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

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

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

Carmarthen Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

Exclusive Use Carmarthen Wedding Packages
in a Welsh Castle
- a stunning Castle Wedding Venue nr Carmarthen

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  • Time from Carmarthen to Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue: 57 minutes

  • Distance from Carmarthen to Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Reception Venue: 42 miles


Award winning Castle Wedding Venue in South Wales for your big day!

Carmarthen Weddings Ceremonies

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for your Wedding Day

at Craig y Nos Castle, Swansea Valley


See our Carmarthen Wedding Packages

See our Weekend Wedding Package with 60 to 70 day guests and 50 guests staying overnight.

See our amazing two day full weekend VIP Wedding Offer.  This is a great opportunity for you to have the entire castle to yourselves for 70 guests or more, staying over two nights and two days, for a full weekend weding.

This full two day two night VIP full wedding worth over £28,000 can cost you as the couple only around £10,300 due to accommodation bookings by your guests - read more.


For all our wedding packages, see Wedding Packages Selection for the most suitable wedding package for you.

Carmarthen Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

Why Choose Craig y Nos Castle,
near Carmarthen?

You get Exclusive Use of our castle wedding venue near Carmarthen.

All your guests can stay overnight with you on your wedding day. Party late into the night, with no worries about you or your guests getting back home to Carmarthen.

Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue sleeps up to 81 guests in en-suite doubles and family rooms.

We're probably the only castle wedding venue near Carmarthen where all your guests can stay overnight.

A unique Wedding Venue - the romance of a real Welsh Castle combined with the historic grandeur of our very own Opera House licensed for wedding ceremonies.

Craig y Nos Castle only accepts one wedding a day, so you and your guests from
Carmarthen will have the run of the whole ground floor of the castle exclusively.

You're not in just one room, you and your guests have the run of all our ground floor rooms:


(1) The opera house for your wedding ceremony, where you will be the star of the show, on stage, before all your guests


Wedding Reception lounge at Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue for Carmarthen

(2) Welcome drinks in the Nicoloni Room, our main reception lounge (or outside in gardens if weather is fine)



(3) Your wedding breakfast in our 130 seater conservatory with fabulous views overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park



(4) Evening wedding party and late night disco in our evening function room and music room, with resident's bar.


Should you 'go local',
for a wedding venue
in or near to Carmarthen,
or can you go further afield
for a more special and unique wedding day?

Room 21 en-suite at Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue for Carmarthen
AB28 Bathroom at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue for Carmarthen

Carmarthen Wedding Theme ideas,
Wedding Decor and Wedding Gift Ideas
based on Carmarthen's history, style and culture

Link your wedding theme, wedding decor and wedding favours to the history, style and sense of place in Carmarthen. Your wedding theme may be linked to your own past, to key moments in your relationship with each other, your favourite colours, your personal tastes, or you may incorporate elements of your home county of Carmarthenshire into your wedding day 'story book'.

When considering wedding decor you may already have plenty of your own ideas for your wedding. Or maybe you are still looking for inspiration? Reflect the story of Carmarthen in your decor, to connect your personal history in your home town's roots, and your family's location in Carmarthen. You may get some ideas from the history of Carmarthen below, its buildings, street names, or local transport routes etc.

AB31 loft room at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue for Carmarthen
AB21 Bathroom at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue for Carmarthen

Interesting Facts About Carmarthen you
could use in your wedding theme/ decor/ story


1. Carmarthen population: 14,648.

2. Carmarthen is the oldest town in Wales. When Camarthenshire was a Roman province, Carmarthen was the capital of the Demetae tribe, known as Moridunum ('Sea Fort'). The fort was built AD75. Carmarthen has one of only seven surviving Roman amphitheatres in the UK and one of only two in Roman Wales (the other is at Caerleon).

3. Carmarthen castle was built around 1105 but was destroyed by Llywelyn the Great in 1215. The castle was rebuilt in 1223 with a wall around the town. Carmarthen was one of the first medieval walled towns in Wales. In 1405, the town was taken and the castle was sacked by Owain Glyndŵr.  

4. Franciscan Friars (also known as Grey Friars, or Friars minor) lived in the town from 1284 on a site now occupied by the Greyfriars Shopping Centre. The Friary was dissolved in 1538 and the buildings were gradually dismantled.

Other Carmarthenshire castles include: Carreg Cennen Castle, Dinefwr Castle, Drystwyn Castle, Kidwelly Castle, Laugharne Castle, Llansteffan Castle, Llandovery Castle, Newcastle Emlyn Castle

5. . Arthurian Legend has it that Merlin was born in a cave outside Carmarthen, giving the name to the nearby Merlins Hill. Legend also stated that when Merlin's Tree fell, so would the town of Carmarthen, so when the tree died, it was dug up and placed in a museum.

6. In C.16th and C.17th centuries, Carmarthen was an agricultural town and woollen producer.

7. Sir Thomas Picton from Haverfordwest was the most senior officer to die at Waterloo. The monument spire in Carmarthen is known as Picton's monument. The original Picton's monument was erected in 1828 in Picton's memory. Despite Picton's military prowess, he was also a slave merchant, slave owner and a cruel torturer. As colonial governor of Trinidad he was known as 'the beast'. At a high-profile trial in London, he was accused of forcing 13-year-old Louisa Calderon to stand on a sharpened spike while suspended from the ceiling. This unique form of torture was dubbed "Pictoning" at the trial. He was extremely harsh in the punishments he meted out to slaves in Trinidad and executions and torture were commonplace under his regime. Picton's monument could not withstand the weather and become dilapidated and was eventually replaced. The monument you can see today was built in 1847.

8. Carmarthen has its own football team, Carmarthen Town F.C., founded in 1948. They play in the Welsh Premier League.



Ideas for your wedding decorations and wedding theme
based on the history, facts
and attractions in Carmarthen

1. The Roman Ampitheatre may be a significant historical feature of Carmarthen to incorporate into your wedding design. More research would need to be done on this. A tie-in with Caerleon might also be an idea. This would fit in with a Roman theme to your wedding, perhaps?

2. Something could be made of the connection with Merlin, though there is some dispute as to Carmarthen’s claim to be the home of Merlin’s cave.

3. Picton’s monument is of historical interest and could be incorporated into wedding table names or designs, however despite being a celebrated war hero, Picton’s character does not bare close examination.

4. Carmarthen Castle could feature, along with other neighbouring castles, to reflect the fact you are getting married in a castle at Craig y Nos. Carmarthen Castle could be incorporated, along with part of the walled town, into your wedding cake design, perhaps, to reflect the fact that Carmarthen is one of the first walled towns.




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