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 Offers.
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 a saving of over £2,750 above 50 guests. 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 and including 2009, we only offered our 'regular tariff'. This works out at more per head once you factor in the evening buffet, venue hire, welcome drinks and the wedding breakfast.
Regular tariff weddings were quite normal in 2007-8, before the 2008 economic downturn. Weddings were larger, budgets were higher, and we would frequently see sums of £15,000 to £20,000 spent with us on a single wedding day, including all the accommodation and bar sales, but not including all the 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.
In 2010 we introduced a 'free wedding' deal where guests paid £100 or so per head, to include DB&B, the dinner element paying for the wedding breakfast. This left the couple with nothing to pay for the wedding breakfast or the venue hire, if they had 50 guests or more. The 'free wedding' deal was popular, though couples found their guests were reluctant to pay the £95-£100 per head tariff, for dinner, bed and breakfast, to include the wedding breakfast.
A way around this was for the wedding couple to pay the food element only, with the wedding guest only paying the B&B element. This became our Special Wedding Offer Deal, since renamed the 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.
|Weekend Wedding Package - Summary|
Wedding Package Selector - check which wedding package best fits your personal requirements
|Special Wedding Evening Entertainment Package|