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Wedding Deals at Craig y Nos Castle South Wales Wedding Venue
Wedding Deals at Craig y Nos Castle South Wales Wedding Venue
As many 'evening only' guests didn't show, we saw a pattern where wedding breakast numbers were reduced as a couple saved money but their 'no-shows' for the evening caused a further reduction in guests. This reduced our bar income and food for evening guests who did not arrive, went uneaten. With the weekendWedding Packages we encourage you to increase day guest numbers.

With more staying overnight, and more guests for the whole day, everyone has a great time and with more attending your wedding day and night, your party does not dwindle to a premature close.

We gain the guarantee of 50 X £75.00 on the B&B, as you have 50 guests staying over. This gives us an income of £3,750.00 on B&B. Most of our Wedding Packages offset the income from guests staying overnight against venue hire, which is reduced.

Once lots of guests are staying the night, there is no fear of drink-drive, so we gain bar income from guests who drink more, and they party later into the night because they are staying over. This really livens up the party and extends it into a decent night party. Wedding Couples find their Wedding continues late into the night, where before Brides and Grooms were finding the evening drawing prematurely to a close as their guests made their excuses and drove home.

So though our wedding packages cost much less than the regular tariff (see your comparative savings here) a good wedding package deal makes sense. The overall income per wedding averages much the same due to higher minimum numbers and good B&B use. Our weekend Wedding Packages encourage higher numbers with more staying overnight but not overly high numbers!  

We have seen other venues opting for much higher minimum day and evening guest numbers whereas we have more of an emphasis on guests staying overnight. Our Wedding Packages are in response to the need to offer good deals while increasing numbers attending a weekend wedding. Certainly your money goes a lot further and Couples are often surprised at how affordable Craig y Nos Castle is compared with other prestigious wedding venues.  This is a big reason why as many as 140 Couples a year choose to get married at Craig y Nos Castle.

Rather than reduce day guest numbers, now you can afford the wedding of your dreams with ALL your guests attending for the whole day.

There is no need to have a separate evening guest list (most won't show anyway). Instead you can afford to invite everyone you really want to your wedding day, for the whole day. You may as well make the most of having the castle wedding venue exclusively yours for the whole day!

The Saturday Wedding Package (SWP) is our most popular Wedding Package. It is best value if your guests need to stay the night, provided you have at least 50 guests wishing to stay over.

We also have Last Minute Weddings
Offer.

For smaller weddings, where there are fewer guests and / or fewer than 50 wishing to stay overnight, the 'Bespoke Regular' wedding tariff may apply, or you could check out our mid-week wedding package and the new Intimate Wedding Package.

Compared with the Regular Tariff, the Saturday Wedding Package gives you great savings. The incentive created by the savings on higher numbers may encourage you to have a bigger wedding. Craig y Nos Castle is one of the larger wedding venues in South Wales and is ideally suited to large all-day wedding parties.

Up to 2010, we only offered our 'regular tariff'. This costs more than the packages.

Regular tariff weddings were quite normal in 2007-8, before the 2008 economic downturn. Weddings were larger, budgets were higher, and we would see £15,000 to £20,000 spent with us on a single wedding day, including all the accommodation and bar sales, before cvost of any additional wedding suppliers. Given all our Wedding Packages are so much lower than the cost of the regular tariff, you might ask, "how come we are able to offer such a good Deal?"

Our Weekend Wedding Package discourages small weddings (which there is a trend towards as couples seek to save money), in favour of set minimum numbers. We may earn less per guest on the larger weddings but our average income per wedding remains the same, because small weddings are encouraged to take a weekday date, or to scale up to get a discounted weekend wedding package. (Most venues have higher minimum weekend numbers).

In 2010 we introduced a wedding deal which became our Saturday Wedding Package

Under the regular tariff, couples had been reducing numbers from 80 - 130 down to as low as 30 - 40 for their wedding breakfast and inviting a higher number for the evening 'do' to save money on the wedding breakfast. Now, most of our weekend weddings are on the Saturday or Friday Wedding Package, for larger weddings with full B&B use.

Reducing day guests and inviting more in evening doesn't work! Why not? Because of our location. Many 'evening only' guests fail to turn up, leaving you paying for an evening buffet that goes uneaten.
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