We continually check our competitor's prices and their Wedding Packages so you don't have to
Our Pricing Policy.
1. We aim to keep the costs for our wedding couples lower than many competitors by keeping what we charge for the wedding breakfast, drinks package and buffet relatively low, and by removing venue hire, and instead structuring our offers so we make more of our income from Guests' B&B and your guests' drinks over the bar.
2. We achieve this on most of our wedding packages by encouraging B&B use by wedding guests in lieu of charging venue hire. Your guests fill the bedrooms, and we do not charge you venue hire fees. Guests staying overnight party longer, drink more. This means the bar does well, and your wedding party lasts late into the night. Everyone is happy.
3. Once you book your wedding, you lock in the tariff you signed up on, irrespective of which year you marry in. Most venues have different tariffs for each year (and we too are concerned about inflation). Different rates for different years make understanding the costs difficult, so to keep it simple, we have ONE tariff for ALL years. When we increase rates, all existing signed up weddings remain on their original tariff for the wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet, while all 'new' wedding bookings go on to the new rates from the date the rates change.
4. Post COVID, there is going to be inflation. Wages will go up, costs of supplies will go up. Government money printing and just the way the economy is being 'boosted' means there will be inflation. So our policy of charging current year tariffs on weddings 1 - 3 years ahead, will become even more advantageous for you. However your wedding guest B&B rates, bar prices, and evening meals (if dining night before) will obviously go up with inflation. This of course this will not affect what you as a Wedding Couple pay for your wedding meal, drinks package and buffet, as you remain locked in on your original tariff.
Simple system for booking 2022 and 2023 wedding dates
1. Arrange a viewing with a wedding planner now.
2. Reserve your date after your on line viewing - pay initial £250 deposit to reserve your date (refundable if do not go ahead).
3. Confirm your reserved date within 7 days of viewing. Sign wedding contract and arrange to pay rest of wedding deposit on instalments of £250 PCM till reach full £2k deposit, or in one sum.
See 2020 Competitor Rates Chart. We have not been able to update this with 2021 or 2022 rates due to the majority of staff everywhere being furloughed during COVID, but should catch up over the next few months.
Some people think it is expensive to get married at Craig y Nos Castle and are then surprised at how affordable we are. We regularly check our rates against competitors. Whilst it is not our intention to be the cheapest, our rates are generally lower than our equivalent competitors and certainly lower than other castles. You'll find many Victorian mansions and some 'castles' like ours. Then there are really grand old castles dating back pre Civil War - genuine Castles rather than Victorian copies - whose rates are higher!
You can get an immediate quote for your wedding at Craig y Nos Castle starting here.
Not all competitors are 'equivalent' venues. As a large venue we do require minimum numbers. Most venues have minimum numbers (not always shown in charts below).
Our objective is to offer Brides 'Best Value'. Our Last Minute Wedding Package rates are generally unbeatable. Some venues you will observe are charging £2,000 or even £3,000 more! Some venues now also have very high venue hire rates. Many venues do not publish rates on line. This makes you wonder if they are too pricey! About half we have to send off for rates on, as no rates are on their site.
Some competitors may have 'deals' we have not found, or introduce deals after this comparison was done. Some may have extras within their packages we have not spotted.
All Venues now seem to require you to have a 3 course wedding breakfast, welcome and wedding drinks package, and a buffet. While we have not gone the same way yet (you can opt to have a wedding breakfast only with us) we can understand why others have.
In the chart below we have shown a comparison based on the full package for all venues. However at Craig y Nos you could shave £17 / head off by doing without the Evening Buffet. The Drinks Package you generally WILL need!
We will not have included any 'last minute deals' introduced later in the year. To verify savings, check if the other venue is offering any 'deals' in the same time frame as our own 'Deals' such as our Last Minute Weddings.
Anyone who finds any inaccuracy in the below, please email email@example.com with the corrections and I will add updates to this page.
1. BRIDAL SUITE: Many venues include a free night in the Bridal Suite. We do not unless > 60 guests are staying overnight, though we do on our Last Minute Wedding Package.
2. EXCLUSIVE USE & MINIMUM NUMBERS: We offer exclusive use but not all venues will offer exclusive use or be able to. Any venue offering exclusive use will have minimum number requirements. For Couples looking for lower numbers, we show each venue's minimum numbers. We had a minimum of 50 for all weddings but have raised this to 70 on Saturdays / premium dates, and to 60 on Fridays.
3. SOLE OR SHARED USE: Some venues may have more than one wedding on the same day, or other guests on their premises. Venues with more than one wedding on the same day and more rooms may allow smaller weddings for their second wedding.
4. NO VENUE HIRE? We offer discounted or free exclusive use under our Packages. This will change in later years but weddings secured on current rates are locked in on those rates. Bookings made now on current tariffs will not pay any subsequently higher tariff for their wedding. When you book you lock in the tariff applicable to your wedding date as it is showing now, as far ahead as 2023.
5. MENUS: Due to different packages and differing numbers it is not possible to compare like for like. Not least, every venue is 'individual' anyway, as are the menus. Venues have different prices for different menu options and you cannot really compare like for like on menus. Some allow 2 or 3 choices of menu or buffet, some only 1 choice. Where there are 2 or 3 wedding menu or buffet options, we have taken the nearest equivalent menu or buffet option to our own.
6. PACKAGE MEANS YOU TAKE ALL THREE ELEMENTS: Most venues offer a 3-course Wedding Breakfast, some offer more courses, and the Wedding Buffet & Drinks Package are both 'required'. A 'Package' will 'require' you to take the three key elements - (i) 3 course Wedding Breakfast, (ii) Drinks Package and (iii) Evening Buffet. This is perfectly reasonable and something MOST venues will require, together with minimum numbers for 'day' and 'evening'.
At Craig y Nos Castle, we prefer you to take all three elements, but currently Craig y Nos does allow a Couple wishing to cut costs to not have our Evening Buffet, though most Couples will opt to have a buffet. You'll certainly want a Drinks Package unless you are all teetotal (known as a dry wedding), even though this too is optional with us (so you could allow guests to buy their own drinks).
We do find most Couples will want the Drinks Package and the Evening Buffet. Some Couples replace the £17/ head buffet with our 12/head cheese platter to save costs.
7. EXTRAS THROWN IN: Some venues include extras such as the Bridal Suite, an anniversary stay, and some will add in the Chaircovers, Flowers, a resident Toastmaster or resident DJ. In our case our Wedding Planner functions as a Toastmaster, co-ordinating everything on the day, and helping direct guests. Other venues' added extras will add to their cost per guest rate, making a like for like comparison impossible. The notes section beside each venue below explains where any extras are included in the per head rate.
8. ACCOMMODATION COST: Some include full (required) accommodation use and include the cost of this within their overall venue hire fee. In such cases it is not clear what the venue hire element is without the accommodation part, though it is possible to make a rough guess at 'x' amount per bedroom based on their B&B tariff. Where function room venue hire and B&B costs are merged into one overall venue fee, a comparison like this involves some guesswork to arrive at a total cost per guest including function room hire only, stripping out the B&B costs.
