2017 Tariff comparison with all our local South Wales 'competitors' - Weddings in Wales at Craig y Nos Castle

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2017 Tariff comparison with all our local South Wales 'competitors'

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We continually check our competitor's prices and their Wedding Packages so you don't have to
1. Welcome Drinks: Some venues have not shown Welcome Drinks as a separate item, but instead quote an inclusive price for welcome drinks, wine on tables, toasting wine etc. This makes a direct comparison impossible. In most cases the combined drinks package is more than ours, but for simplicity we've assumed their 'Welcome Drinks' in isolation are £5.00/ head, same as ours. These 'assumed' £5.00 / head entries are shaded in light green in the 'welcome drinks' column.

2. We offer exclusive use but few other venues will offer exclusive use or even be able to. Some may have more than one wedding on the same day, or other guests on their premises. Some may have a supplementary charge for exclusive use which is NOT shown in the chart below (one for example charges £2,000 extra for exclusive use but this is not shown in the table below). We did not compare each venue's 'exclusive use' fee against our 'free exclusive use' offer, as exclusive use is not universally available. Where exclusivity is offered, their exclusive use fees may be more than the individual room hire rates shown.
Some people think it is expensive to get married at Craig y Nos Castle and are then surprised at how affordable we are. We do regularly check our rates against competitors, and whilst it is not our intention to be the cheapest, our rates are, on our package deals, generally lower than or similar to our competitors. Our objective is to offer Brides 'Best Value' and for unsold dates in 2017/ early 2018 our Last Minute Wedding Package at £40/head is generally unbeatable, with some venues charging £2,000 or even £3,000 more!

Some competitors may have 'deals' we have not found, or introduce deals after this comparison was done. Some may have extras within their packages we have not spotted. Also we may not know of any 'last minute deals' introduced later in the year. To verify savings under our Last Minute Wedding Package, check if the other venue is offering any 'deals' in the same time frame.

Anyone who finds any inaccuracy in the below, please email martin.gover@craigynoscastle.com with the corrections and I will add updates to this page.

Same Rate for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

The comparison is based on 50 guests - same as our Special Wedding Package. Savings under our Special Wedding Package against the competitors' published 2017 tariff were accurate as of 24/11/2016 for the 2017 year. A 'per guest rate' is also shown for each venue, based on 50 guests.

Other venues may be more expensive in 2018 and each year, everyone's rates will go up. Meanwhile our 2018-2020 rates are still the same as our 2017 rates. This is unique to Craig y Nos Castle as most venues increase their rates annually.

We have a fixed rate wedding package (£50/ head) for each wedding year. At some point this straightforward, easy to understand and 'easy on the pocket' £50/ head rate will increase. But even when it does increase, we'll stick to our policy of having the same (new) rate for all weddings, for all years. All prior bookings remain 'locked in' on the old rate that you secured when you book.

This means you can - right now - book a 2018, 2019 or 2020 wedding at Craig y Nos Castle at 2017 rates.  

