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Bespoke Regular Tariff – tailor made weddings
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It is generally better value for Brides to opt for a Weekend or Weekday Wedding Package.

The Wedding Packages have a lower tariff, due to reduced venue hire or no venue hire above certain numbers. In most cases it will be more economic and better value for you to take one of our wedding packages.

Under the Bespoke Regular Tariff you do not have to meet the terms and conditions of the wedding packages. You do not need minimum numbers to your wedding breakfast. You do not require minimum numbers staying overnight. You can choose to do without the buffet, or without the wedding breakfast. You can completely change your menu options or even self-cater (see self-catering terms).

You can hire individual rooms, or all the rooms. You can do without the Ceremony Room (if marrying elsewhere or in a church). Under the Bespoke Package you can have as few or as many guests as you wish, and choose whatever you want, totally flexibly.

Essentially you start with a blank slate - see the Venue Hire Only option here - and then add in the items you want us to provide for you from this page. In this way you build up to your own 'bespoke wedding package'. Once you have worked everything out, refer again to the Wedding Packages to decide which option - bespoke, or an existing package - gives you 'best value for money'.


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Benefits

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Superior a la carte three course wedding breakfast
Superior buffet options

Your choice of function rooms and ceremony room
More flexibility - paying venue hire removes overnight guest requirement under the Packages

You can have a buffet only wedding

Option of a 'Ceremony Only' Wedding at just £250

Option of a Wedding Anniversary Party

Option to self-cater and just hire the banqueting room and ceremony room




Given the savings on our wedding packages,

the Regular Tariff is only for weddings that do not qualify for any wedding package


NB: There is a 25% reduction Sunday to Thursday in venue hire rates other than for the Breakfast Room.


In most cases our wedding packages offer best value


If you have 50 wedding guests at your Wedding Breakfast, of whom 25 can stay overnight, choose the . You only need 25 overnight (guests pay for their own accommodation of course) compared to 50 B&B guests under the Special Wedding Package.  


Or consider the Last Minute Wedding Package which requires fewer overnight, for weddings before the date specified for the Package.


There is a 25% reduction Sunday to Thursday in venue hire rates other than for the Breakfast Room.

The Function Rooms

It is optional which rooms you hire

Venue hire is included within the main weekend & weekday wedding packages

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Theatre Hire - hire this if you are marrying at the castle

£800.00

Patti Bar, music room, billiard room - for evening party/ receptions

£1,050.00

Nicolini room main castle sitting room

£350.00

Breakfast room hire

£250.00

Conservatory - the main daytime room and wedding banquet room

£1,050.00

Hire of entire Ground Floor of Castle exclusively £3,500.00
Food & Beverages Tariff - click here 2018-2020

Bridal Couple in lower gardens with backdrop of Craig y Nos Castle

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Church Weddings
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If you are marrying in a church, consider our Regular Tariff as you would not require the Opera House - this ceremony room is included in our Wedding Packages.

Or consider an evening only reception. Remember that most churches tend to be further away from the Castle so you may require an 'evening only' / buffet only wedding reception to allow time for guests to get from the Church to the Castle. See our Special Wedding Evening Entertainment Package for an Evening Wedding Party option.

We do tend to find most Brides considering a church wedding end up being obliged to select a wedding venue closer to the church. This is because you cannot really 'pick your own church', local to the castle. Generally you will only be permitted to marry in your local church, where you worship regularly.

We tell you this so you do not waste your time visiting us if we are too far away from your local church.

Before considering a wedding reception at the castle in combination with a church wedding, try out RAC route finder for distances / travel times from your church to the Castle (our post code is SA9 1GL).

NB: Churches are becoming more flexible, so you may find you can get married in a church closer to the castle after all, as opposed to being required to select one near to where you live. This is uncommon, though.

