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Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel

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About

Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel is a historic castle wedding venue located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. This expansive property offers an abundance of historic charm for wedding celebrations. Here, you and your guests can enjoy breathtaking event spaces, ample accommodations, and comprehensive wedding packages.

Facilities and Capacity

Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel offer an array of event rooms suitable for all kinds of wedding occasions. The Grade I Opera House is ideal for a beautiful wedding or civil ceremony. Up to 150 seated guests can be comfortably accommodated within this regal setting. This space was designed by an opera singer and modeled on Wagner’s Opera House in Bavaria. Here, you can wed surrounded by gilt accents and stunning decor. Afterwards, your drinks reception can take place in either the Lounge or the Gardens, depending on the weather and your preferences. The Lounge offers a cosy atmosphere complete with overstuffed leather chairs and a wood-burning stove. The expansive gardens have been meticulously maintained and provide a scenic setting for relaxed mingling. There are near endless spots to stage your wedding photos on the grounds here. The Country Park Woodland and Boating Lake are popular spots year-round. The castle itself serves as a magnificent backdrop for your formal portraits and group photos. For your wedding breakfast, The Conservatory offers a gorgeous setting. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views across the Brecon Beacons. Offering a Victorian aesthetic, this space is ideal for your formal wedding meal. Afterward, guests can seamlessly transition to the function room for your evening reception where your attendees can enjoy convenient access to the main bar.

Accommodations

Up to 100 of your wedding guests can enjoy a restful overnight stay within the castle in one of the venue’s many guest rooms. There are a number of family rooms, double bedrooms, en-suites, and more for your guests to avail of. Bed and breakfast options are also available for guests convenience.

Services Offered

The administration at Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel offer a wide range of competitively priced wedding packages to suit all styles, needs, and budgets. Couples can choose from weekday and weekend packages, micro-wedding options, and more. Their Friday and Saturday Wedding Package includes a three-course wedding breakfast, exclusive use of function spaces, and exclusive use of castle accommodations. Chair covers, various linens, a cake stand, lighting, and candelabras are also included with this package. No matter your needs, the attentive and experienced staff at this establishment aim to make your day a memorable occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Health Suite
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Briony Married on 18/01/2020
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    A perfect venue!

    My husband and I got married at Craig y Nos back in January and I cannot recommend highly enough this stunning and quirky venue, as well as the truly fantastic wedding team that looked after us for the entire day and all throughout the planning process! No task was too big or small, and Emily and Nicola were at my beckon call to answer my many silly questions and offered endless advice and support. They both did so much to help our special day come together! The day itself was more than we could ever have wished for - the venue is so beautiful and steeped in history, and was the perfect backdrop for a wonderfully happy day. We received no end of comments from happy guests about how lovely the castle was, how delicious the food was, and how the staff were so friendly and accommodating. We can’t wait to go back to stay for our anniversary! Thank you again Craig Y Nos, for giving us a truly magical wedding day ?
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    Madison Married on 14/03/2020
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    Absolutely wonderful!

    Everyone at the venue was absolutely incredible. Could not do enough to help.
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    Wonderful Magical Venue

    We had our wedding at Craig-Y-Nos in the summer and it was absolutely wonderful! We want to say a huge thank you to all the staff that made the day truly special. We were looked after from the moment we arrived. The venue is spectacular, the food was gorgeous and the grounds are perfect!
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    We couldn''t have asked for more!

    I am genuinely suprised that there aren’t more reviews of this fantastic venue so I had to add mine immediately! My husband and I got married at Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves in November 2007 and held our reception at Craig-y-nos Castle. From booking our wedding to the day of checking out, we couldn’t have asked for better service, food and attention to detail, it was everything we wanted for our special day. The venue itself is just amazing, it may not be the most polished and painted venue in the world, it is a beautiful and homely castle with authentic decoration and a real comfortable feel. Some venues we saw were far too ‘clinical’ with no personal interaction welcomed with any of the staff. We chose our own menu with the help of their wonderful chef who prepared the whole thing to absolute perfection. My husband and I had both been too far too many weddings in our time at ‘five star’ venues costing over £150 a head to walk away hungry and disappointed with dried out chicken, overcooked veg and melon starters!. We had the most perfect, fresh, hot meal and people have been talking about the food, service and venue ever since! The location is out of this world, yes you’re a little off the main drag, but it added to the feel of almost owning the castle for the weekend of the wedding. From every window is amazing scenery, on the doorstep is hours of walking through the beautiful countryside. The picture opportunities both in and out of the castle are second to none. I recommend this venue and its staff to anyone who wants to have their wedding in a welcoming, authentic and comfortable venue full of character with fantastic food to boot!
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    Excellent Day in a Top Class Venue!

    We viewed 3 different venues before visiting Craig y Nos and upon walking through the door we knew instantly this was the place for us. Our ceremony was held in the Opera Theatre which is incredibly beautiful and Grade 1 listed, truly unique. We held our reception in the Castle's stunningly furnished former music room.

    Our wedding wasn't the biggest but we weren't made to feel any less important. The staff were fantastic from day one - we had a wedding planner who was always on the other end of the phone and always eager to help. The food at the main reception was fantastic and worthy of establishments that charge 2 or 3 times their prices. That was another bonus, the price was a fraction of what we expected. The accommodation was another high point. We stayed in the Bridal Suite which was originally a private chapel. In the morning we looked at a few of our guest's rooms and they were of the same high standard.
    Overall our day could really not have been any better, everything fell into place and the day was ultimately unforgetable.
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    Fabulous!

    Thank you all for a fabulous weekend. The Wedding was brilliant, the whole experience was superb. Thank you all very much again.
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    Had a lovely wedding

    Had a lovely wedding and lovely food in beautiful surroundings
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    Fantastic venue, outstanding service and beautiful food

    My husband and I got married at Craig-y-nos on the 4th of march this year. We had a Welsh theme, the venue topped it all off. The theatre being so unusual, the reception room being so grand and the food was out of this world. All the staff were fantastic, and Alison the wedding planner was superb. We couldn't have wished for a better wedding. We were very fortunate. We can't wait for october, as our friends Christina and Andrew are getting married at the same venue, and we get to see the wonderful setting once again. Thank you so much Craig-y-nos. x x x
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    My aunt got married here

    I am very pleased to announce that my wonderful aunt got married here today. Damned fine decor and wonderful grub.
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    Perfect...

    We have had a wonderful time here and the perfect wedding day. The staff and Steve have been exceptional and catered for our every whim. Thank you for the most perfect wedding in the most perfect place. Thanks for everything.
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    Fantastic venue, outstanding service and beautiful food

    My husband and I got married at Craig-y-nos on the 4th of march this year. We had a Welsh theme, the venue topped it all off. The theatre being so unusual, the reception room being so grand and the food was out of this world. All the staff were fantastic, and Alison the wedding planner was superb. We couldn't have wished for a better wedding. We were very fortunate. We can't wait for october, as our friends Christina and Andrew are getting married at the same venue, and we get to see the wonderful setting once again. Thank you so much Craig-y-nos. x x x
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    Had a lovely wedding

    Had a lovely wedding and lovely food in beautiful surroundings
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    Fabulous!

    Thank you all for a fabulous weekend. The Wedding was brilliant, the whole experience was superb. Thank you all very much again.
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    My aunt got married here

    I am very pleased to announce that my wonderful aunt got married here today. Damned fine decor and wonderful grub.
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    Perfect...

    We have had a wonderful time here and the perfect wedding day. The staff and Steve have been exceptional and catered for our every whim. Thank you for the most perfect wedding in the most perfect place. Thanks for everything.

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