Wedding Receptions at Stradey Castle
Bespoke wedding receptions in an exclusive, coastal, Welsh castle
Stradey Castle is an enchanting private home, that can be exclusively hired for weddings and celebrations. The Castle and beautiful marquee site have an unrivalled setting, overlooking the estate's parkland and the Gower peninsula beyond.
We pride ourselves on being able to host bespoke marquee weddings, each as individual as the couples themselves. The Castle and marquee site can be yours for three days prior to the wedding, giving you the opportunity to decorate in your own, unique style and enjoy the Castle grounds at your leisure. The Castle boasts exceptional formal rooms, including the great hall with its sweeping oak staircase, ideal for announcing the wedding couple.
"Such a perfect day! Mat and I are so thankful for all of your hard work. Everyone went the extra mile to make sure that it was a success and it truly paid off! Thank you so much, we are eternally grateful to have had our special day at the most perfect venue xxx"
Video of a recent Wedding Reception at Stradey Castle by Jake Webb, with drone footage by Tim Hamill
An enchanted Castle on the beautiful Welsh coast
When you arrive at Stradey Castle for your wedding reception, you will have exclusive use of the grand, formal rooms within this fairy-tale Castle for a two-hour champagne reception. The wedding would continue to our marquee site with stunning views across to the Gower Peninsula.
"I think on behalf of everyone who attended our wedding in your beautiful home I’d like to thank you and Patrick. You couldn’t have been better hosts and everything went perfectly to plan. We have had such lovely feedback from everyone - mostly people saying it was the best wedding they’d ever been to! What a compliment! So we are very pleased" - Andy and Rhiannon
Terrace garden: overlooking the parkland and sea beyond
A passion for high quality, locally sourced food and exemplary service
We’ve selected two Caterers who share a passion for best quality, locally sourced food and are experts in ‘outside’ catering. Their highly professional staff will be on hand both in the House for the initial reception (serving drinks and canapés etc) and in the Marquee for the wedding breakfast and evening meal.
Strawberry Shortcake Dining
Scott Davis was taught by the best: Marco Pierre White, Nobu, Gordon Ramsey. He and his partner, Kirsty Manning, are based in Crosshands. You will find more about them at www.strawberryshortcakedining.com. They and their highly professional team 'offer a no compromise dining experience'.
Tom Holden, who was raised on a pioneering organic farm near Lampeter, uses organic, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. He and his team work from Cardigan Castle, but Tom will travel to meet his clients who come from all over Wales. Find more at www.holdenscatering.com
With both Scott and Tom, we share a vision to be as flexible and accommodating as possible so that every couple can create a Wedding Celebration which is unique and individual to them. This is greatly enhanced by the generous ‘lead in’ time of three days and as many preparatory visits as you need.
We expect to have no more than seven wedding receptions here each year enabling a 'boutique' rather than corporate experience. Our couples are seeking something different to what other venues in South West Wales are able to offer: exclusivity, seclusion, elegance, the highest standards and a very personal service.
The Luxurious Bridal Suite
Couples have the option of staying in our newly redecorated Blue Room, complete with its magnificent tester bed, and adjacent to its recently refurbished bathroom. Our neighbours, the Stradey Park Hotel, can accommodate your family and friends. There are also a number of other hotels within a short distance.
'Your property was beautiful and I would highly recommend it to others for their wedding. We were particularly fond of the flexibility and ability to make the day unique with your venue.'
Photographs by Martin Ellard of Hannah and Elliott's wedding reception in September 2018
Photographs by Oliver Jenkins of wedding reception in August 2018
The venue fee for weddings for 2020 and beyond is £3,500. This fee does not include a wedding ceremony which we are not yet able to offer at Stradey Castle, but hope to in the future.
We look forward to working with you to create your perfect wedding day at Stradey Castle. Please contact us for more information about the venue and to make a date for you to visit. Wedding receptions are possible from April to September only.
Please contact Scott and Kirsty at Strawberry Shortcake or Tom Holden at Holdens Catering for all other details and prices regarding catering.
Video of Wedding Showcase, in Feb 2017, by Mark Tancock of John Mark Films
'Thank you for providing us with a beautiful wedding pictures location. We felt so comfortable at the Castle and could not ask for better service.'