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23/03/2020 20:50 Following the Prime Minister's statement the Castle is now closed other than for security, key management personnel and live-in maintenance staff. So there is 'generally' no one to receive incoming calls. The majority of reception, front of house, wedding planning staff are now furloughed and required to stay at home. 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.

The Prime Minister's statement says you must stay at home. All gatherings of more than two people in public are now prohibited. From tonight people in Britain will be allowed to leave their homes for shopping for basic necessities and medical supplies only, and may only travel to work if absolutely necessary. All social events including weddings and baptisms are banned. Key personnel can handle emails and the chat service work from home so you can still remain in contact with us but not by telephone.

20/03/2020 23:00 hrs.

It  is with regret that due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, Boris Johnson today 20.03.20 at 17:03 hrs advised that Pubs Clubs Restaurants Cafes and Bars are to close at midnight on 20/03/2020. Whilst there was no immediate indication that this also included hotels, clearly Mr. Johnson indicated that Food was only to be served on a take-away basis. Therefore as a venue we have taken the decision that with immediate effect and until further notice we are unable to service any weddings, events or accommodation.

Please read our Coronavirus Page (below) for full details of our postponement policy and procedure. Wedding Guests and Clients who have not yet postponed their wedding will be contacted within the next 72 hours to discuss transfers of dates.

We will re-open as soon as the Government allows us to trade again but this does not look likely for a few months. We remain hopeful about July and August 2020 onwards and will forward plan for re-opening then - with some great deals to look out for then - but this depends entirely on us all working together NOW as a society to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Craig Y Nos Castle's Wedding Fayre on Sunday 19th April is now cancelled

Remote Viewings by Skype etc are now enabled on our Viewing forms

'New' Bookings: We will accept new client bookings for 2022 and 2023 only, for now. We can offer remote viewings. Face to face viewings and appointments are going to be less popular we anticipate. Appointments and Meetings can now be booked using Skype or Whats App.

We will not accept new bookings for 2020 (for obvious reasons) nor - temporarily - for 2021. We will give priority for the 2021 year to all 2020 weddings transferring into 2021.

Until further notice we will not accept any new wedding bookings for the 2020 and 2021 calendar year. This is necessary to give first priority on the latter part of 2020 and the 2021 dates to all our 2020 Weddings who are moving their dates into 2021 as a result of Coronavirus. Once we have completed all transfers we are asked to do, we will re-open the remaining 2021 dates for sale to any 'new' wedding clients to book, extending our Last Minute package into these remaining dates. Advice to existing clients on transferring is given on the Coronavirus Page and Availability is shown on the Wedding Availability Calendars. We will accept 'new' bookings for 2022 onwards as normal.

We anticipate we should have completed all transfer requests within 3 weeks, i.e. by about 10th April. Anyone wanting a Last Minute wedding cannot now 'book' a date, not least we do not know when we will be able to re-open. We are now unable to take any new bookings for 2020 (A) because we are closed and (B), while we will re-open at some point, priority on dates will be given to existing clients first.


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!  

Swansea Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

Here's our 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 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 offers a full Wedding Planning service to ensure your day runs smoothly. See Plan your Wedding in our Castle.

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.

Our 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 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. Photos in the lower gardens and by the riverbank offer stunning backdrops of the castle.

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

Give yourself enough time to leisurely have 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 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 Wedding Table Settings Slideshow here.

Sunday Lunches
for 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 sets up in a separate function room while you dine in the Conservatory. There's no waiting around while the room is 'made ready' for the evening.

You can either have your evening party in the Conservatory or in the 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 130 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?
Craig y Nos Castle Frontage Wedding Receptions Venue South Wales
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 our

Or are you looking for a smaller wedding?

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

Our Next Wedding Fair is on 19/04/2020

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


To book a viewing of Craig y Nos Castle
please use the quick-form below



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

See Index of rare Historic Pictures of the Castle a century or more ago here
Wedding packages, wedding ceremony and wedding reception in South Wales in Brecon Beacons National Park in one of the most romantic Wedding Venues in South Wales
Craig y Nos Castle

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