Total for
50 Guests
Amount per
Cptr More or Less on
Cptr More or Less on
Offers we found for Last Minute deals, Fridays, Weekdays etc
Craig Y Nos Castle (SWP)£2500.00£750.00£250.00£0.00£0.00£3500.00£70.00-------------LMWP Fri =£60/head
The Angel Inn - Abergavenney£2,700.00£1200.00£250.00£1200.00£380.00£5727.50£114.55£2225.50£1200.00£84.00 Mwk
Buckland Hall£3300.00£0£0£0£5500.00£8800.00£176.00£5300.00£3550.00£131.00 Mwk
Cawdor Hotel£1900.00£725.00£247.50£0.00£500.00£3372.50£67.45-£127.50-£372.50£42.95 Mwk, £52.95 Fri
Cwrt Bleddyn£5625.00£900.00£0£0£0£6525.00£130.50£3025.00£3525.00
No 'Offers' noticed
Fforest Weddings£2750.00£0£175.00£0£3500.00£6425.00£128.50£2925.00£3495.00
No 'Offers' noticed
Glen-Yr-Afon£2945.00£1225.00£1187.50£0.00£695.00£6052.50£121.05£2552.50£3052.50No 'Offers' noticed
Glyn Clydach Hotel - Neath£2450.00£725.00£230.00£0.00£0.00£3580.00£71.60£80.00£580.00No 'Offers' noticed
Grand Hotel Swansea£2236.00£0£197.50£0£0£2433.50£48.67-£576.50-£76.50
No 'Offers' noticed
Gower Hotel£2950.00£950.00£225.00£800.00£300.00£5225.00£104.50£1,725.00£1050.00£81.00/ head for 'basic'
King Arthur£2950.00£975.00£247.50£0.00£300.00£4472.50£89.45£972.50£1472.50No offer seen for Friday
Llangoed Hall£3500.00£450.00£500.00£0.00£650.00£5100.00£102.00£1600.00£2100.00No 'Offers' noticed
Llechwen Hall£2400.00£938.00£0£0£1100.00£4438.00£88.76£938.00£663£73.26 Mwk, £73.26 Fri
Liberty Stadium£1325.00£600.00£250.00£0.00£300.00£2475.00£49.50-£1025.00-£525.00No 'Offers' noticed
Maes Manor£1910.00£975.00£297.50£0.00£500.00£3682.50£73.65£182.50-£31.50£59.37/ head for Fridays
Margam Park£2397.50£950.00£250.00£0.00£00.00£3597.50£71.95£97.50£597.50No 'Offers' noticed
Marriott Hotel -  See Note (1)£3445.00IncludedIncluded£0.00£0.00£3445.00£68.90????Lots of freebies included
Miskin Manor£2450.00£950.00£195.00£0.00£685.00£4280.00£85.60£780.00£1280.00No 'Offers' noticed
Norton House Hotel£1875.00£650.00£305.00£0£275.00£3105.00£62.10£105.00£605.00
No 'Offers' noticed
Oxwich Bay Marque or Hotel
£2950.00£800.00£250.00£0.00£375.00£4375.00£87.50£875.00£1375.00No 'Offers' noticed
Pencoed House£4162.50£700.00£0£0£295.00£5157.50£103.15£1657.50£2157.50
No 'Offers' noticed
Peterstone Court£5200.00£1050.00£312.50£750.00£0.00£7312.50£146.25£3812.50£2667.00£113.34/ package deal
Sketty Hall Swansea£2250.00£474.50£225.00£350.00£300.00£3599.50£71.99£99.50£599.50No 'Offers' noticed
St. Mellons Hotel - Cardiff (2)
£1875.00£750.00£275.00£500.00£0.00£3400.00£68.00????No 'Offers' noticed
Stradey Park Hotel - Llanelli
£2125.00£950.00£950.00£1000.00£400.00£5425.00£108.50£1925.00£2425.00Sun:£65/head, Mwk:£55
The Vale Resort£2397.50£1075.00£925.00£750.00£425.00£5572.50£111.45£2072.50£2572.50No 'Offers' noticed
Towers Hotel£1950.00£950.00£250.00£0.00£200.00£3350.00£67.00-£150.00??Winter Deal & DJ £62.50
Ty Neweydd Country Hall (3)
£2450.00£900.00£230.00£0.00£0.00£3580.00£71.60£80.00£2750.00Fridays £115, Winter £65
Waterfront Museum Swansea£1925.00£1250.00£225.00£1000.00£600.00£5000.00£100.00£2000.00£2500.00
No 'Offers' noticed

Castle Wedding Venues

Castle of Brecon Hotel
No 'Offers' noticed
Manorbier Castle£0£0£0£0£5000.00£5000.00£100.00£1500.00£2000.00
No 'Offers' noticed
Roch Castle£0£0£0£0£7500.00£7500.00£150.00£4000.00£4500.00
No 'Offers' noticed
St Donats Castle£2137.50£497.50£247.50£0£4750.00£7632.50£152.65£4132.50£3875.00£137.50 Mwk £137.50 Fri

Note 1: Marriot Hotel. Their quoted price included 100 buffets, so to get back down to 50 I deducted £15/ head by 50 based on our Special Wedding Buffet price, to try and get a like-for-like comparison. However they do offer a load of extras which makes a comparison difficult. They include wine on tables, toasting wine, resident DJ, chair covers, menu cards and place cards and accommodation for bride and groom etc. No fair comparison is possible on this venue but you could at a guess add £20 per head 'value' for these extras assuming 50 guests.

Note 2: Have not got a buffet price for St. Mellons so we have 'guessed it' at same level as ours until we can get this information.

Note 3: Ty Neweydd Country Hall Friday Wedding Offer seems a bit high, so I wonder if there are extras in the package we are not aware of.
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