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Llyn Gwynant Barns

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The Llyn Gwynant Barns provide an outstanding location for your wedding celebrations.

The venue is set within a truly beautiful natural location. Surrounded by charming private fields that can be used for camping, the venue also enjoys incredible views over Llyn Gwynant Lake. The glorious setting provides the most stunning backdrop for your big day and all-important photographs.

The Big Barn is licensed to hold weddings and civil ceremonies, allowing you to celebrate your whole day in the fantastic location. The Big Barn has an impressive high roof, tall oak windows and large glass doors leading on to the terrace boasting impressive views of the lake. The space even has a stone fireplace and wood burner, making it ideal for celebrations all year round. The bright, spacious Barn can accommodate up to 160 guests and we have staff on hand to serve from our well stocked bar and to help with any tasks to ensure the day runs smoothly.

The Barns are a stunning venue with many budget-friendly options. The venue is available for both fully and partly self-catered events, allowing you to make use of the fully fitted kitchen barn. With the surrounding private fields, your guests can also opt to set up camp for the night.

If you want a special way to commemorate your day, Llyn Gwynant barns allows you to plant a tree in the beautiful location.

For more information about the incredible, unique venue and all it has to offer for your big day, please get in touch.

  • The Big Barn is licensed to hold weddings and civil ceremonies
  • Beautiful natural location overlooking Llyn Gwynant Lake
  • Can accommodate up to 160 guests
  • Stunning and cost-effective wedding venue with staff on hand and full bar service
  • Incredible backdrops for wedding photos
  • Camping options available

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Justin C. Married on 15/09/2016
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    Terrible experience

    Where do I begin. My fiancée and I found the venue whilst camping at Llyn Gwynant back in 2018 and we were sold at first sight, so we booked our wedding for summer 2020 so we had plenty of time to save for the wedding.
    The venue was in the process of making the bar area and we were told the outer toilets would be rebuilt by the time we married in 2020 so we were very excited.
    The following summer, we both brought our families to the venue which is a 4/5 hour drive. I would say, there was around 30 of us, all of which paid for camping on site.
    The bar had been completed but we were disappointed to see the outside toilets still standing and very run down. We were told plans were still in the pipeline.
    Fast forward Jan 2020 and we had paid around 3K off the venue hire and everything was going to plan until covid hit.
    We waited patiently for lock down to ease but the situation continued to get worse so we asked Nic if we can cancel our wedding as we had already waited 2 years and we didn’t want the stress of the unknown as our families/friends were asking if the weddings still on a daily basis.
    Nic replied and she said the best they can do is refund us half the money paid which was around £1500 or move the date. Her words were its only fair you lose half, and we lose half… we felt pushed into a corner, so we decided to postpone our wedding to August 2021.
    As you may be aware, when booking with Llyn Gwynant you must use their preferred suppliers, so we booked our catering with Simon Dale at Raynard and Brock and Pizza with Wendy at Amore Pizza.
    A few months after Covid hit, both suppliers went silent. They ignored calls and emails. Nic at was very unhelpful when attempting contact them so I had to track them down myself.
    I tracked Simon Dale via an old works email address, and he replied after 6 months of silence. He promised to pay our £650 deposit back but 2 years later, I’m still waiting for this payment and he’s still ignoring my calls/emails.
    I found Wendy as she made local headlines due to post a bout Black lives Matter, I won’t go into details but after a heated exchange she eventually refunded our deposit.
    Our band also refused to give us a refund, so we lost another £250.
    Fast forward to Jan 2021. We’re all in lockdown with no idea of when this is going to end, so we ask Nic to give us a full refund, as these events out of our control and we don’t want to wait another year to get married, we just want to walk away.
    Nic replied and agreed to refund us some of the money but they’re keeping £500 to cover their costs… we had no choice but to except.
    Obviously, we’re very hurt from the situation, we aren’t a business, we can’t recoup our savings, so our wedding has been put on the back burner for the foreseeable.
    It’s a real shame to see our dream location turn into a nightmare

