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Wedding Packages' Minimum Number of Guests staying overnight

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50 guests at £75/ head B&B spread over 25 en-suites
You place the first 2 in each en-suite at £75 PPPN
then add extras @ £35 PPPN
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The Special Wedding Package requires you to get 50 guests at £75 B&B staying on the night of your wedding.


Other Wedding Packages require fewer overnight.


Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 27 Bathroom
Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 26 Bedroom


LMWP 50 - Last Minute Wedding Package (Sunday to Thursday) for 50 day guests at the wedding breakfast and the Last Minute Package for 70 Day Guests on Saturdays each require 20 staying overnight.


LMWP 80 - the Last Minute Wedding Package for 80 guests at the wedding breakfast, which allows added use of the Function Room for the evening party - requires 40 staying overnight.


Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 22
Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 34 Bathroom


MWP - Midweek Wedding Package requires 50 guests at wedding breakfast and 25 overnight.


Members Wedding Package - requires no overnight B&B guests but needs 125 guests at the wedding breakfast to achieve free exclusive use of the ground floor function rooms.



There are 25 en-suites including some 'apartment' style en-suites (two with kitchen/ dining areas, allowing anyone with dietary needs to self-cater outside the regular meals at the Castle).


You can split your fifty £75/ PPPN (per person per night) B&B guests at two guests per room over the 25 en-suites, adding extras in the family rooms (above the first two) at £35 PPPN - regardless of age (children in cots are free).


You can (or may need to) use AB15 (with 2 separate double bedrooms) and TFFF (a self-contained 2 bed flat with two separate double bedrooms) for four X £75.


The need to do this arises either if certain double rooms are out of commission for any reason, or if you personally as the Bride and Groom opt to allocate any doubles to single occupancy guests at £75/room. The latter is not advised as single occupancy of any double en-suite means you may struggle to spread your 50 X £75 guests evenly over the available room stock of 25 en-suites.

Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 32
Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 21


Though you're unlikely to use the rooms to full capacity, you can in theory get 81 guests in the en-suites with a further 19 in the non en-suite hostel standard 'Nurses Block'.


Extras above first two £75 PPPN guests in each en-suite room are £35.00 B&B per person (including children), subject to you achieving the minimum B&B usage quota on your Wedding Package.


Total overnight B&B capacity is therefore 100 guests.


Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 35 en-suite


See our suggested split of your £75's and £35's in the Rooms Table here  


It's a good idea to reserve the family rooms to your family guests so they know which room to ask for and what they will be paying.


1)   Our Excel Spreadsheet 'Special Wedding Package room use monitor' (SRUM) created for each individual wedding will automatically add £35/guest > 50 to the total sum due. So if more than 50 guests are staying, the room use spreadsheet auto-sums the total amount due for numbers > 50, multiplied by £35 / head.

2)    Any amount received that is less than the above automatically calculated amount due is payable by the Bride as 'top up'.

Example: If 55 guests stayed, this would be £3,750 for the first 50, and £175 for the 5 over 50, making £3,925.00. Any shortfall is then paid by Bride and Groom. Technically a shortfall should not occur except where guests have been under-charged, subsidised, or allowed to pay less than the Special Wedding Package B&B tariff for whatever reason.

3)   However at >60 guests, on the night of the wedding, the Bride and Groom do get the Bridal Suite free.

Wedding Venues South Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Accommodation Room 34

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Only guests resident on the night

count towards the 50 X £75

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1)   Only guests resident on the night of the wedding can count towards Special
Wedding Package B&B £3,750 target total.

2)   Guests above 50 are added at £35 PPPN as extras in family rooms - and also at £35 PPPN based on two sharing if in the Nurses Block.

3)   If there is a baby in a cot, this is not chargeable.

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For Staff - How to record top-ups in the event of

Wedding not achieving full occupancy of 50 X £75

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1)   All top ups = 'venue hire' on Events Monitor.
Enter top-ups in Nicolini Room column.

2)   If there are > 50 guests, add to the
Special Wedding Package room use monitor spreadsheet (SRUM) so formula adds £35 PPPN for each extra guest above 50, for the total due.

3)   If there are children in rooms, and if B&G anticipate overall occupancy will not reach 50 (or applicable minimum usage quota on their Wedding Package), then older / teenage children may be increased to £75 PPPN by individual arrangement between Bride and Guest. This needs agreeing at the 'room reserve' stage by the bride raising the rate for some children and advising Guests and Reception accordingly.  


4) Alternatively B&G can pay a top up to the accommodation account of the wedding guest to bring the guests up to the £75 PPPN rate. Or - to keep children all @ £35 PPPN - the Bride can pay a top-up as 'venue hire', to cover any room use shortfall.


5) Reception please do not include non-chargeable guests in 'number of guests' column in SRUM to avoid spreadsheet auto-summing £35 per baby. Put '+ Baby' in main text by occupant name instead.




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