8. WEEKEND AND MIDWEEK RATES & SEASONAL RATES DIFFER: There are differences between midweek and weekend weddings, high and low season, and last minute or winter weddings. We've put more than one line per venue for 'midweek', 'Friday' and 'Saturday' weddings and different Wedding Packages and any offers etc. Not all special offers are included as some are not known about at time the venue's site is checked.
9. COSTS INCREASE: Hotel & Wedding Venue running costs have increased. The increase year on year in some cases is high. Increases in the National Living Wage and Business Rates are substantial, so most venues now will not allow 2022 and 2023 at the same rate as 2020/21. Currently we do, so you are able to lock in a 2022/3 wedding at 2019/20 rates.
10. RATES NOT PUBLISHED: Not all venues publish their rates unless you make a specific enquiry, which we do for all venues with no rates on line.
11. HOW WE CALCULATED COST PER HEAD: There are two columns for cost per guest. The first, headed "Food/ Drinks / Guest" is simply the sum of the three columns before it - being the Wedding Breakfast, Evening Buffet and Drinks Package. This is the actual cost per day guest (including the day guests' evening buffet) and should be accurate. However this column can only be accurate where the venue has disclosed the costs for each element - e.g. where the costs for the Wedding Breakfast, Drinks Package and Evening Buffet are all individually itemised within the venue's literature. In a few cases, and in many 'wedding packages', these costs are not shown individually but hidden within a package total, so some assumptions may then have to be made.
The second, headed "total per guest", is the 'package total' divided by the 'minimum number of day guests' which means extras such as venue hire, extras for evening buffet, extras such as free bridal suite in a package, all get lumped into an overall wedding package total cost, divided by the minimum number of day guests for the respective package. This figure is a representation of what you will pay per head, based on having exactly the minimum number of guests required under that package.
The more guests you have, the more any fixed cost elements such as venue hire, free bridal suite and any other extras get divided by a higher number of guests, bringing the unit per head cost down. So the 'total per guest rate' is only a representation based on the minimum number. You can recalculate the rate per head based on your own numbers simply by dividing your quoted 'Full Package Total' cost by the number of day guests you plan to have at your wedding.
To summarise: many venues include extras. These all add to their wedding package cost. Our "total per guest", is consequently not an actual cost per guest but the cost of the package as a whole divided by the minimum number of day guests required under the package. It includes all the venue's additional elements such as venue hire, if charged by the venue, the DJ, if thrown in, the Bridal Suite, if thrown in, plus any extra evening guests where the minimum required for the evening is above the day guests minimum (the package may have extra added to allow for more evening buffets where the minimum evening number is higher than the minimum day number).
This is why every venue's 'wedding package total' is higher than the number of day guests times the three elements of wedding breakfast, Drinks Package, and Evening Buffet. There are various extras (specified in the notes) uniquely added by each venue to each package. A like-for-like comparison is difficult. Menus and food quality will be different and each venue is different in what it offers.
The additional elements, typically the Bridal Suite, sometimes a DJ, maybe the floral decorations, or more, are specified in the NOTES section. As you have to pay the 'Full Package Total', we've divided this total you pay for the package by the minimum number of day guests required, to arrive at a "Total per guest" figure.
In a few cases you are required to book additional guest accommodation over and above the 'free' bridal suite within the wedding package and this extra B&B cost is included within the package total. Where we know you must use extra rooms within a package's cost, the B&B element for these extra rooms has been removed from the "Total per guest" figure. In some cases the extra B&B element cost has been guess-timated (where it is an unknowable amount buried within the package total). Where it is a knowable amount based on published B&B rates, the B&B cost for extra rooms above the Bridal Suite has been removed from the wedding package total cost, before dividing the wedding package cost by the number of guests minimum. This give us a "Total per guest" figure without the cost of the B&B rooms. The 'Notes' will show how this has been calculated, if and where this has been done.
|2019/2020 Competitor Rates. Rates have increased since this exercise was last done. Some offer 'inclusive' packages (e.g. florist, chair covers, etc), others do not. This makes fair comparison tricky. Old chart for 2017/18 rates is retained below. 2020 RATES are showing on this chart if the 'last updated on' date is in 2020, otherwise these are 2019 rates.|
Notes - all venues rates are for a 3 course wedding breakfast, full Drinks Package & Evening Buffet unless specified otherwise below
|Craig y Nos Castle (LMWP)|
Last Minute/ Winter
|28/02/20||40.00||17.00||14.50||71.50||0.00||71.50||3,575.00||50||--||Last Minute Wedding, Min 50 day guests, 2 course wedding breakfast, also includes Canapes with Welcome Drinks, White Chair Covers & Bows, Welsh Cakes and Bridal Suite|
|Craig y Nos Castle (Midweek)||14/11/20||57.00||17.00||19.50||93.50||0.00||93.50||4,675.00||50||--||Min 50 Guests, 3 course wedding breakfast, Mid-week wedding package, no venue hire charge|
|Craig y Nos Castle (Friday)||28/02/20||57.00||17.00||19.50||93.50||0.00||93.50||5,610.00||60||--||Friday Weddings, includes chair covers, no venue hire charge, 3 course wedding breakfast|
|Craig Y Nos Castle (Saturday)||28/02/20||57.00||17.00||19.50||93.50||0.00||93.50||6,545.00||70||--||Saturday Weddings, includes chair covers, no venue hire charge, 3 course wedding breakfast|
|1||Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen||26/12/18||--||--||--||200.00||1,400.00||--||--||Information incomplete|
|2||The Angel Inn - Abergavenney||14/10/18||---||---||---||---||---||180.00||10,800.00||60||Midweek Classic Package - Inc chaircovers, flowers, canapes, Bridal Suite etc|
|Angel Inn - Friday and Saturday Classic Package||04/02/20||---||---||---||---||---||180.00-|
menu & wine tasting, civil ceremony in chapel or ballroom, canapes & prosecco reception with Gigi at Abergavenny Castle, Furnished Marquee ballroom terrace, 3 course wedding breakfast with tea, coffee petit fours, evening buffet, drinks package, white chair covers menu & place cards,Floral budget with love lily, B&B bride and groom. £10,800 Sunday - Thursday, £11,400 Fridays and £12,000 Saturdays.
|Angel Inn - Intimate Elegant Package||04/02/20||---||not inc||---||---||---||115.20-|
menu & wine tasting, ceremony room, Canapes & Prosecco, 3 course wedding breakfast with tea, coffee petit fours, Drinks package. Lanterns down isle, chair covers, White menu & place cards, guest book, B&B bride & groom, floral budget with love lily.
