Originally built in the early 12th Century, Ewenny Priory was a Benedictine foundation connected to St. Peter's abbey, Gloucester and housed a prior and 10-15 monks. In the 16th Century the abbey was dissolved by Henry the VIII and purchased by Sir Edward Carne whose family lived there until the early 18th Century when is passed by marriage to the Turbervill family who have lived there ever since.
The church has been described as "The best-preserved example of a Norman priory church in South Wales"; “The most complete and impressive Norman building in Glamorgan” and “A remarkable example of pure Norman work throughout”
Among its unique features are its fortifications, the only surviving Romanesque wall-painting in Wales, the 21st century Pulpitum Screen by Alexander Beleschenko and the fact that it has been in continuous use for almost 900 years.
It really is a ‘hidden treasure of Wales’.
The venue has plenty of room to accommodate a Marquee for up to 200+ guests and ample parking (Car and Bus) out of sight of the main venue area.
During the reception, guests are free to wander around the gardens and towers within the Norman fortifications and there are plenty of locations which make a great backdrop to photographs including the Historic Deer Park.
The Bride and Groom have the option of entering the Priory via the main North Gate Tower (Portcullis) and driving, in style, to meet your guests in front of the house.
Ewenny Priory is a blank canvass onto which you can ‘paint’ your perfect wedding day.
You are free to use whatever facilities you require to create your perfect wedding. There is list of suggested/approved companies to be found on the Suppliers page . The space, water and electricity is supplied.
Comments from Clients
"What perfect day and Ewenny Priory played a lead role."
"In all our lives, there are experiences that will live with us all our lives. The wedding at Ewenny is one of those moments. Glorious event, glorious venue..."
"Beautiful, private, atmospheric and romantic."
"Looking for venues is full of disappointment unless you come here first, meets all the criteria if a marquee venue is what you are looking for."
"The priory and the grounds are superb and thanks for all your assistance and making the process a simple and hassle free affair."