Wedding Reviews - 2023
Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue
Facebook Reviews 2023
22/09/2023: Abe Myatt. We had the most perfect wedding day! Thank you so much to all the staff at Craig-Y-Nos, it was amazing how easy you made it feel to plan a wedding with all the help and expertise you had!
The Official Craig y Nos Castle. Ah Thanks for that much appreciated to hear!! M!chael
05/09/2023: This venue is gorgeous, with plenty of accommodation, parking and amazing spots to have your photos. The food is great and the prices/packages are super reasonable. Our wedding coordinator Michaela was so lovely and professional, totally putting our minds at ease throughout the process. B. Dowsett.
04/09/2023: We got married with you Saturday 02.09.23. You guys were amazing, Michaela and Kelly especially was on top form, they took away my stress and worries from the get go. Everything went smooth and nothing at all went wrong, I will be recommending you guys to everyone. Kelly Wheeler.
29/08/2023: It's been a little over a week since we had our big day, just wanted to take a moment to share our genuine gratitude & high recommendation to our suppliers who made our day perfect ❤️ This venue is gorgeous, with plenty of accommodation, parking and amazing spots to have your photos. The food is great and the prices/packages are super reasonable. Our wedding coordinator Michaela was so lovely and professional, totally putting our minds at ease throughout the process.
14/08/2023: " Lovely quirky gothic haunted Craig Y Nos What more can I say for a wedding reception or haunted night experience. Wonderful friendly and helpful welcome from staff. Memorable wedding day for Michael and Michelle. Made more fun by Singers Secreto who added fun to a special day Highly recommended."
16/03/2023 We recently had our wedding at the castle it was such an amazing venue, the theatre which held the ceremony was spectacular, the conservatory where we had our reception was breathtaking and the function room for the evening was fabulous. All the staff were so helpful and attentive throughout the day and night especially Emily and Chloe who went out of their way to make our day special, they took care of all the arrangements and organisation throughout the day to ensure it was perfect for us and all our guests. The food was excellent and we can honestly say that we could not have asked for better. Thank you all at Craig y Nos.
5th Mar 2023, 8:23pm Kath Bromham. We got married here in February this year and oh my god it was out of this world from the moment we arrived at the castle it felt like home myself, husband and all our family and friends loved our wedding here and the time before and afterwards the castle is outstanding and the staff are like family and they all go over and above to deliver the best . A massive shout out to Dani who was our wedding planner and was literally on hand from booking to saying goodnight on or wedding she was amazing along with Chole who organised our whole day and ensured everything was perfect even when the weather was against us she did everything she could to make things work x Finally the food was spectacular everyone of our guests said how amazing the canapés were our wedding breakfast and evening buffet we literally can't fault a thing the best decision we made was to hold our happily ever after here at Craig y nos castle and we can't recommend enough. Thank you to all the staff for everything your all so lovely 😍 lots a love Mrs and Mr Bromham xxx
11/02/2023: Hi, so sorry for very late feedback but we literally got married then moved house and jobs and its been hectic. We had a beautiful day for a wedding and nicola went above and beyond and was reminding me of things i wanted that just didn’t even cross my mind on the day. The food was amazing and all of our guest commented how amazing the food and the scenery around the castle was. Thankyou for making our day so special and we will defo he returning guests for years to come. Charlotte & luke
12/01/2023: Our wedding on the 30th December was amazing the staff couldn’t do enough to make it special.
11th Jan 2023, 9:45pm Rhian Clanfield We recently had our wedding at the castle it was such an amazing venue, the theatre which held the ceremony was spectacular, the conservatory where we had our reception was breathtaking and the function room for the evening was fabulous. All the staff were so helpful and attentive throughout the day and night especially Emily and Chloe who went out of their way to make our day special, they took care of all the arrangements and organisation throughout the day to ensure it was perfect for us and all our guests. The food was excellent and we can honestly say that we could not have asked for better. Thank you all at Craig y Nos. 👏🏼❤️ Tony Marshall
10/01/2023: We've just had a family wedding at Craig y Nos Castle and had a truly delightful time, fun was had by all. The staff are truly amazing, they work really hard to ensure everyone is looked after. The Castle is a sight to behold just beautiful. The food was amazing from the meal the evening before the breakfast then the wedding meal was absolutely top notch. You couldn't wish for anything better. Our accomodation was so lovely very comfortable and as with the castle full of character. A surely wonderful place.
