Incredible wedding at Plas Dinam
By Gaby Sarll, on 03 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017
Plas Dinam was the perfect setting for our wedding day. The house, with its 15 gorgeous bedrooms, huge kitchen, majestic dining room, games rooms (and more) easily accommodated us, our close family, and bridesmaids and ushers for the weekend. The house is so big it is easy (and fun) to get lost and we never felt on top of each other. The gardens and grounds, looking over the breath-taking Welsh mountains are simply stunning, especially the wild flowers on the front lawns in July. The barn, where we held our reception dinner comfortably sat our 115 guests, and we all stayed there well into the night to party.
Making the decision to stay at Plas Dinam for three nights was definitely the right one. Having our loved ones with us for the extended period of time meant the wedding felt longer and we enjoyed getting the house and grounds ready together on the Friday, and all went on a long walk on Sunday before enjoying a sing-a-long around the piano!
Eldrydd and Tyson were very helpful throughout the wedding planning process, giving us advice on
local accommodation, taxis, caterers and more, and helping us set up the barn and coming to our aid with some umbrellas when we had a (short, sharp!) shower ahead of the ceremony.
We have said we would like to return and celebrate our 10 year anniversary at Plas Dinam, it truly was a magical place to spend the weekend. We’d advise anyone reading this to give Plas Dinam serious consideration for any party/wedding you may be organising, it won't let you down!
By Mark and India, on 13 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2017
Whilst we have no particular family/ancestral ties to Wales (we're from London), we chose Plas Dinam as our wedding venue because it seemed to offer everything we wanted from our day. It completely exceeded our expectations.
With rooms that could sleep up to 32 people all classily dressed, our guests loved staying there - the kitchens are well equipped, there's a tennis court and snooker table, and lovely reception rooms - you get exclusive use of the space, so it's not run like a hotel.
What appealed to us about Plas Dinam was the DIY nature of it - this is not a venue who pump out wedding after wedding every weekend of the year and tell you what to do, so there's lots of room for you to stamp your own mark on it. Pick your own wines, don't pay corkage, find your own caterers (though their recommendations are worth listening to), end the night at the time you want, stock the bar yourself, make it cash or not, do it up, don't do it up, set up a fire pit for stragglers to have whisky round at the end of the night, bring 400 sausages for a bbq the next morning. It'll feel like your own day.
We were blessed with the weather, but we also picked Plas Dinam because it's somewhere that would not be affected by a wet day - whilst the wildflower meadow of June is a huge plus, and the landscape it stunning, it's the indoor areas that make it.
Nothing but happy memories from a unique venue that stands out from the crowd.
What a wedding!
By Emily, on 21 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 20 Aug 2016
Plas dinam as a venue, was incredible. To hire such a wonderful home and be able to have the endless flexibility to make it our own really was something special.
To have a large group of our friends and family staying in one house was brilliant. The old stables and it's glass roof filled with sparkling lights was stunning.
Eldrydd and Tyson were phenomenal. They honestly couldn't do enough and nothing was an issue.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue. The relaxed yet professional attitude, the well maintained estate, the beautiful old stables - there's nothing more we could have asked for. Thank you, thank you, thank you x
Amazing and magical
By Nicola, on 05 Jul 2016
Eldrydd promised that Plas Dinam would be a magical place for our wedding party, and she was absolutely right. We really did have the most perfect time and the memories of our wedding will last a lifetime - not just for us, but for our guests too who without exception enjoyed every aspect of the party and its incredible setting. We felt very privileged to be able to stay at Plas Dinam and to hold our party there. It was clear that a huge amount of work goes on behind the scenes to make the house ready, easy to use and beautifully presented. Eldrydd's list of suppliers made the organising so much easier and everyone who we booked or used was brilliant and a great recommendation. We also appreciated all of Eldrydd and Tyson's hard work involved in getting us set up for the ceremony and the room cleared for the band. The bedrooms were very comfortable, all with lovely views, the reception rooms are wonderful and the house has something for everyone.
Beautiful wedding venue
By Emma, on 19 Jan 2016
We held our wedding here in August 2015. We definitely chose the right venue for us. From my initial enquiry Eldrydd was incredibly friendly and helpful. Eldrydd has very high standards and close attention to detail which is exactly what you want from someone helping you organise a wedding, however, she is completely approachable and relaxed at the same time.
The house itself is huge - I don't think I managed to see it all during the four days we were there! There were enough bedrooms to comfortably fit our immediate family and all the bridal party and not once did we feel on top of each other. Eldrydd & Tyson have done a stunning job with the restoration of the place. Everything felt luxurious without being pretentious or stuffy. The ground are beautiful and the views from every window are stunning. I didn't leave the grounds for four days and was really sad to say goodbye!
We were fortunate enough for the rain to hold off long enough to hold our ceremony outside (legally!) the front of the house. We had our reception in the old stables in the grounds - a really interesting space with beautiful old tiles, industrial beams and a concrete floor. Tyson was a tremendous help in the stables - he somehow managed to remain constantly present but never in the way while we were setting up. Nothing was too big an ask for him and the day after the wedding he got stuck right in with the cleaning up!
