Your South Wales Wedding - May/June 2020 (Issue 73)

22 LLECHWEN HALL HOTEL, CF37 4HP 01443 742 050 | Perched above Mount Llanfabon and situated in six acres of hilltop countryside is the grand Llechwen Hall Hotel. This charming Victorian manor was transformed into a luxurious hotel in 1990 and still retains much of its 17 th -century décor and historical charm. The property recently underwent an extension and boasts 24 new bedrooms (44 in total). Each has a modern yet traditional décor, Welsh toiletries and stylish bedding. There’s also an on-site AA Rosette winning restaurant, a lounge and a bar area that’s decorated with soft furnishings to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. CELEBRATE IN STYLE Lovebirds can choose from three areas for the vows. The Nelson Suite has original oak beams, a private entrance, a bar, bifolding doors and space for 100 friends and family for the ceremony and 50 seated for the wedding breakfast. The Garden Marquee is ideal for larger celebrations of up to 120 guests for the ceremony and 300 for the reception. This purpose- built structure has floor-to-ceiling glass panels, impressive views, crisp white drapes, a private bar, bespoke lighting, air conditioning and a dancefloor. Due to open in 2020, the Jail House is a historic stone building, once used as an overnight stop-over for alleged convicts heading to the magistrates the following day. Currently being renovated, the building comprises of original oak beams, rustic chandeliers and an interior balcony that overlooks ceremonies taking place below. WE LOVE... Couples will receive a complimentary menu tasting, a bedroom on the night of the wedding with breakfast the following morning and an anniversary stay. HENSOL CASTLE, CF72 8JX 01443 665 803 | Hensol Castle is a 17 th -century venue situated in more than 650 acres of Welsh countryside. The property has been sympathetically renovated both inside and out to create a luxurious setting for weddings. It has a modern interior with arched windows, oak panelling and sweeping staircases. The property lies adjacent to the four-star Vale Resort, which boasts 143 bedrooms and luxurious spa facilities, perfect for weekend-long celebrations. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The Oak Room can be used for ceremonies. This resplendent area offers stunning views of the 15-acre lake and is beautifully decorated. After the service, couples move to the Courtyard Hall for the reception. This purpose-built space can accommodate 150 loved ones for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening celebration. WE LOVE... Lovebirds will receive a complimentary bedroom on the night of the wedding, an anniversary dinner, a month’s membership to the health club, a free round of golf for the groom and three friends and a 20 per cent discount at the Vale Spa.