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 and our season is April to September for all but very intimate weddings.
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