Your Wedding in a Castle - Exclusively Yours
"We only allow one wedding a day
so our castle is yours for your special day."
Coronavirus & Weddings as of 02/07/2020: We are unable to offer a full wedding package for the foreseeable future, as long as Social Distancing measures are in force. The resumption of large social gatherings and therefore big wedding parties is likely some way off, and will depend on the COVID-19 situation being largely resolved. The current exception is our Intimate Wedding Package, which is allowable in Wales under current guidance.
|Weddings for up to 30 guests still permitted in Wales - Bookings now being accepted for our Intimate Wedding Package|
25/09/2020, 12:01 hrs
We have been advised directly by the Powys Registry office, that Mark Drakeford First Minister for Wales, has confirmed that he is not changing the size of weddings in Wales and they are to remain at 30 people. The Welsh Government will be closely monitoring the situation with weddings on a monthly basis
Craig Y Nos Castle
We are as of 23/09/2020 ONLY accepting Last Minute Wedding Package Bookings from 01/05/2021 onwards, in anticipation of us knowing more once we are through most of the winter period. If we are able to resume normal weddings sooner, we will. Postponements due to COVID may still be necessary in Jan, Feb and for all we know, in March 2021. We can accept Intimate Wedding Bookings for now, but this may change.
Date availability from April 2021 is getting squeezed as more 2020 and early 2021 weddings postpone. New bookings may struggle to find a weekend date. Large weddings should really only now consider 2022 onwards.
So if booking a Last Minute wedding, kindly note that postponements may still be necessary if COVID-19 remains unresolved. No new Last Minute wddings can be accepted until 1st May 2021. We will postpone for free if due to Coronavirus. Similar terms should be negotiated with your other wedding suppliers if possible.
Our Best Wedding Deal
- is right here!
Exceptional Last Minute Wedding Package
- Welcome Drinks
- Chefs Selection of Canapes
- 2 course Wedding Breakfast
- Exclusive Use of Conservatory Day & Night
- Welsh Cakes
- White Chair Covers
- Bridal Suite
the above would be £60.50 per day guest on all our other wedding packages
All for only £40/Day Guest
Min. 50 day guests on Last Minute / Winter dates in next 6 months, & Jan 2021.
Min. 80 Guests Day & Night on dates further ahead: October, November & December 2020 and February & March 2021
Maximum capacity is 130 in Conservatory by Day & 150 at Night
Last Minute Wedding Package
£2,000 for 50 guests
Add extra guests @ just £40/ head
.... and no venue hire fee
See what's Included for just £40/ day guest!
Welcome Drinks worth £5.00/ guest
Chef's Selection of Canapes (served with Welcome Drinks) worth £3.00/ guest
Sumptuous two course Wedding Breakfast worth £50.00/ guest
Opera house for your Wedding Ceremony
Fabulous photo opportunities inside and outside the Castle
Nicolini Room Lounge and Breakfast Room lounge
Free Bridal Suite for Bridal Couple on night of wedding
Table linen and napkins in white
Candelabra (add your own decorations) worth £250
Welsh Cakes worth £1.00/ guest
White Chair Covers in Theatre or Conservatory worth £1.50/ guest
All the above is normally £60.50/ day guest, reduced to £40/ guest on this package
Dates now available for Last Minute Package
As of 29th May 2020, 'Last Minute' Weddings for a Minimum of 50 day guests (or any number above this level) can be booked for any available date between 01/01/2021 - 31/03/2021. For 2020 we are not accepting any bookings till we re-open.
"Last Minute Weddings with 80 day & evening guests can now be booked for April 2021"
Upcoming dates on Last Minute Package
If you have 80 guests minimum for day and evening, you can now book Last Minute weddings further ahead. Otherwise for smaller weddings of 50 minimum, join our Privilege List for first refusal on upcoming dates.
We've added a load of extras and discounts (collectively worth £20.50/ guest) compared with our main Weekend and Weekday Wedding Packages.
This means our Last Minute Wedding Package is truly great value. It is unbeatable and we guarantee no other venue can offer such a comprehensive wedding package in an equivalent wedding venue with exclusive use at these rates.
We've reduced the minimum number of day guests for Saturdays from 70 to 50 to make Saturdays even more attractive for Last Minute Weddings.
Full exclusive use Venue Hire for the Castle is £3,500 under our regular tariff - we've removed the exclusive use venue hire fee for all Last Minute Weddings.
To book a viewing of Craig y Nos Castle please use the quick-form below
Should you not be able to visit the castle in person, we are now offering 'remote viewing' via Skype or What's App. You can mark this preference on the form below. We cannot offer this service, or any viewings, during weddings. Please check viewing times availability on the link above first to avoid wedding times and other viewings.
Last Minute Wedding Package
Upgrade to full Exclusive Use all ground floor
80 Guests to Wedding Breakfast and 80 to Evening Buffet
With minimum 40 overnight
Free Exclusive Use of all the Castle ground floor function rooms when you upgrade to 80 day guests plus 80 guests having the full evening buffet. For exclusive use, our separate evening function room and main bar is added so you have all the castle function rooms exclusive to your wedding. For full exclusive use - see terms
We got married here on the 15th December and I couldn’t recommend this place enough . Fantastic food, venue, staff. Everybody was so helpful during the day and it all went so smoothly. Adrianne was amazing; she had everything down to a tea and couldn’t thank her enough for all the hard work she has put in 💓 My guests were so complimentary and some even said it was a magical wedding. So want to say a big Thankyou to everybody. Especially our photographer Andrew Jenkins and Pure DJ you were both amazing 😊 Highly recommend this place either for a stay or wedding.
