Jan. 7, 2013
-- Once featured on UK TV’s Channel Four series “Most Haunted”, Craig y Nos in South Wales is now a popular Castle Wedding Venue (http://www.craigynoscastleweddings.com)
However Craig y Nos is also a historic Welsh Castle, located halfway between Swansea and Brecon in the scenic Brecon Beacons National Park – designated an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’. To ensure couples are not put off by its benign ghosts, free exclusive use of the wedding venue is to be offered, under Craig y Nos Castle’s Wedding Package (http://www.craigynoscastleweddings.com/
. Couples pay £40 per guest for their wedding breakfast and welcome drinks and have the entire castle exclusively, at no charge in venue fees.
Guests dine in the Castle’s 125 capacity Conservatory for their Wedding Breakfast, A huge picture window wall gives diners a fabulous view over the Craig y Nos Country Park, Doors open on to terraces overlooking the rolling mountain scenery of the surrounding Brecon Beacons.
Wedding Ceremonies take place in the Castle’s Grade One Listed Opera House, a magnificent private theatre built by a famous opera singer, Adelina Patti, who makes her benign presence known on occasion. The theatre is licensed for weddings and the ghost of Patti has on occasion given a word or two of encouragement to young ladies suffering stage fright!
Evening Parties and discos are held in a separate 150 – 200 capacity function room, affording guests a change of scene from the day room. Guests also have the use of a range of lounges and bars on the ground floor, exclusive to their party.Ghost hunts and Hen Parties in the castle’s derelict upper levels the night before the wedding are an optional extra. As each wedding is exclusive to one couple and their party, the Bride truly is the princess of her very own fairytale castle for her wedding day.
Exclusive use of the castle is normally over £5,000 but is free under the Castle’s Wedding Package. Guests’ total B&B spend is offset against venue fees, saving the bride the exclusive use fee. Brides need encourage their guests to stay the night, so are advised not to mention the castle’s hauntings. The Wedding Package includes a two course wedding breakfast and welcome drinks after the wedding ceremony. An evening buffet at £12.50 is optional for those attending the wedding breakfast.
Included at no charge is use of the Wedding Ceremony room, the Grade One listed opera house, use of the daytime Wedding Breakfast room (the Conservatory)
and use of the evening function room for the late night party, together with various lounges and the main bar on the ground floor of the castle.
Couples should first check wedding dates availability and then visit the Wedding Package page on Craig y Nos Castle’s wedding site,before booking an appointment to view the Castle.