|Angel Inn - Opulence Package||04/02/20||---||---||---||---||---||234.00-|
|60||--||as above & upgrade on drinks / seats etc|
|3||Bear Hotel - Silver||04/02/20||Inc||Inc||Inc||Inc||---||95.00||4,725.00||50||Inc Bridal Suite & DJ |
|Bear Hotel - Gold package||04/02/20||Inc||18.00||Inc||100.00||---||110.50||5,525.00||50||80||Inc Bridal Suite, DJ, post box, Candelabras |
|Bear Hotel - Bespoke||04/02/20||48.00-60.00||17.00-25.00||18.00-28.00||83.00-|
wedding breakfast 3 menus; silver @ £48pp, gold @ £54pp & Platinum at £60pp. Evening buffet choice - pie & chips £17.50pp, country rustic £18pp, paella pan £19.50pp, Chefs Curry & rice £19.50, BBQ £25pp, Hog Roast £25pp. Drinks Package A bucks fizz or lager, 1 glass house wine with meal, sparkling wine for toast £18pp. Package B - a glass prosecco or pimms, 2 glasses wine, glass prosecco £23pp. Package C, 1 glass champagne, 2 glasses wine, 1 glass champagne £28pp. Bespoke package on website is clear and appealing. it gives costs of extras such as canapes, strawberries and chocolate, doughnut wall, chocolate fountain etc
|Bear Hotel - Platinum||04/02/20||Inc||Inc||Inc||---||---||135.00||6,750.00||50||80|
ceremony underneath the Gerogian Archway glass of buck's fizz, 3 course wedding breakfast, drinks package, hog roast evening buffet, DJ, post box, red carpet, bay trees, bridal suite, doughnut wall, menu tasting, starlight curtain, B&B for couple night before
|4||Bodysgallen Hall (North Wales)||16/11/18||45.00||15.00||22.00||82.00||500.00 S|
|92.00 at 50 guests|
or 153.33 at 30
(but higher minimum
Minimum spends apply, e.g. May, June, July and August = £10,500 min spend req'd. Facility (venue hire) Fee = 'from' £500 in Summer, £300 in Winter; includes menus, place cards, cake stand and knife, and room hire of the Upper Wynn Room for the Ceremony, hire of the main Dining Room (minimum 30 guests, maximum 50 guests), or the South Dining Room (minimum 10 guests, maximum 40 guests) for the Reception/Wedding Breakfast.
Exclusive venue hire, Glass of bubbly & canapes after ceremony, 3 course wedding breakfast, wine with wedding breakfast, Prosecco toasts, Bridal Suite, Evening Menu. Extended bar to 1am,
|Bryngawr House - Friday||26/12/18||80||100||Friday Min 80 day, 100 evening|
|Bryngawr House - Saturdays||26/12/18||100||120||Saturday Min 100 day, 120 evening|
Winter Jan - Mar 2019 only: Saturday, Min 90 eve, *Wed Brkfst = 2 courses. Not exclusive use as Golf course etc remains open.
|Bryn Meadows - Honour||24/02/20||---||---||---||---||---||57.07|
Mon-Thurs weekdays, 2 course Wedding Breakfast, 1 glass wine with meal, welcome drink, DJ, evening snack, 1 bedroom for Couple. Not exclusive use as Golf course etc remains open.
This package is low cost and less than last year. Not a full Evening Buffet or Drinks Package but it's a budget tariff!
|Bryn Meadows - Love||26/12/18||---||---||---||85.00||1,000.00||105.00||5,250.00||50||No data obtained for these packages on the minimum numbers day and evening nor on what is included in these packages nor what days / seasons these packages relate to. These Packages seem to have disappeared from the website for 2020.|
Bryn Meadows - Cherish
|Bryn Meadows - Eternity||26/12/18||---||---||---||70.00||1,000.00||90.00||4,500.00||50|
Bryn Meadows Last Minute Winter 2021 Sats
Available Jan-Mar 2021, Oct - Dec 2021. 2 course wedding breakfast with tea & coffee (not 3 course), 1 glass house wine with meai (not a full drinks package), Roast Pork Eve Buffet, 1 bedroom. Additional Day Guests £55/guest, Eve Guests £19/guest. Not exclusive use as Golf course etc remains open.
|Bryn Meadows Last Minute Winter 2021 Fris||24/02/20||--||19.00||--||55.00||--||62.43||4,995.00||80||100|
|Bryn Meadows Save the Date 2021||24/02/20||--||--||--||--||--||74.94|
|80||100||3 course wedding breafkast, Drinks Package, Finger Buffet. £5,995 on Sun to Thurs and £6,495 on Fri & Sats. Not exclusive use as Golf course etc remains open.|
|7||Buckland Hall||16/11/18||59.00||16.00||15.00||90.00||5,900.00||183.33||11,300.00||60||04/02/20: this venue has now closed|
|8||Caer Beris Manor||14/10/18||40.00||18.95||15.00||73.95||4,000.00*||93.95||4,697.50||50||*Mon-Thur Venue Hire includes 23 bedrooms with B&B for 43 guests (guess £3000 B&B?)|
|Caer Beris Manor - April to September||04/02/20||Inc||Inc||Inc||Inc||Inc||81.56||9,600.00 incl 41 for B&B so assume|
£9,600 for 80 day guests includes B&B for 41 guests. Assume B&B = 41 X £75 (based on our own one night rate as we do not know theirs) = £3,075 off the £9,600 = £6,525 left for 3 course wedding breakfast, arrival drinks, half a bottle of wine per person, glass of prosecco for toast, evening finger buffet.
|Caer Beris 2 day Summer Wedding||04/02/20||Inc||Inc||Inc||Inc||Inc||101.12||12,600 incl 41 for 2 nts B&B assume|
|80||80||£12,600 as above but includes 2 nights B&B assume B&B element = £110 B&B/ guest (based on our own 2night rate as we do not know theirs) = £4510 for B&B, leaves £8,090 for WBrkfst, Drinks Package & Buffet (B&B is estimation is an incorrect guess so cost per head for wedding is an unknown really)|
Caer Beris Manor Winter Wedding
|04/02/20||Inc||Inc||Inc||Inc||Inc||69.06||5,525.00||80||£8,600 for 80 day guest includes B&B for 41 guests. Assume B&B = 41 X £75 (based on our own one night rate as we do not know theirs) = £3,075 off the £8,600 = £5525 for 3 course wedding breakfast, Drinks package, evening finger buffet|
|9||Coed Y Mwstwr Country House Hotel||14/10/18||55.95||17.95||21.95||98.85||675.00||112.35||5,617.50||40||Regular 2018 tariff only showing at present|
|Coed Y Mwstr - Cartref Package||02/03/20||--||--||--||--||1,295.00||108.55||6,515.00||60||80|
If you want exclusive use you have to pay more venue hire and extras such as chaircovers and centre pieces cost more.
Coed Y Mwstr - Cwtch
Coed Y Mystwr - Cariad
Coed Y Mwstr Hotel
|14/10/18||--||--||--||65.00||--||88.50||3,775.00||40||80||Four Seasons Wedding Packaage (rate for 2017/18 ) & DJ|
|10||Cawdor Hotel - Midweek||16/11/18||Inc||10.00||Inc||54.00||--||70.00||3,500.00||65||65||Inc Bridal suite but guests must fill the 23 remaining bedrooms - full use of rooms req.|
|Cawdor Hotel - Weekend||16/11/18||Inc||10.00||Inc||39.00||--||39.00||4,680.00||120||120|
|11||Celtic Manor Hotel||Huge brochure, but no prices!|
|12||Court Colman Manor||14/10/18||--||--||--||50.00||--||78.00||3,900.00||50||80||Last Minute offer for 2019 Jan - Mar, inc DJ & Bridal|
Court Colman Manor - Eternal Wedding Package
Sun-Thur & Winter Fridays & Saturdays in Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar
Venue Hire, drinks package, 3 course wedding breakfast, evening buffet, resident DJ, Easels, post box, chiavari chairs, red carpet arrival, free bridal suite, anniversary stay. Valid Sun – Thur all year, and Fri & Sats in Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb and March.
|Court Colman Fri & Sat||23/02/20||55.00||20.00||25.00||100.00||--||115.00||5,750.00||50||80||Inc Venue & eve buffet but any extras above will be charged for|
|Court Colman Wedding Package A (excludes Summer weekends)||24/02/20||--||--||--||75.00||--||110.00||5,500.00||50||80||3 course Wedding Breakfast Menu A, Drinks Package A, Buffet, DJ, Bridal, Post Box. Extra Day Guests £75.00 / guest.|
Court Colman Wedding Package B (excludes Summer weekends)
3 course Wedding Breakfast Menu B, Drinks Package B, Buffet, DJ, Bridal, Post Box. Extra Day Guests £85.00 / guest.
