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Gellifawr Woodland Retreat is a multi-award-winning wedding venue located in the Gwaun Valley of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. This picturesque property is surrounded by 12 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds situated within Pembrokeshire National Park and close to the coastline of Wales. Here, you and your guests can enjoy a breathtaking setting, elegant event spaces, and exceptional services to complete your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

Gellifawr Woodland Retreat offers an array of idyllic event areas, both indoor and outdoor, suitable for wedding celebrations. This venue is licensed to host both civil marriages and civil partnerships, allowing you to hold all aspects of your day here. The newly-constructed outdoor ceremony space here provides the perfect setting to exchange “I do’s”. Located close to the treeline and featuring a handcrafted wooden wedding arch, this area allows you to surround your ceremony with nature. Afterwards, guests can effortlessly transition to the terrace, complete with a fire pit and bar area, for a relaxed drinks reception. You and your beloved can utilise this time to explore the expansive grounds and discover amazing natural backdrops for your wedding photos. The indoor function room offers ample space for a seated wedding breakfast and evening reception. This bright and airy event space can comfortably accommodate 150 seated guests and 250 attendees for an evening celebration.

Once a farm and mill house, the main house has been carefully restored to ensure that it retains its original charm while offering the utmost comfort. It features seven individually-decorated rooms complete with en-suites, all of which offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. This space serves as an ideal base for the couple-of-honour and their wedding parties both before and after the main event. There are also 15 cottages located on the grounds here that your wedding guests are welcome to avail of for a restful overnight stay. In total, this property can accommodate up to 80 overnight guests on-site.

Services Offered

The experienced events administration at Gellifawr Woodland Retreat aims to make your wedding planning experience as stress-free as possible. Their elite culinary team can provide a wide array of sumptuous cuisine to create your perfect wedding menu. Sample options include fillet of Welsh beef, fillet of sea bream, Mediterranean vegetable wellington, and much more. An extensive range of refreshing beverages is also available to be served on-site, including everything from champagne to handcrafted cocktails and more. The venue's wedding team is trained by a professional wedding planner to make sure they know how best to support a couple.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Jess O. Sent on 08/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we dreamt of and more!

We had to postpone our wedding twice, Gellifawr staff we fabulous so accommodating and reassuring keeping us up to date with everything! From the night before our wedding to the morning after everything ran smoothly, the girls at Gellifawr made sure we had everything, we didn’t have to lift a finger which was amazing as you just want to relax and take it all in - which we did! Genuinely couldn’t have picked a better venue, the new ceremony room is spectacular our guests were taken back with how beautiful it was! The salon for us girls was unreal, so beautiful for photos and the perfect size for all 9 of us! The landscapes for our photographs are just sooo beautiful meaning we didn’t have to go anywhere else! I would do it all over again within a heartbeat and everytime I would choose Gellifawr, thank you to all the staff that worked our wedding from the planners to the bar staff you were all amazing! We even had our puppy walking down the isle, she had plenty of attention over the two days from the staff, she would definitely go back! All the planning was easy, contact was perfect, I would email sometimes daily panicking about things but they always had it under control! Everything is in one place, this is what we loved and so did our guests! Food was a huge hit, along with our Welsh cake canopies! Plenty of cottages we accompanied all our family from England and there were around 60 so this was great! Thank you again Gellifawr for the most perfect day!
Claire Sent on 19/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!!!
Anna Sent on 20/02/2019
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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.
Chloe Sent on 09/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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