The Wedding Barn at Gwaenynog

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£700 - £4600 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
4 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
Although we're now open, arranging viewings can sometimes be a challenge for couples and their family - so we've a great virtual video tour which we've put together for couples to view. We've also held video calls with couples to help decide if we're the right place for you... Do get in touch if you want to arrange a viewing - we have plenty of space to "socially distance"! We look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Norman & Fiona
We consider ourselves to be a unique Assisted DIY venue, where you can design your own decor and style - in a rustic barn in a beautiful area of Mid Wales.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£700
Maximum Price
£4,600
Events in "The Wedding Barn" are offered exclusive use of our venue, including x4 B&B rooms and a large campsite, with the option to hire additional glamping: Wooden GlamPods and Belltents. All set within our own valley, consisting of 16 acres of mixed woodland and grass fields. Alternatively, for smaller events, we can offer our Dutch Barn - with the option to book additional facilities as required. Our price is for the use of our venue, so the factor of a per person doesn't really apply. (Head over to our website thebarnwedding.com for guidance on prices.)
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£10
Maximum Price
£15
The best value meal available at Gwaenynog is the hog roast from our award-winning local butcher, this is priced at £10 per head, including an assortment of salads. And there's no maximum as such, because you can discuss with the caterer - or if we're doing the catering, we can discuss options including our big pans meals: e.g. paella, curry, jambalaya - the choice is yours. Whilst you're free to choose your own caterer, our onsite catering options offer a big saving on external catering costs. It's very flexible here... that's part of the beauty of events held in The Wedding Barn at Gwaenynog.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£700
Maximum Price
£4,600
We offer a fully flexible way of offering a party and wedding venue. Head over to our website for guide prices. These prices are for 20-250 people!
What is included in this pricing:
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
4
Sleeps No. of People
8
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
For our Festival weekend weddings, "The Wedding Barn" can cater for up to 250 guests, or up to 400 with a marquee annex. Or for small, or intimate ceremonies you can choose either the Farmhouse (up to 20), or the Dutch Barn (up to 60). With catering, you can choose your own, or we can offer a variety of great value options, at various price points - choose from our big pan festival-style food, hot or cold buffets, or perhaps something more rustic with a hog roast, pulled pork or even a BBQ & street food style, it all depends on what you want. Our location is very adaptable offering both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. We're as flexible as you need us to be... so come and design your wedding, with our help.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fiona or Norman
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... We're incredibly flexible. Our description is we're an assisted DIY, so you get to do to the bits you enjoy, whilst we do the bits that most don't! Cheers, Fiona & Norman

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(5)
Sophie and Alex
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Everything I had imagined!
Gwaenynog was such a beautiful venue with so much open space for guests to relax and children to run around. It made it extra special that our wedding guests could be there for the whole weekend and meant everyone got to know each other the night before the wedding. The day went so quickly as it was that if we hadn't had that extra time it would have been over in a flash! We had one of the only weekends of rain in the hottest summer in 30 years but this didn't spoil a thing! Fiona and Norman were so helpful throught out the planning stage - giving us ideas and tips and reminding us to book with suppliers as we were quite lax (Norman even provided an extra make shift shower when we left it too late to book with the supplier!) Being able to design everything ourselves meant the whole wedding was really personal to us and all of the guests commented on how different it felt from other weddings. Absolutely fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing.
Kim & David
Married in October 2017
June 2016
Book it!
Got married here in June 17, such a unique and picturesque venue, we made a full weekend of it with all our family and friends camping, Fiona and Norman were so accomadating and really helped our special day run perfectly! One visit here will be enough to book!!
Natasha & Anthony
Married in October 2017
June 2016
Just visit and you won't be disappointed!
If you are looking for a venue that accommodates small or large weddings, a place where you have have flexibility, a place that helps you mould your wedding to your dream wedding and a stunning location then Gwaenynog is the place. We were lucky to be married here and wow. The venue is magical as a blank canvas but when you paint your wedding onto it it is amazing. I can not recommend this place enough. You can have alot of work to do with finding vendors and making the day yours but you are guided through the whole hour etc by Fiona and Norman. They both helped and went above and beyond to ensure our weekend went well. Yes I said weekend, if you celebrate here make it last! Amazing memories have been made at this amazing venue but you truly can make your wedding to suit your needs, check out the website for photos and ideas - no weddings have the same. I know I am biased as we married here but our guests were amazing and understood why why choose where we did and the photos and memories we have are unforgettable. Just visit and you won't be disappointed - we weren't!
Sandra Collins
Wedding: May 2017
June 2016
Completely different and individual
What a wonderful place to be married. Completely different and as individual and to your own design that anyone could wish for. The B &B spotless clean. Breakfast lots of choices and freshly cooked by Fiona. Very helpful owners and will certainly be back for a visit.
Andy Collins
Wedding: May 2017
June 2016
Brilliant wedding venue
Very comfortable rooms, with lots of extra touches. Very good food. Spotlessly clean. Brilliant wedding venue.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Gwaenynog, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0LJ, Wales

Travel Notes

We're in rural countryside so have fab views, clear dark skies and nothing to disturb the peace and tranquility.

Nearest Town

Welshpool

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M54

Nearest Train Station

Welshpool

Nearest Airport

Manchester or Birmingham

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Press & Awards
(6)

Press & Awards (1)

Independent - one of the top 50 B&Bs in the UK

Accreditations / Associations (1)

4* and Gold for our green credentials

Industry Awards (4)

Green Tourism Business Scheme
Tripadvisor Green Leader
Powys Eco Green Finalist
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 6 years running
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They're all fab - but one couple was definitely the most romantic, and another had the most dancing guests we've ever seen...

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

Start planning early and delegate, delegate, delegate - it does save on the stress!

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

A large canvas that every one of the guests drew or wrote on, instead of a guest book - which would go on the wall at the home of the bride & groom. It looked fab, just like a piece of art! Lots of guests were incredibly artistic!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Festival, rustic, relaxed, scenic, natural

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Too many to pick just one! We've views, woodland - but the most popular are our derelict mill or our stone barn...

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. The number of games - rounders, tug-of-war and coconut-shy to name a few!

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!

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