Stradey Castle

(4 reviews) 4 5
Pwll Llanelli Carmarthenshire SA15 4PL
Stradey with marquee site 0
Stradey Castle 42 1
Our beautiful staircase 2
Tipi wedding at Stradey 3
Wedding couple descending the stairs 4
Parkland in front of house 5
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About Stradey Castle

Pwll, Llanelli
Carmarthenshire, SA15 4PL

Welcome to Stradey Castle, a uniquely beautiful and secluded Grade 2* heritage home situated on the Carmarthenshire coastline overlooking the sea to Gower. Our wedding reception venue is available for occasional, exclusive hire to engaged couples who wish to design their own style of Celebration, rather than buy into a 'package'.  At present, we do not have a Licence for Wedding Ceremonies.

When you arrive at Stradey for your wedding reception you will have private use of the House's formal reception rooms as well as the terrace garden which surrounds it. There are unrivalled opportunities for wedding photographs at Stradey, in the woodland gardens and around the lake. The magnificent staircase within the great hall of the House offers a spectacular entrance for the newly-wed bride and groom and the setting is perfect for a champagne reception. After drinks and canapes you are invited to move into a marquee (or tipi) close by for the wedding breakfast. Our marquee site is designed to cater for structures measuring up to 30' X 80' in size and can seat up to 120 people. One of our recommended marquee/tipi suppliers will be able to help you choose a marquee design that is perfect for your needs, and you will have a full 2 days to decorate it however you want.

We have selected a choice of 2 catering partners: Strawberry Shortcake Dining and Holdens Catering, who are both experts in 'high end' marquee catering.  They will share with you their passion for high quality ingredients sourced from the surrounding area. They employ teams of highly professional staff and their food and service are exemplary.

Couples will have the option to stay in our newly redecorated Blue Room. The immensely comfortable Tester bed dates from 1850, when the House was built. We have also recently refurbished the bathroom in the bridal suite, complete with a cast iron roll top bath. There is a wide choice of hotels all within a short distance and the railway station is 2 miles away.

We believe that we have something very special here to share, and see ourselves as a 'quality' venue rather than one interested in 'quantity'.  We will be available to assist with all the practicalities of the wedding in the 2/3 day lead in available to you beforehand (and afterwards) and - of course - on the day itself, leaving you to focus on one another and your guests.

Please contact us for more information and a quote.

The Mansel Lewis family

• Secluded Victorian 'Castle' venue in Wales • Stunning views • Can accommodate up to 120 guests • We can recommend a trusted marquee company for you • Strawberry Shortcake or Holdens Catering will cater for your wedding reception • Couples have the option to stay in our newly redecorated Blue Room

Facilities at Stradey Castle

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Dining Options :
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Stradey Castle Location

Stradey Castle, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4PL

Pwll Llanelli Carmarthenshire SA15 4PL
4 5

Stradey Castle Reviews (4)

Truly spectacular
Venue Service

By Elliott and Hannah Rees, on 23 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

Stradey Castle answered all of our wedding dreams – and more! My husband and I married in Bishopston, Swansea, so we explored all of the usual Gower venues but couldn’t find exactly what were looking for. I had visited Stradey Castle years ago and was delighted to find out that it could be booked as a wedding venue. The house itself is incredibly impressive, with a beautiful staircase and drawing rooms for the guests to circulate in, providing a fantastic all-weather option for the canapés section. The terrace garden takes in views of the Loughor estuary and woods to the right, with a beautiful secluded lake and hidden gardens providing excellent photo opportunities! We chose to set up a marquee on the levelled lawn area to the side of the house, with clear sides to make the most of the amazing view. Preferred caterer Strawberry Shortcake provided creative and delicious food – from the ‘showstopper’ canapés to a bespoke cake comprising of Welsh cheese. However, one of the best features of Stradey Castle is its organisation from manager Claire Mansel-Lewis. Claire’s attention to detail and kindness made the wedding planning process so much more enjoyable, and our guests were so impressed by the small things, such as festoon lighting to the marquee and parking attendant, which made the wedding run so smoothly. The team at Stradey Castle went above and beyond anything we had expected from them, it was their personal touch that made the whole experience so memorable. A special mention also goes to others in the Stradey Castle team, like Kay, who were so friendly and fun to work with. We can thoroughly recommend Stradey Castle for a unique and stunning wedding venue with the flexibility for you to truly make your wedding your own.

A magical place for a fairytale wedding
Venue Service

By Rhiannon & Andy, on 20 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

If you hope to have a wedding with the most beautiful backdrop in Wales - this is the venue for you. If you want to plan every little detail yourself and hate the idea of a dull set menu - this is the venue for you! Patrick and Claire couldn’t have been better hosts and everything went perfectly. Our guests said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to! You will enjoy a drinks reception in the majestic hallway on entering the house. This is is a perfect place to chat and mingle after the ceremony with lots of opportunities for photographs. Claire suggested we go to the back of the house and make our way to the grand staircase and make an entrance into the hallway - we did this to lots of cheers and clapping from our guests! After this, onto the tennis lawn where we had a giant Tipi set up to enjoy the wedding breakfast and party. Claire recommends you use a catering company called Strawberry Shortcake - after you’ve tasted their food, you’ll understand why. The chef will work closely with you to provide you with most divine menu you could ever imagine for your guests. Not only is Stradey Castle a wonderful venue, it is also the most remarkable place to have your wedding photos taken, with lots of beautiful woodland areas and a wilderness garden with a hidden lake - a real fairy tale wedding. Not many people have had their wedding here, making this still a relatively undiscovered gem. This won’t last long! If you want your extravagant wedding to stand out amongst the countless identical hotel weddings you attend or if you want a quiet, intimate, cosy wedding with your close family, this could be the perfect venue for you.

The Perfect Venue
Venue Service

By Mat & Jade, on 02 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2018

My wife and I were struggling to find a venue in South Wales that gave us the freedom to make our wedding personal and bespoke - then we came across Stradey Castle! The grand castle, idyllic lake, perfectly kept grounds and stunning coastal views will win you over straight away. But the hidden gem to this venue is the hospitality and generosity of the people who work there. The events manager, Claire, gave us 3 days to setup before the wedding day and she was an enormous help with the planning and logistics as well as always being at hand to make the day run smoothly. Their suggestions for catering, photography and marquee/tipi were superb and we had a perfect wedding. If you are looking for a bespoke wedding with a stunning venue and lovely people - Stradey Castle is your place!

The best day of our lives
Venue Service

By Nia Morgan, on 28 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 27 May 2017

We got married at Stradey Castle in May 2017. The castle and gardens looked so beautiful as all the flowers were out. It was the perfect venue for our day. I will never forget walking down the stairs in the beautiful hall with all our guests looking up at us, smiling. The owners were so welcoming and flexible; they made us feel like we were the hosts of our own home. We also absolutely loved the food. Strawberry Shortcake Dining knew where all their ingredients came from, it was so impressive and absolutely delicious! Thank you so much!! Xxxxx

Claire Mansel Lewis, Event manager at Stradey Castle responded to this review on 29/06/2017 12:42:57

Hi Nia, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're so delighted that you chose Stradey Castle as the venue for your wedding reception and that the house provided such a welcoming and beautiful focus for the day. You made the marquee in the garden look wonderful as well. It proved to be a lovely day for us, too, so thank you for bringing such a happy occasion to our home!

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