These are normally served after the Ceremony, in the Nicolini Reception Lounge.
The bride, upon exiting the theatre (recessional) and upon preliminary photographs being taken upon emerging into the courtyard, then crosses the courtyard and enters the castle by the front entrance.
Your guests then exit the theatre into the courtyard also and similarly re-enter the building through the main entrance, to be greeted by the waiting Bride and Groom for the Welcome Drinks. This marks the start of your reception.
Before the Wedding Breakfast and after the welcome drinks, an amount of time may be devoted to the Photographer. This is his time to organise you and your guests to best effect in the courtyard and gardens. Photographers will often over-run, for they will want to get the best shots, so you need to be aware of the preferred start time for the Wedding Breakfast, which comes next. You may tell your Photographer you have allowed an hour, but actually you need to allow two hours.
Floral arrangements in Theatre
Out of sight and in the background, you need someone to quickly and discreetly move your own floral arrangements from the Theatre to the Reception Room.
Using the same display in both the Ceremony venue and the Reception venue saves you money on the floral arrangements. Delegate this in advance to one of your relatives or a member of the staff.
Alternatively, our recommended supplier, Centre of Attention based in Brecon, can hire you an excellent white floral display which go on pedestals or on tables in the Ceremony Room (used in Ceremony Room only). They are in white silk, but perfect for the Ceremony and no one would ever know they are not 'real' flowers.
The displays just look fabulously extravagant and with real flowers such a display would probably cost anywhere between £700 and £1,000!
|Wedding Planner Guide Index|
|2||Your Suppliers - by category|
|3||Your Suppliers - Use Professionals|
|4||Who Pays for What? - Groom or Bride?|
|5||Put it in Writing - confirm by email|
|6||Your Cash Book|
|7||Your Guest List - Day & Evening List|
|8||Setting the Date - Friday or Saturday?|
|9a||Choosing the Venue & Venue Questions|
|9b||Matching Venue to Wedding|
|10||Appoint your own Wedding Planner/ Toastmaster|
|11a||Wedding Day Schedule - handy information|
|11c||The Ceremony - How everyone is seated|
|11d||Welcome Drinks & Photographs|
|11e||Wedding Breakfast & Evening Entertainment|
|12||Your Invitations & Wedding Stationery|
|13||Wedding Cake - useful info about cakes|
|14||Wedding Toasts - order of toasts|
|15||Wedding Day Countdown - tasks to do when|
|A||Planning your Wedding at Craig y Nos|
|B||Accommodation Reserving and Booking for Guests|
|C||Wedding Breakfast Menu Planning for Guests|
|D||Table Setting - seating plan for Guests|
|E||Running Order of the Day - Timings, Furnishings|
|F||Accommodation Planning for Guests B&B|