Gileston Manor Venue Guide

I have put together this Gileston Manor Venue Guide to showcase this wonderful property and share some tips for getting married here.

Imagine, it’s the day of your wedding and sunlight is streaming through the majestic cypress trees, while lavender blows gently in the walled garden. In the distance you catch a glimpse of this beautiful Georgian Manor House…

About the Manor

Gileston Manor is a grade II listed Georgian manor house located in the small village of Gileston, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The Manor has a long history, some parts dating back to medieval times and provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

The gardens include a beautiful 18th Century Walled Garden with a beautiful Summer House to say your vows. Sunset photographs can be taken with hay bales in the distance and views across the Bristol estuary.


The Rose Garden

The Stables, and the Bridal Suite ‘The Apple Store’ is the perfect place to get ready on your wedding day morning. The courtyard and its pretty rose garden provide a beautiful backdrop to photograph your details and capture some editorial portraits with your bridal party. In addition, this is a lovely space for a dress reveal.

The Walled Garden

I meet the Groom and his groomsmen just before the ceremony to document the Groom’s attire and capture some candid moments with his friends. The walled garden keeps a distance between the Bride and Groom and allows for photographs without any sneak peeks. Alternatively if you would like a ‘First Look’ the gardens are the perfect romantic spot for this.

The Summer House

For smaller intimate weddings the summer house inside the secret garden can seat up to 50 guests. This 18th century walled garden is the perfect location for your celebratory confetti walk and a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony photographs.

The Estate

There are so many stunning backdrops for your romantic wedding day portraits at Gileston Manor. I recommend a short stroll throughout the grounds visiting the walled garden, the chapel and the folly with breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast.

The Secret Garden

You can host up to 50 guests for an exquisite wedding breakfast in the secret garden. The light inside is perfect allowing for stunning images of the speeches and toasts. The grand floor length table gives this space an intimate and luxurious quality.


A few frequently asked questions about shooting weddings at Gileston Manor:

How long should we plan to take our portraits?

I always consider the time of the year you are getting married to make the most of the natural light. Sunsets at Gileston Manor are beautiful, it’s just a short drive to the beach. I would recommend 20 minutes of portraits in and around the estate during cocktail hour and 10 minutes before sunset in the fields or at the beach.

What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?

The wedding ceremony is the main focus of your day. It is important to consider how the timing of your ceremony will impact on the rest of your itinerary. I recommend between 1 – 2.30pm for your ceremony, allowing enough time to get ready in the morning without feeling rushed. You will then have plenty of time for cocktails, wedding breakfast and celebrations!

Should I get ready at Gileston Manor?

Yes, definitely! The accommodation is beautiful. The Apple Store and The Coach House, interconnect and are perfect to enjoy the night before the wedding. There is plenty of space to get ready in the morning.

Do they allow for fireworks or sparklers?

If you are thinking of having a firework display please contact one of the team at Gileston Manor. Fireworks  may be possible but only via their recommended supplier. You can enjoy sparklers outside only. Sparkler exits are more popular in the autumn/winter months when it gets dark early.

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