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Last update: November 2023
Hay Castle is a monumental wedding venue with centuries of history, nestled in the heart of the "town of books" Hay-on-Wye, Powys. The castle's origin dates back to medieval times, and it maintains its classic architecture whilst embracing contemporary design elements. From the impressive backdrop of the Black Mountains for couples seeking scenery to the many bookshops for readers to explore, Hay Castle is a unique and unforgettable location to celebrate special moments.
Facilities and Capacity
The castle is licensed to host weddings, blessings, and civil ceremonies. Couples who choose this venue will enjoy a full-day exclusive hire of the fortress and its grounds. As only a few weddings occur in this venue each year, it is a remarkable opportunity to intertwine your love story with this area's rich history. Hay Castle can host ceremonies and receptions of up to 70 guests with stunning spaces accented with iconic architecture. Couples can celebrate their wedding on the manicured castle lawns in fine weather. Alternatively, intimate ceremonies can be held on the private viewing platform, surrounded by scenery and overlooking the town of books and the river Wye. After the ceremony, celebrations can continue with dinner and dancing accompanied by a live band or DJ in the 17th-century great hall. Pets are also warmly welcomed and accommodated by this venue so couples can include all of their beloved friends on their special day.
The team at Hay Castle is highly attentive and works closely with couples to elevate their experience. The on-site wedding coordinator will advise you on every step of your journey, from the moment you book to the wedding day. The venue has a list of trusted local suppliers who can help you personalise the venue with floral designs, decorations, and music. Your meal and drinks will be safe in the hands of the expert in-house catering team, who will create a bespoke banquet, giving your wedding a memorable menu. Reach out to Hay Castle for more information or to book a tour of the building and grounds.
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Cannon Wedding June '23
We viewed the castle and the grounds with Helen and went through some of the finer details on site. It's a beautiful venue in an even more beautiful town, a special place in our hearts. The day itself went without any problems, Helen was on site all day from start to beggining and more than someone just working, as a welcome guest having spent a year in contact with us every step of the way. The teams working front of house and behind the scenes were amazing also, keeping everyone in supply of food and drink all night. Thom and epicure supplied a wonderful buffet of food catered to our tastes and needs. Everybody was raving about how beautiful the food was.
I would highly recommend to anyone to have Hay Castle as their wedding venue. You wont regret it!
Thank you all so much! We hope to see you again soon when we visit.
More than we could have hoped for!
Seamless organisation by Helen and Hay Castle team and Epicure Events who provided the food and bar.
What else can we say - our family and friends all loved it too!!! It was an amazing day which we will remember for ever!
Wonderful wedding day!
Hay Castle were thorough and detailed throughout the planning stages. We had a small wedding (
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