Reasons for choosing Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue over all other wedding venues in South Wales:
Craig y Nos Castle's Weekend & Weekday Wedding Package offers FREE Exclusive Use of all the Castle ground floor function rooms (saving you £3,500 in venue hire for exclusive use of the whole castle over the regular wedding tariff) to Brides and Grooms from Aberdare if you invite 50 guests to stay overnight at the castle on a B&B basis.
You can have all your guests stay under one roof for the duration of your wedding day. Party late into the night, with no worries about you or your guests getting back home.
Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue can sleep up to 81 guests in its en-suites and family rooms and a further 20 guests in its non en-suite budget rooms.
Craig y Nos Castle is probably the only castle wedding venue where all your guests can stay with you together overnight. When your 50 guests book in at an affordable £75 B&B per guest, you get the castle venue exclusive for your wedding party. The three course wedding breakfast, with chair covers and silver or gold candelabra table decor, is £57/ guest.
A unique Wedding Venue - the romance of a real Welsh Castle combined with the historic grandeur of our very own Opera House - exclusively yours for the day. We are the only castle wedding venue that has its own historic theatre in which you can get married. Our Grade One listed opera house is licensed for wedding ceremonies. Craig y Nos Castle only accepts one wedding a day, so you and your guests will have the run of the whole ground floor of the castle exclusively.
Unlike most wedding venues, you're not confined to just one room; your guests have the run of all four ground floor tall ceilinged reception and function rooms - see below:
Craig y Nos Castle and Country Park
as featured on
BBC's 'Weatherman Walking' show
Our Dog Friendly Country Park meadow walk and woodland walk featured on BBC Wales Weatherman Walking.
See video of 'Weatherman Walking' in Craig y Nos Castle Country Park here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6FbYewnyXQ&feature=youtu.be
Which Wedding Package suits you best?
For help in choosing the right wedding package for your requirements, guest numbers, day of the week and wedding date, see our
(i) Weekend Wedding - Saturdays 70 guests at Wedding Breakfast, Fridays 60 guests at Wedding Breakfast, both with 50 guests overnight (guests pay for their own B&B)
(ii) Weekday Wedding - 50 guests at Wedding Breakfast, with 25 guests overnight (guests pay for their own B&B)
(iii) Last Minute Weddings - 50 guests at Wedding Breakfast, with 20 guests overnight (guests pay for their own B&B)
(iv) Ultimate Wedding Package with no overnight accommodation requirement. Aimed at large local weddings of 100 guests or more where most guests won't want to stay overnight. Requires minimum of 100 guests to your wedding breakfast, for free exclusive use of all the venue's function rooms.
(v) Weekend Exclusive Deal. V.I.P. All-inclusive 2 day Wedding Package. This is a full weekend all-inclusive Premium Wedding Package with full Exclusive use of the Castle for the whole weekend, with pretty much everything you’ll need in your chosen Wedding Venue, included.
(vi) Armed Forces & Emergency Services. A discounted Wedding Package, specific only to members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services where you may be called away for emergency duties on your Wedding Day - contract allows for short notice date changes of wedding date.
See Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue
in your favourite colour theme
You can see the Castle dressed in various colours - click on a colour you might have in mind for your own wedding to see how the venue and your bridesmaids may look:
What elements of your wedding would you colour co-ordinate? Do you have a favourite colour? See how some weddings have gone to town on colour co-ordination. Not everyone achieves colour co-ordination running through the wedding as a distinct theme, but when got right, it is very effective in your wedding photographs.
Here is a list of the colour coordinating options we have seen other weddings adopt, where each item listed below features the selected colour for the wedding.
1, Wedding Cake icing colour and ornaments etc.
2. Wedding Chair Covers are of course white but the bows and sashes can be selected to match your preferred colour.
3. Flowers can predominate in a particular colour to match your wedding colours.
4. Bridesmaids dresses
5. Men’s formalwear, especially ties / cravats, pocket handkerchiefs, button-hole flowers, and even socks.
6. Wedding Garter (bride's leg band)
7. Bouquets held by Bride and Bridesmaids
8. Wedding Stationery, including menu and place cards
9. Table Guest Places Board for the Wedding Banquet Seating
10. Wedding Drinks
11. Table Centrepieces / fruit / flowers etc.
The colour palettes used at Craig y Nos Castle over the years are now being collated into individual pages which you can visit via the links above. Not all pages are complete yet, but you should get a few ideas how your own wedding will look in any given colour, and what elements of your wedding you can colour coordinate.
See the Castle's Old Rooms and
Original Pictures from 1850 onwards