07/01/2023: Tony Marshall recommends The Official Craig y Nos Castle. Me and my wife recently got married at this beautiful venue in the Brecon Beacons. What can I say that would accurately describe our experience? Well, stunning doesn't quite capture how much we love this place. From the setting, to the castle itself, the food and the people/staff (first class service provided). Everything about Craig-Y-Nos was perfect on our special day. We loved every minute and we didn't want to leave the following day. We couldn't recommend highly enough.
Trip Advisor Reviews 2023
Review from Sep 10, 2023 Big Swansea wedding Brilliant day, beautiful setting in the heart of some stunning countryside. We only traveled from Swansea for our friends wedding but it was like being far away from the city. We will definitely be returning in November, our room was lovely, clean and plenty of coffees bed super comfy best nights sleep iv had in a long while , food very generous portions Salmon fish fingers delicious, we had a couple of requests for things, in the evening such as toilet rolls and ice to take to our room later at night before heading to bed as it was a very hot night this was sorted immediately, attentive and pleasant staff, Craig y nos you made the wedding a dream.
May 9, 2023: A Wedding that could't have been any better Our wonderful daughter got married at Craig y Nos on the 29th April 2023, what an amazing day it was. We stayed the night before and the night of the wedding and we could not fault the staff who were all so genuinely friendly and helpful in every way. From the initial meeting with the wedding planner through to the end of the wedding day and to the morning after, staff could not have been more helpful and supportive.
As parents of the bride we have to thank the reception staff, particularly Jen, Lisa and the others. Sorry we cant remember everyones name but all were so helpful as was Kelly, front of House manager. It seems we phoned Craig y Nos at least a thousand times and never did we get the impression we were a bother and all questions were answered. From the reception staff to the kitchen staff, from the domestic staff to the maintenance staff each one we met were interested in how the day had been and also if they could help in any way. Thank you to you all.
We were delighted with the wedding planner Dani, she was so helpful and supportive and due to her and her colleague (Chloe ?) the day went as a dream wedding should be. We have to make a special mention to the chef and catering staff, in the wedding party there were vegetarians, vegans, non alcohol drinkers and alcohol drinkers and those with specific dietary such as certain food allergies and one guest who was halal. All at the wedding commented they had a wonderful wedding breakfast, canapes and the evening buffet. What was particularly positive was that at the wedding breakfast all had their food piping hot. In some weddings we have attended the 'Top Table' gets hot food and by the time the last table is served food is lukewarm, this was not the case at Craig y Nos.
Staff were so helpful with decorating the venue to our daughters wishes and also took the decorations down at the end of the evening. What a wonderful day we had, then the next morning the breakfast was wonderful. If anyone is planning a wedding and you are considering Craig y Nos, you will have a wonderful time there. Thank you Craig y Nos
May 6, 2023: Best wedding reception ever! The staff just can't do enough for you! Food was incredible. Rooms were a little dated but was expected given the age of the castle. You're given a 5 star service when having hour special day here. Felt like royals! Wedding planners are great, couldn't do enough for us.
4th May 2023, 12:58pm We had our wedding here on 23/04/2023. Everything was amazing. The food was lovely and the staff really can't do enough for you. They have the running of the day down to perfection from early in the morning until right at the end. We had our dog at the wedding along with my sister in laws rabbit. They really are pet friendly here.,
Jan 2023: Truly amazing and wonderful We've just had a family wedding at Craig y Nos Castle and had a truly delightful time, fun was had by all. The staff are truly amazing, they work really hard to ensure everyone is looked after. The Castle is a sight to behold just beautiful. The food was amazing from the meal the evening before the breakfast then the wedding meal was absolutely top notch. You couldn't wish for anything better. Our accomodation was so lovely very comfortable and as with the castle full of character. A surely wonderful place.