So ask yourself, will a church wedding work - distance wise - with your wedding reception being held at Craig y Nos Castle?
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Small Intimate Weddings
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For a small wedding you only need to hire the Conservatory for the day and evening. When hiring just ONE room, regular tariff may be best for you.

Alternatively, if you have only a handful of guests, we could offer you a ceremony only wedding (see below). You can then add an evening meal at a party table in the function room, without hiring any rooms for your exclusive use.

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OK, so this is not a wedding package, but a Baby Shower!  There's a hot new trend for Baby Showers, and we had our first one in our Conservatory in 2018. See photos and more details on our Baby Showers here.
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We offer a self-catering wedding package which includes the exclusive use of our Conservatory, Conservatory Kitchen serving area for your caterers, the Opera House for your Wedding Ceremony, and two large sitting rooms.

You also have the use of all the outside gardens and courtyard area for your wedding photographs (sole use arranged for pre-booked times to fit in with your wedding photographer).

You are able to provide your own food and drinks, no corkage, but you or your caterers must comply with Environmental and Health & Safety regulations on the provision of food to guests - see self-catering terms here.

This package suits larger weddings wishing to do their own thing, in a large space all to themselves, and may work for smaller weddings that are below our wedding package minimum numbers. There is no accommodation usage requirement and you are free to use any of the castle's services, or not, as you choose.


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For a 'Ceremony Only' Wedding with just a few family present, you may choose to hire just the Breakfast Room, only, for your Wedding Ceremony. This means you can get married at the Castle for just £250!  

Or you may choose to hire the Summer House and Lower Gardens for a Ceremony Only Wedding for £350.

Welcome Drinks can be added @ £7.00 / guest.

Small Bookings and 'Ceremony only' weddings in the Breakfast Room may only be held mid-week so as not to clash with our Exclusive Use weekend weddings.

Summer House Ceremony Only Weddings may be held at weekends but you are restricted to the Lower Gardens and Summer House area with its Marquee.

For midweek Ceremony only Weddings you can benefit from all the Photo Opportunities the castle provides, inside and outside, enjoy the grounds, and the Country Park. You can even stay the night before your wedding or on the day of your wedding, or stay two nights and enjoy great mid-week B&B discounts, subject to B&B availability. Mid-week you can enjoy a leisurely evening meal with close friends and family selecting from the regular bar menu, and turn your wedding into a very informal, cosy, mini-mid-week break / honeymoon combined!

For Weekend Ceremony Only Weddings in the Summer House, you are only able to use the Lower Gardens and the Country Park, and of course our Summer House, for wedding photographs, as the castle hosts an exclusive use wedding on most weekends.

This is a really great idea for small weddings who really want to have a Ceremony only, with the minimum of fuss, and to make it a nice family break for themselves and their closest relatives without the full costs and all the organisation required in a big wedding. It's the Brecon Beacons equivalent of Gretna Green!  Quick, inexpensive, simple and easy.


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We have a very special deal for married couples wishing to celebrate their wedding Anniversary. So if you are already married (maybe you are looking at this site as a relative / parent of someone who is considering getting married), why not have a peek at our Wedding Anniversary Package!  Surprise your partner by arranging an impromptu anniversary party without them even knowing!

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Table Wine & Toasting Champagne Drinks Package
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We recommend 20 bottles for 50 guests or if more guests, we allow 1 bottle of table wine per 2.5 guests. Table Wine is currently £18.40/ bottle. A table of ten would therefore need 4 bottles of house wine, typically two of red and two of white. This means Table Wine works out at £7.36 a guest.

We also recommend 2-3 bottles Sparkling Wine, Prosecco or Veuve, per table for toasts, depending on the numbers of guests at each table. Sparkling Wine is £21.75/ bottle.  There are 6 glasses per bottle and you need up to two glasses per guest for the toasts, which makes two bottles per table of 6-7 or 3 bottles per table of 9-10. Sparking Wine therefore works out at £7.25 a guest.

