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St Fagans National History Museum
  • Grade I-listed, Elizabethan manor house
  • Historic Welsh miners' Institute building
  • Indoor and outdoor event spaces
  • Modern Welcome Hall in Visitor Centre
  • Marquee receptions available
  • Bespoke menus created by Elior
  • Hen afternoons include: workshops, make-up, etc.
  • Check out exclusive special offer

Situated in St Fagans, Cardiff, this unusual open-air museum spread over 100 acres is available for ceremonies and receptions. The museum opened in 1948 and contains more than 40 historic buildings that have all been carefully transported from their original location to this beautiful site.

Choose from the magnificent Elizabethan St Fagans Castle, a historic Workmen's Institute or the modern Welcome Hall in the new Visitor Centre. During the summer season, a marquee can be erected on the Castle Lawn for wedding reception. Each wedding here helps contribute to the preservation of the beautiful buildings within this museum.

The Facilities

St Fagans Castle

A stunning, Grade I-listed, Elizabethan manor house surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. The wonderful Hall, featuring classic Victorian styling of dark oak and a carved fireplace, provides a perfect setting for an intimate ceremony. You could also host your celebration within the historic Dining Room and have your photographs in the gorgeous gardens, amongst the fish ponds, fountains and roses. Can be combined with hire of the Welcome Hall in the new Visitor Centre for larger evening parties with additional guests.

Civil ceremony capacity - 40-50 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 40 guests (seated)

Oakdale Workmen's Institute

The Concert Hall on the first floor, with its sprung floor and stage, can be transformed following your ceremony for a vintage village-hall style evening reception, whilst you and your guests enjoy fantastic photographic opportunities around the Museum or simply enjoy a drinks reception on the Institute's ground floor. A ceremony in Oakdale can be combined with evening hire of the Welcome Hall in the new Visitor Centre for a wedding breakfast or party with additional guests.

Civil ceremony capacity - 100 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 70 guests (seated)
Evening reception capacity - 90 guests

Welcome Hall

This large modern hall in the new Visitor Centre is perfect for evening wedding receptions and parties. Can be combined with hire of St Fagans Castle or Oakdale Workmen's Institute for civil ceremony.

St Fagans work alongside a number of specialist Asian catering providers to deliver large wedding receptions and parties in the Hall.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 100-200+ guests (seated)
Evening reception capacity - 200+ guests


During the summer season the Castle Lawn is available for marquee receptions. St Fagans National History Museum will provide:

  • A traditional marquee that includes windows and double wooden doors
  • Entrance porch
  • Connecting catering area
  • Bar area
  • Wooden flooring and carpeting
  • Ivory linings, swags and overlays (different overlay colours available)
  • Dancefloor
  • Starlight lining for the dancefloor
  • Tables and chairs

Marquee reception capacity - 140 guests (seated)


Your wedding breakfast will be created in-house by the talented catering team, Elior. Their seasonal menu is created using locally sourced ingredients and can be altered to suit your preferences. Alternatively, a brand new, bespoke menu can be created just for your wedding. A selection of drinks tailored to your dishes will be provided.


Although you cannot stay overnight at the museum itself, there are several hotel options in the city centre.

For more information, or to book a venue tour of St Fagans National History Museum for your wedding please get in touch using the contact options at the top or bottom of this page. Wedding brochures and pricelists can be downloaded from the Museum's website. For a special offer, book your reception here and receive 50% off the hire cost of your ceremony room

St Fagans National Museum of History


  • Maria and Carl – 01/08/2016

    We had the best day of our lives at our wedding in St Fagans National History Museum and we could not be happier with the service that was provided.

  • Debbie – 07/2015

    St Fagans National History Museum was my daughter’s wedding and reception venue and we all had the most amazing day. The setting was so beautiful - the gardens were in full bloom for guests to wander through the many flowerbeds and gardens. The sun shone on what I can only describe as the most picturesque scene.

  • Gareth - 12/2015

    We had our wedding in St Fagans castle and I cannot thank the staff at the museum enough for their efforts in providing such a lovely service. The museum has something for everyone and is a real asset to Wales.

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