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To Craig y Nos Castle's Wedding Website

We look forward to showing you our fabulous Castle....


2022 should be fully clear of COVID restrictions but if you can't wait to get everything organised - start planning your wedding here!

NEW! How you can reserve your wedding date this weekend

1. Book an on-line viewing with a wedding planner via What's App / Skype / Zoom now

2. Tell us your date after your on line viewing - just £250 deposit to reserve your date.

3. View venue in person within 7 - 14 days &  confirm your reserved date.

Exclusive Use Wedding Packages in a Welsh Castle
in one of the most stunning Wedding Venues in South Wales

Craig y Nos Castle winner Best Wedding Venue Wales
See Weekend Weddings for larger weddings in 2022 - 2023

Or the Intimate Wedding Package for 2021 bookings
for smaller weddings - many social distancing restrictions may still apply in 2021

19/06/2021 Update: Following changes to COVID wedding rules, we can now accommodate 60 guests, up from the earlier limit of 30 guests, in either our Conservatory or the main Function Room, or more if using both rooms or if combining the Conservatory with an outside marquee on the terrace. Hopefully more from 19th July.  




Your Wedding Reception in a Castle - it's all yours for the Day

"We only allow one wedding a day in the castle, so
our Castle is yours for your wedding day"

This sets our castle apart from wedding venues in South Wales who have more than one wedding on the same day.

South Wales Weddings Ceremony Room
South Wales Weddings Ceremonies
If you’re looking for wedding venues in South Wales that will do justice to your big day, look no further!  


NEW! - 2021 Last Minute Wedding Opportunities

  • Sat 18th September 2021
  • Friday 3rd December 2021

Updated 18/07/2021: These dates may be 'reserved' now for a refundable £250 initial deposit. These are Prime Weekend Short Notice 2021 Dates that have just been freed up due to postponements by larger weddings. They can be booked for either the


Swansea Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle
You'll be married in our Grade One Listed historic opera house, a grand wedding ceremony room seating up to 150 guests, followed by welcome drinks for all your guests served in the Nicolini Lounge or in the Gardens.

Allow up to two hours for your wedding photographs in the Courtyard, Castle Gardens and Country Park, followed by a leisurely wedding banquet served in our stunning Conservatory - your  wedding reception 'day' room.

For your evening wedding party you can use either the Conservatory or a separate evening function room.

Our experienced wedding team will always be promptly on hand via email and our chat service throughout the months leading up to your wedding day. You will benefit from the Castle's full Wedding Venue Planning service and we'll be quick to answer any questions you may have. We'll ensure everything at our Castle is properly planned in line with your wishes, so your wedding day runs perfectly, just as you dreamed.




Here's your suggested wedding itinerary:
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages


Suggested Ceremony Time: 13:00 - 13:30

Let the theatre be your stage for your Wedding Day!

Get married in our Grade One Listed Opera House. Allow 30- 40 minutes for seating guests, the wedding Ceremony itself, and everyone exiting the theatre. Confetti may be thrown within the theatre.

Your theatre wedding room is fully licensed for all weddings and civil ceremonies. Styled on Wagner’s Opera House in Bayreuth, Bavaria with decor fit for elite gatherings, the theatre is licensed for 150 guests.


See a quick Video show-around of  Ceremony Room
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle

Princess of the Castle

Craig y Nos, where you are Princess of the Castle for your Wedding Day

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We offer you a 'Best Value for Money' Guarantee
on ALL our Wedding Packages - read more here

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Castle Wedding Venue Wales Ceremony Room Wedding Packages

❤️ Reserving a Date in 2022 ❤️


2022 - Going, Going Gone?
Possibly not....
For new couples booking into 2022, there appear to be few dates left.

The longer COVID restrictions continue, the more weddings move to 2022. We have many 2021 weddings 'reserving' 2022. If you do not secure a date soon, you may need to look at 2023. However do not worry too much about all the dates 'going', as some will come available again. This is because 2021 weddings who have a second pencilled in date in 2022, will release their 2022 dates if their wedding can go ahead on their original 2021 date. These secondary 'reserve' dates are yellow with red font - shown here.

Many of these yellow shaded red font dates may come available again in a few months and if you would like to list yourself for one of these dates, add yourself to the Privileged List here.