Court Colman Wedding Package C (excludes Summer weekends)
3 course Wedding Breakfast Menu C, Drinks Package C, Buffet, DJ, Bridal, Post Box. Extra Day Guests £100.00 / guest.
|13||Cwrt Bleddyn Ramada||23/02/20||Inc||Inc||Inc||79.90||--||79.90||3,995.00||50||80||Inc chair covers & sash, Bridal Room & DJ|
|14||de Courceys Manor, Cardiff|
Fridays & Saturdays
April-Oct & Dec
|22/02/20||50.00||16.95||20.00||86.95||2,750.00 + 500=|
Drinks Packages range from £20/hed to £30/head. We've entered the cheapest Drinks Package option on this chart.
Buffet price varies from £15.95 - £17.95. A mid-range price of £16.95 used on this chart.
Venue hire varies by season, between 2000-2750. Subsequent years 2021 etc acent by £250 per year so add £250 for 2021, £500 for 2022 and so on.
Ceremony Hire is £500 extra so this is added to the Venue Hire total.
de Courceys Manor, Cardiff
Fridays & Sats Off-Peak
de Courceys Manor, Cardiff
Sun to Thursday Peak Season
April-Oct & Dec
de Courceys Manor, Cardiff
Sun to Thursday Off-Peak
|15||Fairyhill by Oldwalls, Gower Ultimate wedding package (May-Sep) Fri||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||133.75||500.00||133.75||10,700.00||80|
Banquet room hire and 3 courses. For all fairyhill packages it is £59 per person for extra guests in day.
(£59 per additional day guest is much lower than the rate per head for the minimum of
60 or 80 day guests, so I presume it is £59 per extra day guest for the Wedding Breakfast element).
Drinks guest @ £20
|Fairyhill - Ultimate wedding package (May-Sept) Sat||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||146.25||500.00||146.25||11,700.00||80|
|Fairyhill - Winter wedding - (Nov-Feb) Friday & Sat||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||77.50||500.00||77.50||6,200.00||80|
|Fairyhill - Winter wedding - (Nov-Feb) Sun-Thurs||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||86.66||500.00||86.66||5,200.0||60|
|Fairyhill - Midweek (May-Sept) Mon-Wed||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||124.00||500.00||124.00||7,496.00||60|
|Fairyhill - Midweek (May-Sept) Thursdays||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||135.00||500.00||135.00||8,100.00||60|
|Fairyhill - Midweek (May-Sept) Sundays||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||161.60||500.00||161.60||9,700.00||60|
|Fairyhill - Mid season (March, April & Oct ) Mon-Thurs||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||93.30||500.00||93.30||5,600.00||60|
|Fairyhill - Mid season (March, April & Oct ) Fridays||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||96.25||500.00||96.25||7,700.00||80|
|Fairyhill - Mid season (March, April & Oct ) Saturdays||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||108.75||500.00||108.75||8,700.00||80|
|Fairyhill - Mid season (March, April & Oct ) Sunday||16/11/18||inc||15.00||20.00||90.50||500.00||90.50||7,240.00||80|
|Fforest Weddings||14/10/18||60.00||inc||20.00*||80.00||5950.00||179.66||10,750.00||60||April & Oct Weddings (Drinks guessed £20)|
Summer Weddings (Drinks guessed £20)
|17||Glen-Yr-Afon Platinum Wedding Package*||23/02/20||--||28.00||--||134.00|
Extra Day Guests
Extra Eves =
|--||191.13||14,335.00||75||100||5 course wed brkfst inc cheese and biscuits, ice sculpture, DJ, 12 item finger buffet & chaircovers, Bridal Suite, 2 further bedrooms, Exclusive, Menu tasting, Sorbet, Petit-fours with tea & coffee, Champagne upgrade for welcome drinks & toast, venue flowers, bay trees, printed place names, 2 guest bedrooms, 1st anniversary dinner for couple, sparkling wine in bridal suite, etc.|
Diamond Wedding Package
Extra Day Guests
Extra Eves =
|--||157.86||11,840.00||75||100||Sats April-Dec, & flowers, chaircovers, 4 course Wed Brkfst inc cheese, 10 item buffet, DJ, Menu tatsing, Sorbet, Petit-fours with tea and coffee, venue flowers, ay trees, printed place names, Bridal Suite. sparkling wine in bridal, etc. (If adding extra guests, also add £3.90 per extra chair cover)|
Sapphire Wedding Package
Extra Day =
Extra Eves =
|--||180.80||9,040.00||50||75||Sun to Fri 2021 & Jan-Feb 2021, & flowers, bay trees, chaircovers, 4 course Wedding Brkfst, tea/coffee/ mints, menu cards, DJ, 10 item Eve Buffet, Bridal Suite and more.|
Emerald Wedding Package
Extra Day =
Extra Eves =
|--||136.00||6,800.00||50||75||Sun to Fri 2021 & Jan-Feb 2021, & fresh flowers package, bay trees, chaircovers, 3 course Wedding Brkfst, tea/coffee/ mints, menu cards, DJ, 8 item Eve Buffet, Bridal Suite and more.|
Glen-Yr-Afon Small Intimate
|23/02/20||--||25.00||--||83.00||128.50 day guests|
28.00 for eve guests
for day +
2,100.00 for Eve =
Library ceremony hire, fresh flowers package, 4 course wedding breakfast, tea/coffee & mints, menu cards table plans, sparkling wine, bridal suite. Day only Package = 2,570 for min 20; you can add eve package of DJ & Buffet for 2,100.00 for a minimum of 75 guests.