    Llyn Gwynant Barns's reply:

    Covid has destroyed many wedding plans and also businesses such as the two you mention, and we regret the suffering caused. However none of your problems were of our making and we acted in good faith and with generosity at a very difficult time. You emailed us that you were 'happy to move everything over to 2021', and rescheduled to August 2021. Your wedding could have gone ahead then with all the new facilities complete, as other weddings did. We also offered multiple dates for postponement into 2022 and beyond but by January this year you didn't want to wait any longer and decided to cancel at short notice. In spite of leaving us with yet another problem we retained far less of your payment than our terms and conditions dictated, out of sympathy for your loss. Your situation was none of it our fault and I’m sorry you chose to leave a bad review for a wedding you decided should not take place.
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    Amy Married on 14/09/2019
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    Seamless service

    Llyn Gwynant Barns was the perfect choice for our wedding! We wanted a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by nature and beautiful views, and a venue that would allow us to decorate for ourselves and have an informal, simple meal. The barns are just beautiful and the location really can’t be beaten – all our guests were full of comments and compliments about the stunning views and the barns facilities.
    We wanted to use local vendors so were thrilled when we were informed that the barns would be able to provide our choice of local beers alongside their already well stocked bar! We rallied together friends and family to help us set up the decorations and did all the flowers ourselves – having the barns for the whole weekend meant that we had plenty of time to make it look exactly as we imagined and the staff at Llyn Gwynant were more than accommodating and helpful throughout.

    I really have to give a shout out to Nic who helped us out from the very beginning and really made the whole process so easy and stress free! On the day, all of the staff and especially Emilie, were great and assisted us with various furniture moves and provided a seamless service at the bar.

    All in all, we wouldn’t change a thing – our wedding day was exactly as we pictured and we had the best day. A big part of that is down to the venue and we can’t thank you enough!
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    Matthew Married on 07/09/2019
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    If only we could do it all again!

    We enjoyed the most fantastic wedding weekend at Llyn Gwynant Barns for our wedding in September!
    The Barn itself, the surrounding grounds for camping in and the setting of Llyn Gwynant was perfect for a relaxed, enjoyable wedding! We had the venue from Friday afternoon through to Monday, which allowed guests to enjoy the area, (including the groom who managed to whizz up Snowdon with his groomsmen on the morning of the wedding!)

    Steve and Nic made the day run smoothly and were lovely throughout the planning process! If only we could do it all again!
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    Steve Married on 30/08/2019
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    Above and beyond

    The very first time we visited Llyn Gwynant, we knew it was the perfect wedding venue for us, being situated in one of the most stunning parts of Snowdonia. The Barns themselves are beautiful, inside and out, and allow so much freedom to make them your own (although we ended up doing very little to them – they’re perfect as they are!). There are so many areas of the venue that make it so special – we were drawn particularly by the back patio area, which was great for sitting outside by the fire pit in the evening, and the extensive private fields where guests can wander to explore the views – and we could plant an oak tree! Something for us to come back to visit on our anniversary!
    We hired the venue from Friday through to Sunday... having everyone on site in this way created a really relaxed, festival-like atmosphere.

    All of the staff were amazing, from start to finish. Nic and Steve in particular were super friendly and extremely helpful from the start, happy to answer all of our questions and show us around when we were booking and planning. On the day itself, the Gwynant team couldn’t have been more helpful in making the day run smoothly, always flexible, and going above and beyond with everything. We can’t put into words how much we appreciate their time and effort!

    In short, our wedding couldn’t have been better – we’d love to do it all over again! The words that sum it all up best though came from one of our guests (and echoed by others): “Amazing venue, amazing wedding – All weddings should be like this”. Thank you!
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    Rebecca Married on 03/08/2019
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    Most amazing weekend

    We had the most amazing weekend celebrating our wedding at Llyn Gwynant Barns.
    Nic and the team were so helpful in the run up to the wedding which was great because we live over two hours away from the venue so it was handy to know that they were always on hand to answer our questions!

