£7995 for a package
Up to 180
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We are temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and are unable to give any further idea as to when we will be permitted to open for viewings or events (based upon current Government advice), however we are still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch!
"When only a Castle will do..."
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£45

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£7,995
Number of Guests Included
50
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
200
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
We believe that for your special day 'Only a Castle will do' so we offer a very individual approach to creating the wedding day of your dreams with dedicated wedding co-ordinators to support you through the planning of your wedding to being there on the day to ensure everything runs perfectly. The future is very exciting for Weddings as we embark on launching our ‘Wedding Village’ at the Castle, ready for Spring 2020! The Wedding Village will be unique and will make your wedding the most memorable day for you and your guests. Whether you choose a church wedding, civil ceremony in our Georgian library or scented garden or a humanist ceremony we offer couples use of the castle and wedding village on an exclusive basis. You can choose how grand you would like your day to be. From a helicopter entrance, limousine or horse and carriage, the choice is yours. The 340-acre estate offers perfect photo opportunities that will truly capture memories for your future together. The lawns, walled garden and Orchard afford beautiful spaces to welcome you and your guests. Our Orchard Tipi will offer something unique and different from the traditional marquee wedding. Located close to the Castle and grounds, heated and surrounded by beautiful spaces for you and your guest’s enjoyment; our wedding village surrounds you with its natural beauty from tranquil walks in the walled garden to fun and laughter on the game’s lawn! There will truly be no other venue like ours to host your magical wedding.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1990
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(5)
Aliki Currimjee
Wedding: August 2018
August 2018
If I could give you a 100 star rating I would- 5 just doesn’t do you justice!
My oh my where do I begin?! Fonmon Castle is the most beautiful wedding venue we had ever seen- we just had to book it for our wedding! We really wanted to have a personalised wedding which represented us and Fonmon Castle allowed us to do just that! Hannah (the wedding co-ordinator) is just incredible, nothing was ever too much to ask in the run up to our wedding as she genuinely wanted us to have to best day ever (which it really was!) Her meticulous organisation, yet relaxed nature is awesome- I just don’t know how she does it! Mark (the night time manager) is also incredible, he was always instantly on hand to cater for our every need. Whether that was to ensure that bride and groom had a drink in their hand to organising guests into rough lines for confetti and sparkler shots!! Thank you to everyone in Fonmon Castle for making it the best day of our lives! So many of our guests have commented saying how it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to and how lovely you guys were! If I could give you a 100 star rating I would- 5 just doesn’t do you justice! � � � � � � � � � � Thank you so much!!! The new Mr and Mrs Hicks � xx
Fonmon Castle
Married in July 2018
August 2018
Absolutely incredible.....
We had our wedding at Fonmon on Friday and it was absolutely incredible. We fell in love with Fonmon as soon as we first visited. A stunning venue with a really laid back atmosphere. All of our guests have commented on how beautiful the setting was. Thank you so much to Hannah, Mark and all of the staff who helped to make our wedding so special. Hannah was absolutely fantastic in the run up to the day. Nothing was too much trouble and all of the staff made sure the whole day ran smoothly. We even were allowed to bring our dog Walter along to join in the celebrations!! We would recommend Fonmon to anyone. Lots of love, Ryan, Lauren and Walter xxxx
Sophie Robinson Facebook
Married in July 2018
August 2018
Our wedding at Fonmon Castle was just perfect
From start to finish our experience booking our wedding at Fonmon Castle was just perfect. Infact, this was the only venue we viewed as we could tell from the start it was everything we wanted. The warmth, beauty and grandeur of Fonmon blew us away, and most of all we didn't feel we were part of a 'conveyor belt' of weddings. The staff (especially Hannah) were absolutely incredible- always on hand to answer any queries, so professional and most importantly so lovely! We will always remember our wedding day at Fonmon as the best day of our lives, and I know our guests had a wonderful time too. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Aliki Currimjee
Married in July 2018
August 2018
Perfect from start to finish
From start to finish our experience booking our wedding at Fonmon Castle was just perfect. Infact, this was the only venue we viewed as we could tell from the start it was everything we wanted. The warmth, beauty and grandeur of Fonmon blew us away, and most of all we didn't feel we were part of a 'conveyor belt' of weddings. The staff (especially Hannah) were absolutely incredible- always on hand to answer any queries, so professional and most importantly so lovely! We will always remember our wedding day at Fonmon as the best day of our lives, and I know our guests had a wonderful time too. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Donna Jones (Brides Sister)
Wedding: July 2017
July 2017
My Sister's Special Day
So Fonmon Castle itself was everything and more: beautiful surroundings, the castle was amazing, the staff were fantastic. Every bride wants their day to be magical and special in every way. But this was my baby sister's day and it would be extra special for her as we recently lost our Dad, so my little sister didn't get the chance to have our Dad to do all she ever dreamed of. So this venue was perfect, and it blew us away no doubt, but all her dreams and our wishes for her were short lived and what should have been the happiest day of her life quickly turned to great upset, causing many tears and some embarrassment. We were absolutely appalled with regards to the catering. The cost of food totalled £3000 to feed 50 guests. The choice of menu was a Hogroast which was never served - it was a normal joint of pork, along with a variety of other food. We were informed that all food was freshly prepared but the dessert was frozen and was a bought product - not made by any chef as she was informed. The quality and quantity of food was a disgrace and the presentation looked like no more than an Iceland advert. It would take a great deal of purchasing proof or receipts to convince me that the food in fact didn't come from Iceland or maybe Makro. It was ABSOLUTELY NOT PREPARED BY ANY CHEF FROM SCRATCH AS WE WERE LEAD TO BELIEVE. So overall what started off as a beautiful magical perfect happy wedding day for my sister was quickly turned into the worst day of her life, leaving her in a very tearful, distraught and heart broken.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Fonmon, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3ZN, Wales

Nearest Town

Barry - 15 mins

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 Junction 33

Nearest Train Station

Rhoose - 2 miles

Nearest Airport

Cardiff

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Press & Awards
(1)

Industry Awards (1)

The Welsh Wedding Awards 2020 Finalist
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is special but the bride who came back 15 years later after being a bridesmaid at the Castle (and vowing then that she would get married with us) was especially touching.

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

Food - a wedding can last more than 12 hours, make sure you feed your guests enough.

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

The couple's adorable Staffie rescue dog as ring bearer - we'd practised a lot and he started off walking sedately up the aisle, but couldn't help himself and galloped the last 10 feet!!!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, impressive, personal, flexible, beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to choose from!

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

Definitely, we've had royalty and Hollywood stars, but we respect our guests privacy and we'd never reveal their names....

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Yorkshire puds with a sliver of rare roast beef and horseradish cream.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A bacon sandwich never fails to hit the spot.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The stunning Georgian interiors.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our service, we give everything to every wedding we host.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferWe would be delighted to offer couples a celebratory bottle of bubbly upon booking their wedding with us.