Venues Hensol Castle
Hensol Castle
  • Grade I-listed 17th century castle
  • Set in 650 acres of Welsh countryside
  • All-inclusive venue available for exclusive hire
  • Can hold evening receptions for 180 guests
  • Four beautiful ceremony rooms to choose from
  • Accommodation at The Vale Resort Hotel

This Grade I-listed castle can be found on an impressive estate in the Vale of Glamorgan, surrounded by 650 acres of gorgeous Welsh countryside. Rich in history and grandeur, Hensol Castle boasts authentic turrets, a 15 acre lake and original architecture. Available for your exclusive hire, this unique wedding venue makes for a breath-taking backdrop to your special day.

With a dedicated wedding co-ordinator and team of experts to help you with every aspect of your wedding day, Hensol Castle will be transformed into a magical place for you and your loved ones. Located on the estate grounds is the prestigious Vale Resort Hotel, with 143 bedrooms and a health club to offer your guests.

History

Hensol Castle was owned by the Jenkins family during the 17th century, and in 1664 it was passed to Judge David Jenkins, the famous lawyer and eccentric royalist who stood against parliament during the Civil War.

In the following years the estate was owned by numerous distinguished figures; including Solicitor General Charles Talbot, who became the Earl of Hensol; Samuel Richardson, a key figure in the world of agriculture and Lady and Benjamin Hall.

In 2003 the estate was purchased by Leekes, a family-run retailer. The castle received a multi-million pound refurbishment, which led to the restoration of the grand function rooms and returned the property to its former splendour.

Facilities

Bursting with period décor, the function rooms at Hensol Castle have been authentically restored. The high arched windows bring in the warmth of natural light, and the oak panelling that decorates the walls and ceilings give the rooms an elegant, romantic feel.

Civil Ceremonies

There are four licenced suites available for your wedding ceremony, each with period features and its own charming character. The most popular choice is the breath-taking Oak Room, no doubt thanks to its wide views across the serpentine lake and beautiful grounds. With original wood panelling, high ceiling and large marble fireplace, the Oak Room is the perfect place in which to exchange your vows.

For larger wedding parties, the Courtyard Hall is a breath-taking space in which to exchange your vows. The Garden Room, with its large windows allowing for plenty of natural light, can hold up to 120 guests, and the Morning Room, situated just across from the Oak Room, is perfect for smaller wedding ceremonies.

Oak Room ceremony capacity - 90 guests

Courtyard Hall ceremony capacity - 200 guests

The Garden Room ceremony capacity - 120 guests

The Morning Room ceremony capacity - 60 guests

Drinks Reception

Following your ceremony, invite your guests to join you in the Reception Hall, Morning Room or Drawing Room for a drinks reception. With several drinks packages to choose from, Hensol Castle will provide what you need to celebrate your new marriage.

Wedding Breakfast

Sitting at the heart of the castle is the Courtyard Hall, a striking space in which to hold your wedding breakfast. Overlooking the landscaped inner courtyard, the eco-friendly hall has been expertly designed to save energy, with heat-retaining glass and a natural wildflower roof.

Evening Reception

After your three course meal the Courtyard Hall is transformed into party setting for evening receptions of up to 180. The hall comes complete with its own dance floor and private bar, and on summer nights your guest will be able to step into the adjacent courtyard and enjoy the warm air.

The Package

The exclusive hire of Hensol Castle also includes:

  • A luxury night's accommodation for the newlyweds at the Vale Resort
  • Free one month membership for the couple at the Health and Racquets Club
  • A round of golf for the groom and three friends
  • 20% discount at the Vale Spa, valid for one month prior to your wedding
  • Red carpet laid out for you upon arrival
  • A personalised table plan and menu
  • The complimentary hire of a silver cake stand and knife
  • Preferential rates for wedding guests staying at the Vale Resort

Catering

Hensol Castle have a fantastic catering service and are able to provide a delicious three course wedding breakfast for your guests. There are a range of mouth-watering dishes to choose from, and their three menus - Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald - can be customised to cater to bespoke requirements, vegetarian options and children's choices. Prices start from £43.95 per person, and you can view their detailed catering menus by visiting the Hensol Castle website.

Accommodation

At the end of your day, when you and your guests have shared drinks, laughter and emotions, you'll be in need of a place to rest. The Vale Resort Hotel is situated on the castle grounds, and is delighted to offer the newlyweds a free luxury suite on their wedding night. There are 143 bedrooms available at the hotel, with a mix of single and double guest rooms on offer at preferential rates for wedding guests.

Get in touch with Hensol Castle using the contact buttons on this listing and discover more about this fairy tale venue.

Address
Hensol Castle Park
Hensol
Vale of Glamorgan
CF72 8JX

Reviews

  • Jane

    My daughter got married at the Castle on 23rd July and I cannot recommend this venue highly enough. The Castle and renovations are absolutely superb, the grounds and views are breath taking and the staff are the most helpful, courteous and attentive I have ever experienced. They truly want to make every aspect of your day a dream come true. I’d recommend
    not deciding on a venue until you have visited Hensol Castle. Special thank you to Laura Smith who was our contact at the Vale for the 14 months of the planning and Jodie who was duty manager on the day.

  • Jo

    We got married here 10th July this year and what a perfect venue it was, the staff were superb especially Natalie. The food was outstanding too, family and guests absolutely loved it, thank you to everyone for making this the perfect day for us.

  • Martin

    I would highly recommend this as a wedding venue to anyone thinking of booking! My wife and I got married here on 4th April and it was a dream from start to finish! The venue is beautiful and the renovation work is incredible. The day went so smoothly and was completely stress free. Thanks to everyone at Hensol Castle, the staff were amazing and worked so hard to make sure we had a special day.

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