Stradey Castle

(5 reviews) 5 5
Pwll Llanelli Carmarthenshire SA15 4PL
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About Stradey Castle

Pwll, Llanelli
Carmarthenshire, SA15 4PL

Welcome to Stradey Castle, a beautiful and secluded Grade II* listed, 19th century heritage home. Situated on the Carmarthenshire coastline with views across the sea towards Gower, it provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding day. Concentrating on quality over quantity of weddings, nobody forgets a day spent at Stradey Castle.

Currently only available for receptions, Stradey will be exclusively yours for a select number of dates each year between April and September. Rather than typical wedding packages, we offer couples the chance to create a celebration in their image, giving them 3 days to settle in and create the wedding of their dreams!

Upon arrival, you will have use of Stradey’s formal reception rooms and the surrounding terrace garden. The magnificent staircase within the Great Hall of the House offers a spectacular entrance for the newly-wed couple and is perfect for a champagne reception!

Set in such breath-taking surroundings, there are unrivalled opportunities for wedding photographs at Stradey Castle. The woodland gardens and the lake provide gorgeous backdrops for your photographer to capture those intimate first moments as a married couple.

After drinks and canapes, you and your guests can move from the House to the grounds for a marquee reception for up to 120 guests. With a range of recommended marquee suppliers, you will be able to find a structure that perfectly suits your needs!

We have handpicked a choice of 2 catering partners for your wedding breakfast: Strawberry Shortcake Dining and Holdens Catering; who are both experts in providing gourmet marquee catering. With exemplary service, and a passion for locally sourced, high quality ingredients, you and your guests will be in for a culinary experience you will never forget!

Once the celebrations finally draw to a close, couples will be able to retire to our newly redecorated Blue Room. Boasting an immensely comfortable Tester bed, dating back to when the House was built, it is the luxurious escape you deserve on your first night as a newlywed couple.

We have also recently refurbished the bathroom in the bridal suite, complete with a beautiful, cast iron roll top bath.

What’s more, there is a wide choice of hotels all within a short distance for your guests, and the railway station is 2 miles away.

Please contact us today to find out more about how we can host your dream wedding.

• Secluded Victorian 'Castle' venue in Wales • Surrounded by stunning views perfect for your wedding photos • Can accommodate up to 120 guests for a marquee reception • 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 Reviews (5)

Perfect venue
Venue Service

By Jack & Laura, on 10 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2019

We would highly recommend Stradey Castle as a wedding venue! Claire & Patrick went out of their way to provide a fantastic personal service and they supported us from start to finish. Claire really helped bring my vision of my dream wedding to life! The venue is amazing value for money and we have been blown away by how much care and support we received. Stradey Castle is truly Llanelli's historical hidden gem. The fact that there are not many weddings held there made the service all the more special and I have heard so many of my guests still talking about how wonderful and perfectly suited the wedding venue was. If you choose Stradey Castle you will not be disappointed in any way!

Claire Mansel Lewis, Events Manager at Stradey Castle responded to this review on 16/10/2019 12:27:43

Thanks, Laura and Jack, for writing such a great review following your wonderful wedding here in July. It really was an honour for us to host such a very special occasion, and we rejoice with you all that it went so well. It is certainly true that every wedding is a very personal experience for us, given the fact that Stradey Castle is - at the moment - an 'occasional' rather than commercial wedding reception venue. Having said that, you and your guests made it so easy for us as well! All good wishes to you both for your future together.

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.

Claire Mansel Lewis, Event Manager at Stradey Castle responded to this review on 18/03/2019 11:36:15

Thank you, Elliott and Hannah, for choosing to have your wedding reception here and then writing about it with such eloquence and generosity. It was a very good day for us too and we enjoyed those days of preparation and anticipation as well. It is, in fact, such a privilege to share some very special moments with a couple on their wedding day and this one was no exception.

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.

Claire Mansel Lewis, Events Manager at Stradey Castle responded to this review on 18/03/2019 11:25:58

Thanks for the wonderful review, Rhiannon and Andy. We loved working with you both to create such an amazing day and it was final proof to us that Stradey Castle can provide the 'best wedding...ever' in spite of the miserable weather on that particular August day. The tipis worked well and you had planned everything so beautifully - making full use of the unusually long lead in time we are able to offer our bridal couples.

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!

Claire Mansel Lewis, Event Manager at Stradey Castle responded to this review on 18/03/2019 11:19:03

Thank you, Mat and Jade, for choosing to entrust your most special day to us and all that we are able to offer here. It was all planned at fairly short notice (7 months, I seem to recall) and long distance too! It was during the heatwave, so the weather was glorious and everything went to plan. It was a joy to have you all, and a special shout out to your lovely best man, Mat, who was such a delight to have around on the day.

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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