Letters and Cards sent in by Customers 2023
Monday, 18 September 2023 at 14:24. Subject: Thanks. Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for organising Rachel and Dominics wedding. Rachel had the fairytale wedding she has always dreamed of and everyone had a wonderful day. Please can you pass on our thanks to all of your team, who were most helpful and caring throughout the event. It was a long day for us, so must have taken a lot of organising to have everything run so smoothly. Many thanks
Sue & Bob.
08/09/2023: Hello, Thanks so much for everything you and all the staff at CYN did for us. We couldn't have asked for a better day celebrating getting married. We really appreciate it and will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again. Adam and Jorja
29/08/2023: Hi Kelly, We had the most amazing day and thank you for all your hard work and helping the day run as smoothly as it could. Kindest regards, Shannon and Cory
14/07/2023: Hi Dani, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure getting married at Craig y Nos. We had a fantastic day and cant thank you enough for all your hard work for getting us through it. Your mum was an absolute star as well we didn’t realise you were related until we were leaving! Of course we will leave you reviews it’s the least we can do.
14/07/2023: Hi Chloe, I’m finally sitting down after the wedding Wednesday and just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Michaela and the whole team there at Craig Y Nos. We had a fabulous day, our guests had a fabulous day and it was entirely down to the hard work you put in behind the scenes to make it go so smoothly. It was so relaxed and enjoyable, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The food was amazing, the bar was well received and the ceilidh dancing was hilarious to watch! Baby stayed put too so that was a relief! Thank you all once again, please pass on our thanks and gratitude to everyone there. And wish Emily all the best from me! Many thanks, Louise and Martyn.
9th Jul 2023, 10:30am: Dee Hamnett, June 2016 a random wowcher was purchased for an overnight stay. Impressions counted and it was agreed it was a lovely venue for a wedding. Fast forward to July the 4th 2023 Independence Day for some, the day I married the love of my life to me. Thanks to the team at Craig Y Nos it went beautifully and everyone loved every part, the venue, the views, the food, everything was perfect. We even managed to get Celestial Paranormal to do a special ghost tour the night before as a few of our guests had expressed an interest. Along with Ricky our DJ, Rob and Helen doing the photography and videos and the Grem doing our surprise caricatures we had a fantastic day, Miranda Patricia
17/03/2023: Morning Chloe, Apologies for the time of the email. I'm back to reality and working nights. Just wanted to say a massive thank you again! You have still blown my mind at how amazing you were! Well all the staff. What's the best email to email Michael and Martin to give them feedback and say a massive thank you to them as well? I've been telling everyone that Craig y nos is the place to get hitched! We will 100% be back to do a ghost tour with our guests! Love that idea! ................ Thanks so much. I just can't express how grateful I am that you, ade and Emily made my day so perfect! 💓 I will never forget how you all made my feel and also how perfect you made the rooms look! ❤️ Your biggest fan... Amy x
13/03/2023: Dear Kelly, Dani, Emily and team, Thank you so much for making our wedding reception on Saturday amazing! Everything was so organised, and the team seemed to run like a well-oiled machine. The food was absolutely delicious and the team truly made our decoration vision come to life. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding reception. We think we’ve left a couple of things behind - bathroom boxes and a basket that had cardboard cake slice boxes in. Would we be able to come up and collect them? Kind regards, Lucy and Rhys.
18/02/2023: Hi Dani, Thank you so much we are still very much holding on to our bubble of happiness, I can't believe it's been over a week already it was literally the most magically and happiest day of my life. A massive thank you especially to yourself, chole, and the chef. And too all the other staff on our day you were all amazing and made sure everything went smoothly. We literally felt like the castle was our home for the time we were there no way any other venue could do that or provide the over and above service that you guys did. We will 100% be back visiting and coming to your events throughout the year. I have a wedding admin list, and to leave an epic review for the castle and you guys is top of the list so i will do one I promise the castle and you guys throughly deserve the recognition. Thank you all for making our day so special. Kath.
