Wedding Day Suggested Schedule and Timings - from Ceremony to Buffet - Weddings in Wales at Craig y Nos Castle

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Wedding Day Suggested Schedule and Timings - from Ceremony to Buffet

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My Home is my Castle...

... see how Craig y Nos becomes
your Home from Home

Read on for...
Your Wedding Day

- it's like a Private Party
in your own home
with friends and family

Just as homely
South Wales Weddings Ceremonies
South Wales Weddings Ceremony Room

Ceremony Time: 13:00 - 13:30

Let the theatre be your stage for your Wedding Day!

Get married in our Grade One Listed Opera House. Allow 30-40 minutes for seating guests, wedding Ceremony, and everyone exiting theatre. Confetti may be thrown in theatre.

Wedding room fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies up to 150 guests. Styled on Wagner’s Opera House in Bayreuth, Bavaria with decor fit for elite gatherings.

See a quick Video show-around of  Ceremony Room
Castle Wedding Venue Wales Ceremony Room Wedding Packages

Time: 13:30 - 14:00

Enjoy your welcome drinks on theatre lawn, or in cosy lounge by Reception. Homely wood burning stoves and cosy, traditional fireplaces guarantee a warm welcome for your guests - see Wedding Drinks.

Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle

Your Wedding Photographs in Courtyard and Grounds Timings

Suggested times 14:00 – 16:00

Allow two hours for your photos after Welcome Drinks in best locations in Gardens, Country Park & Courtyard.

Country Park Woodland and Boating Lake are delightful in all seasons. Photos in lower gardens by river include stunning backdrops of the castle. Tip: Have someone help get your wedding guests together for photos.

Our Wedding Photographers know the best locations - for unique and memorable photos in all weathers and seasons.

See quick video show-around of castle courtyard and front of castle.

Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages

Acres of Photo Opportunities for you in all seasons
in Country Park & Castle Grounds

The Boating Lake at Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue in Wales
Wedding Venues South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Country Park Boating Lake

Suggested Time: 16:00 - 19:00

Restored to its original Victorian splendour, our Conservatory enjoys stunning views over the Brecon Beacons.

A wall of windows overlooks beautiful mountain scenery.  See Wedding Reception Room.

Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue Swansea Conservatory Wedding Breakfast pale yellow ribboned chair covers
Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue Swansea Conservatory Wedding Breakfast pale yellow ribboned chair covers

Decorating Your Tables & Wedding Centrepieces / Table Decor

See your Wedding Table Settings here.

Either you or your willing helpers decorate the Reception Room / Conservatory and complete your Table Decor on the morning of your Wedding Day.

Or you invite some guests to stay the night before to help you get the room decorated to your tastes before your wedding day.

We aim to move all weddings through to the Function room for the evening party. Even if there is a wedding the day before yours, the Conservatory should be vacated by 9 pm on the night before your wedding.

We can have the Conservatory all tidied up with table cloths, napkins and cutlery and glasses in place on the tables in accordance with your table plan by 9.30 to 10.00 pm on the night before, if arranged with us. With the tables all laid up ready for you to add your final touches, you will be able to relax on the wedding day itself.

Arrange access the day or night before with your Wedding Planner, subject to availability, so you can decorate before your Wedding Day

"My home is my castle,
and I spend a lot of time...
moving this and adjusting that,
adding flowers and candles"

Tip: At Craig y Nos, you can stay the night before and get your decor sorted out the evening before your wedding, so you can truly relax on your Big Day!

South Wales Weddings
South Wales Weddings Craig y Nos Castle

Suggested Time: 20:00 – 24:00

Your DJ sets up in our large function room while you dine in Conservatory. No waiting around while your function room is 'made ready' for evening party.

Most weddings use Conservatory for the day and Function Room & bar for the evening.

Evening Wedding Package Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle

Smooth Transition from Day Room to Evening Room

After your wedding banquet, glide through to the evening party room with your DJ ready, lights dimmed and music playing.

Let Craig y Nos Castle wow your guests with its spacious high ceilinged rooms, characterful decor and warm, friendly atmosphere.

Benefit of Guests Staying Overnight

When guests stay,
they relax and feel at home,
All guests who B&B
have no need to go home.

Weddings held close to where guests live tend to finish early - as guests living locally will want to 'go home'.  

Choosing a Local Venue ‘near you’, can lead to a disappointingly early finish.  

We are not a 'local wedding venue' – we’re a destination venue!  

Having everyone stay overnight means your day won’t peter out by early evening. You’ll all be partying till late!

Wedding Planning Links
for Booked Weddings

Congratulations! Browse our 'Essential Wedding Planner Guide' to plan your day.

See 'Planning your Wedding' for how we work with you to plan your wedding at the Castle.

See more on Table Plans,

Choose your Wedding Suppliers.

For Room decor ideas see 'Wedding Themes by town'.

For table settings ideas see Conservatory Gallery and also see the new

If you've booked a wedding with accommodation use, see 'Room Use Guide'.

Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue
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