Gliffaes Country House Hotel
Winter - Day only
|--||70.00||200.00||75.00||3,000.00||40||40||Day only offered. Room hire, table linen, tableware and cake stand. Reception drinks – 2 glasses of Prosecco or Elderflower Presse per guest, 3 Course Wedding Breakfast. Half a bottle of House Wine per guest, Tea/ Coffee, One night’s B&Bt for bride & groom. Depart 5.30 pm (no evening party or eve buffet)|
|Gliffaes Country House Hotel Day & Night||20/10/18||55.00||?? 20||?? 25||100.00||1,500-6,000 (varies)||130.00|
|4,250.00 to 8,750.00||50|
Day only offered (midday to 5.30 pm) unless you take hotel exclusive and book all 23 bedrooms for both Fri & Sat at £5,000 per night (£10k). Max 64 to wedding. No drinks package - free flowing to your budget (guess £25). No buffet price quoted, guess £20
|19||Glyn Clydach Hotel - Neath, Summer / Winter||16/11/18||inc||17.00||22.00||118.98||--||118.98||5,949.00||50||Inc chaircovers and centrepieces|
|Glyn Clydach Hotel - Midweek||16/11/18||inc||17.00||22.00||96.98||--||96.98||4,849.00||50|
|20||Grand Hotel Swansea||16/11/18||--||--||--||50.40||--||50.40||2,016.00||40||60||Inc. Centrepieces, DJ, 60 guests for evening buffet, bridal suite,10% discount for a hen party tea or tribute night, penthouse suite. (As of 03.03.20 their brochure is still quoting 2016 rates!)|
|21||King Arthur, Gower|
|24/02/20||70||100||Free Evening Buffet offered, but price not shown on brochure; we will be asking for more information on this venue|
|King Arthur, Friday Feeling Offer||24/02/20||--||24.50||18.00*||--||--||89.42*||5,000.00|
|70||140||For Sep Oct 2020, Inc Bridal Suite & Sweet Table.|
* Unusually this package does not include drinks package so I have allowed an additional £18 per head (which may be too low). Add Day Guests above 70 @ 72/guest (without Drinks of course) and Evening Guests at £24.50/ guest (presumably above 140 level)
|King Arthur, Midweek & Winter Wedding Offers||24/02/20||--||--||--||--||--||--||50||70||Prices not shown on brochure, just says you save £1100 on Midweek weddings and 20% off on winter weddings|
|King Arthur, Gower||22/10/18||68.00||18.00||21.00||107.00||395.00||115.60||8,095.00||70||70|
Venue hire, three course wedding breakfast, evening buffet, bridal suire and sweet table
|22||Llangoed Hall - Cotton Package||22/10/18||--||--||--||99.00||12,000*||186.50||14,920.00||80||*Exclusive use (12k summer weekends, £10k weekdays) includes 4 rooms B&B the night before the wedding and all 23 bedrooms on night of wedding & up to 50 breakfasts. I have presumed £5000 of this is B&B, leaving balance as venue hire to add to the total per guest rate|
|Llangoed Hall - Lace Package||22/10/18||--||--||--||130.00||12,000.00||217.50||17,400.00||80|
|Llangoed Hall - Silk Package||22/10/18||--||--||--||160.00||12,000.00||247.50||19,800.00||80|
|Llangoed Hall - Winter||22/10/18||--||--||--||90.00||7,500.00||140.00||7,000.00||50|
|23||Llechwen Hall, Pontypridd|
|80||150||Garden Marquee Monday to Thursday costs £750 to hire, |
Fri & Sat = £1,350, Sun = £925. Civil Ceremony room £395, so venue hire range is £1,145-£1,745.
Fri/Sat 80 guests X £84.95 cheapest option = £6,796 + £1,745 venue hire = £8,541/80 = £106.76/head minimum, or
80 X £117.95 most expensive option = £9,436 + £1,745 venue hire = £11,181/ 80 = £139.76/head
|Llechwen Hall, Pontypridd|
Nelson Suite Monday to Thursday costs £250 to hire,
Fri & Sat = £350, Sun = £300. Civil Ceremony room £395, so venue hire range is £645-£745.
Fri/Sat 40 guests X £84.95 cheapest option = £3,398.00 + £745 venue hire = £4,143.00/40= £103.57/head minimum, or
40 X £117.95 most expensive option = £4,718.00 + £745 venue hire = £5463.00/ 40 = £136.57/head
Llechwen Hall, Pontypridd
Wedding Package One
Wedding Package 1, Wedding Breakfast Menu 1. Evening Buffet not included in package but is £22-£24/ head which added to 'total per head' rate. We assume 50 Minimum req, but package min no. not published. Includes Bridal Suite & resident DJ. Civil Ceremonies are charged at a supplement of £395. This fee is in addition to Wedding Package prices
|Llechwen Hall, Pontypridd|
Wedding Package Two
Wedding Package 2, Wedding Breakfast Menu 2. Evening Buffet not inc in package but is £22-£24/ head which added to 'total per head' rate. We assume 50 Min required, but their package min number is not published. Includes Bridal Suite & resident DJ. Civil Ceremonies are charged at a supplement of £395.
|Llechwen Hall, Pontypridd|
Wedding Package Three
|09/02/20||--||--||--||--||395.00||122.90||6,145.00||50||Wedding Package 3, Menu 3. This package has Evening Buffet included. We assume 50 Min, but their package min no. is not published. Includes Canapes, Bridal Suite, resident DJ, tea & coffee, wedding favours, & chocolate fountain or popcorn cart. Civil Ceremonies are charged at a supplement of £395.|
|Llechwen Hall |
Mon-Thurs 2020 Weddings
|09/02/20||--||--||--||--||395.00||82.90||4,145.00||50||70||£3,750 Includes 3 course Wed Breakast, Drinks Package, Eve Buffet to value of £15/head, Bridal Suite, DJ and starlit dance floor, add £395 for Ceremony Room, makes £4,145.|
|24||Liberty Stadium||300.00||No rates on line|
|25||Lyde Court, Herefordshire||22/10/18||128.50||6,425.00||50|
|Lyde Court, Herefordshire||22/10/18||149.00||7450.00||50||(Package B) 3 Course Wedding Brkfst with Wine Package & Eve Buffet & Bridal Suite|
|26||Maes Manor, Blackwood||22/10/18||--||--||--||71.00||860.00||81.75||6,540.00||80||Classic Package, Inc Bridal & Chaircovers, floral NB: Min spend all weddings on Sats = £6,750, £160 door security charge added to £700 V Hire (V Hiire on a smaller room is £500 for up to 50 guests only,also min charge £6,750 Sats)|
|Maes Manor, Blackwood||22/10/18||--||--||--||89.00||860.00||99.75||7,980.000||80||Elegance Package, Bridal & Chaircovers, floral|
|Maes Manor, Blackwood||22/10/18||--||--||--||107.00||860.00||117.75||9,420.00||80||Supreme Package, Bridal & Chaircovers, floral|
|27||Manor Hotel, Crickhowell||22/10/18||52.00||21.15||22.85||96.00||655.00||109.10||5,455.00||50||£1850 for exclusive use, £630 added room hire for evening if not have buffet|
|Manor Hotel, Crickhowell||22/10/18||--||--||--||101.33||--||101.33||7,600.00||75||100||Sat Perfect Day Wedding Package, inc DJ, Bridal Suite & chaircovers|
|Manor Hotel, Crickhowell||22/10/18||--||--||--||91.93||--||91.93||6,895.00||75||100||As above, Friday Oct-Nov, Jan-Mar,|
|Manor Hotel, Crickhowell||22/10/18||--||--||--||66.58||--||66.58||3,995.00||60||60||Winter Wedding Package, Sats Jan & Feb, Min Eve Buffet = sausage or bacon rolls|
|Manor Hotel - Usk Wedding Package||03/03/20||--||8.00||--||55.00-|
Manor Suite for afternoon reception & evening + Tea, coffee & mints, Eve buffet of sandwiches/bacon rolls & chips, bridal suite 2020 weddings but 'prices vary according to season & day of week'. Extra Eve Guests £8 each. Higher min numbers at weekends.