    The weekend itself was brilliant and exactly what we wanted, staff were on hand to help if we needed it but we were also left alone to do our own thing. This created a very relaxed atmosphere which was perfect for our wedding weekend!

    We booked the barns and campsite from the Thursday to the Monday which I would absolutely recommend because it gave us plenty of time to decorate and prepare for our wedding on the Saturday but also enjoy the beautiful surroundings after the wedding… and also time to enjoy the left over wine!

    Over all a perfect wedding venue if you want a very personalised chilled out wedding weekend.
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    Rebecca Married on 03/08/2019
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    We had the most amazing weekend celebrating our wedding at Llyn Gwynant Barns.
    Nic and the team were so helpful in the run up to the wedding which was great because we live over two hours away from the venue so it was handy to know that they were always on hand to answer our questions!

    The weekend itself was brilliant and exactly what we wanted, staff were on hand to help if we needed it but we were also left alone to do our own thing. This created a very relaxed atmosphere which was perfect for our wedding weekend!

    We booked the barns and campsite from the Thursday to the Monday which I would absolutely recommend because it gave us plenty of time to decorate and prepare for our wedding on the Saturday but also enjoy the beautiful surroundings after the wedding… and also time to enjoy the left over wine!

    Over all a perfect wedding venue if you want a very personalised chilled out wedding weekend.
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    Steph Married on 12/07/2019
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    A blank but extremely beautiful canvas

    We got married at Llyn Gwynant in July 2019. Everything about the day was perfection! My perfection!
    Because the barns is essentially a blank but extremely beautiful canvas you have the unique opportunity to make it look and feel exactly the way you want. Having our guests camp gave our wedding a chilled festival vibe which was just a lovely feeling to carry throughout the weekend and the bell tents (Bear Necessities) were just gorgeous. The barn staff couldn’t have been more helpful and lovely in the run up to the day and on the day itself, helping make our day run smoothly but in a very subtle way so it almost felt like it ran itself. Having use of the campsite facilities for the pizza, bar, breakfast and showers etc was ideal. Obviously the scenery speaks for itself in that it has to be one of the most beautiful places in the planet. We have already been back to the campsite for a visit and plan to come every year for our anniversary. Hints and tips; I would recommend the bride and groom to stay the extra night post wedding day as you will want to drink it all in before going back to reality.

    “Best wedding ever” as quoted by all Steph and Lee’s wedding guests 13th July’ 2019
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    Steph Married on 12/07/2019
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    A blank but extremely beautiful canvas

    We got married at Llyn Gwynant in July 2019. Everything about the day was perfection! My perfection!
    Because the barns is essentially a blank but extremely beautiful canvas you have the unique opportunity to make it look and feel exactly the way you want. Having our guests camp gave our wedding a chilled festival vibe which was just a lovely feeling to carry throughout the weekend and the bell tents (Bear Necessities) were just gorgeous. The barn staff couldn’t have been more helpful and lovely in the run up to the day and on the day itself, helping make our day run smoothly but in a very subtle way so it almost felt like it ran itself. Having use of the campsite facilities for the pizza, bar, breakfast and showers etc was ideal. Obviously the scenery speaks for itself in that it has to be one of the most beautiful places in the planet. We have already been back to the campsite for a visit and plan to come every year for our anniversary. Hints and tips; I would recommend the bride and groom to stay the extra night post wedding day as you will want to drink it all in before going back to reality.

    “Best wedding ever” as quoted by all Steph and Lee’s wedding guests 13th July’ 2019
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    Gareth Married on 10/07/2019
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    Our own unique wedding

    As a local boy, I knew how amazing the setting was. Once Siobhan had seen it, we both realised this was the place we wanted our reception to be.
    The day itself was magical, and the ability to decorate ourselves and create our own unique wedding is something we treasure.