If you cannot visit in person now, get ahead of the crowd with an initial 'virtual viewing. View 'virtually' and reserve your own date for a refundable £250 reservation fee. You'll only sign your wedding contract to confirm your date once you've visited us in person. This way you'll  get your date on the calendar now. This is recommended if you cannot visit just yet.

The historic opera house at Craig y Nos was built by a world-renowned opera star to entertain her society guests and European Royalty.

Castle Wedding Venue Wales Ceremony Room Craig y Nos Castle


Suggested Time: 13:30 - 14:00


Enjoy your welcome drinks on the theatre lawn, or in the main lounge as you come past Reception. Our cosy reception lounge with wood burning stove and traditional fireplace is a warm and welcoming room for your guests.

This is where your guests will gather after your wedding ceremony in the Opera House - see Wedding Drinks Slideshows.
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle
Your Wedding Photographs in the Courtyard and Grounds

Suggested times 14:00 – 16:00

Allow two hours for your photos in addition to Welcome Drinks to fully explore the best locations in the Gardens & Country Park as well as the Courtyard.

The Country Park Woodland and Boating Lake are delightful in all seasons. Your photos in the lower gardens and by the riverbank can include stunning backdrops of the castle.

Have someone help organise your wedding guests for photos as they may wander around and will need calling together for group photos.

Give yourself enough time to leisurely have your photos taken as a Couple in the best spots around the grounds. Your Wedding Photographer will know the best locations.

There are ample opportunities for unique and memorable photos all around the castle, in all weathers and seasons.

See quick video show-around of the castle courtyard and front of castle.
Wedding Venue South Wales Craig y Nos Castle
Swansea Wedding Reception Venue Craig y Nos CastleCraig y Nos Castle Courtyard

Acres of Photo Opportunities for you in all seasons
in the Country Park & Castle Grounds


Wedding Venues South Wales Craig y Nos Castle Country Park Boating Lake
The Boating Lake at Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue in Wales


Suggested Time: 16:00 - 19:00

Restored to its original Victorian splendour, our Conservatory enjoys stunning views over the Brecon Beacons.
Swansea Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

A wall of windows overlook beautiful mountain scenery.  See Wedding Reception Room.  


Sunday Lunches
for your Wedding Breakfast Menu food tasting

Please book here for Sunday Lunches & Evening Meal Tasters so we can plan for  numbers.
Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue Swansea Conservatory Wedding Breakfast pale yellow ribboned chair covers
Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue Swansea Conservatory Wedding Breakfast pale yellow ribboned chair covers

Suggested Time: 20:00 – 24:00

Your DJ can set up in our large function room while you dine in the Conservatory. There's no waiting around while our separate function room is 'made ready' for the evening.

You can either have your evening party in the Conservatory or in the larger Function Room.

Larger weddings will tend to use the main function room as there is more space and the main bar is next to the function room. Midweek, Last Minute and smaller weddings mainly use the Conservatory for Day and Evening.


Wedding Venue South Wales Evening Wedding Party

After your wedding banquet, you simply glide through to the evening party room with your DJ fully set up, lights dimmed and music playing.

Craig y Nos Castle will wow your guests with its spacious high ceilinged rooms, characterful decor and warm, friendly atmosphere.

Craig y Nos Castle is renowned for meeting and exceeding the expectations of 150 wedding couples each year. You'll feel quite at home thanks to our warm and friendly staff.


A wedding at Craig y Nos Castle is not merely a dream come true, it is also exceptional value for money with great savings on our wedding packages. Craig y Nos is, quite simply, the perfect castle wedding venue for your special day.

Book to view our Venue and we will create for you the Wedding Package that is just right for you. Choose from a mid-week 'ceremony only' wedding for just £250 (suitable for a very small private party) to a Weekend Wedding Package with full exclusive use, or anything in between.

See Wedding Package Selector to choose the best Wedding Package for you.

Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Packages
Marrying on a Saturday?

FOR LARGE WEEKEND WEDDINGS, BOOK A DATE FOR 2022 ONWARDS

Ever changing limits on who can meet, how many can attend events, social distancing and numerous restrictions have made planning a large wedding and 'party' impossible for much of 2021. A COVID vaccine roll-out led to hope for a return to normality by Spring. But we at Craig y Nos anticipated there'd be delays in removing restrictions. We said 'normal weddings' were unlikely until late Summer 2021. We felt restrictions on numbers of guests allowed would continue for much of 2021.


