Wales’ best wedding venue has been named at the country’s foremost event for the industry.

Pencoed House Estate of Cardiff received the coveted title at The Welsh Wedding Awards 2019. Built in the 15th Century, the house was, according to a local legend, the home of King Arthur. It is run by Jamie Williams, his wife Johanna and a team of only nine full time employees.

Williams commented:

“We’re absolutely delighted for the whole team. They’ve all worked so hard from the first wedding to now.”

The business was founded by Williams’ parents who owned Pencoed House. The family-run enterprise started life as a hobby for Williams’ mother but has now become a full time occupation for her son. What began as a schedule of five events per year has grown drastically to almost 150.

With its new fame, this will no doubt be a continuing trend, and wedding invitations with the Cardiff address of Pencoed House will no doubt be doing the rounds in the months to come.

Williams’ mother, 73, was present at the awards ceremony to cheer on her son and cried when he took the stage and accepted the award, which was twofold – for his individual region and for Wales.

Williams stated:

“It was really special for my mum.”

The celebrated Welsh awards took place at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff Bay and were attended by hundreds of wedding professionals from across the country. The Exchange is a Grade II listed building that was restored in 2016.