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Your PontardaweWedding 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.

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in a Welsh Castle
- a stunning Wedding Venue near Pontardawe

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  • Time from Pontardawe to Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue: 21 minutes

  • Distance from Pontardawe to Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Reception Venue: 12 miles

Brides and Grooms lucky enough to live in Pontardawe will not have to travel far to get married at Craig y Nos Castle.
Pontardawe Brides may not realise it, but in Craig y Nos Castle they have one of Wales' premier wedding venues, to which couples will travel from all over the country. We're almost on Pontardawe Town's doorstep!
Award winning Castle Wedding Venue in South Wales for your big day!

Pontardawe Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

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Pontardawe Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

Why Choose Craig y Nos Castle,
near Pontardawe?

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

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 Pontardawe.

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 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 Pontardawe 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

(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 Pontardawe,
or can you go further afield
for a more special and unique wedding day?

AB28 Bathroom at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue Pontardawe

'Local Venue'
'Destination Wedding Venue'?

You may have guests some distance away from Pontardawe, who'll need to travel to your wedding anyway, so it won't matter to them so much where you get married.

For guests who live local to you, friends and neighbours and acquaintances and even work colleagues in and around Pontardawe, do you want a local wedding venue nearer to Pontardawe where all your guests can get to easily?  Or are you all happy about travelling up the Swansea Valley to Craig y Nos Castle?

AB31 loft room at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue Pontardawe

Will you invite
'Evening Only' Guests
or invite everyone for the whole day?

'Evening-only' guests won't travel far. Craig y Nos is more of a 'destination wedding venue', where your closest friends and relatives come to your wedding, and where you invite everyone for the whole day.

When you choose a venue further away from your base, you'll tend to invite everyone for the whole day. Also you'll need somewhere all your guests can stay overnight.

Craig y Nos Castle sleeps over 8o guests. Have most of your guests stay with us. Everyone will party with you late into the night as they have no worries about getting home.

Unlike with a 'local' wedding reception, when you marry at Craig y Nos, you won't have so many guests shooting off early to get home. With more local weddings nearer to Pontardawe, a wedding party dwindles around 11-12 as guests leave to go home. Having everyone stay over at Craig y Nos means your party lasts late into the night.

AB21 Bathroom at Craig y Nos Castle wedding venue Pontardawe

A truly magical and unique
castle wedding venue

Craig y Nos Castle is a popular destination wedding venue for couples all over the UK and it's so very close to Pontardawe! It combines the attraction of getting married in a real castle, in your own fairytale castle for either a day or a whole weekend, a historic building (yours exclusively for your wedding) in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The mountain scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park guarantees you stunning photo opportunities both inside and outside the castle. The Grade One Listed Opera House makes a fantastic setting for your wedding ceremony. You get exclusive use of the whole ground floor of the castle for you and your wedding guests.

Hosting over 100 weddings a year, Craig y Nos Castle is a truly magical and unique castle wedding venue for Brides and Grooms with reasonable and affordable rates.

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

Link your wedding theme, wedding decor and wedding favours to the history, style and sense of place in Pontardawe.

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 some elements of your home area within Pontardawe 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 Pontardawe in your decor, to connect your personal history in your home town's roots, and your family's location in Pontardawe. You may get some ideas from the quick history of Pontardawe below, its buildings, street names, or local transport routes etc.

Interesting Facts About Pontardawe
you may not know and could use
in your wedding theme/ decor

1. Edward Williams built the stone bridge at Pontardawe in 1757, and also designed the new town of Morriston.  Pontardawe means Bridge on the River Tawe.

2. Ta means wide and Wy means water, and when the River flooded, it spread wide over the fields, drowning livestock, so the Tawe's name probably comes from 'wide water'.

3. Population: 5,000.

4. Best known landmark is the tall spire of St. Peter's Church. Attractions include the Swansea Canal.

5. Main industry was steel and tinplate.

6. The Pontardawe Festival of world music and dance is held in August every year.

7. Tesco at Pontardawe plans to add a first floor for a cafe - it got planning permission by promising £100,000 towards Pontardawe town centre regeneration. The out of town superstore damaged business in Pontardawe town centre.

8. Notable person from Pontardawe: Gareth Edwards, voted the greatest rugby player of all time.

9. The local golf course above Pontardawe has views of the Brecon Beacons and Bristol Channel.

10. Pontardawe is 12 miles south of Craig y Nos.

11. Nearby villages and towns: Trebanos, Craig Llangiwc, Ynysmeudwy, Alltwen, Rhos Cilybebyll, Gellinudd & Rhydyfro.

Two Wedding Theme Ideas
based on Pontardawe.

1. Feature a model of the old bridge that gave the name to Pontardawe and tie it in with the principle effect of a marriage, being to link together or provide a bridge between two families.

You have various possibilities here: for example you can show the picture of the bridge at top of a photo board, with photos of the Bride (and maybe their family) one side and photos of the Groom (and their family) the other side. Or make the photo board just of the bride and groom, with a selection of photos forming a story board through their respective formative years, topped with them meeting each other 'on the bridge'.

2. Table place names based on nearby villages and towns - Trebanos, Craig Llangiwc, Ynysmeudwy, Alltwen, Rhos Cilybebyll, Gellinudd & Rhydyfro.

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