|Manor Hotel - Usk|
Pen y Fan Package
|--||--||50||Includes Champagne, 6 canapes, permium Wedding Breakfast menu, tea, coffee & truffles, chaircovers & sashes, floral centrepiece on each table, eve menu, sweet cart, DJ, bridal suite, a 'luxury' package. Prices vary accord to season and day of week. Higher minimums may apply to weekends.|
|Manor Hotel - Beacons|
|--||--||50||Includes 4 canapes, tea & coffee, whic chair covers & sashes, eve menu, resident DJ, bridal suite. Extra Eve Gests £15 each. 2020 weddings but 'prices vary according to season & day of week'. Min 50 to inc DJ. ? maybe higher minimum numbers at weekends|
|28||Manor Park, Swansea||All Inclusive Package, 4 course WB, Chaircovers, no prices quoted on line|
|29||Margam Park, Orangery||16/11/18||52.00||16.75||inc||68.75||1,195.00||83.68||6,695.00||80|
|30||Marriott Hotel, Swansea||51.00||No||Inc||2019 Package not fully quoted (no buffet etc)|
|31||Mercure||22/10/18||--||--||--||--||--||75.00||3750.00||50||Silk Wedding Package, ? no' guests unclear|
|32||Miskin Manor||5,000.00||70||90||Exclusive use is £5,000 & must fill all 42 bedrooms. Wedding meals prices not on line|
|33||Morgans, Swansea||prices not shown on line|
|34||Norton House Hotel|
Last Minute Weddings
Inc 10 Bedrooms (£950 worth) & DJ,
Norton House Hotel
|23/10/18||69.00||20.00||Inc||89.00||--||112.50||6,500.00||40||70||Inc 21 Bedrooms (assume £2,000 worth), canapes, chaircovers, DJ|
|35||Old Post House, Cardiff|
Last Minute Weddings
|23/10/18||--||--||--||--||--||108.33||6,500.00||60||100||Whirlwind Wedding, inc DJ - in next 6 months|
Old Post House, Cardiff
- Regular Tariff
|16/11/18||42.00||14.20||15.80||72.00||2,373.00||124.73||5,613.00||45||Inc. bridal bedroom, post box, Sweet cart, DJ and dance floor|
|36||Oldwalls - Gower|
|rates not shown on line|
|Oldwalls - Mid-Week||rates not shown on line|
|Oldwalls - Winter Weddings||rates not shown on line|
|Oldwalls Last Minute Wedding||rates not shown on line|
|Oldwalls Mid-Season Wedding||rates not shown on line|
|37||Ocean View Windmill Mon-Weds||20/04/19||64.50||15.00||22.50||102.00||3,000.00||130.00||8,100.00||50|
No minimum Numbers, Venue hire includes exclusive use with accomodation for up to 32 guests (we guess B&B in cottages averages £50/guest so £1600 of V. hire estimated as being Cottages' B&B, balance/50 gives a guessed rate per head). Can opt for a marquee wedding. Free tea and coffee. £64.50 for 3 course dinner includes 4 canapes, cake cutting service, table linen, napkins, cutlery and crockery.
Ocean View Windmill - Thurs
Ocean View Windmill - Friday
Ocean View Windmill - Sat
Ocean View Windmill - Sun
|Ocean View - Midweek||rates not shown on line|
|38||Oxwich Bay Marque or Hotel - Weekend||16/11/18||69.00||18.00||18.50||105.50||375.00||109.44||10,397.00||95||Min 95 Fri/Sat, 75 Thur/Sun, 60 Mon-Weds. Marquee or Hotel for reception, Chestnut room for ceremony £375. Inc. chair covers and bows, & led mood lighting|
|Oxwich Bay - Weekday||16/11/18||69.00||18.00||18.50||105.50||375.00||110.50||8,287.50||75|
"Our exclusive packages are based on 60 adult day guests* in the Old Hall and use of the fully licensed Woodland Bar and Link Marquee."
* Exclusive use of Pencoed House is subject to accommodation use.
Rate based on 60 adult day guests (minimum), 3 course Wedding Breakfast by Cresta Caterers, table linen, cake knife & stand, Arrival Bucks Fizz, wine & toasts wine, Flower arrangement for each table, Link Marquee, House DJ to 7-11.30pm; £345.00 = Ceremony Room Hire which we have added to the package price before dividing by min number of guests for a cost per head rate.
** There is no evening buffet within these packages.
We found multiple prices for the same package, with different names, for different date ranges, but could not see a peak summer dates package for Saturdays (so Summer Saturdays may be higher, or not offered?). Their 2021 rates are shown on this chart.
|Pencoed House Saturday package Jan Feb Mar & Nov||02/03/20||--||**not|
|Pencoed House - 'Summer Weddings' - weekdays Mon-Weds only, also 'Fall In Love Package' Fri + Suns in Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov||02/03/20||--||**not|
|Pencoed House - Winter Wedding Package||02/03/20||--||**not|
|Pencoed House - Whirlwind Package up to 9 months ahead excluding Saturdays||02/03/20||--||**not|
|40||Peterstone Court||16/11/18||59.50||23.00||23.10||105.60||820.00||116.53||8,740.00||75||100||White chair covers & sashes, Dance floor|
|41||Porthmawr Country House, Crickhowell||05/02/20||30.00||6.50||11.08||47.58||5,560.00-|
6,950.00 inc 12
|108.16||6,950 inc bedrooms, so assume 5,150 Venue + 85 X 47.58 (4044.30) gives package 4,044.30 + 5,150 Venue hire|
|85||No Min guest numbers teas & coffees with evening reception; main cost is in the hire fee for three days and nights. Arrangement is that you hire the venue for a full wedding weekend including its 12 bedrooms sleeping up to 32 guests for 3 nights. Venue hire is £5,560 in 2020 and £6,950 in 2021. If we deduct 12 bedrooms at a guess of £150 each that takes £1800 off the total hire for venue plus bedrooms; that leaves £5,150 for venue hire alone. The meal, drinks and evening buffet cost is remarkably low at this venue, but the venue hire element knocks the per head rate up.|
St Tewdrics Mon - Weds (Jan-March &Nov)
Additional day guests at £75pp & eve guests £15pp. Lower numbers require a "special Quote". Exclusive use, bridal suite on night of wedding, welcome drinks, 3 course meal by caterer, 2 bottles of wine per table of ten, toast drinks, evening food for 100 guests, DJ, Pa systems, cake stand and cake knife. Venue hire seems high and varies according to season and time of week.
St Tewdrics Mon - Weds (April-Oct & Dec)
St Tewdrics - Thursday
(April - Oct & Dec)
St Tewdrics Friday & Sun (Jan-March & Nov)
St Tewdrics Friday & Sun (April - Oct & Dec)
St Tewdrics - Saturday (Jan - March & Nov)
St Tewdrics - Saturday (April - Oct & Dec)
|43||Sketty Hall Swansea||20/04/19||50.00||9.95||4.00||63.95||350.00||95.92||5,755.00||60||90||Bespoke package|
|Sketty Hall Wedding Package||20/04/19||--||--||--||59.00||?||87.50||5,250.00||60||90||Package rate £5250 / 60 = greater than £59 so extra services must add cost to package|
|44||St. Mellons Hotel - Cardiff ||20/04/19||--||--||--||94.00||100.00||7,500.00||60||80|
Package includes accomodation for up to 20 guests, (Guessed value = £1500 within the £7500 package price) 4 choices of welcome drinks, venue hire exclusive, Bride and Groom Dinner Tasting, 11 choice buffet, resident DJ 8-12pm, Sundays only
|45||Stradey Park Hotel - Llanelli Winter Wedding Package||22/02/20||50.00||15.00||12.00*||77.00||71.28|
+ ? 12.00
Roof top lounge for changing in, Ceremony room, wedding breakfast & evening reception room, Chair covers & bows, Arrival drink & canapes, 3 Course wedding breakfast, Eening Buffet (Hot Buffet), DJ for evening party, Bridal Suite.
