor Photography Wedding

There is plenty of natural light for good photographs during the wedding ceremony in the Minstrel Hall and also reasonable light in the Cedar Room. Later in the day you will most likely need flash, if, as expected the speeches run on later, as the only natural light comes from a bank of windows at the back of the room.

Wedding in the Minstrel Hall Miskin ManorWedding Photography with bride at Miskin Manor

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Groom speeches, kisses bride at Miskin Manor Wedding

If you are looking for a wedding venue be sure to visit Miskin Manor


Cardiff Castle as a Wedding Venue

Bride and Groom portrait, Cardiff Castle Wedding

Cardiff Castle is one of the most sought after wedding locations in Wales, it offers wedding clients a huge variety of function rooms for hire and from a photography perspective has plenty of stunning backdrops to utilise on your special day.

The ceremony can be held in the 15th century undercroft or the guest tower (which can only hold a small number of guests (30 in total I believe) The evening reception can be held in a number of locations; the beautiful Banqueting Hall for a wedding breakfast, the Undercroft or the new Interpretation Centre and its roof top terrace and panoramic views across the city.

Photography opportunities are plentiful. The spiral staircase which adjoins the library and banqueting hall stands out for me, but there are many other rooms and vistas for the bride and groom poses.

Bride and Groom, Undercroft, Spiral Stairs, Cardiff CastleSpiral Staircase, Cardiff Castle, Bride, Wedding, Photographer

The Norman keep, banqueting hall, library and a host of alternative locations in and around the large grounds of the castle ensure it is a popular choice for weddings large and small.

Library at Castle for photographer Neil MansfieldWedding Breakfast Cardiff Castle photos

The city centre location offers great access to local hotels and B&B’s for overnight stays. Cardiff Castle is very well managed, each wedding I have photographed has always been given the personal level of attention it deserves making this a must consider venue if the very reasonable rates are within your individual budget.

If you want Neil Mansfield to photograph your wedding at Cardiff Castle or you’d like to discuss this or many other venues then please get in touch.