Wedding 28/01/2023: Hi Emily, James and I would just like to say how absolutely amazing our wedding was yesterday. Everything ran so smoothly, was so organised and we didn’t feel rushed to work to a timing at all. The staff are absolutely incredible, we couldn’t have picked a more perfect place for our wedding. Please will you pass onto Nicola how fantastic both you and Chloe were, sorting out a little hiccup before the night before, helping my mother get dressed when she was rushing to get to the theatre and just generally being the best. The day was filled with memories we’ll treasure forever, made all the more special by you and your team! Thank you so much again, Rhiannon and James xx.
Jan 2023: Hi there Emily and lovely reception staff Firstly, congratulations Emily and we think you had a good excuse to miss our wedding 🙄😂 we forgive you but your colleagues covered beautifully. A really big thank you to all the amazing staff at Craig y nos, who made our day on the 30th December so special. We have received universal praise from all our guests, many saying it was the best wedding they’d ever been to! and everyone had a wonderful time, especially us!
........... Glad you’re nominated for an award, well deserved 👍🏻👏🏻 We are sorry it’s all over 😏 but thank you so much again Kind regards Geraldine and Martin O’Sullivan
Customer Feedback Forms Reviews 2023
- these are forms completed by customers who have stayed the night at Craig y Nos Castle.
19/08/2023 - AB36: The food was brilliant, tasty and always hot. Everyone was super friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We brought our twin baby girls and the staff were so helpful and understanding. Very clean and tidy. We came for a wedding but would love to come again - it was beautiful!
21/06/2023 - AB21: the receptionist went out of her way to help and make us happy. Our wedding planner was just wonderful. I think her name might have been Michaela. All staff including the wedding registrar were just brilliant. the wedding food was more than excellant. I couldn't rate the service we received more highly and it is an old castle so we probably should expect the odd uneven surface and old carpet. A bit of plumbing problem didn't stop us having a wonderful time. The setting where we had the wedding breakfast was jusst out of this world, the staff fell over themselves to make us happy. best ever venue. We came to Wales for a wedding, if I were to come back I would definitely stay with you. Thank you so much. Please let our wedding planner know we thought so much of her.
21/06/2023 - TGR (Wedding Guest): Waitresses were the most courteous and helpful staff , really active and hardworking, A delight to encounter. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved the drama of the castle's appearance and its beautiful setting. Though we're rather elderly to drive long distances and so will probably not return we shall certainly encourage younger folk to give it a go and we shall never forget our lovely experience at Craig-y-Nos, so thank you. Staff were friendly but remained professional and when my wife asked for boiled eggs for breakfast her request was rapidly met. Thanks
02/06/2023 - AB30: overall, CyN exceeded my expectations. I have been to many wedding venues over the years, and have never been to a better place for the type of wedding that the bride and groom wanted. I would highly recommend CyN.
07/05/2023 - AB25: Thank you so much to all the staff at Craig Y Nos that made my son anddaughter in laws wedding the most amazing day! We are eternally grateful. You have helped us make wonderful memories to last a lifetime, best
wedding venue we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with, absolutely nothing was too much trouble and you really did take over the whole event with such ease and did things we never would have thought of! Dani you are a superstar and such a credit to the team thank you to each and everyone at the castle.
06/05/2023 - AB15: The wedding was beautiful food was amazing and a lovely location and beautiful Castle.
03/05/2023 - AB34: We definitely will be visiting here again since we got married here we have said we will return each year on our anniversary, it's such a special place to us.