* Package price includes welcome drinks but does not incude table wine & toasts so I have GUESSED these at £12/head
|Stradey Park Hotel, Whirlwind Wedding Package||22/02/20||65.00||15.00||Inc||80.00||85.71||6,000.00||70||120|
Arrival drinks & canapes, 3 Course, wedding breakfast, Glass wine with meal, Glass sparkling wine to toast, Evening buffet, Chair covers, bridal suite.
|46||The Vale Resort - 'all wrapped up' offer||20/04/19||--||--||--||69.00||500.00||81.50||3,260.00||40||40|
For 40 guests. Exclusive use, coffee & mints, 3 bottles wine /table, B&B for Couple, 1 months membership health club, round of golf for groom & 3 friends, red carpet arrival.
|The Vale Resort - 'Picture Perfect' package||20/04/19||--||--||--||85.00||500.00||97.50||3,900.00||40||40|
Champagne & canapes for arrival, 5 bottles of wine /table, chair covers & bows
Min numbers = Fri & Sat - No min mid week
Package total assumed on 80 min No's
Hire of venue only - must source external caterers, No minimum - Max 100, £1,000 Ceremony and £900 for Reception
|49||Ty Newydd Fri/Saturday||10/12/18||43.00||16.00||8.00||67.00||590.00||74.00||5,950.00||80||100|
Price per head for bfast, 2 drinks and buffet is £67pp but package is £5,950 for 80 guests so assumed hire of venue = £590.00. Inc DJ & Bridal Suite. No actual drinks package
Ty Newydd weekday
Additional 10% sundays - Inc DJ and Bridal. Price per head for bfast 1 drink and buffet is £65pp but package is £4750 for 50 guests so assume balance £1500.00 = hire of venue
Ty Newydd Dec- March
£68pp all incl offer for bfast, glasses of wine not full drinks package, & buffet. Extra evening guest £18. No minimum
|50||Vale Resort - Gold Wedding Package||24/02/20||--||--||--||--||--||95.00*|
|40||--||Champagne Welcome Drinks, Canapes, 3 course Gold Menu wedding breakfast, Drinks Package, Tea/Coffee & Mints, 'Late night munchies', Chair Covers, Bedroom for Couple. Additional £500 venue charge for Saturday weddings. |
* Excludes ceremony room hire - cost of which not found.
|Vale Resort - Silver Wedding Package||24/02/20||75.00*|
|40||--||Wedding Package, Drinks package, Tea/Coffee & Mints, 'Late night munchies', Free Bedroom, Add £500 venue hire on Sats.|
*Excludes Ceremony Room hire - cost of which not found.
|Vale Resort - Platinum Wedding Package||24/02/20||£105.00*|
|40||--||Champagne Welcome Drinks, Canapes, 3 Course Gold Menu Wedding Breakfast, Drinks Package, Cheese Platter, Tea/Coffee & Mints, 'Late Night Munchies', Chair Covers & Bows or Chivari Chairs, sparkly dance floor. Additional £500 venue charge for Saturdays. |
*Excludes ceremony room hire - cost of which not found.
|51||Waterfront Museum Swansea||20/04/19||49.20||27.00||--||76.20||600.00||88.20||4,410.00||50||--|
50% discount off ceremony hire if book your reception. Package based 50 guests. No min guest requirement, max of 250.
+ 800 =
|50||250||Cost perr extra guest is £93 per head, but based on 50 guests with the venue hure factored in, cost per head is higher for first 50|
|Castle Wedding Venues||Updated||WBrkfst||Eve B||Drinks||/Guest||Venue H||T/Guest||Package||MinD||MinE||Notes|
dry hire venue only, you to supply your own external catering. Can add wine for tables @ £22.50 /bottle. Use of great hall, kitchen, bar staff, tables, chairs & easel. You must supply caterers and bar etc. They supply small kitchen for caterer to use and tables and chairs
Hire only, Used for Ceremonies, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Capacity 100 guests: Undercroft £300-£400, Banqueting Hall £500-£625, Library & Drawing Room £500-625. Or for evenings only, Interpretation room max 150 guests @ £375-£500
|54||Cardigan Castle - Gold||18/01/19||--||--||--||??||--||??||7,800.00||40||40|
Includes all accom - No set price for buffet or wedding breakfast as bespoke menu to suit taste & budget. The prices per head starts from £30pp
|Cardigan Castle - Silver||18/01/19||--||--||--||??||--||??||5,000.00||40||40|
(Sat & Sun)
Hire only. Used for Ceremonies only, Max 30 guests. Only available for a civil ceremony. No facilities for a function. For health & safety reasons the maximum of 30 guests must include the two registrars, bride & groom, the photographer and any musicians present.
Castle of Brecon Hotel
02/03/20: Hotel was recently 'in administration' but now under under management apparently
|57||Fonmon Castle - Sats||02/03/20||--||--||--||--||3,500.00||--|
Venue hire only.
Offers: Marquee wedding offer for Summer 2019 up to 50% off.
All Couples must use external caterers and must provide their own wine with a £5pp corkage. They now have a preferred caterers, Spiro.
Update 10/08/2021: During COVID Fonmon castle took a new direction, has stopped doing weddings, and instead has become a History park and Dinosaur Park. So you cannot now book a wedding here.
|Fonmon Castle - Fridays||02/03/20||--||--||--||--||3,000.00||--|
|Fonmon Castle - Sun-Thurs||02/03/20||--||--||--||--||2,550.00||--|
Fonmon Castle - Sats Apr, Oct, Dec
Fonmon Castle - Fris Apr, Oct, Dec
Fonmon Castle: Sun-Thurs Apr, Oct, Dec
Fonmon - Nov, Feb, Mar
Fonmon - Nov, Feb, Mar
Fonmon Castle: Sun-Thur, Nov, Feb, Mar
|58||Hensol Castle Mon-Thur||02/03/20||47.95||24.00||22.00||93.95||1,000.00||125.28||7,517.00||60||100|
Must have drinks package & buffet. Exclusive use, red carpet, cake stand & knife, bridal suite, months use of health club for couple, complimentary round of golf with 3 of his friends, bride gets spa discount, complimentary 1st anniversary dinner
|Hensol Castle - Fri - Sun||02/03/20||47.95||24.00||22.00||93.95||3,250.00||140.07||11,206.00||80||100|
No 'Offers' noticed *use outside caterers
30 Guests Max 2/3 night minimum requirement - Includes 6 double rooms (assume £600 for B&B/ night, £1200 2 nts?)
|61||St Donats Castle||02/03/20||46.95||22.95||19.50||89.40||--||89.40||8.046.50||90||150|
Min number of 90 = for Fri/Sat - No min mid week
The comparison below is based on 50 guests in most cases but not all.
