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We look forward to showing you our fabulous Castle....

17th April when you can view in person.

2022 should be fully clear of COVID restrictions but if you can't wait to get everything organised - start planning your wedding here!

Dates may be 'reserved' for a refundable £250 initial deposit.

Interesting Short Notice Dates that have now been freed up for the Intimate or Last Minute Wedding Packages due to postponements by larger weddings (these dates are subject to COVID restrictions being lifted sufficiently by then) include: Sat 26th June 2021, Friday 23rd July, Saturday 24th July and Friday 30th July. See 2021 availability chart here.
Simple COVID safe system for booking 2022 and 2023 wedding dates 'remotely'

1. Arrange an on-line viewing with a wedding planner via What's App / Skype / Zoom etc., now.

2. Secure your date after your on line viewing - pay initial £250 deposit to reserve your date.

3. View venue in person on or after 17th April.

4. Confirm you wish to go ahead with your reserved date within 7 days of viewing in person.

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

See Weekend Weddings for larger weddings in 2022 - 2023

Or the Intimate Wedding Package for 2021 bookings
for smaller weddings - many social distancing restrictions may still apply in 2021

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!  

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

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.

See a quick Video show-around of  Ceremony Room
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


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

Castle Wedding Venue Wales Ceremony Room Wedding Packages

❤️ Reserving a Date in 2022 ❤️

2022 - Going, Going Gone?
For new couples booking into 2022, there may soon be few dates left.

The longer COVID restrictions continue, the more weddings will move to 2022. We have 2 - 3 years' worth of weddings moving into 2022. This is a pattern across all 'preferred' wedding venues. If you do not secure a date soon, you may need to look at 2023.

Understandably, you want to see the venue in person before you book!  Yet you can get ahead of the crowd if you start with an initial 'virtual viewing and secure your date for a refundable £250 reservation fee. You'll only sign your wedding contract to confirm your date once you've visited us in person - you can visit us in person on or after 17th April. This way you'll  get your date reserved in 2022 now. This is recommended.

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.

See quick video show-around of the castle courtyard and front of castle.
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle
Swansea Wedding Reception Venue Craig y Nos CastleCraig y Nos Castle Courtyard

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

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

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.  

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?


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 the first 6 months of 2021. A COVID vaccine roll-out led to hope for a return to normality by Spring. But we at Craig y Nos anticipated there'd be delays in removing restrictions. We said 'normal weddings' were unlikely until late Summer 2021. We felt restrictions on the number of guests you are allowed would continue for much of 2021.

Local Lockdowns in England and Wales and travel restrictions between areas are slowly being eased. Restrictions on what was allowed, including closure of bar early, no evening dancing & party etc, table service for drinks, wearing of face masks etc, meant weddings could not fully return to normal. But with the vaccine and the new road map, from 21st June 2021 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 20th JUNE 2021 to now move their date forward, ahead of the current ‘restrictions period'.

Larger weddings should book for 2022 to avoid the risk of further postponements. Last Minute Weddings in second half of 2021 should now be possible on any remaining midweek date. Intimate Wedding Package Bookings are accepted from mid May 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 late 2021 or move into 2022 and 2023. Viewings can still be booked but during lockdowns your show-around will be done 'remotely'.

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


Marrying on a Friday?

Craig y Nos Castle Frontage Wedding Receptions Venue South Wales
Marrying in next 6-8 months?

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❤️ 'Reserve' Your Day ❤️


View Virtually and Reserve Remotely
Secure a Wedding Date

Now is normally our peak viewing/ sales period. Couples book their wedding venue in Jan and Feb. This year, with lockdowns through the first quarter, many are delaying booking.

Over ninety 2020 year Couples postponed into 2021/22 and now much of the 2021 year is postponing into 2022.

2021 took on fewer 'new' bookings because the year was full with 2020's postponed weddings. Similarly, 'new' Couples will find there are fewer dates left in 2022.

We've two years' worth of  delayed weddings from 2020 and 2021 moving into 2022. Who knows how long 'social distancing' rules will force continuing postponements of 2021's weddings into 2022? You can see all the reservations for 2022 going in, in yellow, already.

If you want to marry in 2022...
There's a 'Covid bottleneck' with maybe 200 weddings in 2022. You could leave things until you can visit in person but if you want a good date in 2022, get a date reserved now. Your initial £250 to reserve your wedding date is refundable if you decide not to go ahead. We'll 'hold' your date until you can view in person.

Normally we only 'reserve' a date for 7 days but during lockdowns you can reserve your date until you can visit. Once you can 'legally' view in person, we ask you to commit to your date within 7 days of  lockdown being lifted.
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

Our Next Wedding Fair is not yet scheduled

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


To book your 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

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