Local Lockdowns in England and Wales and travel restrictions between areas are slowly being eased. Restrictions on what was allowed, including closure of bar early, no evening dancing & party etc, table service for drinks, wearing of face masks etc, meant weddings could not return to normal. But with the vaccine and the new (delayed) road map, from 19th July 2021 onwards it looks as if large weddings can have more confidence.

We offer free postponement or a switch to a Ceremony Only wedding or a smaller wedding if needed - you then have the full event later.

Larger weddings should book for 2022 to avoid the risk of further postponements. Last Minute Weddings in 2021 should now be possible on any remaining date. Intimate Wedding Package Bookings are accepted on any date left available. As larger weddings require more certainty in their planning, for much above 60 guests, our current advice is to book into late 2021 or in 2022 and 2023.

As the situation with the National and Local News is constantly changing, you can see our up to date contractual and procedural analysis by our Business Systems and Procedures Manager Michael Ludwig - on our main Castle Website here but also see our Coronavirus page below


CORONAVIRUS INFO

Marrying on a Friday?

Craig y Nos Castle Frontage Wedding Receptions Venue South Wales
Marrying in next 6-8 months?

See our exceptional value

❤️ 'Reserve' Your Day here ❤️

This year, with lockdowns all through the first 6 months, many are delaying booking. Yet with ninety 2020 year Couples postponed to 2021/22 and now half the 2021 year postponing again, 2022 is looking full. Now, 'new' Couples find there are few dates in 2022. Who knows how long 'social distancing' rules will force continuing postponements of 2021's weddings into 2022?

With 200 weddings in next 18 months, for a good date in 2022, we advise you get your own wedding date reserved quickly. Reserve your date now, and we'll 'hold' your date until you can view in person.
Same Sex Weddings in Wales
Planning something a little different?

Some Couples are replacing the traditional 'Wedding Breakfast' with a Cream Tea in the afternoon and an evening buffet

- see your


Or are you looking for a smaller wedding?

- see your
Theatre gardens at Craig y Nos Castle Weddings
Theatre gardens at Craig y Nos Castle Weddings

See when our Next Wedding Fayres are on below -




to find the best wedding package for your guest numbers

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NEW BRIDES & GROOMS
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Go to 'Function Rooms' to see inside the castle.

Go to 'Weekend Wedding Package' for our Friday and Saturday wedding package and browse though the various midweek wedding packages.




See our Ceremony Room.

See Last Minute Wedding Package for weddings within next 6 months & 1st Qtr 2020.


To visit our venue, go to 'Book a Viewing' or if travelling from further away, see our Wine & Dine B&B stay here.
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BOOKED WEDDINGS
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Congratulations! Browse our 'Essential Wedding Planner Guide' to plan your day.

See 'Planning your Wedding' for how we work with you to plan your wedding at the Castle.

See more on Table Plans,




Choose your Wedding Suppliers.

For Room decor ideas see 'Wedding Themes by town'.

For table settings ideas see Conservatory Gallery and also see the new


If you've booked a wedding with accommodation use, see 'Room Use Guide'.
Next Wedding Fayres as below - see Wedding Fayre

- 24th July 2021 – 10am till 4pm

- 8th September 2021 - 6pm till 9pm (a Wednesday)

- 16th January 2022 – 10am till 4pm


Find us on Brecon Road near Penycae, Powys, before the Welsh Show Caves. Post code SA9 1GL. Craig y Nos Castle overlooks its own Country Park, enjoying panoramic, scenic views of the Welsh countryside, and can house 150 guests.
Just in, Craig y Nos Castle won the Welsh Wedding Awards Wedding Venue of the Year 2020 at the Awards Presentation on 19/02/2020
Welsh wedding awards winner Craig y Nos Castle

See Index of rare Historic Pictures of the Castle a century or more ago here
Wedding packages, wedding ceremony and wedding reception in South Wales in Brecon Beacons National Park in one of the most romantic Wedding Venues in South Wales
Craig y Nos Castle



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