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Exclusive use of a Regency Mansion and Medieval Gatehouse set in three acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park for 3 day individual and unique celebration


  • Venue Type: Country House / Manor House
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 92
  • Reception Capacity: 130
  • # Bedrooms: 12
  • Sleeps # of People: 34
  • Usual Access Time: 0
  • Usual Finish Time: 0
  • Late Night Extension Available: Yes
  • Bridal Suite: Honeymoon Suite


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Gay weddings


Detailed Description

Porthmawr Country House.

Our venue has built an excellent reputation over the last 5 years, hosting weddings of all sizes where the brides and grooms have decided their own personal format and we have tailor made the event to suit.

We are licensed for civil weddings, with a choice of 4 different areas, each with their own distinct charm, character and status; as expected of this Regency Mansion House, which is 5 star graded by Visit Wales.

You could choose a Medieval Gatehouse with 530 years of history where Charles 1st once stayed. Alternatively, a beautifully restored Regency Dining room or the Celtic style banqueting room with a wealth of oak and stone.

Porthmawr Manor House becomes your home for your event, when you take exclusive use of the whole site and its three acre grounds. This gives 12 bedrooms over a three day period where at least 32 guests can stay in comfort and with the grandeur of this special location.

The site nestles in the centre of Crickhowell, a quintessential and picturesque market town, but is protected from public gaze by the 12 foot high castellated wall. It also has uninterrupted views over the Usk Basin, Black Mountains, Llangattock Escarpment within the Brecon Beacons.

We have received fantastic feedback from all our weddings.


- Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The best weddings are where the whole three days are considered a celebration.
- What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
View early, book early and think individual.
- What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Every wedding is truly individual
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Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Geoff Powell

I own Porthmawr personally and have renovated the whole site during the last 18 years. My staff and I are experienced friendly and welcoming with personal interest taken to ensure your individual dreams and ideas come to full fruition


  • Year Business Was Established: 2005
  • # Of Weddings Hosted: More than 50
  • # Of People In Team: 15
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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Featured In

Central feature of the best town in Wales !

Industry Awards

Visit Wales 5 star grading

Bridebook Benefits

  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
  • Bridebook Special Offers: No additional charge to hold civil wedding ceremony and free nights stay on thursday evening ( if vacant) for wedding couple and parents.

Getting here

  • Address:
  • Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DE, Wales
  • Nearest Town:
  • Crickhowell
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Abergavenny
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M4
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Cardiff and Bristol
  • Travel Notes:
  • Set adjacent to the A40 yet protected by a 12 feet high castellated wall, look for the lime washed Scheduled monument Medieval Gatehouse.