You get all this on our
Last Minute Wedding Package
- Sumptuous Two Course Wedding Breakfast served in our Conservatory with all the trimmings, including white chair covers & bows
- Your Wedding Ceremony in our Grade One Listed Opera House and Gold Thrones on stage for Registry Pictures and Signing
- Free Exclusive use of our beautiful glass conservatory with 'marquee style' draped ceiling for your Wedding Breakfast and evening Wedding Party, Gold majestic chairs for dining and silver gilt chairs for ceremony room, table linen and napkins in white and all the table wear trimmings, Cake stand and knife, free use of our sophisticated silver candelabra, or our new gold candelabras with electric candles for a romantic atmosphere!
- Stunning Views and acres of beautiful country park - the romantic backdrop of the Brecon Beacons and the Castle itself for pictures on your special dayTo view the venue please complete a viewing request here
When you are looking at many venues, you may be confused! All the different packages on offer, different rates for different dates, at all the venues you are planning to view. How do you make sense of it all!?
Here at Craig y Nos we keep it simple. We offer you a 2 course wedding breakfast, adding in Welcome Drinks served with Chef's Selection of Canapes, Ceremony Room for your Wedding Ceremony, and exclusive use of the Conservatory for your wedding banquet at the lowest rate per guest you are likely to find anywhere. There is NO venue hire. Bring your wedding date forward for huge savings!
Our Last Minute Wedding Package is exceptional value; we know it is unlikely to be bettered by any other equivalent wedding venue, anywhere in the UK. So confident are we that we're offering a Best Value Pice Guarantee on this package. So you do not need to look at any other venue!
Waste no more time shopping around - you have found your venue here! All you need to do is book a viewing and confirm Craig y Nos Castle is the right choice for you.
See more on savings on Last Minute Weddings over our Regular Tariff and other wedding packages here.
NB: We only 'block out' 10 or 20 bedrooms (up to either 20 or 40 guests) under the Last Minute Wedding Package - read more
How to Book a Last Minute Wedding Package
Arrange a viewing ASAP. Once your Wedding Contract is signed and the £2,000 Last Minute Wedding Deposit is paid in full, your date is booked.
- Add extra day guests above first 50, for just £40 per guest for the 2 course wedding breakfast and welcome drinks package with canapes and welsh cakes.
- You can if you wish also add a third course to your Wedding Breakfast for £7.00/ head.
Recommended / Customary Extras that are traditionally provided by Couples for guests:
- After Ceremony Welcome Drinks do not need to be added as they are included in the Last Minute Wedding Package - so this saves £5 off the normal £19.50 head Wedding Drinks Package meaning that you need only add the Wedding Banquet Table Wine and Toasting Champagne for £14.50 head.
- Either: Evening Buffet @ £17.00/ head.
- Or: Special Wedding Evening Entertainment Package (SWEEP) - Comprises Evening Buffet + Pure Weddings Specialist DJ evening entertainment service (worth over £1,000) including Evening Videography of First Dance and 'Dancing on Clouds' - £25.00 per head (requires minimum of 75 guests)
To view, please complete the viewing form.
Dec 2019: My (now) wife and I visited Craig Y Nos castle when we started looking at potential wedding venues back in June 2019. We met with Adrianne one of the castles wedding planners who left no doubt in our mind that our search was over after the first look at a venue. We booked on a last minute wedding package for December so my Christmas obsessed wife could have her christmasy wedding. This gave us just 6 months to plan everything! Adrianne (AKA: Sedge) was a god send. She is absolutely dedicated to her role and went out of her way to make our day incredible. She just seemed to be available at all hours of the day when my wife had a moment of panic that something needed changed or forgotten and would resolve any queries without hesitation. Adrianne is a leading example of the staff at Craig Y Nos who are all dedicated to help things run smoothly. The chef helped to get our Christmas dinner and Christmas pudding reception up and running with some beautifully cooked food and a home made Christmas pudding that was utterly incredible. The Staff at the castle made everyone feel welcome and rushed about tirelessly to ensure everyone had what they needed. Honestly, what a fantastic bunch of hard working and dedicated people. Over all, we had an amazing day. The views and the castle helped make our wedding a day to remember for all involved. We are in no doubt that we made the right decision. Thank you so much to everyone involved!
An alternative route to consider if you want to get married legally, and are willing to postpone the main Wedding Day and Party till after COVID-19 has 'gone', is to go for a Ceremony Only now, and hire a Celebrant for your full wedding Ceremony a year or so later. This would mean booking a 'Ceremony Only' package instead of the Last Minute deal, as you can then offset the entire cost of the Ceremony Only against a Weekend Wedding Package in 2021 0r 2022. This would enable you to get married under the current social distancing rules, and then have 12-18 months or so to save up for a proper castle wedding reception and party later.
|Weekend Wedding Package|
|Special Wedding Evening Entertainment Package|
detailed pricing table
for all our main wedding packages