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Welcome to Craig y Nos Castle's Wedding Website
We look forward to welcoming  you to a viewing!

Exclusive Use Wedding Packages in a Welsh Castle
in one of the most stunning Wedding Venues in South Wales

Craig y Nos Castle winner Best Wedding Venue Wales

for any 2021-2023 wedding package tailored to your guest numbers

See Weekend Weddings from £57/ guest for larger weddings in 2022 - 2023

for smaller weddings - many social distancing restrictions may still apply in early 2021

See an October 2020 30 guest wedding under COVID-19 rules

Weddings of 30 guests were permitted in Wales but on 03/11/20 the limit became 15. We do not offer weddings at this number as the Min Req for the Intimate Package is 25. We recommend weddings above 50-60 guests book into 2022 and 2023.

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We offer you a 'Best Value for Money' Guarantee
on ALL our Wedding Packages - read more here


Your Wedding Reception in a Castle - it's all yours for the Day

"We only allow one wedding a day, so
our Castle is yours for your wedding day"

This sets our castle apart from wedding venues in South Wales who have more than one wedding on the same day.

South Wales Weddings Ceremony Room
South Wales Weddings Ceremonies
If you’re looking for wedding venues in South Wales that will do justice to your big day, look no further!  


09/11/2020: Ever changing limits on who can meet, how many can attend events, social distancing and numerous restrictions have made planning a large wedding and 'party' impossible for 2020. However recent news of a breakthrough on a COVID vaccine has led to hope for a return to some form of normality by Summer 2021. There may still be restrictions on numbers allowed for a while, as any vaccine will take a few months to 'roll out'.

Local Lockdowns in England and Wales and travel restrictions between areas may continue in winter 2020/21, putting paid even to 'smaller' wedding bookings until April or May 2021. For now, there are many restrictions on what is allowed, including closure of bar at 10pm (though you can still remain in public rooms in the hotel after 10 pm), no evening dancing & party etc, table service for drinks, wearing of face masks etc. But with a vaccine in play, for 2022 onwards it looks as if large weddings can now book with more confidence.

We offer free postponement or a switch to a Ceremony Only wedding or a smaller wedding if needed - you then have the full event later. We advise weddings booked up to 31st March 2021 to pencil in forward dates, with a view to moving their date forward, ahead of the ‘6 months winter restrictions’ period.

Larger weddings should book for 2022 to avoid the risk of further postponements. Smaller Wedding Package Bookings are accepted for 2021 subject to ongoing rules. As larger weddings require more certainty in their planning, for much above 50-60 guests, our current advice is to book into 2022 and 2023.

As the situation with the National and Local News is constantly changing, see our up to date contractual and procedural analysis by our Business Systems and Procedures Manager Michael Ludwig - on our main Castle Website here.


Swansea Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

Here's your suggested wedding itinerary:
You'll be married in our Grade One Listed historic opera house, a grand wedding ceremony room seating up to 150 guests, followed by welcome drinks for all your guests served in the Nicolini Lounge or in the Gardens.

Allow up to two hours for your wedding photographs in the Courtyard, Castle Gardens and Country Park, followed by a leisurely wedding banquet served in our stunning Conservatory - your  wedding reception 'day' room.

For your evening wedding party you can use either the Conservatory or a separate evening function room.

Our experienced wedding team will always be promptly on hand via email and our chat service throughout the months leading up to your wedding day. You will benefit from the Castle's full Wedding Venue Planning service and we'll be quick to answer any questions you may have. We'll ensure everything at our Castle is properly planned in line with your wishes, so your wedding day runs perfectly, just as you dreamed.

Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages

Suggested Ceremony Time: 13:00 - 13:30

Let the theatre be your stage for your Wedding Day!

Get married in our Grade One Listed Opera House. Allow 30- 40 minutes for seating guests, the wedding Ceremony itself, and everyone exiting the theatre. Confetti may be thrown within the theatre.

Your theatre wedding room is fully licensed for all weddings and civil ceremonies. Styled on Wagner’s Opera House in Bayreuth, Bavaria with decor fit for elite gatherings, the theatre is licensed for 150 guests.

Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle

Princess of the Castle

Craig y Nos, where you are Princess of the Castle for your Wedding Day
Castle Wedding Venue Wales Ceremony Room Wedding Packages

The historic opera house at Craig y Nos was built by a world-renowned opera star to entertain her society guests and European Royalty.

Castle Wedding Venue Wales Ceremony Room Craig y Nos Castle

Suggested Time: 13:30 - 14:00

Enjoy your welcome drinks on the theatre lawn, or in the main lounge as you come past Reception. Our cosy reception lounge with wood burning stove and traditional fireplace is a warm and welcoming room for your guests.

This is where your guests will gather after your wedding ceremony in the Opera House - see Wedding Drinks Slideshows.
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle
Your Wedding Photographs in the Courtyard and Grounds

Suggested times 14:00 – 16:00

Allow two hours for your photos in addition to Welcome Drinks to fully explore the best locations in the Gardens & Country Park as well as the Courtyard.

The Country Park Woodland and Boating Lake are delightful in all seasons. Your photos in the lower gardens and by the riverbank can include stunning backdrops of the castle.

Have someone help organise your wedding guests for photos as they may wander around and will need calling together for group photos.

Give yourself enough time to leisurely have your photos taken as a Couple in the best spots around the grounds. Your Wedding Photographer will know the best locations.

There are ample opportunities for unique and memorable photos all around the castle, in all weathers and seasons.
Swansea Wedding Reception Venue Craig y Nos CastleCraig y Nos Castle Courtyard
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle

Acres of Photo Opportunities for you in all seasons
in the Country Park & Castle Grounds

The Boating Lake at Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue in Wales
Wedding Venues South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Country Park Boating Lake

Suggested Time: 16:00 - 19:00

Restored to its original Victorian splendour, our Conservatory enjoys stunning views over the Brecon Beacons.
Swansea Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

A wall of windows overlook beautiful mountain scenery.  See Wedding Reception Room.  See your Wedding Table Settings options here.

Sunday Lunches
for your Wedding Breakfast Menu food tasting

Please book here for Sunday Lunches & Evening Meal Tasters so we can plan for  numbers.
Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue Swansea Conservatory Wedding Breakfast pale yellow ribboned chair covers
Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue Swansea Conservatory Wedding Breakfast pale yellow ribboned chair covers

Suggested Time: 20:00 – 24:00

Your DJ can set up in our large function room while you dine in the Conservatory. There's no waiting around while our separate function room is 'made ready' for the evening.

You can either have your evening party in the Conservatory or in the larger Function Room.

Larger weddings will tend to use the main function room as there is more space and the main bar is next to the function room. Midweek, Last Minute and smaller weddings mainly use the Conservatory for Day and Evening.

Wedding Venue South Wales Evening Wedding Party

After your wedding banquet, you simply glide through to the evening party room with your DJ fully set up, lights dimmed and music playing.

Craig y Nos Castle will wow your guests with its spacious high ceilinged rooms, characterful decor and warm, friendly atmosphere.

Craig y Nos Castle is renowned for meeting and exceeding the expectations of 150 wedding couples each year. You'll feel quite at home thanks to our warm and friendly staff.

A wedding at Craig y Nos Castle is not merely a dream come true, it is also exceptional value for money with great savings on our wedding packages. Craig y Nos is, quite simply, the perfect castle wedding venue for your special day.

Book to view our Venue and we will create for you the Wedding Package that is just right for you. Choose from a mid-week 'ceremony only' wedding for just £250 (suitable for a very small private party) to a Weekend Wedding Package with full exclusive use, or anything in between.

See Wedding Package Selector to choose the best Wedding Package for you.

Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages
Marrying on a Saturday?
Marrying on a Friday?
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Marrying in next 6 months or in 1st Qtr 2021?

See our exceptional value
Same Sex Weddings in Wales
Planning something a little different?

Some Couples are replacing the traditional 'Wedding Breakfast' with a Cream Tea in the afternoon and an evening buffet

- see your

Or are you looking for a smaller wedding?

- see your
Theatre gardens at Craig y Nos Castle Weddings
Theatre gardens at Craig y Nos Castle Weddings

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See our Wedding Package Selector to find the best wedding package for your guest numbers


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Go to 'Function Rooms' to see inside the castle.

