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Craig y Nos Castle Weddings for NHS & Armed Forces Personnel in Wales

  • Castle Wedding Packages - 'Armed Forces and Emergency Services Discounted Wedding Package' especially designed for Emergency Services Personnel.

A Fabulous Wedding Offer
Exclusively for the Emergency Services!

Exceptional Armed Forces and Emergency Services
Discounted Wedding Package
Armed Forces / Emergency Services
Wedding Package with:

Welcome Drinks
Chefs Selection of Canapes  
3 course Wedding Breakfast
Evening Buffet
Exclusive Use of Conservatory Day & Night
Welsh Cakes
White Chair Covers
Free Bridal Suite

Minimum of 60 day guests on Fridays, 70 on a  Saturdasy. Lower minimum of 50 on weekdays Sunday to Thursday. You can have up to 130 in Conservatory by Day & 150 at Night.

Your Wedding in a Castle -
Exclusively Yours

we only allow one wedding a day
.... it's your special day!

£4,225 for minimum 50 guests Sun-Thursday

£5,070 for minimum 60 guests on Fridays

£5,915 for minimum 70 guests on Saturdays

and £84.50 per additional guest above the minimum levels


  • Nicolini Room Lounge and Breakfast Room lounge

  • White Chair Covers in Conservatory

  • Table linen and napkins in white

  • Candelabra (add your own decorations)

We continually check our competitor's prices and their Wedding Packages so you don't have to

Our research on 2022/ 2023 rates is uncovering big increases in venue hire. You'll save £2,000 to £3,000 on this Armed Forces / Emergerncy Services package as there is NO venue hire.

Venue hire fees of £2,000 to £4,000 for a summer wedding can get overlooked in all the complicated information on different packages and seasonal rates you come across on various venues. See a big study on other venues' pricing here.

  • The key take-away is how venue hire adds to your costs. On 70 guests, venue hire of £3,000 costs you an extra £42.86/guest. Most venues are around £95 to £100/ guest for the Wedding Breakfast, Drinks Package and Evening Buffet, yet increase to a 'total cost' of circa £150 a head once venue hire added. The Armed Forces / Emergency Services package is £84/ head, half the rate of many venues on our competitor comparison page.

When you book a wedding and have a partner who is in the Armed Forces or Emergency Services, you can never be sure if your partner may be called away on Active Service or Forces postings overseas. Overseas Active Service postings can be long or even short notice, depending on political and world affairs, and are normally for a period of 6 months. However Forces postings can last for two or even three years.

You have a risk the wedding date you planned for, may have to be cancelled or moved. Most venues have terms and conditions to protect them against financial loss, should a wedding cancel at short notice.

Depending on the notice given, Standard Wedding Venue terms for cancelled wedding dates typically include:

(i) Loss of deposit, or

(ii) Loss of up to 50% of the cost of the wedding with the venue, if cancellation is made within 6 months or less before the wedding and

(iii) Liability for the entire cost of the wedding if cancellation is made within less than two months of the wedding date

(iv) Liability for the cost of any accommodation due under the selected Wedding Package.

The above are our 'standard terms' on all our other Wedding Contracts, which in turn were taken from an amalgamation of other local wedding venues terms, so we know these are fairly standard terms.

Your solution would be to buy insurance against the cancellation or postponement of your wedding, but premiums may be quite high, depending on your circumstances and the state of world affairs at the time, not least many Insurance Policies will not cover cancellation of a Wedding for operational duties.

Our Answer - Moveable Dates

We have an answer for cancelled or postponed wedding dates caused by unavoidable military commitments and postings: the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Discount Wedding Package.

Subject to the terms, the Armed Forces & Emergency Services Wedding Package allows you to move your wedding date if you or your partner are posted overseas, or are unable to attend the Venue on your wedding date for any reason connected to you or your partner's active service obligations.

We will either not charge you for changing your booked wedding date to another date, or charge you a nominal amount according to the notification period and dates you wish to re-book into - see the terms below and in the table.

This means you can book your wedding at Craig y Nos Castle without worrying what happens if you get posted overseas.

Under this discounted package you have free exclusive use of the Ceremony room, Conservatory for your wedding breakfast, plus the Nicolini and Breakfast room, with all the table cloths and candelabra, PLUS the Bridal Suite is added at no charge under this package.

You will need 50 guests staying overnight at weekends, or 25 staying overnight weekdays.  (Guests pay for their own accommodation at £75 per person B&B based on two sharing an en-suite). And you need 50 wedding guests on weekdays, 60 or more on Fridays, and a minimum of 70 on Saturdays.

  • This Armed Forces & Emergency Services Discounted Wedding Package is available on weekday dates up to two years' ahead of today's date.

  • This Armed Forces & Emergency Services Discounted Wedding Package can also be taken on any available Friday or Saturday up to 12 months ahead.

Weddings Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Armed Forces Wedding Package
To book a viewing of Craig y Nos Castle

please use the quick-form HERE

If you cannot visit the castle in person, we offer 'remote viewings' via Zoom. We cannot offer viewings during weddings. Please check viewing times availability first.
Weddings Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Armed Forces Wedding Package

Extra Guests

  • Add extra all-day guests above first 50, for just £84.50 each for the three course wedding breakfast, welcome drinks and canapes, plus the evening buffet and welsh cakes.

  • Extra Evening Only Guests can be added for £17 each.

Option B: Upgrade to full Drinks Package:

After Ceremony Welcome Drinks do not need to be added as they are included in this Package - saving you £5 off the £19.50 head Wedding Drinks Package.

You can add the Wedding Banquet Table Wine and Toasting Champagne for £14.50 head. But if you'd prefer to save money and not offer table wine, then guests can be invited to buy their own drinks from the bar. It is up to you!

Wedding Photographers

For a Military Wedding check out Alex Buckland Photography as he specialises in Military Weddings Photography. His style is a mix of candid and unique moments of the day, as they happen. He will capture creative photos of the two of you that blow you away - beautiful photos you will want to display around your home!  Alex has photographed countless military weddings throughout the UK along and has vast experience of military wedding traditions.

Also see also Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Photographers - here.

Armed Forces/ Emergency Services
quick quoter, Min 50 -
You can choose option (A) or (B)

Three course Wedding Breakfast, Evening Buffet,
Welcome Drinks & canapes, welsh cakes, chair covers, linen, candelabra, bridal suite: £84.50/ guest
Add rest of Drinks
Package (2 glasses wine & toasting wine) at £14.50/ guest to total £99.00/ guest
See Best Value Price Guarantee here
Armed Forces/ Emergency Services
quick quoter, Min 50 -
You can choose option (A) or (B)
Option (A)
Option (B)

At £99.00/ guest for the Three Course Wedding Breakfast, Evening Buffet, full Castle Drinks Package in Option B, plus all table linen, candelabra centrepieces and chair covers, this Armed Forces and Emergency Services Discounted Wedding Package saves £865 compared with our Saturday Weekend Wedding Package in 2024 - assuming 70 Guests.

This package also has a few little extras such as chef's selection of Canapes and Welsh Cakes.

To hire the castle exclusively is normally £3500.

  • Exclusive use is free under this package, making this the ONLY wedding package we offer with NO venue hire,
    aside from the Last Minute deal

  • Please see our new

to check which is the most suitable wedding package for your requirements, based on the size, day and date of your wedding.

Wedding Availability - Years
Availability 2023

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