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Weddings at Craig y Nos Castle
Winner of Wales Wedding Venue of the Year 2020
Your dream wedding - your own castle for the day!
The Courtyard at Craig y Nos Castle in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales
** White Chair Covers are offered free of charge in one room - either the Ceremony room OR the Conservatory Banqueting room.
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 / Skyp.
2. Reserve your date after your on line viewing - pay initial £250 deposit to reserve your date (refundable if decide against).
3. View venue in person within 7 days after lockdown ending (this may be a few weeks later, in March or April).
4. Confirm you wish to go ahead with your date within 7 days of viewing in person.
Exclusive Use of whole ground floor of Castle
for your wedding at Craig y Nos
Includes free use of Ceremony Room,
free use of Banqueting Room for your day reception
all ground floor sitting rooms in castle and a
separate evening function room for your night party
Why Craig y Nos Castle?
Craig y Nos Castle offers free exclusive use of all function rooms for your wedding. We are probably the only castle wedding venue that can offer free exclusive use.
We charge a straightforward and affordable £57 per head for your three course wedding breakfast. The minimum number of guests is 50 midweek Sunday to Thursday, 60 on a Friday or 70 minimum on a Saturday.
White chair covers are included in either the Ceremony or Wedding Reception room.
Our experienced and very friendly wedding planners Nicola, Emily, Molly and Adrianne offer a personal service to help you plan your wedding from start to finish. So everything is taken care of for you. See more on planning your wedding at the castle.
The Castle won Wales' Wedding Venue of the Year in 2020. Weddings are our speciality, with over 150 weddings a year - yet each wedding has exclusive use of the castle on their wedding day. We only allow one wedding a day.
We offer a value for money guarantee on all our wedding packages meaning we will price match any equivalent competitor - see price guarantee.
The Conservatory Wedding Banqueting Room at Craig y Nos Castle (seats 130)
We invite you to combine your viewing of the Castle with a nice countryside day out and a local walk or drive around the area. We are 20 miles north of Swansea, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. So as well as visiting the castle, check out these local country walks to make the trip worthwhile.
The Conservatory at Craig y Nos Castle, for your Wedding Banquet (seats 130)
The Evening Function Room at Craig y Nos Castle (seats 150)
- Min. 70 guests on Saturday, with free Venue Hire (70 day guests x £57 = £3,990)
- Min. 60 guests on Fridays, with free Venue Hire (60 day Guests x £57 = £3,420)
- Min. 50 guests on Sunday to Thursday, with free Venue Hire (50 day guests x £57 = £2,850)
- Add extra day guests for £57/ guest up to a maximum of 130 in Conservatory (or 150 if in Function Room for the day). Evening Guests Maximum = 150.
- Friday & Saturday Wedding Packages require a minimum of 50 guests staying overnight - see Weekend Wedding Package terms (weekday weddings Sun - Thurs require just 25 staying overnight)
The Lower Gardens at Craig y Nos Castle, by River Tawe
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If you are looking for a Castle Wedding in South Wales, you have come to the right place to say "I do"!
You'll find us half way between Swansea and Brecon, Postcode SA9 1GL. Directions to our castle can be found here.
Your Wedding Day at Craig y Nos Castle - recommended schedule
Your Wedding Ceremony
13:00 – 13:30
You will be married in the 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.
Our 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.
The ceiling has a glass atrium roof which lets in lots of light. This is generally covered with a blackout cloth to prevent sun-damage to the Grade One theatre's wall paintings and gold leaf paintwork. It can be removed for your wedding on request.
The Theatre is one of only 8 Grade One listed Opera Houses in the UK, one of only two in private ownership.
No other wedding venue in Wales has its own opera house where you can dazzle your audience from your very own stage!
Your Welcome Drinks
13:30 – 14:00
Served either inside in the Nicolini Lounge, or outside in courtyard or gardens
The first room that you see upon entering the Castle, the Nicolini Lounge features a wood burning stove, sumptuous leather chairs and traditionally elegant decor evocative of the room's history as a reception room for visits by nobleman and Royalty.
Welcome drinks may be arranged to spell L O V E, or the Bride and Groom's initials.
Welcome Drinks are served after your Wedding Ceremony.
Your Wedding Photographs in the Courtyard and Grounds
14:00 – 16:00
Photos can be taken in the Gardens & Country Park as well as the Courtyard.
The Country Park Woodland and Boating Lake are popular for photos in all seasons, while the lower gardens allow for photos with the castle in the background.
Around two hours should be allowed for the Wedding Photos as wedding guests may wander off and need shepherding and organising for the photos.
Also you will want plenty of time to get photos of the Happy Couple in various spots around the grounds. Your Wedding Photographer will be familiar with the best locations.
Our two most popular Photographers are Jenkins Photography and Photography First.
There are ample opportunities for unique and memorable photos all around the castle.
Your Wedding Breakfast in the Conservatory
16:00 – 19:00
Around three hours should be allowed for the Wedding Breakfast including Speeches and Toasts. As your wedding banquet is late in the day, you may wish to include Canapes with your Welcome Drinks.
Breath-taking views of the surrounding grounds and a substantial outdoor terrace - enjoy the most romantic day of your life with a delectable wedding banquet overlooking some of the most scenic views in South Wales.
Seating Capacity: 130 Comfortably seats 120 guests (on up to twelve round tables of 10 each, with the remainder on your Head Table).
Your Evening Party & Disco
20:00 – 24:00
You can either have your evening party in the Conservatory or in the 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. Smaller weddings often use the Conservatory for Day and Evening.
A finish time of midnight is suggested in Conservatory to avoid disturbing your guests in nearby en-suites. Evening Parties in the main function room can go on later, without disturbing anyone.
Craig y Nos Castle was awarded the Welsh Wedding Awards Wedding Venue of the Year 2020 at the Awards Presentation on 19/02/2020