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Last update: May 2024

Tŷ Afon - River House. Boutique retreats & weddings.

A family ran, exclusive hire, luxury wedding venue in the wilds of Eryri | Snowdonia National Park, nestled in the foothills of Yr Wyddfa | Snowdon. In the ancient village of Beddgelert.

This enchanting place brings together all the elements for a truly exceptional wedding experience. The venue combines a breathtaking location, versatile events space, and a wide variety of fine food, provided by award winning outside caterers allows you to express your personality. A Tŷ Afon wedding promises mesmerising scenery and unparalleled hospitality throughout all seasons.

Facilities and Capacity

A spellbinding wedding venue in all seasons, Tŷ Afon transforms from the deep reds and aubergines of Autumn into a riot of glorious green, pink and blue in Spring and Summer. Winter in the national park is also a time of dramatic landscapes, moody mountain skies, and the occasional dusting of sparkling snow. Tŷ Afon sets the scene for an authentic, romantic wedding experience that pays homage to the relationship and the journey you are taking together. Perfect for those who love the natural world, couples can choose a traditional church wedding or venue-based ceremony.

We have an outside terrace overlooking the valley, nestled in 360 degree mountain views and forests, where you can also take your vows. The Ffestiniog railway can be seen chuffing past and the river flows into the Aberglaslyn gorge straight from the bottom of the drive.

Inside we have capacity for 79 seated and 120 in the evening. Outside we have space for a marquee that can host 80-150 guests and work with an independent marquee company who offer various styles of marquee and teepee tents giving you both the inside venue and outside for your guests to explore.

Situated in the heart of Beddgelert, one of Snowdonia premier villages and voted this year as one of the UK’s prettiest villages. We offer 10 rooms that sleep 24 within the house, a further 3 guest rooms and a cottage within a couple of minutes walk. There is plenty of additional accommodation available throughout the village, also within a few minutes walk for your guests.

Church weddings occur in the sacred sanctuary of St Mary’s, once part of an Augustinian priory. Beautifully planted gardens with many trees and colours provide the perfect backdrop for that confetti moment or photography, followed by a memorable wedding reception with everything needed for a night of dining and dancing.

Accommodation

Devotedly designed to recreate the feel of the great outdoors, each of our ensuite guest rooms provides a luxurious space for you and your guests to relax, prepare and reflect on the festivities. The changing colours of the mountains can be admired from all our bedroom windows. Further accommodation (within walking distance) is available in the village for larger parties.

Services Offered

The dedicated Tŷ Afon team is on hand throughout the event to care for you and your guests. From setting up to clearing away, they will endeavour to orchestrate even the smallest detail so your celebration will be remembered. The venue offers a light-up dance floor and can arrange music and PA systems per your needs. An excellent breakfast menu is made to order for guests if more than the included continental breakfast is required. The venue also offers ample private parking for ease of arrival.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Church
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Ty Afon - River House

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Sritama G. Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect wedding

Both of Antony and I have struggled to find the words to describe exactly just how fantastic our wedding was, perfect just doesn’t do the day justice and we feel so incredibly privileged to have spent our special day at Ty Afon. Thank you so much for everything, from making us all feel so comfortable and at ease, the attention to every detail, the care you showed to us both and our family and guests, the absolutely stunning venue in the most fantastic of surroundings.………..
I could go on and on, and never quite adequately convey just how amazing our day was.

All of our friends and family have described it as the most gorgeous wedding ever which is exactly what we had hoped for, we loved every minute and couldn’t have wished for more.

Ty Afon oozes beauty and peace, it is a place that feels filled with so much love and it will always have a very special place in our hearts. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Emily P. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Place of our Dreams

We stayed here at the Ty Afon for our wedding, the owners Regan & Emma couldn’t do enough for us, nothing was too much.
Our room was beautiful and so homely, we had everything we needed and the location was excellent. Myself and my husband were eloping so we had no guests, Emma ensured during our stay we had everything we needed and assisted me on our big day from making me a lovely cup of tea and bringing it up to my room, to steaming my dress for me! Regan helped my husband calm the nerves with a whisky and a chat on the lovely comfortable sofas down in the restaurant.
We enjoyed breakfast every morning downstairs which was exquisite everyday.
For our evening meal on our big day we had a huge platter of meats, cheeses, breads and chutneys which were all local and absolutely superb!
Yana & Michael who work at Ty Afon are also great, they were so welcoming and always had such big smiles on their faces and made every effort to attend to not only our needs but I noticed every single guest that was staying there at that time.
As we eloped we didn’t have our photographer at Ty Afon and I must say, Emma definitely has a special touch when it comes to taking photos, she sure did capture some candid moments which was so kind of her, she’s very talented.
Emma & Regan were also very knowledgeable about the local area which it’s a beautiful village with quaint shops selling the most beautiful handmade crafts and gifts, the woodcraft shop being the best!
The Ty Afon River House will always hold a special place in our hearts and we would recommend anyone looking to either elope or have a beautiful Snowdonian getaway wedding with friends and family, it truly is a wonderful place and you will not be disappointed.
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Donna P. Sent on 14/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magnificent

Ty Afon is simply the most magical venue I could have imagined to host our special day. Every detail was perfectly in place and Regan and Emma made sure that both we and every member of our party, we treated like Royalty.
The view is spectacular with the plethora of natural colours all around us. The river flowing just a short walk from the venue made it even more special.
Everything was perfect, I feel absolutely blessed to have found you and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you. If I could give you a 100 stars 💫 I would.
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Ty Afon River House, Beddgelert LL55 4NB North Wales (Gwynedd)
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