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

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

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

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  • 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


Brides and Grooms lucky enough to live in Ammanford will not have to travel far to get married at Craig y Nos Castle.

Ammanford Brides & Grooms may not realise it, but in Craig y Nos Castle they have one of Wales' premier wedding venues, to which couples will travel from all over the country. We're almost on Ammanford's doorstep!
Award winning Castle Wedding Venue in South Wales for your big day!

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See our Weekend Wedding Package with 60 to 70 day guests and 50 guests staying overnight.



For all our wedding packages, see Wedding Packages Selection for the most suitable wedding package for you.

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Why Choose Craig y Nos Castle,
near Ammanford?

You get Exclusive Use of our castle wedding venue near Ammanford.

All your guests can stay overnight with you on your wedding day. Party late into the night, with no worries about you or your guests getting back home to Ammanford.

Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue sleeps up to 81 guests in en-suite doubles and family rooms.

We're probably the only castle wedding venue where all your guests can stay 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.

You're not in just one room, you and your Ammanford wedding guests have the run of all our ground floor rooms:


(1) The opera house for your wedding ceremony, where you will be the star of the show, on stage, before all your guests


Wedding Reception lounge at Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue near Brecon

(2) Welcome drinks in the Nicoloni Room, our main reception lounge (or outside in gardens if weather is fine)



(3) Your wedding breakfast in our 130 seater conservatory with fabulous views overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park



(4) Evening wedding party and late night disco in our evening function room and music room, with resident's bar.


Should you 'go local',
for a wedding venue
in or near to Ammanford,
or can you go further afield
for a more special and unique wedding day?

AB21 Bathroom at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue near Ammanford
Room 21 en-suite at Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue near Ammanford

'Local Venue'
or
'Destination Wedding Venue'?

You may have guests some distance away from Ammanford, who'll need to travel to your wedding anyway, so it won't matter to them so much where you get married.

For guests who live local to you, friends and neighbours and acquaintances and even work colleagues in and around Ammanford, do you want a local wedding venue near Ammanford where all your guests can get to easily? Or are you all happy about travelling to Craig y Nos Castle?

AB31 loft room at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue near Ammanford
AB28 Bathroom at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue near Ammanford

Will you invite
'Evening Only' Guests
or invite everyone for the whole day?


'Evening-only' guests won't travel far. Craig y Nos is more of a 'destination wedding venue', where your closest friends and relatives come to your wedding, and where you invite everyone for the whole day.

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.

Craig y Nos Castle sleeps over 8o guests. Have most of your guests stay with us. Everyone will party with you late into the night as they have no worries about getting home to Ammanford.

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.


A truly magical and unique
castle wedding venue


Craig y Nos Castle is a popular destination wedding venue for couples all over the UK. It combines the attraction of getting married in a real castle, in your own fairytale castle for either a day or a whole weekend, a historic building (yours exclusively for your wedding) in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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.

Hosting over 100 weddings a year, Craig y Nos Castle is a truly magical and unique castle wedding venue for Brides and Grooms with reasonable and affordable rates.


Wedding ideas from Ammanford

(1) Place names for your tables could be based on the old railway station names to and from Ammanford, or on the old village names that still survive around the area.

(2) Look up more of the King Arthur tales about Ammanford and link these in with your wedding favours or wedding theme.

Ammanford Wedding Theme ideas,
Wedding Decor and Wedding Gift Ideas,
based on Ammanford's history, style and culture.

Link your wedding theme, wedding decor and wedding favours to the history, style and sense of place of Ammanford. Your wedding theme may be linked to your own past, to key moments in your relationship with each other, your favourite colours, your personal tastes, or you may incorporate elements of your home town of Ammanford into your wedding day 'story book'.

When considering wedding decor you may already have plenty of your own ideas for your wedding. Or maybe you are still looking for inspiration? Reflect the story of Ammanford in your decor, to connect your personal history in your home town's roots, and your family's location in Ammanford. You may get some ideas from the history of Ammanford below, its buildings, street names, or local transport routes etc.


Some facts about Ammanford
you may use in your wedding:


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.



Initially you will browse website for many wedding venues: some local, some further away. You  may even search for historic buildings and castles in far flung locations.

But when you come to your short-list, you'll consider not just your own preferences, but your guests' willingness to travel to your chosen wedding venue.

You may have some guests who live some distance away from Ammanford, who will need to travel to your wedding anyway, so it won't matter to them so much where you get married. You may have more guests on your wedding invitations list who live local to you.

These include your friends and neighbours and acquaintances and even work colleagues in and around Ammanford, for whom it would be more convenient to choose a local wedding venue. When you draw up your short-list of wedding venues, you'll be asking yourself - 'local or non-local'?




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