    Both families camped the night of the wedding, which allowed us all to spend that extra time with one another, again something we had really looked forward to.

    All the staff were excellent throughout. They were where they needed to be, and we experienced great communication throughout the planning and on the day itself.
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    Robyn Married on 14/06/2019
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    Helpful, friendly and enthusiastic

    Llyn Gwnant was the ideal place for our wedding, the facilities and the setting were just what we were looking for.
    We appreciated the option to rent Bell tents for our guests, and the large kitchen area. The main barn itself looks stunning and was easily big enough for our meal with ~120 guests, and then a ceilidh after. Staff were helpful, friendly and enthusiastic. The new patio area with benches was popular as a sheltered outdoor area, while the lake and tree provided a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony.

    We’re very happy to recommend Llyn Gwynant, especially if you love the outdoors and want the freedom to run things your own way.
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    Matthew Married on 25/05/2019
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    A day we will never forget!

    Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without your hard working and amazing staff!
    Nothing was too much and you were all always at hand if we needed anything! Our day was perfect and the venue and the surroundings were spacious and beautiful! And the food OMG!!!

    Myself and Catherine would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making our day what it was… a day we will never forget! You can all hold your head up high and be proud of the standards that you all set… you are all wonderful human beings! From helping us with the champagne to serving behind the bar…

    No doubt that myself and Catherine will be back on our anniversary to camp… have some drinks and of course have some more of your amazing pizzas!
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    Brian Married on 21/04/2019
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    Self catering wedding

    My husband and I have always loved Llyn Gwynant being regular campers to the site. When we decided to get married, there was only ever one place for us! The site is a truly magical place where we ‘regenerate’ every Easter, not least by jumping off Elephant rock into the Lake!! From the beginning of our preparations right through to the day we left, Nic and the team were more than helpful. Have to give a special shout out for Steve – the barn’s very own ‘wedding planner’ who was lovely to have around on the day and made sure everything went smoothly – he even tested the food for us, what a hero!! ??
    We had a real self-catering wedding which was lovely as everyone joined in decorating the barn with bunting and we made up our own little pots of flowers on the Friday night. Highly recommend Hen Dy Garden flowers – Sandra and Jeff were the nicest people, so welcoming and their flowers were fabulous!! We had a few camping on the Friday night with us which was very chilled and a great start to the celebrations with campfire songs and toasted marshmallows!
    We were so lucky with the weather – a scorching weekend in April was never expected but very welcome!
    The barns are ideal if like us, you want something very personal – our guests said it was the best wedding ever.
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    Gwenan Married on 19/04/2019
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    A fabulous time!

    I just wanted to drop a line to thank you so much for everything in the lead up to our wedding and on our wedding day!
    Nic, Steve and all the staff were wonderful and helped make our day perfect!

    We couldn’t of wished for a better location… it was perfect for what we wanted – And everyone had a fabulous time! And I just can’t believe the weather!!!!!
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    Sarah Married on 22/09/2018
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    Perfect

    We both had the most amazing wedding day at the barns it couldn’t have been any more perfect. We have so many compliments from our guests about the location and the food. We would love to do it all over again and we will definitely be back to Llyn Gwynant in the future.
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    Ashlee Married on 08/09/2018
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    Our dream day

    Nic and the team at Llyn Gwynant barns were absolutely fantastic from the moment we chose this as our wedding venue.
    Nic was always on hand to answer every question we had in the run up to our wedding weekend.

    Our day was better than I had imagined even with the torrential rain we had all day. We were left to do our thing and the team popped in to check if we needed anything.

    The chilled and relaxed atmosphere is exactly what we wanted and that’s what the barns is all about. We had the best day of our lives, thanks again to the team in helping us deliver our dream day.

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