Whether you want a flag-waving extravaganza or an up-close and personal “Bijou” affair, have a look through this page to get some ideas – or even inspiration! – for your ceremony, wedding, naming, anniversary …. If you can’t see what you want, call or email me and I’ll help you look further.
You may want some professional help with your planning, in which case:
Together Ness Creative Weddings in Wales:
Ness specialises in creating “green” weddings in any location you choose. Ness and I together could create the perfect wedding day pretty much anywhere! – Visit Website
Hattie’s Wedding Planning and Events:
Wedding Planning, Event Styling & Hire Services – Visit Facebook Page
Ideas for Locations:
Small but perfectly formed:
The wedding I took part in in Llanarth, Ceredigion was a gorgeously personal affair which felt like a country house party. (Great for the couple as the cost of the venue can be spread between them and their guests who are paying for a room in the house.) Florin, Stouthall and The Old Rectory give the “Country House Experience”, but each has a unique vibe:
“Florin”, LLanarth Ceredigion
This is a beautiful, luxurious house near the Ceredigion coast. You can hire a marquee or there are various options of rooms to use for your small “bijou” wedding ceremony. – Visit Website
Stouthall, Carreg Adventure, Gower
Inside or outside venue, the wedding will be fun, relaxed, original. Fantastic Tipee for the reception (or the ceremony if you’re usine Treasured Ceremonies!) Visit Website
The Old Rectory, Newport Pembrokeshire.
A marquee is available if you want to “go large” on your wedding. The great views of the coast, which is very easily reached from the house, mean photos will be spectacular! – Visit Website
Perhaps you’d like your wedding Steamy!:
The Vale of Rheidol Railway
will allow your own private steam train in stunning countryside. We can create a ceremony on board, on the platform or anywhere!– Visit Website
Maybe you’d like to be closer to nature, try:
Hilton Court Gardens. Pembrokeshire
is becoming ever more popular for weddings; picture yourselves by the lake or in the warmth of the dome for a very special naming ceremony, anniversary or wedding celebration surrounded by the palm trees; – Visit Website
Welsh Green Weddings
Whether you want to marry in the Byre, barn, tipi, gazebo or garden, Welsh Green Weddings provide a perfect venue without “costing the earth”. – Visit Website
Dews Lake, Pembrokeshire
At Dews Lake you can set up an entire village around your wedding. Perfect setting for a perfect weekend. Pembrokeshire. – Visit Website,
Is a “stunning and unique” location by the sea – Visit Facebook Page
Welsh Yurt Weddings
Have your wedding Ceremony in a Private 13th Century Medieval restored (unconsecrated) chapel, and your wedding reception in two homemade yurts! Visit Website
Celtic Camping, Pembrokeshire
Overlooking Abereiddi Bay, Ian and the team at Celtic Camping are making a name for themselves for providing the most stunning situation on earth for the celebration of your dreams….the bigger the better! From 2015 there will be a dedicated marquee venue for up to 1,000 people but Ian assures me that they can cater for any number even now. – Visit Website
Cariad Canvas. Great Britain
Be in the scenery, not looking out at it! Cariad Canvas will supply you with everything you need…you find the location, they supply the, tipi, marquee or stretch tent for the ceremony and any number of options for creating an entire village around it!. – Visit Website
Llwyngwair Manor combines a friendly venue with an excellent caravan site in beautiful countryside. Give them a visit, it may just suit you!
Perriswood Weddings will give you exclusive use of their site for five days, with sea views and birds of prey on site this is an ideal venue for my celebrant services (they’re not licensed for registrar weddings). Visit website
Perhaps you want something more traditional? There are no end of fantastic hotels in beautiful settings……
Seaglass Restaurant at Newport Sands has amazing views and is a beautiful venue. It is licenced for weddings, but with Treasured Ceremonies the horizons widen literally as well as metaphorically as you have the option of a beach wedding on the amazing Traeth Mawr (Big Beach!). – Visit website
The King Arthur Hotel, Gower
In the heart of the Gower, can host intimate ceremonies or ceremonies for up to 140 guests. – Visit Website
The Falcondale Hotel, Llandovery
The Falcondale has a selection of rooms to choose from as well as a gorgeous outside space for your ceremony. Carmarthenshire – Visit Website
Carmarthenshire, in hauntingly beautiful marshland near the sea at Laugharne – Visit Website
Pembrokeshire History meets modern luxury at Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire – Visit Website
nestling in the heart of the Gwaun Valley, Pembrokeshire, have your family and friends around you staying in hotel rooms or self-catered cottages only four miles from stunning Newport Beach.
The Druidstone Hotel
is another of those “Only in Pembrokeshire” places……Angus said celebrations in term time are best with them, they are so busy in the holidays. – Visit Website
Nanteos Mansion, Ceredigion
Have the option of conducting your ceremony in the stunning grounds (or the house, of course!) of this beautiful privately owned mansion. – Visit website
Fairy Hill, Gower
is becoming a favourite with many couples. visit website
Fairy Hill’s sister hotel is the well-known wedding venue Oldwall’s. Visit website
Have you found your cake?
Willow weavers to decorate your venue, West Wales Willows
Do you need posh loos
or generators for your farm wedding??
Try Cse Hire for your Catering equipment
Caterers Cegin Cwm Gwaun Kitchen come highly recommended for catering needs
Or, for a more relaxed vibe, try Pembrokeshire Pete’s Wood Fired Pizzas
Handmade personalised Centrepiece boxes Simply Jenna
I’ve been keeping my eyes out for florists who try to source their flowers from Britain, or even grow their own!
Also, try The Wild Florist Pembrokeshire
For props and flowers, The Sheep Shed may have what you need.
Chris Price Photography took some beautiful shots at Mr. and Mrs. Moon’s wedding, at which I was celebrant.
Mike Hargreaves is also a local photographer
and, Inspire weddings create videos as well as photographs
The guys at Clic Productions will capture your day on video beautifully!
I sourced some of the pictures on this site from James Vann Guyen …have a look on his website for more ideas for venues.
Funeral Directors I’ve worked with include;
- Alun Esau Funeral Director, Soar, Sarnau, Llandysul, Dyfed, SA44 6QS . 01239 654 240
- Hefin Williams at OG Harries & Son, Pontyberem. 01269 870350
- Bishop Funeral Directors, Gorslas. 01269 842258
- Glanmor Evans, Carmarthen. 01267 241626
- Stuart Booth at Peter Evans, Laugharne 01994 427261
- Peris Rice, Carmarthen. 01267 243787
- Hywel Bowen at DL Davies, Newcastle Emlyn. 01239 710495
- Gemma O’Driscoll, Hendy. 01554 777880
- David Hitchings, Gorseinon. 01792 897323
- Tom Newing and Son, Milford Haven. 01646 693180
Philip G. Davies and Son, Swansea. 01792 581924
- K.L Richards, Neath 01639 645085
- Graham Sullivan, Morriston. 01792 775262
Natural Burial Grounds
- Hay Meadow Burial near are unbelievably tranquil, near Builth Wells Visit website
- Usk Castle Chase is also beautifully calm Visit Website
- Beacons Park is near Merthyr Tydfil Visit website
- Oystermouth Woodland Burial suits many for its ease of access from west wales Visit website