I can't thank Eldrydd & Tyson enough for all their help and for making sure we had the best wedding day possible. Looking forward to revisiting for an anniversary!
Amazing wedding venue
By Amy & Chris Coates, on 12 Dec 2015
A phenomenal wedding venue! We truly could not ask for anything more. 3 fabulous nights and a stunning setting for our wedding weekend! We had the big house to ourselves, but Eldrydd and Tyson were available when needed to help everything run smoothly. We would highly recommend Plas Dinam for a wedding or lovely holiday house. We would love to go back!
Perfect venue for intimate wedding
By Jess Fisher, on 09 Oct 2014
Plas Dinam was the perfect venue for the intimate wedding we wanted. Hearing all to often that wedding days are over too quickly, we decided from the outset to have a weekend wedding: four days of fun with our closest friends and family, with extended family and other friends joining us for the 'big day'. After visiting several venues in Devon, which weren't particularly luxurious but with huge price tags, we discovered Plas Dinam via recommendation. It offers 15 luxurious bedrooms, all individually styled exuding a perfect balance of vintage and modern. The grounds are stunning; you have the choice of tennis court, football pitch, croquet pitch, with a mini forest and stream, and horses in a nearby field to visit. The house is big enough to comfortably sleep 32 and although it's an old house, and there is a sense of grandeur, it isn't in the slightest bit ostentatious. On our wedding day we were 92 in the evening and it felt intimate. We couldn't have asked for anything more from the venue - Eldrydd (the PD's manager) has a excellent suppliers list to help you with all your requirements. Would highly recommend Plas Dinam for anyone wanting an intimate wedding in the gorgeous Welsh countryside.
A very special place
By Amy Brown, on 03 Apr 2014
Plas Dinam is a very special place. It was everything we could of wished for in our wedding venue.
It was the best place that we could have chosen as all our friends and family were able to gather round us and celebrate with us, making many, many happy and amazing memories.
We wouldn't have changed a thing. (Other than the always variable wonderful welsh weather!)
From the youngest guest of 2 months to the eldest of 92 years, everything was catered for.
If we could do it again we would, and we'd be back at Plas Dinam.
Just magical. An amazing venue
By Elly Rose, on 10 Mar 2014
Put simply, Plas Dinam is magical. If you’re wondering if it lives up to the images and descriptions on the website, then fear not. It surpasses all expectations. The house sits in a picturesque valley with stunning views. Every room is carefully and beautifully furnished. Everything you need is provided and the owners Eldrydd and Tyson go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay.
We booked Plas Dinam for our ‘Wedding weekender’ in July 2013. I was making all arrangements from Australia, and Eldrydd was wonderfully helpful and patient in attending to all my queries and requests via email. When we finally arrived and saw Plas Dinam for ourselves, we couldn’t believe our luck in having chosen this amazing property to celebrate our wedding.
For us, it was the perfect venue. We had 24 adults and 5 kids staying in the house for the whole weekend and an additional 8 guests joining us for the wedding day. We held the ceremony in the beautiful drawing room, gathered on the lawns for champagne and canapés, moved into the great hall for dinner then back into the drawing room for dancing and drinking until the small hours.
We used every bedroom in the house, but at no point did it feel crowded. Over the course of the weekend our guests explored the grounds, went walking through the hills, played tennis, lazed in the sunshine, shared a BBQ on the terrace, and just enjoyed soaking up the unique atmosphere.
A huge thank you to Eldrydd and Tyson for everything you did for us. Everyone agreed it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to and for us, it was just unforgettable.
A truly unique and wonderful venue
By Anna Davies, on 26 May 2013
Before getting married, I was warned by many people, about how quickly the day goes. I hoped I wouldn’t look back on our wedding with regret that it had flown by, and I had not had chance to see or speak to everyone I had wanted to.
Plas Dinam delivered everything I had hoped for, and more. It was not our wedding venue; it was our home for the best 72 hours we have ever had.
Each chapter of the celebration- from close friends and family enjoying a wedding eve dinner, to dancing the night away to the wedding band and partying ‘til the wee small hours, to the late brunch, newspaper- reading and walk around the grounds the following day, every bit, was relaxed and we were able to savour each moment. Leaving for honeymoon from Plas Dinam on the Monday morning, being waved off by family, really did top it all off.
The photographs say it all- this house is magnificent! To not feel like a hotel guest, but be at liberty to roam from room to room, each one housing another group of friends or relatives, was simply magical.
The owners, Eldrydd and Tyson Lamp, dealt with the event with impeccable sensitivity. They left us to it, so that we really felt at home, whilst also maintaining a reassuring presence so that we did not feel a huge responsibility of hosting our big day.
It is impossible to pick out a best part, I can not fault any of it. We had a wedding weekend that we could not have had anywhere else, thanks to a unique house and unique hosts.