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Craig y Nos Castle South Wales - Our En-suites


Your entire wedding party may stay with you under one roof. Our Special Wedding Package encourages this, as you get exclusive use of the venue when you have 50 guests staying overnight.

Party late into the night! Our en-suites sleep 81 at maximum usage in a mix of doubles and family rooms. 19 more can sleep inexpensively in our budget style Nurses Block.


At full capacity we can accommodate 100 guests, excluding rooms AB18,19,20 which are non-refurbished and reserved for staff and suppliers.

Put your guests into the most suitable rooms - use disabled rooms for elderly guests and family rooms for large families or adults willing to share. Have your guests book direct, quoting the room number you've reserved them.

Guests of a Saturday wedding may stay the night before in the Nurses Block (capacity 21) but generally may not book into the en-suites when there's a wedding on the Friday.


Guests of a Friday Wedding will have availability in en-suites on the Thursday night, and can stay two consecutive nights in the same room.



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50% off Regular B&B Tariff

on the Night Before your Wedding

for Guests staying two consecutive nights in same room

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Guests staying two nights get the night before the wedding (if they are in the same room both nights) at HALF PRICE.


Do let your guests know this!  


Otherwise guests who wish to be nearer the venue to avoid a long journey on the day of the wedding, may think they have to book into alternative accommodation locally on the night before your wedding.


Please do let them know they can in fact stay half price at the Castle the night before and be relaxed and refreshed on your wedding day.


We can also offer guests staying the night before a simple group dinner deal for you all, the night before. Depending what you require, it could be something really simple such as a Curry for everyone, which they can have irrespective of when they arrive, for a low fixed cost per head. Or they can order from the bar menu if they prefer, on arrival, or they can prebook their dinner for a fixed time etc.


Two-night B&B deals, making a wedding almost a two-day event with an informal gathering of close friends and relatives the night before, is very popular now. This is the way a lot of our Friday and Midweek weddings especially are organising things. It gives everyone a chance to get together informally, and relax, before the Big Day.


Staying the night before allows everyone to get settled in, arriving at their own leisure, with no pressures or rushing about moving into rooms etc on the wedding day itself. Note that Guests cannot book in before 3 pm, even on the wedding day, so it is sensible to secure rooms for the night before at our half price rate, if they are available.



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Making full use of the 25 En-Suites

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Each en-suite should have two occupants at £75 PPPN (per person per night) B&B and then additional guests can be added to triples and family rooms at a flat rate of £35 PPPN B&B.


Achieving the full 80 in the en-suites is unlikely as you will not be using every single available bed. However it can be achieved with good planning!  To help you make the most of our room capacity, see how to place 50 guests into the en-suites here.


To encourage all guests to stay, see our Letter to Guests encouraging everyone to stay at the castle here.


Wedding Venues in Wales, Craig y Nos Castle at night - clocktower pink floodlit for Halloween

Craig y Nos Castle has 25 en-suites: including doubles, triples, and family rooms sleeping 4-6. Families can share an 'apartment' together.

With 50 guests staying over, you qualify for our Special Wedding Package.


Guests pay £75 B&B and you pay £50/ guest (2018-2020) for the wedding breakfast and welcome drinks package

Click through the rooms one by one from AB11, to see rooms individually. We recommend brides allocate 'multiples' rather than couples to the family rooms to get maximum use of the castle accommodation.


You want to place as many guests as possible in the family rooms, if you have above 50 guests wishing to stay, to make full use of the extra beds in these rooms. Reserve the family rooms for your family guests and for guests whom you know will be willing to share.  


See details on room use and room reserving for guests here.

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Changing room for guests before Ceremony
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As the official booking in time for all the bedrooms is 3 pm, most guests will not gain access to their own rooms until after your Wedding Ceremony. They can book into their rooms during the two hours allowed for Photographs after the Ceremony, before the Wedding Breakfast. All guests not staying the night before may get changed in the Sports Room. An early book-in time of midday can be arranged for a maximum of three to four rooms, for an 'early booking in fee' of £25 per room.


Alternatively, you may wish to arrange for some guests staying the night before in the larger rooms, to make their rooms available for other guests to change in. This is easier to do if you as the Bride book a family room in your own name. The best room to use is the Gatehouse. As this is by the entrance it provides a good changing area for guests as an alternative to using the sports room to change in. The gatehouse is also often used as a gathering and changing room for the Bridesmaids.


The separate Nurses Block (scroll half way down for nurses Block pictures) can also be hired out at the regular tariff either the night before the wedding or the day of the wedding, or both. The Nurses Block provides inexpensive overflow accommodation if you have more guests wanting to stay.  


Overflow a
Nurses Block Lounge at Craig y Nos Castleccommodation in neighbouring 'Nurses Block' with 9 double non en-suites and one single room.

This accommodation is 'hostel standard'. Your guests should be advised of this and sent the budget accomodation link
so they can decide if they wish to use this style of accommodation.

Sleeps 19 guests, at £35 B&B per head.  This is a reduced rate for wedding guests. The Nurses Block has its own lounge (left) and small kitchenette.

It is also suitable
as a base from which to set up your Conservatory Wedding Breakfast tables the night before your wedding.


* One double room (Nurses Block room 2) is used by a long-term resident and is not available, hence Nurses Block capacity is 19 in 9 doubles and 1 single. Each double is £70/ night B&B based on two sharing (£35 PPPN) and the single is £35/ night.

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Single Occupancy Guests

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If you have any single occupants, they should be encouraged to use a Nurses Block room rather than an en-suite. If you are on the Special Wedding Package where you need 50 occupants at £75/guest in the en-suites, you do not want to have singles occupying any of the 25 en-suites.


An exception to this principle can be made if you use the family rooms for some of your £75/ head guests - such as Room 15 and TFFF.


Single occupancy of the en-suites reduces your double en-suite capacity and may prevent you reaching 50 guests comfortably spread over the 25 en-suites. We always charge singles the double room rate unless you specifically advise us to allow singles to occupy en-suites at £75/ head. Single occupancy of a Nurses Block room is £70/ room and of an en-suite is £150 / room.

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Optional 2-night B&B Deal
£35 B&B PPPN on the night before the wedding
based on two sharing a double room
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Wedding guests can stay two nights and get a 50% discount on the second night's accommodation, provided one of the two nights falls mid-week (mid-week = Sunday to Thursday night) and provided they occupy the same room both nights.

Your wedding guests pay the normal wedding tariff on the wedding night (which counts as their 'first night') and the 'second' night (the night before the wedding) is at 50% off the standard mid-week B&B tariff for two. This means the night before the wedding is reduced to just £70/room B&B (£35 B&B PPPN), based on two sharing a double en-suite.

While the mid-week dates can be booked as far ahead as you wish, or reserved as far ahead as you wish, the Fridays and Saturdays can only be booked up to 6 months ahead. This '6-month rule' applies to Fridays and Saturdays only, in case we have a wedding booking wanting the date and requiring the en-suites for their own wedding guests.

If your Wedding is on a Sunday or Saturday, and you have guests wishing to stay the night before your wedding, you should instead book them into, or reserve them into, the Nurses Block rooms. Later, subject to availability and 6 months prior to the wedding day, you can upgrade them to the en-suite room they're occupying on the wedding night, if it is available.  Whether they stay the night before in the Nurses Block or in the en-suite they will have on the wedding night, the rate is the same on the night before the wedding, at just £35 B&B PPPN (half the regular mid-week en-suite tariff).


Next: How you can best fit 50 guests overnight

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Weddings Availability 2018


 
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