01/05/2023 - AB34: Nothing was too much trouble food excellent quality, cooked to perfection. (Staff service) kind, thoughtful, cannot fault the standard of service received. Room spotless, decorated to high specification, everything you would expect in the room. Excellent walking, grounds well maintained, we will definitely revisit. highly recommended, you can also take your dog whilst staying overnight. If you are in the area put it on your highly rated list, indulge yourself, quality
overnight stay excellent value for money. the service you will receive is excellent
30/04/2023 - AB30: We had our wedding there. All staff were absolutely outstanding and made the day extra special. Every single person cared and went above and beyond.
18/03/2023 - AB21: The wedding meal and morning breakfast was outstanding highest of compliments to the chef. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Polite courteous and extremely helpful. A truly lovely wkend and a very special day to remember at the Craig Y Nos Castle.
18/03/2020 - AB20: Considering I was in hostel accommodation I was SOO pleasantly surprised! The room was beautiful, toilet and facilities spotless and totally adequate! Would honestly choose the same room again and again. (Editor note: while this guest was happy with AB20, it is a non-ensuite, not refurbished, and decor such as it is, is pretty much as we found in when we took the castle over in 2000. Really only used as overflow when absolutely nothing else left.)
11/03/2023 - TFFF: The food was cooked to perfection. Everyone at the wedding commented on how good the food was. If I had one little gripe it would be that it was supposed to be Baileys in the cheesecake but I couldnÆt taste any. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would like to stay at Craig y nos again. Our rooms were lovely and the showers were wonderful. Several other guests have said the same, that they intend to revisit.
11/03/2023 - AB12: We would certainly recommend this venue to others who live in the area and are seeking a venue for a weddingboth my Husband (Harry Taylor) and myself Jackie Taylor were extremely pleased with all the help your staff gave us as I was on arm crutches and all luggage carried to our room without a problem whatsoever even in the pouring rain. Also I lost my glasses at the reception and the staff were so helpful in searching for them unfortunately they have never been found.It has be said that the staff serving at the function were incredible they all certainly knew what and when to do specific things which most days this is not seen in every establishment countrywide as it's so important that the right impression is given at the start of service right to the end.. They were all excellent congratulations to them all..
Google Reviews 2023
21/07/2023: Dee H 5 stars, Lovely mansion set in wonderful surroundings, perfect views, friendly staff and dog friendly. We had our wedding here, staff were amazing, food was spot on and everyone loved the whole day. Venue certainly made the difference and everyone loved the theatre used for the ceremony. Ghost hunts also held here as its reputated to be the Most haunted castle in Wales. Lots of our guests said they were planning to return.
19/06/2023 Review left by Cemal Sanli starstarstarstarstar 1 hour ago Had our wedding here and I can not express how thankfully we are to the staff, from the bar staff to the cleaners and receptionist to the wedding organisers everyone was so helpful and caring for our big day. We couldn't of managed half the events planned with out there support. Fanatic history behind the castle. Plenty of spaces in and around the venue. Nice little park behind also and waterfall nearby. Plenty of parking spaces and overflow also. Rooms sizes are decent and fairly priced. Over all just amazing and coudlnt thank the staff here enough.
11/05/2023 Katie Wrigley 5/5 26 minutes ago on Google
We had our wedding here in April, Chloe and all the team were fantastic leading up to the wedding and on our special day. We cannot thank you all enough for all of your help, support and advice. We would definitely recommend having your special day here. Rooms: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Location: 5/5
Thank you for your great comments - it is brilliant to hear your positive praise for Chloe and the rest of the team and it is good that you found all the infomation provided useful to you in the run up to your day and that on the day, all things ran smoothly. We are all thankful to your recommendation. M!chael
01/05/2023 Sian Davies Review left by Sian Davies Beatiful senarys a place very close my heart ❤️ use share my long lost partner we use love come hear regular visits loved food out doors had some wonderful times hear staff very polite and friendly 1 my favourite places all time 🙂❤️
Thanks for the 5 star Sian. It is great to read your positive comments, under the circumstances and hope the Castle gives you some inner peace. It is great to hear that you find our staff polite and friendly. M!chael x
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