On the Bespoke Regular Tariff we will offer you a Wine and Toasting Drinks Package at the above combined cost per guest of: £14.61

Note if you have less than ten guests on some tables, the distribution of house wine would be altered from 4 per table to, say, 3 per table, to provide no more than 20 bottles of table wine for 50 guests, or no more than one bottle per 2.5 guests.  This ratio applies to the Wine and Toasting Drinks Package, however if you wish to supply additional bottles of wine, these can be offered in addition, at the applicable cost for each extra bottle supplied.

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Extra Services not listed on this page
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If you require anything not listed on this page, an extra fee may be charged. For any service not included in our Wedding Package or mentioned on this Tariff Page, we may be able to provide the service required for a fee, but not for free. Everything Extra that involves additional time / work / staff hours above what is included in the packages, or additional special purchases, must be quoted for separately. In most cases these are obvious areas where you will be employing your own Wedding Suppliers to set things up. For an idea of the suppliers you will need, see what is not included here.

Anything extra required of Castle Staff to support your wedding that is discussed verbally, where we suggest we can be of assistance, is not confirmed or agreed contractually until it is priced up, and added to your wedding account.

See 'optional extras page here' for key information about some extras that are not included in the Wedding Packages and which will be charged for by separate arrangement, if required.

For example, you may require us to help you with your Table Decor and Favours on the morning of your wedding, as your table decor company may not be available at the required set-up time (or you may be organising your own table decor).

Or you may prefer different combinations of chairs and furniture in the function rooms, compared to what they have in them currently. Note that the moving of chairs out of their regular positions, any other moving of furniture from their regular positions in the Castles' rooms, will incur a separate charge as it is an extra service.

Similarly bringing in non-standard sized alcoholic beverages / bottles, typically as table favours, will incur a Corkage rate specific to the size of bottle and strength (alcohol by volume) of beverage.

Many extra services may be offered by negotiation for a fee, but they are not for free. Extra services are any services where extra staff time is required to be rota'd on specially to perform the required task.  We will advise you of our fee for any extras you require, in advance, depending on your specific requirement for additional support and assistance from the Castle Staff above and beyond what is included within your Wedding Package.


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Which Wedding Package suits you best?
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(i) Weekend Wedding - Saturdays 70 guests at Wedding Breakfast, Fridays 60 guests at Wedding Breakfast, both with 50 guests overnight (guests pay for their own B&B)

(ii) Weekday Wedding - 50 guests at Wedding Breakfast, with 25 guests overnight (guests pay for their own B&B)

(iii) Last Minute Weddings - 50 guests at Wedding Breakfast, with 20 guests overnight (guests pay for their own B&B)

(iv) Members Wedding Package with no overnight accommodation requirement. Aimed at large local weddings of 90 guests or more where most guests won't want to stay overnight. Requires minimum of 75 guests to your wedding breakfast, but for best value, invite 125 guests.

(v) Weekend Exclusive Deal. V.I.P. All-inclusive 2 day Wedding Package. This is a full weekend all-inclusive Premium Wedding Package with full Exclusive use of the Castle for the whole weekend, with pretty much everything you’ll need in your chosen Wedding Venue, included.

(vi) Armed Forces & Emergency Services. A discounted Wedding Package, specific only to members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services where you may be called away for emergency duties on your Wedding Day - contract allows for short notice date changes of wedding date.


When to opt for the Regular Tariff

1. Hire one function room instead of whole venue, for a smaller wedding
2. Hire no function rooms at all – just a table - for an intimate wedding of 10 to 15 people (mid-week Sun-Thurs only)
3. Church weddings where Ceremony room at castle not required - so you need only hire one room
4. Evening only receptions - choose a Buffet only option ( without a formal wedding breakfast).
5. See also the Evening Entertainment Package for Evening Wedding Receptions.

5. 'Ceremony Only' Weddings - from as low as £250 if you hire the Breakfast Room for your Ceremony - mid-week only


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