The Venue Options
We have 3 venues which are licensed to hold weddings and civil ceremonies, the most popular is our large wedding barn which can hold from 60 to 250; a smaller Dutch Barn which holds between 20-70 and our Guest Lounge in the house, which can hold up to 20 people.
“The Wedding Barn” offers the option to hold the entire event under one roof; with the barn divided in two, using our hessian screens, we can host the ceremony in one half and the reception in the other. So, even on a wet day, your guests can enjoy the whole event under one roof. The choice is yours. However, the normal routine is to have the ceremony in “The Wedding Barn”, then head to the Farmhouse garden for fizz or Pimms on the lawn, returning for the wedding breakfast and then into the evening party. We have bars located at the Farmhouse and Wedding Barn, selling the full range of drinks at local pub prices – with the option to choose your favourite beers, spirits or cocktails. You also have the option to choose your preferred style of furniture and decorations – whether rustic or more formal, see example photos below – and also to supply your own wine or fizz for the wedding reception – we don’t charge corkage.
Our campsite offers you the ability to host a festival wedding weekend, which has been extremely popular at Gwaenynog. Your guests can choose to bring their own tents or caravans/campervans (we have electric hook-ups available). Or else opt to hire various glamping options where your guests can then arrive with no need to set-up. This provides a no-hassle option for a festival camping weekend, even for the non-campers in your wedding party. We can cater to your guests’ breakfasts and even offer a BBQ/Other catering options, including vegetarian and Gluten Free, on their arrival night, the day before your wedding. If preferred, we’re also happy for you to organise a DIY, BBQ or other catering options with external suppliers.
The “Mountain View” field is located adjacent to the Farmhouse garden, with superb views across our secluded valley to Moel Bentyrch. It is also a suitable site for a large Marquee, or Tipi to create an alternative indoor wedding venue (see photo). This field is often used as an outdoor games area, integrated with drinks on the lawn, or as a site for a bouncy castle/village fete set-up.
The “Woodland Glade” is an undulating 1-acre field, with an elevated view across “Mountain View” to Moel Bentyrch in the distance and offers the opportunity for another alternative outdoor ceremony location, which is close to nature and adjacent to our woodland. This area has previously been used by wedding couples to locate their own belltent, for a private space away from the campsite. A small Woodland Ceremony area can also be arranged just inside the woodland boundary (might need wellies – depending on the weather).
Whether you want a tea party style, street food, hog roast or a more formal dining experience, the choice is yours. We can offer a variety of styles from 3 course dinners, hot or cold buffet style – or even a BBQ, it all depends on what you want.
Want some other ideas? Then head over to our Pinterest board. We’ve chosen pictures which would give you a flavour of what could be done here.