£3950 - £10500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
44 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
Our team is working remotely, responding to new enquiries and taking new bookings for 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch if you would like to know more about weddings at fforest. Once you have made an enquiry and accepted a detailed quote from us, we would usually arrange for you to have either a face-to-face or virtual tour. While COVID-19 restrictions are in place we will only be conducting virtual tours of fforest. We will be delighted to walk you around the entire venue so you can experience the beauty and detail of our ceremony, dining and party spaces, accommodation and facilities and ask any questions you may have.
fforest is the perfect location for a relaxed, informal, weekend-long celebration with family and friends. You and your guests have exclusive access to our beautiful 200 acre farm for up to 3 nights.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,950
Maximum Price
£10,500
We host weddings throughout the year, our venue hire price varies depending on the season, with smaller intimate weddings in winter and larger weddings offering a variety of celebration, dining and party spaces during spring, summer and autumn.

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£63
Maximum Price
£100
Our catering pricing includes two meals on the wedding day from our in-house menu, starting from £62.50 for one 2 course traditional seated meal and one relaxed festival style with sides and all the trimmings. If you prefer, you can have two traditional seated meals and add canapes and/or late night snacks. Guests staying on-site for your wedding are treated to a pizza food party or supper (dependent on the time of year) on the eve of your wedding, breakfast on the wedding day and a slap up Welsh barbecue brunch the morning after, so their weekend is fully catered from the time they arrive until they wave their goodbyes and get back on the road again.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
44
Sleeps No. of People
137
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Same sex, Humanist, Vegan, Wellness. Special diets catered for.
Full Description
fforest Farm is the perfect location for a relaxed, informal, weekend-long celebration with family and friends. The 200 acres of fforest farm are part of an area of unspoilt natural beauty, wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder. The farm is flanked on one side by the Teifi Marshes nature reserve and on the other, Cilgerran gorge, through which the magnificent river Teifi flows down to our local town of Cardigan and the Irish sea beyond. fforest Farm has been created as a place to enjoy the simplicity, pleasures and beauty of outdoor living in an outstanding natural environment. With its private tiny stone pub, large communal firepit and secret woodland sauna, a choice of event spaces from giant hat tipis, garden pavilions and dining and party barns, fforest Farm is yours for the weekend. fforest is located in north Pembrokeshire minutes from the Cardigan Bay Coast. The venue consists of a variety of indoor and outdoor locations, as well as on-site serviced accommodation for 130+ ranging from a grand Georgian 5 bed, 5 bathroom farmhouse to 20ft diameter geodesic domes (guests pay separately for their accommodation). The site also features a large communal firepit, a cedar barrel sauna and is adjacent to the River Teifi perfect for some pre-breakfast wild swimming. fforest holds a licence for intimate civil ceremonies in our lodge, Bwthyn pub or garden pavilion. Our giant hat tipis seat 80 to 120 guests for a personalised humanist wedding celebration. Our catering style is relaxed, full of colour and flavour, making the best of seasonal, local and home-grown produce. Please contact us for more information.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paula
Welcome to fforest. We have been hosting weddings at fforest since 2008 and feel that we have developed the perfect relaxed, rural weekend getaway. You and your guests stay on site for a minimum of 2 nights, fully catered from the moment you arrive right up to a slap up brunch before a late check out on Sunday. We provide a variety of wonderful spaces including barns, a giant hat tipi, outdoor firepit and our own tiny pub, all for you to share with your guests for your perfect wedding.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
20
Reviews
(39)
Kate & Simon
Married in October 2019
February 2020
"still on cloud nine"
Simon and I returned home from our honeymoon yesterday and, even though we're back at work today, we're still on cloud nine after an amazing wedding and honeymoon. We both wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you all at Fforest for an absolutely magical weekend. Your help and support in the run up to and during the weekend itself made it a complete success with absolutely no dramas. We've had so many compliments and kind words from our guests, specifically relating to Fforest Farm and how fantastic the entire experience was. All of our guests had a blast and Simon and I both agree that it was without a doubt the best weekend of our lives. You all played a huge part in the success so thank you!
Krystal & Adrian
Married in October 2019
February 2020
"trapped in a bubble of joy!"
I am trapped in a bubble of joy - cheesy I know! THANK YOU so much to everyone at Fforest for a truly wonderful wedding party - it was the best 3 days ever! We were so lucky because there was only one other couple so it actually felt like we had exclusive use - haha! Fforest knocked everyones socks off and it enabled Adrian and I to be true to ourselves and do everything our way! Sending so much gratitude to Fliss who was a breath of fresh air and Jenny who was so helpful and relaxed! We loved the pizza party farmhouse vibe we were able to create the evening before (!!) and the Bwythn brought me absolute joy - I can't describe to you the tingles I got from that place!! Big thanks to the chef; EVERYONE was raving about the food. I mean I knew it was going to be good but wow!! Also absolute bonus that we had a box full of leftover cheese, crackers and carrot cakes (!!) to take to our 'honeymoon' cottage further up the coast - talk about value for money!
Jemma & Kane
Married in September 2019
July 2019
"go down in history"
We just got married at Fforest Farm and it will go down in history with us and all of our guests as the greatest wedding that has ever happened! This is largely down to Fforest as a whole but particularly the accommodation, which was comfortable, interesting, cosy and special; the staff, who were kind, attentive, relaxed, helpful and sweet; the pub, which is obviously perfect; Kelly & Paula, who guided us through the organisation with patience and good humour; lastly, Sian, James and Jackson, who have created a space which is magical and filled with love which is clearly filtering from the top down to the very bottom. Thank you Fforest for helping us to make our wedding vision a reality. We can’t wait to return!
Claire & Andy
Married in July 2019
February 2020
We literally had the BEST weekend...
I’m not sure where to start with the thanks - we literally had the BEST weekend… My Mum said it was the best time of her life 😂 One guest said that she left the world at the gate and felt cocooned in a magical and welcoming hub of beautifulness for the weekend. The guests loved it, the family loved it and the dogs loved it! The food!! Your staff are incredible and we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to do all the little extras we wanted so that we had the dream wedding.
Uncle Alan
Wedding: July 2019
July 2019
Enjoyed every minute
Thanks for a wonderful stay. Enjoyed every minute, such a beautiful place.
Harriet & Martin
Married in June 2019
July 2019
I just want to keep reliving it
Thank you so much! It was absolutely the best day and I just want to keep reliving it. We had so much amazing feedback about the venue and a lot of people have said it was the 'best wedding ever!'. The main highlights from what I've heard were: - the weather!! - the food - absolutely all of it, but significantly the lamb at dinner and the coleslaw for lunch - the accommodation
Location & Contact Details

