The Falcondale hotel & restaurant

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P.O.A
Up to 100
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Nestled in the Welsh hillside The Falcondale Hotel offers the classic charm of an old country manor with added luxury so prepare for your special day to be a dream come true.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
17
Sleeps No. of People
40
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Ballroom
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
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
A stunning four star, grade 2 listed country house hotel beautifully situated in the Teifi valley near to Cardigan Bay. This delightful Italianate mansion nestles amidst 14 acres of glorious landscaped gardens with stunning vistas of the Cardiganshire countryside. A unique and incomparable setting. Our position and licence to host your marriage or partnership ceremony, together with the finest award winning Welsh cuisine, makes us a highly sought after and original venue for a dream reception. We pride ourselves on tailoring each individual wedding to your personal needs and preferences, meaning that the most intimate of ceremonies or the most lavish of banquets are equally possible. As well as offering a variety of suggested menus and packages we are able to create a wedding breakfast or buffet specific to your tastes to help ensure that your day is uniquely yours.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Matthew
From the moment of your first visit I will be on hand to offer support, guidance and advice, ensuring that your special day runs smoothly from start to finish.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
20
Reviews
(1)
Phil Boshier
Married in April 2018
May 2018
Magnificent venue, even more magnificent staff
We held our wedding here on 28th April 2018. We could not have been happier with our choice, from the initial contact, to the planning, to how the event was managed. From the moment we first visited as we were making our initial search for a reception venue, we were struck by the professionalism and impressive competence of the staff - a theme that continued throughout our experience and drew much comment from guests on the day. The planning process was made easy: all our questions were answered swiftly and confidently, matters were all confirmed in writing for us down to the smallest detail, and every single one of our requests was accommodated with positivity and a can-do attitude. Indeed, the staff used their considerable experience to help and guide us on a number of decisions we'd not given much thought to prior. The hotel was completely flexible with the food and drink requirements and when we started to get down to the nitty gritty details in the couple of weeks beforehand, were completely and cheerfully patient with us as some guests requested changes as we needed to correct errors on our part. We went into our wedding on the day feeling supremely confident, and that confidence was deserved. During the day every guest I spoke to complemented the warmth and first class level of service from every single member of staff - nothing was too much trouble for any of them and small details and generosity with the food and their smiles ensured the guests had a wonderful time. The staff evidently listened to our wishes when it came to the service, for example I asked that they ensure the pudding wine was chilled and there was no delay between it and dessert. On the day the staff ensured this happened - the staff clearly care about getting the details perfect and it was clear they paid attention to what we wanted and intended to deliver it. The food itself was completely delicious, and to a very high standard with generous portions, all served very efficiently. We had good wine and in the evening a wonderful Charcuterie which was generous, rich and elegantly laid out. To round off the evening staff served us bacon and sausage baps, circulating around the remaining guests with trays. The hotel itself is situated in stunning grounds with a magnificent view from a number of bedrooms. The entire place has a welcoming, cosy vibe about it. My best man said that the hotel and his room had a "warm, homely smell and feel to it". It is the very quintessence of a warm welcome and a good bed in the country. We had the day of our lives here and the hotel and its staff did everything in their power and considerable competence to make it a relaxed and magnificent day. If you are considering a venue for your wedding I cannot recommend this hotel and its staff enough. I've mentioned the staff a lot because I feel it doesn't matter how grand or homely the setting, it is the staff and their hospitality which matters the most. On this count our day cannot be faulted. You will do very well for a wedding here. I hope this substantial review reflects that.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Falcondale Drive, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7RX, Wales

Nearest Town

Lampeter

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4

Nearest Train Station

Carmarthen or Aberystwyth

Nearest Airport

Cardiff

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Press & Awards (3)

Welsh Rarebits
The Good Hotel Guide
Conde Nast Johansens

Industry Awards (1)

2AA Rosette Restaurant
FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It was an absolute pleasure to help arrange the wedding for a nervous bride who was conscious of her lack of hearing. Herself and parents had been in the industry themselves and had a firm idea of what they wanted the day to look like and how they envisaged the whole day running. We worked together to create the most stunning of days, with an outdoor ceremony and an amazing rustic look. We ensured that Matthew (wedding coordinator) was visible to the bride throughout the ceremony to provide support, guidance and help if required. A plan b (and c) were formed with hand signals for if the bride needed a moment or to simply step-aside; the nervousness and overwhelming situation of the day was dealt with a light touch, visualisation and lots of communication.

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

Don't be afraid to ask! If there is something that you think will make your day extra special, just ask!

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

Having your dog involved within the ceremony

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic Glamorous Romantic Fun Country

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The lawns in front of the conservatory, overlooking the Teifi valley beyond.

What’s your favourite canapé?

The quail scotch eggs would have to be my all time favourite!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon and sausage baps are always a winner!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's Victorian architecture provides a superb classical backdrop

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The friendly team.