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Our Wedding Planner Guide shows what each of us will be doing to organise your perfect day and helps us ensure all your hopes for your wedding day come true.
Any additional items/services not listed within our published tariff and/or packages or any variation to the above items/services may incur an additional cost. Please ask our Wedding Team should you wish to add or amend any item/service.
1. Table Decor, Centrepieces and the finishing touches to your Tables
Couples as 'what does the Wedding Venue decorate?' We provide the table linen, napkins, cutlery, glasses and plates, and put out sufficient chairs and rounds (round tables) according to your table plan. You do the centrepieces and table decor. You do these on the morning of your wedding (or if the room is vacated, the night before). You and your helpers put out your place names, favours, table centres etc. You can hire in a table decor professional to do centrepieces for you.
We can help set up your table decor, favours etc, and put bows on chairs and white covers etc, by separate arrangement, if you need help.
2. Bunting and Venue Decor.
Our maintenance team can climb tall ladders and put your bunting and balloons up, by separate arrangement. Or you can hire in a Balloon Decor Company or a Bunting Company to do this for you.
3. Chair Moving.
4. Special Purchases - buying in items we do not already have.
A charge may be made for special purchases unless it is something we feel will be popular with other wedding couples.
5. Early check-in for Wedding Guests ahead of Wedding Ceremony.
Guests of a wedding cannot book in to their rooms ahead of the Wedding Ceremony to get changed unless it is cleaned. We cannot have all guests book in simultaneously at 11 am as booking out is 10.30 am! For multiple early book-ins we'd need an army of cleaners. It takes up to 7 cleaners 3 hours to clean the rooms.
Check-in time is 3 pm and your Ceremony will be before then. Guests may change in the Sports Room if they need somewhere to get ready in, before the Ceremony. We encourage guests to stay the night before the wedding by offering half price on the first night, if staying in the same room for two consecutive nights. See changing facilities for guests before Ceremony.
6. Wedding Menu choices
Please do not give your guests the entire wedding menu to choose from! You offer your guests two choices of each course of the wedding breakfast. Some venues only allow ONE choice of each course (plus a vegetarian option). Craig y Nos allows two choices plus a Vegetarian option.
7. Alcoholic Table Favours
8. Guests' private Alcohol Consumption on the premises.
If you bring any food or drink to your wedding event, that has not been agreed in advance and in writing we reserve the right to charge you for this. We can all buy a pint of lager in a supermarket for under a £1, so we wonder why we pay 3-4 times that amount in a hotel or pub. Never encourage guests to bring their own alcohol on the premises! We have with increasing frequency found guests bringing in their own alcohol and openly drinking their own drinks in public areas. Some even hide a huge stash of supermarket bottles in their car or in the bushes! They are surprised when these drinks are confiscated!
Some hotels even stipulate the Bride and Groom will be charged a corkage fee for bottles brought in by their guests, counting up the 'empties' left on the premises. It is simple enough to establish which bottles and cans were not bought at the venue. This is something we see other venues are writing in to their Terms & Conditions / Contracts.
A tutor I employ for my boys during the holidays attended a wedding and said guests were 'unhappy about the Manager not letting the Bride serve her own drinks to her guests'. I had to explain why we charge 'corkage'. Who I asked, pays the wages of the bar staff waiting to serve drinks who are then standing idly by while guests consume their supermarket purchases? Who pays the Rates & Council Tax on the building? Who pays for the heating and lighting, and the insurance on the building?
And if someone gets food poisoning from consumables brought on the premises, who covers the insurance claim as we all argue where the food came from?
The best way to understand who does what is to read the wedding planning pages on our site! Managing Expectations is about knowing what to expect!
9. Damage to Castle Property, furniture, ornaments, materials etc
Please also note that any damage caused on the premise(s)/ to any items in any area or room explicitly booked for your event whether caused by the wedding client or their guests will be charged accordingly. Any damage to any bedroom will be charged to either the occupier or the person who booked/paid for the room.