Address

Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Travel Notes

To drive, we are 2 hours west of Cardiff, 4-5 hours from London (traffic permitting). Start on the M4 and keep driving until there are no other cars on the road and sheep outnumber people. Stop just before you see the sea.

Nearest Town

Cardigan

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4

Nearest Train Station

Carmarthen

Nearest Airport

Cardiff

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The most memorable weddings are always the ones that showcase the couple's personalities. If you are colourful, loud, creative, musical, nature-loving, athletic, then ensure that you incorporate something that reflects this into the celebrations. We are constantly inspired by the creativity of our couples, and we do embrace different! Do it your way and you can't go wrong.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't sweat the small stuff. Detail is important, but if something doesn't go to plan, unless you've publicised it in advance, chances are no-one will notice. The most important things are a great atmosphere, great food and drink and a happy relaxed couple surrounded by friends and family.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Bespoke enamel mugs, beautifully designed, well made, so that everyone could have a brew the morning after the wedding at the communal tea station with their special souvenir mugs. We love functional favours!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, rural, outdoor, crafted, magical

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

All of the ceremony locations are stunning - the ancient slate quarry, the giant hat tipi with sides up and uninterrupted views or the intimate tiny pub are our favourites.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We've had our share of famous musicians and familiar faces from tv and film, but we aren't ones to gossip!

What’s your favourite canapé?

If I had to choose, then Parmesan shortbreads with goats cheese & fig chutney . But they're all great.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Home made hot sausage rolls in flaky pastry with mustard mayo

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Just one? The huge communal firepit, the teeny weeny candlelit pub, the cedar barrel sauna hidden in the woods, the atmospheric quarry, oodles of fabulous bespoke accommodation including the onsen dome with outdoor Japanese-style cast concrete soaking tub .........

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The testimonials. Just proves that 12 years of designing, building, researching, decorating, tasting, growing and hard slog has all been worth it. And our staff - although the venue is truly magical, most of our compliments are directed towards our wonderful team and we couldn't do it without them.