#Cwtchfest2016 Spotlight: St Fagans Castle

Good Morning Cwtchers!

We are just 5 weeks away from Wales’ original and biggest Wedding Festival and tickets are selling FAST!  We are excited for you to join us for a day of wedding planning, inspiration, workshops, music, food and cocktails!Cwtchfest St Fagans with SF ONLY logo A4 FINAL

 

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The location for this Septembers Cwtchfest is the beautiful St Fagans National History Museum,  this stunning venue holds a very special place in one of our Cwtch Girl’s hearts and was the venue for our very own Lindsey’s wedding.

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Over the coming weeks we will be focusing on each stunning location within this unique wedding venue.  Today is the turn of St Fagans Castle.

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St Fagans Castle is a Grade 1 listed building and one of the finest Elizabethan manor houses in Wales.  Open to the public since 1 November 1948, St Fagans Castle is a late 16th-century manor house with gardens, donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

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The Castle Hall is ideal for intimate weddings; With its opulent rose-wood and oak furniture and panelled walls, it can hold up to 40 people.

IMG_2756 (1)3. Ceremony castle- my big day photosImage by My Big Day Photos

Receptions can be held in the Castle dining room, which also holds 40-seated guests.  The Hall was the height of Victorian style, decorated in dark oak with an intricately carved fireplace bearing the family coat of arms.

7. Castle dining room village hall style (1)Richard BaybuttImage by Richard Baybutt Photography

Beautiful garden displays surround the Castle including an Italian garden (laid out in 1902, restored in 2003) and thyme garden, while there are many features original to the site.  Fish ponds, fountains, a mulberry grove, vinery and an exquisite rose garden add depth and colour to the Museum’s picturesque grounds which offer ideal photo opportunities for couples.  The gardens also lend themselves well to winter weddings and many a bride has enjoyed picture opportunities against a snowy backdrop at St Fagans.

Richard Baybutt 2Image by Richard Baybutt Photography

What makes St Fagans so unique as a venue is its historical feel; the castle is steeped in history, providing a sophistication that appeals to so many couples.  The Castle’s timeless elegance combined with its landscaped gardens, woodland walks, fishpond and fountains provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photography you will treasure forever. The blend of heritage and splendour, superb food and outstanding service will make your day one to cherish forever.

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