- Time from Ammanford to Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue: 39 minutes
- Distance from Ammanford to Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Reception Venue: 19 miles
See our Weekend Wedding Package with 60 to 70 day guests and 50 guests staying overnight.
A unique Wedding Venue - the romance of a real Welsh Castle combined with the historic grandeur of our very own Opera House licensed for wedding ceremonies.
Craig y Nos Castle only accepts one wedding a day, so you and your guests from Ammanford will have the run of the whole ground floor of the castle exclusively.
in or near to Ammanford,
or can you go further afield
When you choose a venue further away from your base, you'll tend to invite everyone for the whole day. Also you'll need somewhere all your guests can stay overnight.
Unlike with a 'local' wedding reception, when you marry at Craig y Nos, you won't have so many guests shooting off early to get home. With more local wedding venues nearer to Ammanford, a wedding party dwindles around 11-12 as guests leave to go home. Having everyone stay over at Craig y Nos means your party lasts late into the night.
The mountain scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park guarantees you stunning photo opportunities both inside and outside the castle. The Grade One Listed Opera House makes a fantastic setting for your wedding ceremony. You get exclusive use of the whole ground floor of the castle for you and your wedding guests.
(2) Look up more of the King Arthur tales about Ammanford and link these in with your wedding favours or wedding theme.
1. Ammanford is in Carmarthenshire and has a reasonably small population of 5,293 (2001 census).
2. Ammanford is named after the Amman Valley, in which it is located. It was given its name on 20/11/1880. Before then it was named after a pub, the Cross Inn, that served travellers passing through the area. Local churchmen resented the area being named after a pub, added to which there was some confusion with another pub in the county also called the Cross Inn, hence the name change to Ammanford.
3. 76% of the population of Ammanford can speak Welsh, compared to 21.8% in Wales as a whole.
4. The demand for coal in the Industrial Revolution led to the expansion of the railways, sand in 1840 Llanelli was linked to Ammanford by rail, and in turn linked Ammanford to Brynamman in 1842. The demand for coal led to an increase in population, changing the area from agricultural to a series of small towns with an influx of workers from England and English speaking areas of Wales.
5. Many tales of King Arthur in the Ammanford area abound; a lake Llynllech-Owen north west of the town is said to have been created by one of the King's knights failing to replace a slab of stone after drinking from a spring.
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