Your Wedding in a Castle
Guests who stay overnight
are not going to rush home early on your wedding day
You'll all Party Late
in your own private Castle!
...and your guests can even stay the 'night before' at a 30% discount
Use the table below to see what's included
and the exact cost,
based on your guest numbers
Why pay up to 30% more
to marry at most other venues -
when you can marry at Craig y Nos Castle
for 30% less?
|Min No. Day Guest|
|Min No. stay over-night|
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We have a wide choice of Castle Wedding Packages. Larger weddings are held at weekends and smaller weddings are midweek. Each wedding package is exclusive to the Wedding of the Day - we only allow one wedding a day at the castle.
When guests stay,
they won't be in a rush to go home.
So you’ll all be partying till late!
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’, may seem more convenient, but can lead to a disappointingly early finish.
We are not a 'local wedding venue' – we’re a destination venue! You've a bit of journey to get here, but then you'll all make a full day and night of it.
Having everyone stay overnight means your day won’t peter out by early evening.
Rock the night away Craig y Nos!
Party till late!
Which wedding package will work for you best based on:
1. Your Day Guests number
2. Your preferred Day of Week
3. How many guests will stay overnight?
4. Are you prepared to choose a Last Minute Wedding Date?
Choose which wedding package will be right for you, based on your numbers, your budget, which year you want to get married, and your preferred day of week, etc.
(1) Guest Numbers
How many day guests at your wedding:
Benefit: The more guests you have, the more choice on day of week.
Saturday Weddings have min. 70 day guests, Fridays min. 60 day guests, Weekdays 50.
Smaller weddings held midweek - weekends are for larger weddings.
Below 25, not eligible for a 'Wedding Package'.
Instead see Ceremony Only Weddings
See Intimate Wedding Package (weekdays)
40 or more Guests
For a tea & evening buffet in place of traditional Wedding Breakfast
see Wednesday Wedding Package (Wednesdays)
50 or more Guests
Midweek Wedding Package (weekdays)
60 or more Guests
Friday Wedding Package (Fridays)
70 or more Guests
Saturday Wedding Package (Saturdays)
Max No. Day Guests in Conservatory is 130 and in Function room 150. Evening Guest numbers up to 200.
(2) Day of Week
Which day of week to get married?
Min. 70 day guests.
Min. 60 day guests.
Two Day Wedding
Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday
Min. 70 Dinner, B&B both nights, &
Min. 70 guests at wedding.
(Min. 50 day guests)
(Min. 25 day guests).
(3) Overnight Guests Guarantee
How many guests will stay night?
Important Benefit: Accommodation use allows discounted Venue Hire. With enough guests staying overnight, venue hire greatly reduced.
If none / few want to stay
A: At 100 guests or more - see Ultimate Wedding Package - has low overnight guest requirement.
B: For 25-49 guests - see Intimate Wedding Package - has no overnight guest requirement.
C: For 50-99 guests with none to stay overnight - speak to Wedding Planner about our Bespoke Regular Wedding Tariff. But for best value, find a suitable wedding package & either subsidise guests accommodation or pay a top-up to meet accommodation guarantee.
20 or more to stay overnight
A: Last Minute Weddings: If date is within next 6 - 7 months, see Last Minute Wedding Package. Min. 50 day guests with Min. 20 overnight.
B: Wednesday: see Wednesday Wedding Package. Min. 40 day guests with Min. 20 overnight. A tea and buffet alternative to traditional 'wedding banquet'.
25 or more to stay overnight
A: Above 25 overnight & Min. 50 day guests - see Midweek Wedding Package
B: If less then 50 day guests, see Wednesday Wedding Package (Min. 40 day guests)
or Intimate Wedding Package (Min. 25 day guests)
50 or more to stay overnight
A: See Saturday Wedding Package if Day Guests over 70
B: See Friday Wedding Package if Day guests over 60
We want our guests to be able to stay the Night Before our wedding
Choose a Midweek or Intimate Wedding Package, on a Monday to Thursday, or a Friday Wedding.
Check there's no wedding before your date on availability calendars.
If no Wedding before your wedding day, you can reserve some bedrooms for the night before, for your own guests.
However you cannot reserve rooms the night before your wedding if your wedding is on a Saturday, as we'll likely have another wedding on Friday and they'll need all our bedrooms for their wedding.
(4) Winter Weddings Jan Feb March
Last Minute Weddings (within next 6-7 months)
If your wedding date is in next 6 - 7 months, or in Jan Feb March, see Last Minute Wedding Package (Min. 50 day guests with Min. 20 guests overnight.)
In winter (Jan, Feb, Mar) the wedding before yours will be a smaller winter wedding not using all bedrooms. So some guests can stay the night before, but priority is given to the wedding of the day, should they need more rooms for their guests.
Update on Inflation & Pricing - 01/05/2023:
"Despite inflation at 10% in 2022, we held our rates unchanged up to end 2023, to see how long so called 'transitory' inflation lasted. We did not want to raise prices as one of our selling points is how reasonable our rates are. Indeed we had managed not to change the wedding meals and drinks package pricing since 2018! Yet our running costs have gone up by circa 40% in that time.
Sadly inflation is now 'bedding in' at 10% or more. In fact our food and fuel/ heating and general running costs and castle maintenance have shot up much higher than the 10% national inflation rate. Rates for 2024-2026 allow for inflation in costs of the wedding breakfast, drinks, venue hire and all sundries.
In effect our rates will remain unchanged in real terms, it is just we have to recognise the value of money is dropping faster than it was before COVID.
Inflation once unleashed, is tricky to control. I remember the 1970's! Hopefully this time around won't be so bad. But businesses have to judge the 'value of money' going forward. We've seen our prices slipping lower compared to most wedding venues. With weddings sold so far in advance, all venues must allow for inflation.
Venues need much the same income. We can either host 50 weddings at £20k or 100 at £10k! More bookings allows lower pricing per event. We've offered lower rates because we host more weddings (145 in 2022). With food up, electricity (up triple in one year!) and heating bills all increasing hugely in last 12 months, our tariffs move in line with inflation. All venues will increase tariffs in 2023/4.
Book a date ASAP to 'lock in' our current tariffs for weddings in 2023-2026. Book your date early to secure current rates - start a monthly instalment plan a year or more in advance of your wedding date."
Special Interest Groups
Armed Forces/ NHS etc: A separate niche wedding package for members of Armed Forces and Emergency Services including NHS. This is for any client whose job may require them to alter their wedding date through no fault of their own. Special terms allow for moving the date - see Armed Forces and Emergency Services Discounted Wedding Package.
Indian Weddings: These are large weddings often with specialist menus spread over 2-3 days. For 2 - 3 consecutive days you need to book 2-3 years ahead in peak season. See Indian Weddings. Our capacity is max 150 day we may be too small a venue for large (over 150 guests) Indian Weddings.
Baby Showers - see Baby Showers.
Wedding Anniversary Parties - see Wedding Anniversary.
Ceremony Only Weddings in Opera house - see Opera House Wedding Ceremony.
Ceremony Only Weddings in Summer House - see Summer House Weddings.
19/05/2022 - AB26: We had good food and enjoyed it. Very hard working staff and so friendly. The waitress was kind to Gran on the first night and offered her preferences to what was on the menu. Much appreciated. Beautiful and easily accessible. A very beautiful place I would recommend. I took my dog and it was easy to get her in and out to the gardens and the park. We joined a wedding party for 2 nights . It was wonderful to stay in a fairytale setting and it was just like being a guest in a friend's home . Thank you. Read More 2022 reviews from guests here.
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detailed pricing table
for all our main wedding packages
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