Gellifawr Woodland Retreat

Newport, Haverfordwest (Pembrokeshire) SA65 9TX Map · Telephone · Website
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Number of guests 30 to 250
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About Gellifawr Woodland Retreat

Congratulations to you both on your engagement, and thank you for considering Gellifawr as the venue for your special day!

Gellifawr Woodland Retreat is tucked away in the tranquillity of Gwaun Valley, a perfect woodland landscape in the Pembrokeshire National Park and just a stone’s throw away from the stunning Pembrokeshire coast line.

From petite and intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, we are licensed for both civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies. Our spacious function room can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people for a sit down meal (250 with marquee) and 200 for an evening buffet or Hog Roast.

Gellifawr Woodland Retreat is an ideal location whatever the season and no matter what weather. We have gorgeous landscaped grounds, which are perfect for your photographer to use and capture stunning images of your big day.

The former farm and mill house keeps its original charm and character, and is nestled within 12 acres of landscaped gardens and ponds. Seven individually decorated rooms all featuring en-suites, offer a gorgeous modern style that are enhanced by gorgeous views of the rural surroundings.

In addition to this, our 15 cottages that are packed with character, charm and modern conveniences balanced with atmospheric and homely touches make this the perfect wedding venue, having the ability to accommodate 80 guests overnight.

Should you wish to visit our venue or discuss your special day, please get in touch with us today! We very much look forward to welcoming you to Gellifawr Woodland Retreat and being a part of your very special day.

  • Tranquil location
  • Perfect woodland landscape
  • Stone's throw from the Pembrokeshire coastline
  • Licensed for both civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies
  • Accommodation for up to 80 guests in 15 cottages
  • Spacious function room available
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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
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    Claire Garland · Married on 26/01/2019

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    Amazing Venue!!

    We got married here on 26/01/19 and had a day that surpassed all expectations. We wanted a relaxed enjoyable day for us and our guests but with all the magic a wedding day should bring....the venue was perfect, peaceful, picturesque and tranquil and the team couldn’t do enough to make our day go smoothly and took all the pressure off us...we had nothing to do but enjoy our day....which we did...and our guests all commented on what a wonderful day it was. Cannot recommend Gellifawr and the team highly enough. Thank you for making our day so special Gellifawr!!!

    Sent on 19/02/2019
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    Anna Thomas · Married on 05/01/2019

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    Beautiful Winter Wedding January 2019

    We had the most perfect wedding day we could have ever imagined at Gellifawr Woodland Retreat in January 2019.

    This is such a beautiful location for a wedding, nicely hidden away in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside and perfect for outdoor photographs in the landscaped grounds! The gorgeous little cottages in the courtyard were perfect for all of our guests to stay. We've had so many friends ask how on earth we found it, and also wonderful comments that if they could do 'their day' again, they'd have much preferred this location.

    Our wedding coordinator Nia did such an amazing job. She really can't do enough to help you and our day was so perfect, and everything ran to plan,
    The whole team were incredibly friendly, helpful, efficient and inconspicuous, but did a wonderful job. Great team work!

    Our day was so relaxed and had the most amazing chilled atmosphere, of which we really wanted our guests to feel, and a few have even commented that it was the nicest wedding they've ever been to, down to the location, atmosphere and food, wow!

    The food was absolutely stunning, We had canapes, a 3 course wedding breakfast and a hog-roast in the evening, and it was all totally delicious with beautiful presentation. Having the taster evening a few months before was a brilliant idea and we said that if the food on the day was half as good, we'd be chuffed. Turns out it was the same or even better! The breakfast in the morning was so delicious.

    We cannot praise this location enough, it is absolutely stunning, and the accommodation, quality and service are all top notch. If you choose to have your wedding here and you have a day like ours, you certainly won't be disappointed.

    Sent on 20/02/2019
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    Chloe and Chris · Married on 27/10/2018

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    A wonderful place

    Location is absolutely stunning. Lots of woodland and great views. Some minor issues during the planning of the wedding mainly due to their wedding coordinator leaving and having a new one take over. The actual wedding day went very well and everyone thoroughly enjoyed. The venue which was decorated by staff looked amazing, unfortunately we were not told we were supposed to take down and pack up the following day which was very surprising considering how much you pay to have a wedding here. You would expect that to be their job. We also had to deal with a very rude receptionist who had no interest in helping or answering our questions. Accommodation was great. Cottages could do with a bit or updating though. Food during the wedding and at breakfast the following day was delicious. I think the venue need to show more interest in the weddings they have booked and possibly not have two on a weekend. I was constantly having to chase them up to answer my emails. Also they never checked in after the wedding to see if we were happy with everything. Although there were issues we would not change our venue as it is such a beautiful place and we had a great time with our friends and family.

    Sent on 09/04/2019

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Gellifawr Woodland Retreat FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Woodland and Festival
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests
    Pets Welcome

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