Go to 'Weekend Wedding Package' for our Friday and Saturday wedding package and browse though the various midweek wedding packages.

See our Ceremony Room.

See Last Minute Wedding Package for weddings within next 6 months & 1st Qtr 2020.

To visit our venue, go to 'Book a Viewing' or if travelling from further away, see our Wine & Dine B&B stay here.


Congratulations! Browse our 'Essential Wedding Planner Guide' to plan your day.

See 'Planning your Wedding' for how we work with you to plan your wedding at the Castle.

See more on Table Plans,

Choose your Wedding Suppliers.

For Room decor ideas see 'Wedding Themes by town'.

For table settings ideas see Conservatory Gallery and also see the new

If you've booked a wedding with accommodation use, see 'Room Use Guide'.
Next Wedding Fayre - see Wedding Fayre

Find us on Brecon Road near Penycae, Powys, before the Welsh Show Caves. Post code SA9 1GL. Craig y Nos Castle overlooks its own Country Park, enjoying panoramic, scenic views of the Welsh countryside, and can house 150 guests.
Just in, Craig y Nos Castle won the Welsh Wedding Awards Wedding Venue of the Year 2020 at the Awards Presentation on 19/02/2020
Welsh wedding awards winner Craig y Nos Castle



27/09/2020: With 'social distancing' measures and many COVID restrictions likely to continue through winter 2020/ 2021, our remaining 2020 Weddings and many 1st Quarter 2021 weddings are postponing to a later 2021 or a 2022 date.

On a rolling basis each month we email all upcoming weddings to give us their 'pencilled in' forward date ready to move their date should restrictions remain. The winter 2020/21 restrictions may, according to Boris Johnson, last for 6 months. However Boris really only speaks for 'England', not for Wales, whose rules can diverge. Nevertheless we are advising all weddings up to end March 2021 to pencil in alternative forward dates ready to postpone into. Suppliers are now well used to postponing, but to ensure you can secure a desirable date in the future, early 'pencilling in' is advised.

The pencilling in system and 'rolling forward' of dates is explained on our coronavirus page and will continue as necessary until 'social distancing' measures are lifted sufficiently to allow a normal 'large' wedding to take place. It remains our view that a 'normal' and happy wedding event with all your desired guests present, cannot 'work' as our customers would wish, under social distancing rules, while guest safety is paramount.

It is also very difficult for you to forward plan a larger wedding in such uncertain times, with so many short notice and frequent rule changes. If you need to swap to a Ceremony Only wedding on your original wedding date, the theatre will be offered free to all existing clients, but with no 'event' as such. This is to allow you to legally be married on your original wedding date if you wish and if the Welsh Assembly permits you to. This will be subject to the numbers allowed and any local and regional regulations applicable at the time. You may also, subject to availability and any then applicable rules, book Dinner, Bed and Breakfast or a meal for guests, for a small Reception following the Ceremony.

You then hold your full wedding event on the postponed date, typically an anniversary or significant personal date one year hence, using a Celebrant for the postponed full 'Wedding Ceremony', with all guests present.

For 'Ceremony Only' weddings, using the Opera House Ceremony room only, read more here.

With a Legal Wedding Ceremony on your original date and the main event in 2021 or later, you have the 'legal part' separated from the 'Wedding Ceremony' and postpone the main Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception and Party with all your guests present, to the later date. See how to do this on our Ceremony Only page here.

23/03/2020: Following the Prime Minister's statement the Castle is closed other than for security, key management personnel and live-in maintenance staff.  Please can everyone email us rather than phone us. Or use the Chat Service on the website. Wedding Planners working still from home can still take incoming emails and answer queries on our chat service but cannot take phone calls. For our email addresses, refer please to the Contact Us Page.

Please read our Coronavirus Page (below) for full details of our postponement policy and procedure.  

We will not book in any larger weddings for dates before 1st August 2021. By then we hope that full weddings can resume. You can book a Last Minute Wedding Package on the months in green - see the 2021 Calendar and an Intimate Wedding Package on any month under current rules.

You get free postponement on your existing terms and tariff, if you need to move forward due to coronavirus restrictions.

See Index of rare Historic Pictures of the Castle a century or more ago here

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