Your Wedding in a Castle
- Fabulous gourmet standard food! Surprise your partner and book a Wedding Menu Tasting Dinner for Two - see Wedding Menu Taster dates here.
- More couples now ask us for a two day full weekend wedding. Bookings for our Two Day full weekend wedding have tripled in 2024 compared with 2022.
- Check out NEW Wedding Trends for 2024 here.
Great Service & Friendly Staff
in South Wales' most
Romantic Castle Wedding Venue
Reception - 01639 731167
Your 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 South Wales who have more than one wedding on same day.
Award winning Castle Wedding Venue in South Wales for your big day!
Best Service in Wales!
5th Welsh Wedding Awards 2023
Craig y Nos Castle OVERALL WINNER
"Wedding Coordinators of the Year'
(Best Customer Service by Wedding Planners)
Best Value in Wales!
Despite high inflation, rapidly rising cost of living, venues everywhere re-assessing costs and charges, Craig y Nos offers generous discounts on its Weekend and Weekday Wedding Packages. Our Wedding Night B&B rates for guests have not been increased since 2010. See our 'Best Value for Money Guarantee' on all our Wedding Packages.
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Your wedding itinerary &
Schedule of the Day
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, wedding Ceremony, and everyone exiting theatre. Confetti may be thrown in theatre.
Wedding room fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies up to 150 guests. Styled on Wagner’s Opera House in Bayreuth, Bavaria with decor fit for elite gatherings.
See our Wedding Ceremony Slideshow
See a quick Video show-around of Ceremony Room
The historic opera house at Craig y Nos was built by a world-renowned opera star to entertain her society guests and European Royalty.
Princess (or Prince!) of the Castle
Craig y Nos, where you are Prince/ Princess, or Princes/ Princesses of the Castle for your Wedding Day
Your Wedding Photographs in Courtyard and Grounds
Suggested times 14:00 – 16:00
Allow two hours for your photos after Welcome Drinks in best locations in Gardens, Country Park & Courtyard.
Country Park Woodland and Boating Lake are delightful in all seasons. Photos in lower gardens by river include stunning backdrops of the castle. Tip: Have someone help get your wedding guests together for photos.
Our Wedding Photographers know the best locations - for unique and memorable photos in all weathers and seasons.
See quick video show-around of castle courtyard and front of castle.
Suggested Time: 20:00 – 24:00
Your DJ sets up in our large function room while you dine in Conservatory. No waiting around while your function room is 'made ready' for evening party.
Most weddings use Conservatory for the day and Function Room & bar for the evening.
After your wedding banquet, glide through to the evening party room with your DJ ready, lights dimmed and music playing.
Let Craig y Nos Castle wow your guests with its spacious high ceilinged rooms, characterful decor and warm, friendly atmosphere.
When guests stay,
they relax and feel at home,
All guests who B&B
have no need to go home.
Weddings held close to where guests live tend to finish early - as guests living locally will want to 'go home'.
Choosing a Local Venue ‘near you’, can lead to a disappointingly early finish.
We are not a 'local wedding venue' – we’re a destination venue!
Having everyone stay overnight means your day won’t peter out by early evening. You’ll all be partying till late!
A wedding at Craig y Nos Castle
is a dream come true....
A wedding at Craig y Nos Castle is both a dream come true and exceptional value for money. See savings on our wedding packages.
Craig y Nos is the perfect castle wedding venue for your special day.
Your wedding planner will select a Wedding Package that's just right for you - see all Wedding Packages.
Min 50 day guests - see tariff
Invite 20 guests to stay overnight - guests pay normal B&B tariff and you get free Exclusive Use of the Castle (explained here). Marry for £87 guest (Option A) - £4,350 for first 50 guests. Includes Welcome Drinks, Chef's Selection of Canapes, Three course Wedding Breakfast, Evening Buffet, Ceremony Room & Reception rooms.
Best Value Last Minute Wedding Package in Wales - Guaranteed
April or May 2024
unique to Craig y Nos Castle
Invite 50 guests to stay overnight - guests pay normal B&B tariff and you get free Exclusive Use of the Castle (explained here). Marry for £60 guest - £3,000 for the first 50 guests. Includes 3 course Wedding Banquet, Welcome Drinks, free exclusive use of castle, Ceremony Room & Reception rooms.
For New Brides & Grooms
Go to 'Function Rooms' to see inside.
Go to 'Weekend Wedding Package' for our Friday/ Saturday wedding package, or browse midweek wedding packages.
For evening see our Special Wedding Evening Entertainment Package.
View our Galleries of Weddings here.
See Ceremony Room.
See Last Minute Wedding Package weddings within 6 months.
See 'Available Dates 2023' here and 'Available Dates 2024' here.
Wedding Planning Links
for Booked Weddings
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,
See Room Booking and Reserving Accommodation for guests.
See Menu Planning
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'.
Wales on Line Review of Craig y Nos Castle
10th May 2023
"The little known haunted gothic mansion with gorgeous and tranquil grounds you can just lose yourself in...."
Nestled half way between Swansea and Brecon is a stunning gothic mansion which looks as though it has leapt straight off the page of a romantic fairytale book. Built in roughly 1841 on what is now the A4067 between Pen-y-Cae and Glyntawe, and steeped in history, it's no wonder why the impressive building, with its ornate stone facade, .... is why so many couples choose Craig-y-Nos as a perfect yet unique wedding venue, using Adelina Patti's grand theatre for an unforgettable ceremony and the country park for a breathtaking photo opportunity. read more..
Read the full WalesOnLine article on Craig y Nos Castle here.
Congratulations to the Wedding Planning Team at Craig y Nos Castle
for Winning the
Wedding Planner My Hero Award 2022
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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. We are now 'cashless' - read more here.
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