We consider ourselves to be a unique DIY venue, where you can design your own decor and style - in a rustic barn in a beautiful area of Mid Wales.
Features & Capacity
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Bridal Changing Facilities
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
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We can cater for small, intimate ceremonies in our guest lounge accommodating up to 25 people, or up to 250 guests in our barn, depending on the type of wedding you want. Our large stock barn is available for larger ceremonies, where you could then hold the entire event, making it all under one roof, or relocate to a marquee or tipi for the reception, either on our field or near the campsite – after the ceremony. The choice is yours.
We offer our whole venue for a 3 night weekend - so plenty of time to get the venue ready, but also to spend quality time with friends and family - which makes for some fab memories.
If you were thinking about having your wedding somewhere rural and picturesque, that’s connected to nature and easily adaptable for your ideas, then Gwaenynog could be the perfect place for you… Want somewhere to have the ceremony and reception together in a relaxed environment, and where you can have the added benefit of accommodating all your friends? And maybe for the whole weekend? Or perhaps a festival wedding theme? We can offer tipi’s or other unusual tents rather than just marquees, let your imagination (and budget) help you decide. Just call to discuss and we can come up with a plan…
We can offer a variety of styles from 3 course dinners, hot or cold buffet style or perhaps something more rustic with a hog roast, pulled pork or even a BBQ or street food style, it all depends on what you want. Our location is adaptable.
If you want some other ideas, then head over to our Pinterest board. We’ve chosen pictures which would give you a flavour of what could be done here.
In addition to this, we also have a Dutch Barn which is suitable for bands, with a stage, and a rustic dance floor – this is made up of rubber stable mats. Some of our photos show this layout.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Fiona Potts
We look forward to chatting with you about your ideas and the options available here - most people are surprised at how accommodating we can be! Come and see...
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Independent - one of the top 50 B&Bs in the UK
Accreditations / Associations (1)
4* and silver for our green credentials
Industry Awards (1)
Powys Eco Green Finalist; Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 3 years running
Location & Contact Details
Dolanog, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0LJ, Wales
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
We're in rural countryside so have fab views, clear dark skies and nothing to disturb the peace and tranquility.
Manchester or Birmingham
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We've had a few now, but 2 in a row in 2016 were fab. One had rain all day - downside of Wales/UK - but we managed everything to work around it and decided they were our most romantic couple. The other had the most dancing guests we'd ever seen! Every single one has been fab, and different!
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start planning earlier, it does save stress!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A large canvas that every one of the guests drew on or wrote on, which would go on the wall at the home of the bride & groom. It looked fab, like modern art!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Rustic, relaxed, value, scenic, natural
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In our garden - with views to the mountain beyond
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Everyone's special who comes here!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Ooh - tough one. Anything with salmon maybe
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Crumpets or marshmallows over the fire pits.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
You can do everything here - there's plenty of space and grounds to spread out and have lots of fun, creating beautiful memories.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
That we did it at all - lots of friends thought we were brave moving over 200 miles to relocate to Wales!
Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special Offer: Free bottle of champagne for the night before, if booked through Bridebook