Porthmawr Country House

£4760 - £6950 for Venue Hire
Up to 92
12 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

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


Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Full 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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Geoff
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
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Laura and Ross
Wedding: October 2017
November 2017
A hidden gem!
Absolutely beautiful venue with amazing staff that make everything run smoothly. They add the personal touch by being there with you all the way yet giving the couple/guests space when necessary. Lovely, unique accommodation, fab food, relaxed atmosphere. We wish we could do it all again!
Martina Ford
Wedding: July 2017
November 2017
Unforgettable weekend wedding
We had a great time celebrating Izzy and Dan's wedding here in July. Family from America and Germany joined us and thanks to the home from home venue and all the help and support of the friendly and efficient team it was a truly unforgettable weekend. The food and service in the actual day was amazing. Thank you for everything
Location & Contact Details


Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DE

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.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Cardiff and Bristol

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Key feature of the best town in Wales!

Industry Awards (1)

Bridebook Welsh Venue of the Year 2017
Preferred Supplier List

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is truly individual

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

Entirely bespoke.

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

Look at facebook and spot them, think True blood, The vampires, Lord of the rings, Poirot and Star Wars.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

The whole panorama of Brecon Beacons National Park and the elegancy of a Regency Mansion

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Warm, unique, relaxed, elegant, spacious

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

View early, book early and think individual.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Big pan display cooking

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our dedication to detail, throughout the day and in both food and presentation.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Mini Swansea Breakfast

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The best weddings are where the whole three days are considered a celebration.
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