£5500 - £6500 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We are delighted to announce that we are now opening for wedding viewings. Please do get in touch to book your visit with us. In the meantime or if you are unable to visit, we would be delighted to arrange a video meeting with you, to find out more about your wedding plans and to tell you more about our beautiful castle and wedding tipi.
Create Your Unique Wedding Day at Fonmon
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,500
Maximum Price
£6,500
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£49

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£7,995
Maximum Price
£9,500
Number of Guests Included
50
We offer a midweek package for 50 daytime and 100 evening guests from Monday to Thursdays. Cost for 2021 weddings is £7,995 or £8,995 for 2022. Ceremony fee of £500.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Every Wedding at Fonmon is unique! The traditional Castle, steeped in history is an incredible backdrop for your wedding ceremony & drinks reception, before you wander through our beautiful walled gardens to our new Orchard Tipi and Wedding Village, which offers a more relaxed, boho vibe for your wedding reception and evening party. Our dedicated and professional wedding team will work with you and support you every step of the way to ensure you are able to create your perfect and individually tailored wedding day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Zoe Binning
Hi, I'm Zoe and with my awesome team, we look after weddings and events at Fonmon Castle. All of the team are professional wedding planners and experts in the industry and will be delighted to help you create your perfect wedding day at this stunning and completely unique wedding venue in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan. We're really looking forward to speaking to you soon, Zoe & the team x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1990
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
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
January 2019
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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Barry - 15 mins

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 Junction 33

Nearest Train Station

Rhoose - 2 miles

Nearest Airport

Cardiff

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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 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?

Fabulous food and drink - a wedding can last more than 12 hours, and guests will always remember if they had enough to eat and drink. SO ensure that you feed your guests enough and make sure its exceptional!

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

One couple's adorable Staffie rescue dog as their 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.

Unique, romantic, fabulous, personal, flexible and beautiful (oops, that was 6!)

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to choose from but our favourites have to be the lawns with the Castle as a backdrop and the view across our brand new wedding village towards the Orchard tipi

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

Definitely, we've had royalty and Hollywood stars, but we totally respect our guests privacy and we can't reveal any names....

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with smoked salmon or caviar....

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Its always got to be cheese and biscuits ;)

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Gypsy caravan which can be used as a gin bar, a photo booth or even for a tarot reader!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We have the most stunning grounds and such a super friendly team, its the most impressive home from home you can imagine!