Savings under our Last Minute, Midweek and Weekend Special Wedding Packages against the competitors' published 2017/18 tariff were accurate as of 29/08/2017 for the 2018 year. A 'per guest rate' is also shown for each venue, based on 50 guests. In 2019 more venues are showing higher minimum numbers so where minimum numbers are higher (or lower) than 50, we show cost for the minimum number.
Meanwhile our rates are the same for each year. This is unique to Craig y Nos Castle as most venues show higher rates for each year. We increase rates annually, to keep up with inflation and rising costs, but prices remain the same rate for each forward year, until they are increased. You lock-in the rate currently showing, however far forward your wedding date, upon booking your wedding, regardless of subsequent increases for later bookers.
For simplicity, we make it our policy to offer the same per head rate for the wedding breakfast and all extras, for all weddings, for all years. All bookings made now are 'locked in' on the rate shown. This means you pay the same rate for extra guests added later, even if rates are increased subsequently for later bookers.
This means you can book a 2022, 2023 or 2024 wedding at Craig y Nos Castle at current rates.
The Old Comparison Chart for 2017/18 is shown below - but see the first chart for the updated information.
|Competitor venues showing 2017/18 rates|
Craig y Nos showing 2018/19 rates
|Total for |
|Offers we found for Last Minute deals, Fridays, Weekdays etc|
Competitor venue rates not updated in since Dec 2017
|Craig y Nos Castle (LMWP)||£2250.00||£850.00||£250.00||£0.00||£0.00||£3350.00||£67.00||Last Minute Wedding Package (Min 60 Fridays, Min 50 Weekdays)|
|Craig y Nos Castle (Midweek)||£2500.00||£850.00||£250.00||£0.00||£0.00||£3600.00||£72.00||Min 50 Guests, Mid-week wedding package|
|Craig y Nos Castle (Friday)||£2500.00||£850.00||£250.00||£0.00||£0.00||£3600.00||£72.00||Min 60 Guests, Friday Weddings|
|Craig Y Nos Castle (Saturday)||£2500.00||£850.00||£250.00||£1000.00||£0.00||£4600.00||£92.00*||Min 80 Guests (*reduces to £72/guest>50) , Saturday Weddings|
|The Angel Inn - Abergavenney||£2,700.00||£1200.00||£250.00||£1200.00||£380.00||£5730.00||£114.60||£84.00 Mwk|
|Bryngawr House||£6180.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||INCL||£6180.00||£123.60||Min 100 guests, canapes, 3 drinks per person plus Bridal Suite|
|Bryn Meadows||£2500.00||INCL||INCL||£400.00||£600.00||£3500.00||£70.00||Reduces to £60pp midweek|
|Buckland Hall||£2850.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||£5750.00||£8600.00||£172.00||Min 60 guests, 4 course plus canapes|
Hire reduces to £3750 midweek
|Caer Beris Manor||£2000.00||£948.00||£248||£5000||INCL||£8195.00||£163.90||Winter Reductions £143.90 pp|
|Coed Y Mwstr Hotel||£2297.50||£898.00||£265.00||INCL||INCL||£3460.00||£69.20|
|Cawdor Hotel||£3125.00||INCL||£247.50||INCL||£500.00||£3872.50||£77.45||Min 95/60 Midweek|
|Court Colman Manor||£2250.00||£1000.00||£330.00||£400||INCL||£3980.00||£79.60||Bridal Suite Included|
Min 75 Guests
No 'Offers' noticed
|Glen-Yr-Afon||£7995.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||INCL||£7995.00||£159.90||No 'Offers' noticed|
|Glyn Clydach Hotel - Neath||£2350.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||£300.00||£2650.00||£53.00||No 'Offers' noticed|
|Grand Hotel Swansea||£2520.00||INCL||£197.50||INCL||INCL||£2717.50||£54.35|
No 'Offers' noticed
|King Arthur||£3200.00||£975.00||£247.50||INCL||£350.00||£4772.50||£95.45||Min 70 guests - Midweek £85.90|
|Llangoed Hall||£3500.00||£450.00||£500.00||INCL||£650.00||£5100.00||£102.00||No 'Offers' noticed|
|Liberty Stadium||£1325.00||£600.00||£250.00||INCL||£300.00||£2475.00||£49.50||No 'Offers' noticed|
|Maes Manor||£3450.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||INCL||£3450.00||£69.99||Bridal Suite Incl|
|Margam Park||£2395.50||£950.00||£435.00||INCL||INCL||£3780.50||£75.61||No 'Offers' noticed|
|Marriott Hotel - See Note (1)||£4195.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||£250.00||£4445.00||£88.90||Lots of freebies included|
|Miskin Manor||£2650.00||£600.00||£297.50||£680.00||£740.00||£4967.50||£99.35||No 'Offers' noticed|
|Norton House Hotel||£1875.00||£650.00||£305.00||INCL||£275.00||£3105.00||£62.10|
No 'Offers' noticed
|Oldwalls - Gower||£2450.00||£497.50||£250.00||£7400.00||INCL||£10597.50||£211.95||Min 80, Fireworks - Lots of Freebies - Bridal Suite - Complete Exclusivity - Midweek £169.95 - Winter Discounts|
|Ocean View Windmill||£8801.50||INCL||INCL||INCL||INCL||£8801.50||£176.03||Midweek £136.03|
|Oxwich Bay Marque or Hotel||£3200.00||£800.00||£276.00||INCL||INCL||£4276.00||£84.52||Min 95 - Bridal Suite Free|
|Pencoed House||£4162.50||£700.00||£248.50||INCL||£3950.00||£9061.00||£181.22||Using External Catering|
|Peterstone Court||£5200.00||£1050.00||£312.50||£750.00||INCL||£7312.50||£146.25||60 Min Day/100 Min Eve Midweek £100pp|
|Sketty Hall Swansea||£2250.00||£747.50||£247.50||£350.00||£300.00||£3895.00||£77.90||No 'Offers' noticed|
|St. Mellons Hotel - Cardiff (2)||£3738.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||INCL||£3738.00||£74.76||Free Bridal Suite additional guests £49.95 - Rates at 2015 rates|
|Stradey Park Hotel - Llanelli||£3250.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||INCL||£3250.00||£65.00||Mwk:£55|
|The Vale Resort||£4250.00||INCL||INCL||£500.00||INCL||£4750.00||£95.00||No 'Offers' noticed|
|Towers Hotel||£6750.00||INCL||INCL||INCL||INCL||£6750.00||£135.00||3 drinks pp inc - Midweek £90pp|
|Ty Neweydd Country Hall (3)||£1750.00||£900.00||£235.00||INCL||INCL||£2885.00||£57.70|
|Waterfront Museum Swansea||£1925.00||£1250.00||£225.00||£1000.00||£600.00||£5000.00||£100.00|
No 'Offers' noticed
|Castle Wedding Venues|
Castle of Brecon Hotel
No 'Offers' noticed
No 'Offers' noticed *Catering not provided - use outside caterers
38 Guests Max *Catering not provided - use outside caterers
|St Donats Castle||£2137.50||£497.50||£247.50||INCL||£4750.00||£7632.50||£152.65||£137.65 Mwk|